Glenn Anderson scored his 29th and 30th goals and set up two others Monday night to spark the Edmonton Oilers to a 5-3 win over the Bruins at Boston.
Wayne Gretzky had one goal and two assists to move into eighth place on the all-time NHL assist list with 778, passing Jean Ratelle. Mark Messier also had a goal and two assists for the 31-9-4 Oilers, who have 66 points--the most in the league.
The Oilers were 3 for 3 on the power play, including first period goals by Anderson and Gretzky. Anderson gave Edmonton a 1-0 lead 2:19 in when he fired a Jari Kurri rebound past goalie Pat Riggin. Gretzky scored his 33rd goal at 7:15 by converting Anderson's rebound to boost the Oilers to a 2-0 advantage.
Anderson provided Edmonton with a 3-0 lead 1:31 into the second period when he flipped a backhander past Riggin.
Boston lost defenseman Michael Thelven late in the first period after he was accidently cut across the face by Gretzky's stick. Thelven suffered a broken nose and had a three-inch cut that required 13 stitches.