Ryan Spooner scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, lifting the Edmonton Oilers to a 2-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night.

Connor McDavid also scored as the Oilers won their third straight and improved to 4-1-1 under new coach Ken Hitchcock. Mikko Koskinen stopped 31 shots.

Vegas Golden Knights' goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers' Ty Rattie (8) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights’ goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers’ Ty Rattie (8) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

William Karlsson scored for the Golden Knights, who snapped a season-high five-game winning streak. Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 32 saves.

Vegas Golden Knights' Daniel Carr (23) and Edmonton Oilers' Matthew Benning (83) battle for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights’ Daniel Carr (23) and Edmonton Oilers’ Matthew Benning (83) battle for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

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.

Vegas Golden Knights' William Karlsson (71) celebrates a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights’ William Karlsson (71) celebrates a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

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.

Vegas Golden Knights' Reilly Smith (19) and Edmonton Oilers' Oscar Klefbom (77) compete for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights’ Reilly Smith (19) and Edmonton Oilers’ Oscar Klefbom (77) compete for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

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.

Vegas Golden Knights' Brayden McNabb (3) reacts as Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) celebrates a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights’ Brayden McNabb (3) reacts as Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (97) celebrates a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

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, forward Valentin Zykov was not in the lineup for Edmonton.

Vegas Golden Knights' Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (41) and Edmonton Oilers' Kyle Brodziak (28) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights’ Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (41) and Edmonton Oilers’ Kyle Brodziak (28) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Vegas Golden Knights' Jonathan Marchessault (81) and Edmonton Oilers' Oscar Klefbom (77) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday December 1, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights’ Jonathan Marchessault (81) and Edmonton Oilers’ Oscar Klefbom (77) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday December 1, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Golden Knights: Host Washington in a rematch of June’s Stanley Cup Final on Tuesday night.

Vegas Golden Knights' Max Pacioretty (67) and Edmonton Oilers' Darnell Nurse (25) battle in the corner during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights’ Max Pacioretty (67) and Edmonton Oilers’ Darnell Nurse (25) battle in the corner during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Oilers: At Dallas on Monday night.

Vegas Golden Knights' Reilly Smith (19) chases down Edmonton Oilers' Matthew Benning (83) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights’ Reilly Smith (19) chases down Edmonton Oilers’ Matthew Benning (83) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Vegas Golden Knights' Shea Theodore (27) and Edmonton Oilers' Ty Rattie (8) collide during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights’ Shea Theodore (27) and Edmonton Oilers’ Ty Rattie (8) collide during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Source: The Associated Press

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