GAME RECAP: Oilers 3, Canadiens 2 (OT)


You just knew with an opportunity like that, the Oilers power play would cash in when it mattered most.

“That first face-off is key, and I have a lot of respect for Suzuki,” Knoblauch said. “I think he was taking most of them, maybe Evans a few of them, but when you don’t start with the puck, it makes it a little more difficult. And what I liked about our power play is that we had our opportunities to win the game at the end of the third period, but most of the overtime guys stuck with it and came up big with the goal.”

With only 15 seconds left in Armia’s double-minor, McDavid weaved his way into the slot and fired a backward pass to Leon Draisaitl in his regular office inside the right circle, where the German teed up the winning goal and his 34th of the season at 1:42 of overtime.

“Not necessarily [how we drew it up], but we stuck with it and obviously got a little fortunate in overtime there, so we’ll take it,” Draisaitl said.

“We still had our looks today, but we know teams are obviously hyper-aware when we’re out there, so it only gets harder and harder. But we stuck with it and eventually got one.”

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