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Sports Edmonton Oilers come from two down to knock off Capitals in overtime

10:50  25 october  2019
10:50  25 october  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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The Capitals jumped ahead with two goals 47 seconds apart in the second . Jakub Vrana beat Mikko Koskinen from a sharp angle, then Alex Ovechkin deflected a point shot. Zack Kassian looked to get one back for the Oilers , but Braden Holtby came up with a stretching left pad save.

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a group of people riding skis down a snow covered slope: Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) and Dmitry Orlov (9) defends during second period NHL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday October 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson© THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) and Dmitry Orlov (9) defends during second period NHL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday October 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Leon Draisaitl scored 1:18 into overtime giving the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals Thursday night at Rogers Place.

The Oilers finally broke their long scoreless drought with 6:40 left in the first period. Darnell Nurse's centering pass went in off a Washington defender for the Oilers first goal in 165:58.

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The Oilers came out with a bang opening the season with a shutout over the Flames, but then The Oilers then made the fatal error missing the net and allowing Kessel to charge down the ice to win I’m sure there are some teams that dread having to go to overtime , but can you imagine facing off

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The Capitals jumped ahead with two goals 47 seconds apart in the second. Jakub Vrana beat Mikko Koskinen from a sharp angle, then Alex Ovechkin deflected a point shot. Later in the period, Ovechkin sniped a power play goal to make it 3-1 Capitals. Zack Kassian looked to get one back for the Oilers, but Braden Holtby came up with a stretching left pad save.

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Draisaitl took a pass from Connor McDavid and beat Holtby blocker side 4:25 into the third. McDavid turned on the jets for two chances later in the third. One shot ticked off the crossbar. Holtby made a left toe save on the other.

With Koskinen on the bench for an extra attacker, McDavid's shot from the slot squeaked under Holtby to tie it with 1:38 left.

In overtime, Draisaitl led a two-on-one with McDavid. He feathered a pass across to McDavid, who returned the puck across the top of the crease. Draisaitl fired home a one-timer to end it.

Koskinen made 25 saves to become the first Oilers goalie ever to start the season 5-0.

The Oilers, 8-2-1, will host Florida Sunday afternoon.

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Coyotes 3, Oilers 2 As the old saying goes, half a loaf is better than none. It certainly applied to the Edmonton Oilers Monday night, who trailed by a goal as the clock ticked past 5:00 to go in the third period. The Oilers did manage to net an equalizer off the unlikely stick of Gaetan Haas to take the game to overtime, but the Arizona Coyotes took advantage of some sloppy coverage two minutes into the extra frame to pound home the game winner and that was that. As is usual with the NHL’s cockamamie points system, an overtime loss hurts a lot less than one in regulation. The Oilers will take the one point and move on.

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