NHL

Oilers move into tie for first in Pacific with win vs Avs

  • The Edmonton Oilers celebrate a goal during first-period NHL hockey game action against the Colorado Avalanche in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, March 25, 2017. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)

    The Edmonton Oilers celebrate a goal during first-period NHL hockey game action against the Colorado Avalanche in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, March 25, 2017. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Edmonton Oilers' Drake Caggiula (36) vies for the puck against Colorado Avalanche's Carl Soderberg (34) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Code McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Edmonton Oilers' Drake Caggiula (36) vies for the puck against Colorado Avalanche's Carl Soderberg (34) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Code McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Edmonton Oilers' Zack Kassian (44) fails to get the puck past Colorado Avalanche's goalie Calvin Pickard (31) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Code McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Edmonton Oilers' Zack Kassian (44) fails to get the puck past Colorado Avalanche's goalie Calvin Pickard (31) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Code McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Drake Caggiula each had a goal and an assist and the Edmonton Oilers moved into a three-way tie atop the Pacific Division with a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.

Benoit Pouliot and Leon Draisaitl also scored for the Oilers, who have won six of their last seven games and are now tied with San Jose and Anaheim at 91 points.

Sven Andrighetto scored for the Avalanche, who have dropped five games in a row.

Edmonton took a 1-0 lead on its first shot 1:54 into the opening period when Pouliot tipped Matt Benning's point shot past goalie Calvin Pickard.