NHL: Edmonton Oilers maintain play-off bid after crushing win over Calgary Flames

Last Updated: 05/04/13 7:47am

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Edmonton Oilers: crushed the Calgary Flamers on Wednesday to maintain their play-off bid

Edmonton Oilers: crushed the Calgary Flamers on Wednesday to maintain their play-off bid

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The Edmonton Oilers maintained their bid for a play-off place as they inched up to eighth in the West with an 8-2 demolition of the Calgary Flames.

Jordan Eberle and Nail Yakupov both netted twice, with Taylor Hall, Ryan Whitney, Sam Gagner and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also on target and Matt Stajan responding with two goals for the Flames.

Edmonton have now won five straight games and lead ninth-placed St Louis Blues by one point but have played two more games.

Successive

The only team on a longer winning run in the NHL are the San Jose Sharks, who clinched a sixth successive victory as they saw off the Minnesota Wild 4-2.

New recruit Ryane Clowe scored twice in the New York Rangers' 6-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, who have lost two games back-to-back after their 15-game winning streak.

The Anaheim Ducks downed the Dallas Stars 5-2, while the Philadelphia Flyers posted a 5-3 win against the Montreal Canadiens.

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