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Khaira gets first career goal, Oilers beat Coyotes 3-1


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Published 11:53 p.m. ET Jan. 16, 2017 | Updated 2 hours ago

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jujhar Khaira had played it out so many times on the streets of Surrey, British Columbia, with his friends.

Khaira gave the Oilers the lead with his first career goal and Edmonton beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Monday night for their third straight victory.

“It’s a relief for sure, you always think about it and now I just want to build off it,” the 22-year-old Khaira said. “Growing up as a kid playing street hockey you always picture it (scoring in the NHL) in your head, and it’s a reality now and it feels good.”

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl also scored for the Oilers, who have won five of their last seven games. Cam Talbot had 20 saves.

“Arizona is a team that has really given us trouble in the past, so for us to get out to a good start and build on that throughout the game was big for us,” Nugent-Hopkins said. “It shows…

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