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Michael Grabner leads Rangers past Oilers


AP
1:14 a.m. EST November 14, 2016

EDMONTON, Alberta — Michael Grabner scored twice, Antti Raanta stopped 38 shots, and the New York Rangers beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 on Sunday night.

Dan Girardi also scored to help the Rangers win for the seventh time in eight games — including two victories against the Oilers.

Andrej Sekera scored for Edmonton and Cam Talbot finished with 24 saves. The Oilers have lost three straight to fall to 2-5-1 since starting the season 7-1-0.

Grabner got New York on the scoreboard just 1:20 in, getting to a big rebound and scoring his ninth of the season. It was the fifth time in seven games the Oilers allowed a goal in the first two minutes.

Girardi made it 2-0 with 6:42 left in the first as the Rangers had an extra attacker on for a delayed penalty and the defenseman redirected Kevin Hayes’ pass past Talbot from in front of the net.

Edmonton pulled within one with 1:15 left in the opening period when Connor McDavid spotted a pinching Sekera swooping past the Rangers net and he deflected a shot past Raanta.

Grabner scored again with five…

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