Leon Draisaitl scored with 2:23 left in overtime as the Edmonton Oilers stole a 2-1 overtime win against the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday afternoon.Mike Smith was the star of this match, which makes 51 saves from the Oilers net. “You just want to keep it shut in the match, and then when you gets to overtime, you know have a chance to win.” “He stood tall in there,” said head coach Dave Tippett of Smith. “A great deal of work. A good deal more work than I’d love to see him get.” “They were faster than us, but we hung around the match and found a way to get points. That is what it is about.”
The Penguins outshot the Oilers 18-8 in the first period, but they couldn’t solve Smith.Colby Cave, freshly called up from the AHL, opened the scoring 7:21 at the first. He cut in from the wing, proceeded across the surface of the crease, and slid his first of the season. Markus Granlund and matt Benning assisted on the play. It had been Granlund’s first stage using the Oilers.The Oilers were shorthanded 3 days in the second later Cave scored but managed to keep the Penguins off the plank. The shots have been 35-15 Pittsburgh after two.
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The Penguins finally broke through on goal by Brian Dumoulin with 6:46 left. About a minute late, Darnell Nurse had a fantastic appearance during four-on-four drama to reestablish the Oilers guide, but he was halted by Murray.The teams traded chances in overtime. Draisaitl scooped up the puck in his own end and steamed in down the left side. He turned a forehand for his 13th goal of the season past Murray’s blocker. “If you win, it is fun,” explained Draisaitl of those feverish overtime. “Kind of a busted play off a chance off theirs. Just thought I would try and take it. “The Penguins earn a point and so are 14-0-4 in their past 18 games from your Oilers.The Oilers, 10-4-1, will sponsor Arizona Monday night.
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