Edmonton Oilers rally for 5-3 win over Flames – Edmonton | Globalnews.ca

Edmonton Oilers rally for 5-3 win over Flames - Edmonton | Globalnews.ca

2022-01-23 11:58:40

Leon Draisaitl scored the game-winner with 5:31 left in third, giving the Edmonton Oilers a 5-3 determination over the Calgary Flames Saturday evening at Rogers Place.

The Oilers finish a seven-game winless skid that noticed them go 0-5-2.

“We’re not the crew that loses seven in-a-row,” Draisaitl mentioned. “We’re not that dangerous, and I feel all people is aware of that. We all know that. And I feel that’s most essential. Tonight feels actually, actually good however now we have to proceed pushing and getting higher.”

For the twenty fourth time within the final 28 video games, the Oilers allowed the primary objective. Matthew Tkachuk slammed in a rebound to make it 1-0 8:29 into the sport. Milan Lucic deflected a puck previous Mikko Koskinen for an influence play objective within the closing minute of the primary.

“It might’ve been straightforward to fold up store and fear in regards to the subsequent one down two, however I believed our group responded effectively,” Connor McDavid mentioned.

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The Oilers broke by on the facility play within the second when Evan Bouchard bombed one previous Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom. Bouchard wristed dwelling one other energy play marker 4 minutes later.

“Jesse (Puljujarvi) was doing an incredible job net-front, doing the soiled work in entrance and that’s how objectives come,” Bouchard mentioned.

Brendan Perlini rifled in his fourth of the season to make it 3-2 with 1:41 to go within the second, however Noah Hanifin replied for the Flames 57 seconds later.

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Koskinen made an excellent, stretching save to disclaim Dillon Dube on a two-on-one midway by the third.

“I feel it’s my high save within the NHL if you consider the place we’re,” Koskinen mentioned.

“Saturday evening in opposition to your largest rival on Hockey Night time in Canada, and also you’re on a dropping streak—there’s a whole lot of stress with that, and he carried out very effectively,” Oilers head Coach Dave Tippett mentioned of Edmonton’s goaltender.

“(Koskinen) is a man that’s confronted a whole lot of criticism—similar with a whole lot of our group—however he’s a man we need to battle for and he performed nice for us tonight,” McDavid mentioned post-game. “He made a whole lot of nice saves and that one specifically was huge for us. It gave us an opportunity to win.”

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Later, Draisaitl took a protracted move from Duncan Keith and went in down the proper facet. He reduce round Chris Tanev, out-waited Markstrom and flipped in his twenty seventh tally of the season. Draisaitl, who completed with two objectives and two assists, added an empty netter simply earlier than time expired.

Koskinen made 44 saves for his first win since December 1.

“There’s reduction however there’s a happiness,” Tippett mentioned post-game. “Folks don’t notice the toll it takes on you while you lose. It hurts all people, so it’s nice to see them be ok with it for an evening and, hopefully, it’s an evening we are able to use to start out constructing ourselves again up once more.”

The Oilers, 19-16-2, will play in Vancouver on Tuesday.

With recordsdata from Brenden Escott, 630 CHED

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