Game Highlights 29.0: New York Islanders beat Edmonton Oilers 3-1
By Cam Lewis
2 months agoThe Edmonton Oilers are suddenly on a losing streak.
After dropping back-to-back games to conclude their six-game homestand, they started off a three-game swing through New York with a 3-1 loss to the Islanders. Below are the highlights from the game.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS ARE PRESENTED BY BETWAY
The Oilers opened the scoring just over one minute into the first period when Leon Draisaitl sniped his 13th goal of the season past Ilya Sorokin. Mattias Ekholm made a nice pass up the ice that Warren Foegele received and left for Draisaitl to carry into New York’s zone with speed.
In the second period, the Islanders took control of the game by winning the special teams battle. Sam Gagner took a slashing penalty and Anders Lee scored on the power play to tie the game up at 1-1. Kyle Palmieri fired a shot from just inside Edmonton’s blueline and Lee was there to bang in the rebound.
Later in the second period, Draisaitl was penalized for hooking and the Islanders again capitalized with the man advantage. Brock Nelson faked winding up for a one-timer and fed the puck into the slot for Bo Horvat, who made no mistake in roofing a shot over Stuart Skinner.
The Oilers had a prime opportunity to knot the game up at 2-2 a few minutes later when Nelson took a tripping penalty, but it was New York who added to their lead with a back-breaking shorthanded goal. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins made an errant pass back to the point for Evan Bouchard, two Islanders rushed up the ice on a two-on-one, and Simon Holmstrom buried a one-timer into Edmonton’s yawning net.
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