EDMONTON, Alberta, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Dustin Penner put Edmonton in front with 40 seconds left in the first period Thursday and the Oilers poured it on in the second to defeat Columbus 6-3.
Edmonton produced three goals in the middle stanza to take a 6-2 advantage and send goaltender Steve Mason to the bench. Mason allowed all six goals on 28 shots before being replaced by Mathieu Garon.
All three Columbus scores came from Kristian Huselius, who completed his hat trick with 1:07 to play in the third.
Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 37-of-40 shots for the victory. Both teams had lost their previous two games.