Columbus Blue Jackets' Jared Boll (40) is punched by Edmonton Oilers' Luke Gazdic (20) during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton

Columbus Blue Jackets' Jared Boll (40) is punched by Edmonton Oilers' Luke Gazdic (20) during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton

Oilers put beating on Blue Jackets

EDMONTON — David Perron had a career high four-point night with two goals and two assists as the Edmonton Oilers experienced an offensive explosion on Tuesday, blasting the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-0 to record a rare home win for their second victory in a row. Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk only needed 14 saves to record his first shutout of the season.

EDMONTON — David Perron had a career high four-point night with two goals and two assists as the Edmonton Oilers experienced an offensive explosion on Tuesday, blasting the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-0 to record a rare home win for their second victory in a row.

Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk only needed 14 saves to record his first shutout of the season.

Jordan Eberle, Ryan Smyth, Nail Yakupov, Taylor Hall and Justin Schultz also scored for the Oilers (6-12-2), who improved to just 2-7-0 at Rexall Place in Edmonton this season.

Edmonton was 2-9-1 in its previous 12 games before putting together just its second back-to-back win this year.

The Blue Jackets (7-11-3) have lost in four of their last five and nine of their last 11 games.

The Oilers started the scoring two-and-a-half minutes into the opening period as the rebound on a Corey Potter point shot came to Eberle at the side of the net and he had a wide-open cage to deposit it into before Columbus starter Sergei Bobrovsky could get across.

Edmonton came into the game with only one goal in its previous four home games combined.

The Oilers had been outscored 23-3 in their previous six home games, continued on to equal that goal output in the first period alone thanks to a pair of power-play goals.

Edmonton made it 2-0 with eight minutes remaining in the first as Perron intercepted a pass with his skate and shifted it to his stick for a quick shot and then swooped in to deposit the rebound for his sixth of the season.

Four minutes later, the Oilers had a rare three-goal lead, as Sam Gagner sent a pass through the crease and Smyth was able to bat it out of the air and in.

Edmonton had 15 shots in the first, while the Blue Jackets only mustered three shots on Dubnyk.

The Oilers took a 4-0 lead eight-and-a-half minutes into the second as the puck came to Perron off of a face-off win by Boyd Gordon and he picked the top corner with a shot from a bad angle for his third goal in the last two games.

Curtis McElhinney came in to replace Bobrovsky, who allowed four goals on 18 shots.

It didn’t take long for the Oilers to get one past the back-up goalie either, as Perron made a terrific play to intercept a clearing attempt on an Edmonton power play and got a shot on net, with Yakupov following up to score his fourth of the season on the rebound with nine minutes to play in the second.

Columbus had its best chance of the game to that point less than a minute later as Ryan Johansen got in tight on the Edmonton net, but Dubnyk made a good play to poke the puck away.

The offensive explosion continued for the Oilers with just under five minutes to play in the second as Justin Schultz joined the play on an odd-man rush and beat McElhinney with a shot high to the glove side.

It was the 10th straight goal the Oilers had scored in less than a 60-minute span going back to a four-goal third period to defeat the Flames 4-2 in Calgary on Saturday.

Edmonton was looking for more midway through the third but Gagner was unable to score his first goal of the season, sending a shot into a mostly empty net right on McElhinney who was down and doing snow angels in the crease on the play.

The Oilers made it 7-0 with three minutes left as Eberle sent Hall in on a breakaway and he was able to score five-hole on the Jackets netminder.

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