Four key takeaways in Edmonton Oilers’ epic 6-5 OT win vs NYR

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Edmonton Oilers Kevin Lowe
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On a night in which Kevin Lowe was immortalized, the Edmonton Oilers erased a three-goal deficit to top the New York Rangers 6-5 in overtime.

Edmonton Oilers‘ legend Kevin Lowe was honored before Friday night’s game, raising his No. 4 uniform banner to the rafters. On Thursday, Oilers head coach Dave Tippett described Lowe as a key piece that every team needs to win.

“If I was the coach back then, he would be a glue guy on our team. He did all the dirty jobs,” Tippett said of Kevin Lowe. “There are players that get the high-octane offence and all that, there are players that had to kill penalties, there are players that had to just be good defenders. Kevin, to me, was the ultimate team player on that group. He was the epitome of a winner as a player and he’s an unbelievable person. What he’s done to help this franchise is immeasurable.”

Key Stats

Shots on goal:

  • EDM: 39
  • NYR: 25

Power Play:

  • EDM: 2/2
  • NYR: 1/2


  • EDM: 58.5%
  • NYR: 41.5%

Here are four takeaways from the Oilers’ 6-5 overtime win to the Rangers on Friday night.

1. Chaos in front of the net leads to Rangers first goal

The Rangers scored the game’s first goal less than two minutes into the opening period. On the play, netminder Mikko Koskinen went to retrieve a puck circling the end boards. After retreating to his crease, Oilers’ defenseman Duncan Keith jarred Koskinen’s stick out of his goalie’s hands, sending it about 10 feet left of the goal.

From there, Koskinen looked vulnerable between the pipes as the Rangers kept the puck in the attacking zone. Nils Lundkvist’s initial shot from the blue line was blocked, but the puck went right to Filip Chytil in the slot, who fired it past the Oilers netminder.

The Oilers would respond late in the first period, with Zach Hyman tallying his seventh goal of the season on the second effort in front of Rangers’ netminder Georgiev. Of note, defenseman Tyson Barrie recorded his 400th career point on his primary assist of Hyman’s goal.