October 13, 2018 3:01 pm
Updated: October 14, 2018 12:57 am

Connor McDavid scores winner as Edmonton Oilers beat New York Rangers

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The Edmonton Oilers are in the win column.

Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each had a goal and an assist as the Oilers edged the New York Rangers 2-1 Saturday afternoon.

Head coach Todd McLellan said it’s a step forward for the team.

“We’re obviously happy with the win. We needed one,” McLellan said.

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Mika Zibanejad opened the scoring with 7:11 left in the first when he knifed home a centring pass. Nugent-Hopkins tied it 1:28 later, earning his first goal of the season when he banged a loose puck behind Henrik Lundqvist.

LISTEN BELOW: Highlights of Edmonton’s win against New York

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After a scoreless second period, McDavid scored a power play goal to put the Oilers up 2-1 with 13:37 to go.

“(We) finally got a win, in a tough building. We’re just moving on from there,” McDavid said. “The offence will come. We know that. We’ll find it.”

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The Rangers pulled Lundqvist with one minute to go, but the Oilers held the fort.

LISTEN BELOW: Goalie Cam Talbot’s take on the game against New York

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Cam Talbot made 23 saves for his first win against his former team.

“Those are two big points for us. We get to go home now then go to Winnipeg for another big test,” Talbot said.

The Oilers (1-2) will visit Winnipeg on Tuesday.

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