The Edmonton Oilers were in need of a big win and they got just that last night in their 5-4 shootout victory against the Vegas Golden Knights. The Oilers have been playing well lately after having some early season struggles, now winning 3 games in a row, but they showed great resilience and determination in this game after giving up a 2 goal lead in the 3rd period.
The second period was a back-and-forth affair, with both teams scoring two goals which still had the Edmonton Oilers up one. However, it was the Oilers who scored the last goal of the period, taking a 4-2 lead into the third.
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The Oilers came out in the third period, with a two-goal lead. The Golden Knights responded as a top-skilled team does and erased the Edmonton Oilers two-goal lead. The Oilers may have let the Knights tie the game, but they didn’t give the Golden Knights the lead.
Neither team could score in overtime, so the game went to a shootout. The Oilers were able to capitalize on two of their three shootout attempts, with McDavid and Nugent-Hopkins both scoring, while Stuart Skinner made some key saves to secure the victory.
This win was a much-needed boost for the Oilers, who needed to keep this winning streak going. It showed that they have the ability to fight back and win games, even when things aren’t going their way. The Oilers will need to continue to play with this kind of determination and resilience if they want to make the playoffs this season.
The Edmonton Oilers will look to turn this 3-game-winning streak into a 4-game streak on Thursday as they will be in Winnipeg to face the Jets. The Jets have lost 2 games in a row and will be right for the picking. The way the Edmonton Oilers are playing excellent hockey right now makes it seem like there is no doubt the Oilers will win yet another game.