EDMONTON Ryan Strome Jersey , Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers took a gamble on goalie Mikko Koskinen and it’s paying off.Koskinen stopped 31 shots and Ryan Spooner scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, lifting the Oilers to a 2-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night.Koskinen, now 8-2-1 on the season, was a bit of a question mark coming into the season as a 30-year-old free-agent signing who had only played four games for the New York Islanders in 2010-2011 before moving on to the KHL. But he is now 5-0-0 in home games for the Oilers and has a 2.15 goals-against average in 12 appearances.“He has been great, really solid for us for us for a long time,” said Connor McDavid, who also scored for Edmonton. “And now we are starting to find ways to get wins for him.“We are winning games. It’s not always pretty, but we are getting it done and that is all that matters.”On the go-ahead goal, Ty Rattie forced a turnover behind the Vegas net and the puck popped in front to Spooner, who put it in at 5:50 of the final period. It was his first goal in eight games since coming to Edmonton in a trade with the New York Rangers.“It feels great. I just want to go out there and help out,” Spooner said. “It has been kind of a rough start for me here and it’s been getting into my head a little bit. I just have to go out there and play and help out Womens Wayne Gretzky Jersey , that’s the most important thing.”The Oilers won their third straight and improved to 4-1-1 under new coach Ken Hitchcock. Mikko Koskinen stopped 31 shots.William Karlsson scored for the Golden Knights, who snapped a season-high five-game winning streak.“We’re not looking for moral victories, we dug a hole for ourselves earlier this year, so we have to keep winning games,” Vegas forward Max Pacioretty said. “If we play like that we’ll win some more, but there are areas to clean up and I think we have to address that.”Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 32 saves.“It was a close game,” he said. “There were a couple of breaks here and there on their part for their goals, but other than that, I thought it was a pretty solid game.”Vegas was all over Edmonton with an 8-2 edge in shots early, but the Oilers struck first when McDavid sped on a partial breakaway and beat Fleury for his 14th of the season at 6:11 of the first.The Golden Knights tied it with 7:43 left in the second as Karlsson picked up a rebound in front and tucked it past Koskinen for his fourth goal in his last four games.NOTES: It was the second of four meetings this season between the two teams, with the Knights taking the first contest 6-3 in Edmonton on Nov. 18. … Claimed on waivers from Carolina on Friday Aaron Ekblad Jersey , forward Valentin Zykov was not in the lineup for Edmonton.UP NEXTGolden Knights: Host Washington in a rematch of June’s Stanley Cup Final on Tuesday night.Oilers: At Dallas on Monday night. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov helped the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Detroit, again.Stamkos scored twice, Kucherov had a goal and three assists, and the NHL-leading Lightning beat the Red Wings for the 11th straight time, 4-1 Thursday night.Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper has no answers for his team’s success against Detroit.Article continues below ...”Some teams just have another team’s number,” Cooper said.Andrei Vasilevskiy made 38 saves and Victor Hedman picked up three assists for the Lightning, who were coming off an 0-2 road trip. Alex Killorn had the other Tampa Bay goal.”There’s certain times in the season where you need your top players to kind of rise to the occasion,” Stamkos said. ”Tonight was a good example of that. Usually when we can get on the score sheet, it’s probably going to end up good for our team.”Tomas Tatar scored for Detroit and Jimmy Howard stopped 28 shots.”We did a lot of good things but there’s things we have to get better at,” Detroit center Henrik Zetterberg said.Tampa Bay scored twice early on for a 2-0 lead. Stamkos scored from the low right circle off a nice cross-ice pass from Hedman 3:55 into the game before Kucherov got his 31st goal on the power play at 7:05.”It’s hard when you’re coming from behind Aleksander Barkov Jersey ,” Zetterberg said.Kucherov has four goals and 10 points during a five-game point streak.”Don’t cheat the game and play the right way, and you’ll get rewarded,” said Kucherov, who lead the NHL with 76 points.Vasilevskiy, 6-0 against the Red Wings, made a nice save on Trevor Daley’s low slot shot during a short-handed 2-on-1 late in the second.Howard turned aside Kucherov’s shot during a breakaway in the second.Stamkos got his 23rd goal to make it 3-0 during a power play with 1:52 left in the second.Tatar had a power-play goal in the final minute of the second.Killorn had a third-period goal.NOTES: Detroit has also lost 11 consecutive road games against the Lightning. … Red Wings C Andreas Athanasiou (illness) didn’t play. . Kucherov has 12 goals and 21 points in 19 games against Detroit, while Stamkos has 11 goals and 18 points over 20 games. … Howard is 5-6-2 against Tampa Bay.UP NEXTRed Wings: Play Saturday night at NashvilleLightning: Hosts New Jersey Saturday night.