Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid scored the game-winning goal at the end of overtime to lift his team to a 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Blues. The Oilers tied a franchise record with their ninth straight win at home‚ and the three-point effort was the perfect way to cap off a fantastic season. Despite blowing a three-goal lead in the first period‚ McDavid had a spectacular overtime goal to secure the win. After the Blues were down three goals‚ Edmonton was able to recover and score three more goals. Connor McDavid scored the game-winner at 1:11 of overtime after Mike Smith saved Nick Leddy's rebound attempt. Evander Kane and Darnell Nurse also had two assists apiece and Zach Hyman added a goal and an assist for the Oilers. Overall‚ McDavid made 31 saves in the shootout. The Oilers are now nine games-plus in home games and have surpassed their previous mark. Connor McDavid scored his second goal of the game in overtime to lift the Oilers over the Blues. In addition to McDavid‚ Darnell Nurse and Evander Kane each added a goal and an assist. With the victory‚ the Oilers tied their franchise record for home wins in a season. The Blues had won their previous two games‚ but the Oilers took advantage of a three-goal lead in the first and then let it slip away in overtime. Connor McDavid scored his second goal of the night in overtime to carry the Oilers past the Blues for the ninth consecutive game. The other goals were scored by Evander Kane and Darnell Nurse. Despite the lopsided score‚ the Blues were unable to pull the win from the Oilers‚ which tied a franchise record. Even though the Blues lost a three-goal lead in the first period‚ the win in overtime was an incredible effort. The Oilers are coming off a three-game trip to California and will begin their three-game trip with a game against the Ducks. They are playing the Blues on Saturday‚ while the Oilers will be in Anaheim on Sunday. The winning streak continues to climb for the Blues. The goal is the most important thing for the Oilers. If they don't win this game‚ they'll be eliminated from playoff contention. The Connor McDavid goal in overtime was the deciding factor in the game. The Oilers had been down 3-0 heading into the game‚ but were able to come back to tie the Blues at home. The victory was a huge boost for the Edmonton Oilers. And it was not just the Connor McDavid goal that made the difference‚ it was the performance of all the Oilers.
With the victory‚ the team finished a three-game homestand and moved one point closer to the second-place spot in the Pacific Division. The overtime goal by Connor McDavid in overtime was the winning goal of the game. The three-goal game was the ninth consecutive win for the Oilers‚ and the third was their first during their three-game trip to California. The Blues‚ meanwhile‚ missed a game for the second consecutive week after having Kyrou's injury. This result gave the Edmonton Oilers a 3-2 lead. Connor McDavid scored his second goal of the game during overtime‚ and two other Oilers players scored as well. The Blues' Pavel Buchnevich and Robert Thomas also scored in the game‚ while Darnell Nurse's eighth-period goal was the only other one. The Blues blew a three-goal lead in the first period‚ and the three-goal run ended at 4:36. The Oilers' first home game this season is against the Calgary Flames‚ which is an opportunity to build a winning streak. But it's not all about the Connor McDavid tally. The best team in the Western Conference will still win in each game‚ regardless of the score. But the Blues will need to win at least one of their last two games to break the streak.
Edmonton looks to tie a franchise record with a ninth consecutive home win vs. St. Louis tonight:
Kane - McDavid - Puljujarvi⁰Hyman - Draisaitl - Yamamoto⁰Brassard - RNH - Kassian⁰Foegele - McLeod - Archibald
Nurse - Ceci⁰Keith - Bouchard⁰Kulak - Barrie
Smith #Oilers — Tony Brar (@TonyBrarOTV) April 2, 2022
Should be some tire kicking this week on Craig Anderson (pending UFA, $750k aav), wonderful story at age 40. Sabres have huge respect for him and what he's done this season and will want to handle things appropriately. Don't think they would move him unless he's good with it. — Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) March 14, 2022