Oilers fall in extra time for 2nd consecutive recreation in loss to Islanders

Noah Dobson scored 3:52 into extra time to present the New York Islanders a 3-2 victory over the slumping Edmonton Oilers on Saturday in New York.

Anders Lee and Anthony Beauvillier scored for the Islanders, who obtained their first win past regulation this season after shedding the primary six. Ilya Sorokin stopped 17 pictures to assist New York enhance to 3-0-1 within the final 4 video games total, and 4-0-1 at dwelling after shedding the primary seven (0-5-2) on the new US $1.1 billion UBS Enviornment.

“The way in which we’re going, we really feel good,” Lee stated. “We’re getting pucks to the online. We’re successful attracts. Our zone entries are rather a lot higher and our choices after we take a look had been actually good.”

Within the additional interval, Dobson got here on the ice as a substitution, obtained the puck and fired it previous Mikko Koskinen’s blocker for his fifth of the season. All of his targets have come within the final 10 video games, wherein he additionally has three assists.

“It undoubtedly feels nice,” Dobson stated of his game-winning purpose. “The environment was nice in there, the group was buzzing. I used to be joyful to attain a giant one. I’ll undoubtedly keep in mind that one.”

The Islanders had been with out coach Barry Trotz, who missed the sport for private (non-COVID-19) causes. Additionally, assistant coach John Gruden and goalie coach Piero Greco had been positioned in COVID-19 protocol. Affiliate coach Lane Lambert ran the bench with assistant coach Jim Hiller.

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Noah Dobson scored the game-winning purpose to safe a 3-2 New York victory and hand Edmonton their third straight loss. 0:41

Leon Draisaitl obtained his NHL-leading twenty fifth purpose and Darnell Nurse additionally scored for Edmonton, which misplaced in extra time for the second straight day after a 6-5 loss at New Jersey on Friday. Koskinen completed with 26 saves because the Oilers fell to 2-7-2 of their final 11 after beginning the season 16-5-0.

“It was a hard-fought recreation,” Oilers coach Dave Tippett stated. “That is a tough turnaround when you’ve gotten again to again within the afternoon. Our guys competed laborious proper to the top. You can inform we had been drained a little bit bit within the third interval, however we hung in there.”

The Oilers got here in with the league’s high energy play at 31 per cent, however had no probabilities. Edmonton additionally misplaced for the primary time when main after two durations after going 12-0 in such video games.

Beauvillier tied it 2-2 early within the third interval off the rebound of a shot by Austin Czarnik, rapidly placing it into the highest left nook for his fifth of the season.

Missed alternatives for Oilers

Edmonton did not get its first of the third interval till Sorokin denied Jesse Puljujarvi’s try with 5:21 remaining. The Oilers had yet one more shot on purpose within the interval, and none in extra time.

The Oilers tied it 1-1 simply 31 seconds into the second interval as Draisaitl skated towards the online from the left circle. His centering cross deflected off Islanders ahead Matt Martin’s skate and previous Sorokin. It tied Draisaitl with teammate Connor McDavid for the league lead with 52 factors.

Draisaitl, who has two targets and 7 factors throughout a five-game point-scoring streak, has an NHL-best 27 factors (15 targets, 12 assists) in highway video games.

The Oilers had probabilities to take the lead, however Colton Sceviour hit a goalpost 47 seconds later, and Duncan Keith fired a shot off the crossbar.

Edmonton went forward 2-1 after Sorokin stopped pictures by McDavid and Zach Hyman, however Nurse’s try went off Beauvillier’s stick for his second purpose of the season.

“The second [period] was good, that is the best way we wish to play all recreation,” Nurse stated. “They’d a greater third and it resulted in them getting the additional level.”

The Islanders took a 1-0 lead after 20 fast-paced minutes. Simply 14 seconds after the Islanders went on an influence play, Lee stopped Kieffer Bellows’ cross from the left circle in entrance and backhanded it previous Koskinen for his tenth of the season. It tied Brock Nelson for the crew lead and was New York’s eighth purpose with the man-advantage within the final 9 video games.