Toronto Maple Leafs’ Nazem Kadri (43) celebrates a goal as Edmonton Oilers’ goalie Laurent Brossoit (1) looks on during third period NHL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday November 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Nylander has three points, Oilers score on themselves late to give Maple Leafs win

EDMONTON — William Nylander had a goal and two assists as the Toronto Maple Leafs got past the Edmonton Oilers 6-4 on Thursday night.

Auston Matthews, Dominic Moore, Matt Martin, Patrick Marleau and Nazem Kadri also scored for the Maple Leafs (17-9-1). Frederik Andersen stopped 41 shots for the win in net

Marleau was credited with the winner despite Edmonton defenceman Kris Russell blasting the puck into his own net while trying to clear it late in the third period.

Mark Letestu, Zack Kassian, Connor McDavid and Kris Russell replied for the Oilers (10-14-2), who had a two-game winning streak snapped.

Laurent Brossoit got the start in place of Cam Talbot, who is expected to miss at least the next two weeks with injury. Brossoit made 30 saves.

The Leafs scored on their first shot of the game, 2:15 into the contest, as Nylander made a great feed on the power play to set up Matthews for his 13th goal of the season.

Toronto took a 2-0 lead six minutes into the opening period when Moore beat Brossoit to the stick side with a wrist shot.

The Oilers appeared to get back into the game with seven minutes left in the first on a goal by Letestu, but the Leafs responded just 29 seconds later as a turnover at the blue line led to Martin being left alone at the side of the net to score his second of the year.

Edmonton made it a one-goal game again 6 1/2 minutes into the second period as Jujhar Khaira made a nice backhand feed from behind the net to Kassian, who scored his second of the season and second goal in as many games.

The Oilers tied the game up late in the second period as McDavid tipped a Russell point shot past Andersen.

Toronto moved back in front less than a minute later, however on a power play goal by Nylander.

Edmonton knotted it up again three minutes into the third as Russell scored on a blast from the point.

Kadri added an empty netter with a second left in the third.

Both teams are back on the ice on Saturday, with the Maple Leafs heading to Vancouver and the Oilers in Calgary to face the Flames.

Notes: Oilers defenceman Adam Larsson was a surprise scratch after taking the pre-game warm-up. It was later announced that he has an upper-body injury.

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