The two assists were the first points of Persson's nine-game NHL career.
The Pacific Division-leading Oilers scored three goals in the second period and received a 29-save performance from goalie Mikko Koskinen to snap a two-game losing skid. Koskinen recorded his first shutout of the season and the fifth of his NHL career.
Edmonton has struggled to receive secondary scoring, and it finally received some against a Devils team that had high hopes before arriving in Alberta. New Jersey also lost 5-2 at Calgary on Thursday.
Lightning 3, Sabres 2
Andrei Vasilevskiy made 20 saves for the Lightning, who won in regulation for just the second time since Oct. 15.
Robby Fabbri scored twice on the power play in his Red Wings debut as Detroit stunned visiting Boston.
David Krejci and Torey Krug tallied for the Bruins, who lost a second straight in regulation for the first time this season. Jonathan Bernier stopped 26 shots for the Red Wings. Tuukka Rask made 28 saves for the Bruins.
Jets 4, Canucks 1
Kyle Connor had a goal and an assist as Winnipeg defeated visiting Vancouver.
J.T. Miller scored for the Canucks, who lost for the second consecutive night, and goalie Thatcher Demko stopped 31 of 34 shots. Vancouver had an eight-game points streak (5-0-3) snapped in a 5-2 defeat Thursday in Chicago.
--Field Level Media