Lightning beat Oilers 6-4 for 6th straight win

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18), of the Czech Republic, celebrates after scoring past Edmonton Oilers goalie Anders Nilsson (39), of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Brian Boyle scored a go-ahead, short-handed goal in the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-4 Tuesday night for a season-high six-game winning streak.

The Lightning also got goals from Nikita Nesterov, Nikita Kucherov, Ondrej Palat, Vladislav Namestnikov and Alex Killorn.

Tampa Bay will host Chicago Thursday night in the Blackhawks' first game in Tampa since beating the Lightning in last season's Stanley Cup Final.

Zack Kassian, Mark Letestu, Leon Draisaitl and Iiro Pakarinen scored for Edmonton.

The Oilers said center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, hurt blocking a shot in Monday's 4-2 win at Florida, will miss six to eight weeks with a hand injury. Edmonton right wing Nail Yakupov needed help skating off the ice 5 minutes into Tuesday's game, but returned later in the period.