Leon Draisaitl scored in overtime giving the Edmonton Oilers a come-from-behind 6-5 win over the New york city Rangers Friday night at Rogers Place.

For the first time in team history, the Oilers have actually won nine of their first 10 video games.


Edmonton Oilers gamers commemorate the win over the New york city Rangers in overtime NHL action in Edmonton on Friday, November 5, 2021.


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The Rangers required just 1: 53 to open the scoring. Quickly after the Oilers turned the puck over behind their own web, Filip Chytil blazed a shot previous Edmonton goaltender Mikko Koskinen, who had lost his stick on the play.

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The Oilers cranked up the pressure in the second half of the duration and broke through with 1: 49 to go when Zach Hyman stuffed in a rebound.

” I don’t think we’ve played our finest hockey yet,” Hyman said after the game. “We haven’t actually played a constant sixty; we’re just always pressing and trying to find a way to win.”

The Rangers struck for 3 objectives in 4: 04 early in the 2nd.

Kevin Rooney scored after an Oilers turnover, then Chris Kreider scored streaking down the extreme right. With Oilers forward Zack Kassian in package for slashing, Rangers forward Mika Zibanejad had a pass deflect in off his skate to make it 4-1.

The Oilers got one back on a power-play blast from Jesse Puljujarvi, his fourth goal of the season.

” Slow start for us, and after that (the) 3rd period was actually strong,” Puljujarvi stated. “We start right away, get the power-play and get everything going and get (a) actually great win.”

LISTEN LISTED BELOW: Zach Hyman and Jesse Puljujarvi

Edmonton kept coming in the 3rd. Oilers defenceman Tyson Barrie scored on the power play one minute into the frame, then Puljujarvi struck once again 2: 35 later on.

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New York Rangers’ Ryan Lindgren (55) looks on as Edmonton Oilers’ Jesse Puljujarvi (13) celebrates an objective throughout 2nd period NHL action in Edmonton on Friday, November 5, 2021.


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Zibanejad beat Koskinen blocker side to put the Rangers back in front with 12: 42 on the clock.

Oilers captain Connor McDavid connected it on a magnificent have fun with 2: 59 to go. He wove his way through 4 Rangers then tucked a backhand behind New york city netminder Alexander Georgiev.


Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (97) and Leon Draisaitl (29) celebrate an objective versus the New york city Rangers throughout third duration NHL action in Edmonton on Friday, November 5, 2021.


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” I thought we did a great job of coming out in the 3rd and getting ourselves back in the video game,” McDavid said. “Didn’t like that we gave one up there, to give back the lead. However, you understand, I thought it was a big moment. I thought the crowd enjoyed the game; it was an interesting night. I think it all kind of just escalated then.”

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LISTEN BELOW: Connor McDavid and Darnell Nurse

WIth 1: 33 left in overtime, Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse found Draisaitl alone in front. He slid the puck under Georgiev for his 10 th goal of the season.


New York City Rangers’ goalie Alexandar Georgiev (40) is scored on by Edmonton Oilers Leon Draisaitl (29) during overtime NHL action in Edmonton on Friday, November 5, 2021.


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” It was a fun video game to be associated with,” head coach Dave Tippett stated. “Lots of ebbs and flows in it. (Mikko) Koskinen has played so well for us over this stretch here. We made some errors that cost us against him and our guys hung in there and we discovered a way to win. And we’ve sort of been talking about that all year– find a way to win.”

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LISTEN LISTED BELOW: Dave Tippett

Prior to the video game, the Oilers retired Kevin Lowe’s No. 4.

” To everyone here this evening, and Oilers fans all over, none of this happens without you,” Lowe stated during his speech.

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Former Edmonton Oilers player Kevin Lowe’s jersey is lifted to the roof during his jersey retirement ceremony in Edmonton on Friday, November 5, 2021.


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The Oilers (9-1) will start a five-game road trip Tuesday in Detroit.

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