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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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EDMONTON -- Leon Draisaitl scored his second goal of the night 1:18 into overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 win against the Washington Draisaitl had three points, and Connor McDavid had a goal and two assists for Edmonton , which came back from down 3-1 in the third period.

The Oilers dropped to 7-1-1 on the season and Draisaitl’s eight-game point streak to start the season ended, two games short of Sam Gagner’s 10 straight in October, 2013. Only Gary Green, who was 26 when he took over Washington Capitals in 1979, has ever been a younger NHL head coach.

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 complete the third-period comeback to triumph in overtime over the Washington Capitals and by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers .com. EDMONTON , AB - Capital 'C' in comeback. The Oilers top line led the charge, combining for eight points in a 4-3 come - from -behind victory over the

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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Mike Smith was named third star after his performance helped the Oilers secure two wins in three games last week.Last week, Smith stopped 74 of 76 shots and compiled a 2-0-0 record, 0.98 goals-against average and .974 save percentage.

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