Jonathan Marchessault scored his sixth game-winning goal and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 on Monday night.

Vegas goaltender Malcolm Subban stopped 18 shots while making his ninth straight start in place of Marc-Andre Fleury. Subban ended an 0-3-2 skid since earning his first career shutout on March 21 and has a 2.67 goals-against average during the nine-game span.

Cody Eakin and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored for Vegas.

Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, right, checks Vegas Golden Knights left wing Tomas Nosek during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, April 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, right, checks Vegas Golden Knights left wing Tomas Nosek during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, April 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Connor McDavid tied a career best with his 41st goal and Mikko Koskinen made 28 saves for Edmonton.

With third place in the Pacific Division and a first-round playoff date with San Jose already locked up, Vegas ended a five-game losing streak. The Golden Knights won the season series 3-1, outscoring Edmonton 15-9.

The Oilers, meanwhile, started the game with their playoff hopes intact but were eliminated from contention midway through the first period when Colorado earned a point in a shootout loss at St. Louis.

Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin celebrates after scoring against the Edmonton Oilers during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, April 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin celebrates after scoring against the Edmonton Oilers during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, April 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Eakin got things started for the Golden Knights early in the first when he gathered the puck just outside the blue line, skated to the top of the right circle and roofed a wrist shot past Koskinen to make it 1-0.

Marchessault quickly made it 2-0 just 51 seconds into the second when he poked the puck away from Leon Draisaitl in the defensive zone, broke free alone and beat Koskinen with a backhand between his legs.

McDavid scored when he was left alone in the right circle, received a pass from linemate Zack Kassian and fired a wrist shot through Subban’s legs to make it 2-1.

Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29) shoots against Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Malcolm Subban (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, April 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29) shoots against Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Malcolm Subban (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, April 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Bellemare’s empty-netter provided the final margin.

NOTES: Vegas RW Reilly Smith celebrated his 28th birthday. … Vegas is the seventh team in NHL history to make the playoffs in each of its first two seasons. … Fleury was scratched again and remains day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

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Vegas Golden Knights center Ryan Carpenter (40) attempts a wrap around shot on Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, April 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Vegas Golden Knights center Ryan Carpenter (40) attempts a wrap around shot on Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, April 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Oilers: At the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday.

Golden Knights: Host the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday.

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Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid falls beside right wing Alex Chiasson during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights, Monday, April 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid falls beside right wing Alex Chiasson during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights, Monday, April 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen blocks a shot by the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, April 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen blocks a shot by the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, April 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)