Oilers win! Oilers win! Oilers win! Someone circle the calendar, the Edmonton Oilers actually won a game! Connor McDavid from you guessed it Leon Draisaitl! the dynamic duo strikes again in overtime to push the Oilers to 56 points on the season.
The Oilers started the night off very strong, something we haven’t seen from them in a long time. Oilers had two powerplays in the early stages of the first and the dynamic duo struck gold on the power play with Draisaitl cashing in the goal. What seemed like only a few moments later, Sam Gagner scored his first goal as an Oiler since 2014 off a terrific feed from Rieder. Things were looking good for the Oilers until they themselves got into penalty trouble and allowed to Islanders to storm back and take a 3-2 lead into the first intermission.
The second period seemed to be all Oilers, they didn’t dominate the shot clock but they did seem to dominate possession but all their hard work didn’t pay off as they entered the second intermission still down 3-2.
Oilers played one of their best periods in a long time, as the dominated the third peppering Lehner with 17 shots in the third period. However it wasn’t until about 3 minutes left in the game could the Oilers get a third goal thanks to Oscar Klefbom. That goal sent the game to overtime where our dynamic duo showed off their magic and sent the Islanders home with only a point and a little bit of heartache.
Oilers 3 Stars
1st Star – Connor McDavid, came back from being sick and put up 2 points including the OT winner. He was dearly missed in his 1 game absence and did his best to make up for it tonight.
2nd Star – Leon Draisaitl, 2 points up on the board and he continues to show that he is a dominant player in this league
3rd Star – Sam Gagner, scored his first goal with the Oilers this season and has looked dangerous in every game he’s played for the orange and blue this season. Showing more than Spooner did his entire (short lived) tenure with the team