Oilers’ Darnell Nurse: Helpers in back-to-back games

Nurse recorded one assist, five shots on target, five blocks and a plus-2 in Friday’s 5-2 win over the Wild.

Nurse has assists in straight games and five points in his last seven games while going plus-7 in that extended span. The 27-year-old has contributed a small offense while remaining stable in the back end, but has now gone four games without scoring. For the season, the Ontario native has four goals, 12 assists, 61 shots at the net, 53 blocks, 44 hits, 26 PIM and a plus-11 rating in 28 competitions.