Secondary scoring brought the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4th straight win on Friday.

Oilers continue tumble with loss to Penguins:

The Edmonton Oilers has a hard time continued Friday night as they fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2. Edmonton has now lost 6 of their last 7 games. 1:51

"It's huge, especially offered the situations right now with the amount of injuries that we have to have various guys step up and contribute offensively for us is necessary if we're going to continue to discover the win column," he said. "So men are stepping up at various times and from a training standpoint, it's been a great deal of enjoyable to enjoy because everybody's been involved."

Jarry agreed that it has actually been all hands on deck for the Pens of late.

"Every night we have a different group of guys stepping up," he said. "That's been the key for us, making certain we're playing our game and playing to our systems and we get the timely objectives that we do from different men every night."

Rough stretch for Oilers

Zack Kassian and Riley Sheahan reacted for the Oilers (19-15-4), who have actually lost six of their last 7.

"Far a lot of games we're chasing it, especially in your home," stated Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom. "We can't put ourselves in the circumstance where we need to score five or 6 goals to win a game.

"We won some video games early in the year where we maybe shouldn't have won and we've lost some when we played some respectable games, however I guess that's the appeal of the game.

"It's hard to play a team like Pittsburgh where you have to score 3 goals in the 3rd period, you're not offering yourself a chance."

Edmonton has now lost 25 successive games when Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are both held pointless.

The Penguins scored 8 minutes into the very first duration, as Oilers starter Mike Smith got a piece of a Ruhwedel point shot, only to see it slowly trickle behind him and into the net.

Pittsburgh made it 2-0 five minutes later on when Zach Aston-Reese sprung Blandisi for a breakaway as he came out of the penalty box and beat Smith.

Quick turn-around

Edmonton got on the board seven minutes into the second duration as Kassian tipped his 13th of the season past Jarry off of a Darnell Nurse shot.

The Penguins restored their two-goal edge with four minutes left in the middle frame when McCann selected off a pass and went in on a clear breakaway, beating Smith with a backhand deke.

"It's huge, specifically provided the situations right now with the amount of injuries that we have to have different guys step up and contribute offensively for us is essential if we're going to continue to find the win column," he stated."Every night we have a various group of guys stepping up," he said."Far too lots of games we're chasing it, particularly at house," stated Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom. Both groups are back at it on Saturday.

The Oilers got a substantial short-handed objective with 23 seconds left in the 2nd as Sheahan elected to shoot on a 3-on-1 and capitalized.

Pittsburgh reacted to that objective on the exact same power play 38 seconds into the 3rd as Letang blasted house his ninth of the year.

Tanev put the game away with an empty-net objective.

Both teams are back at it on Saturday. The Oilers host the Montreal Canadiens and the Penguins head to Vancouver.