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Edmonton 5, Boston 3
When: 7:00 PM ET, Thursday, November 11, 2021
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Referees: Beau Halkidis, Jon McIsaac
Linesmen: Derek Nansen, Travis Toomey
Attendance: 17850

Leon Draisaitl scored a pair of goals just over three minutes apart in the third period as the Edmonton Oilers rallied past the host Boston Bruins for a 5-3 win on Thursday night.

Draisaitl was in the right place at the right time to capitalize on Brandon Carlo's giveaway in the slot and wristed the tying goal past Bruins goalie Linus Ullmark at the 6:22 mark.

Draisaitl's league-leading 12th goal of the season put the Oilers in front 4-3 three minutes and four seconds later after setting up in front of the crease and tipping in Cody Ceci's pass from the right circle.

The All-Star center entered play tied with teammate Connor McDavid for the NHL lead in points with 23.

Ceci scored at 17:41 of the period to put the game out of reach. Evan Bouchard and Zach Hyman also scored for Edmonton, which won its fifth straight game and has won 10 of its first 12 games this season.

Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen recorded 26 saves to improve to 8-1-0 on the season.

Brad Marchand scored his team-leading sixth goal, David Pastrnak netted his fourth and Brandon Carlo also lit the lamp for the Bruins. Ullmark stopped just 23 of 28 shots and dropped to 3-3-0 on the season.

Boston had won three of its last four games coming in and six of 10 overall.

Pastrnak put the Bruins on the board 4:45 into the opening period, but Bouchard's tally shortly thereafter tied it at 1-1 at the 5:29 mark.

Marchand restore Boston's lead with his goal 5:06 into the second, only to have Hyman score 24 seconds later to make it 2-2. Carlo's goal at the 17:14 mark of the middle period gave the Bruins a 3-2 advantage entering the third.

Before the game, the teams came together to honor late NHL forward Colby Cave in a pregame ceremony. Cave played for both the Bruins and Oilers and died as a result of a brain bleed on April 11, 2020. Cave's wife, Emily, was in attendance and dropped a ceremonial first puck.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Edmonton   Boston
Leon Draisaitl 3 Points David Pastrnak 2
Leon Draisaitl 2 Goals David Pastrnak 1
Leon Draisaitl 1 Assists Patrice Bergeron 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mikko Koskinen .897 Save Percentage Linus Ullmark .821
Mikko Koskinen 26 Saves Linus Ullmark 23
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Edmonton 28 5 0-2 3-3 6 17
Boston 29 3 0-3 2-2 4 35
Upcoming Games
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against New Jersey. The Bruins have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Edmonton will play their next game on the road against Buffalo. The Oilers have a W/L % of .800 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.