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Edmonton 4, NY Islanders 3
When: 9:00 PM ET, Thursday, February 21, 2019
Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta
Referees: Kyle Rehman, Brad Watson
Linesmen: Devin Berg, Ryan Galloway
Attendance: 18347

Connor McDavid scored the winner to cap a two-point game, and Leon Draisaitl also notched one goal and one assist as the host Edmonton Oilers snapped a five-game losing skid with a 4-3 overtime victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

McDavid converted a backhand shot 82 seconds into the extra frame, a goal set up by Draisaitl. Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen stopped 20 shots in a seesaw affair.

Edmonton, looking to win at home for the first time in seven outings, staked an early 2-0 lead on first-period goals 78 seconds apart by Draisaitl and Sam Gagner.

Draisaitl continued his hot streak with a power-play goal at the 5:12 mark, a nifty redirect of McDavid's shot-pass for his 12th goal in as many games.

Gagner doubled the lead with a tap-in tally for his first since being re-acquired by the team via trade last week. Tobias Rieder had all the attention as the Oilers rushed to the net, and he sent a perfect pass that set up Gagner with a yawning cage.

For the second time in as many nights, the Islanders were down by a pair of goals in the first period, but they took the lead before the intermission.

Anders Lee put them on the board just before the 13-minute mark with his third goal in as many games, then the visitors netted a pair of power-play goals 28 seconds apart in the final minute of the opening frame.

While his team enjoyed a five-on-three advantage, Brock Nelson tied the game with 39 seconds on the clock when he buried a one-timer. Cal Clutterbuck then gave New York a 3-2 edge when he redirected Ryan Pulock's shot-pass.

However, Edmonton's Oscar Klefbom pounced on a rebound to tie the game with 2:52 remaining in regulation, forcing overtime.

Goalie Robin Lehner made 37 saves, 16 of them in the third period, for the Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders, who dropped a 4-2 game at Calgary the night before.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
NY Islanders   Edmonton
Brock Nelson 2 Points Leon Draisaitl 2
Brock Nelson 1 Goals Leon Draisaitl 1
Ryan Pulock 2 Assists Leon Draisaitl 1
Brock Nelson 1 Power Play Goals Leon Draisaitl 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Robin Lehner .902 Save Percentage Mikko Koskinen .870
Robin Lehner 37 Saves Mikko Koskinen 20
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Islanders 23 3 2-2 3-4 10 20
Edmonton 41 4 1-4 0-2 6 34
Upcoming Games
  • Edmonton will play their next game at home against Anaheim. The Oilers have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • NY Islanders will play their next game on the road against Vancouver. The Islanders have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .600 after a loss.