EDMONTON — Jamie McGinn scored the winner late in the third period as the Arizona Coyotes continued their dominance of the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday with a 2-1 victory.
Radim Vrbata also scored for the Coyotes (8-10-2), who have won three of their last four games. Arizona is 21-0-4 against Edmonton in the last 25 meetings between the two teams.
Milan Lucic replied for the Oilers (12-9-2), who also lost to the Coyotes on Friday in a shootout.
Mike Smith made 41 saves for the win in net as Cam Talbot turned aside 21-of-23 shots in defeat.
Edmonton controlled the bulk of the play in the early running, but it was Arizona which struck first with four minutes left in the first period. Vrbata took a no-look shot from the corner that bounced off Oilers defender Kris Russell and past Talbot into the Edmonton net.
The Oilers outshot the Coyotes 13-6 in the first.
A short-handed break by Edmonton's Mark Letestu late in the second followed by defender Adam Larrson blocking a shot that was earmarked for the back of the Oilers net were the highlights of a scoreless period.
Edmonton finally got on the board with 9:21 remaining in the third period after a long point shot by Connor McDavid was tipped by Lucic in front of the net for his seventh of the season.
The Coyotes retook the lead with 3:44 remaining as McGinn was left all alone in front and beat Talbot stick-side to make it 2-1.
Edmonton buzzed around the Arizona net with Talbot pulled for the extra attacker, but couldn't get a second goal past Smith, who is now 15-1-1 lifetime against the Oilers.
Both teams return to action on Tuesday, as the Oilers play host to the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Coyotes travel to San Jose.
Notes: It was the second of five meetings between the Oilers and Coyotes this season. … The last time the Oilers defeated the Coyotes in regulation time was on Jan. 25, 2011… Arizona's Brad Richardson (leg) and Louis Domingue (lower body) were out with injuries, while Edmonton was without Iiro Pakarinen (knee), Brandon Davidson (upper body) and Mark Fayne (lower body)… The Coyotes came into the game with the league's worst penalty killing numbers on the road, sitting at just at 66.7 per cent.