Waking Up With The Edmonton Oilers- Two Points Is Two Points

Even though the Edmonton Oilers didn't play their best game last night they were able to grab the two points.

Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97)
Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97) / Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

The Edmonton Oilers clinched a thrilling victory last night in a showdown against the Montreal Canadiens, securing a hard-fought 3-2 win in overtime. The game was a rollercoaster of emotions for fans as the Oilers initially surged to a commanding 2-0 lead, only to see it slip away in the third period before ultimately sealing the deal in overtime.

The excitement began early in the game when Connor McDavid, the Oilers' dynamic captain and leading scorer, showcased his extraordinary skill by netting a stunning goal at the 9:20 mark of the first period. McDavid's goal, orchestrated by a good play from defenseman Mattias Ekholm, set the tone for Edmonton's strong start and ignited the crowd.

Building on their momentum, the Oilers continued to press forward, and their efforts were rewarded once again in the second period. At 14:55, Adam Henrique scored his first goal with the Oilers, further bolstering Edmonton's lead.

However, the Montreal Canadiens refused to go down without a fight, mounting a comeback in the third period. Nick Suzuki wasted no time, striking just 32 seconds into the final frame to put Montreal on the scoreboard and breathe new life into their hopes of a comeback. Momentum swung further in the Canadiens' favour when Kaiden Guhle found the back of the net at 4:43, levelling the score and setting the stage for a tense and dramatic finish.

With the game hanging in the balance, the Oilers showed resilience to weather the pressure the Habs were bringing late in the game and forced overtime. A double minor against Montreal provided the advantage the Oilers needed, and Leon Draisaitl seized the moment, delivering the game-winning goal in overtime.

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In the end, the Oilers emerged victorious, claiming a hard-fought win and showcasing their determination and grit in the face of adversity. With this win under their belts, the Oilers look ahead to Thursday’s game against the Buffalo Sabres, a team who just lost 3-2 in Vancouver.