The Edmonton Oilers came from behind in the third period and pulled out a 4-3 shootout win over the Arizona Coyotes Sunday night.
“Tough turnaround, we played a hard, hard physical game last night so I’m proud of our guys that hang around and, what a way to get two points,” said Head Coach Dave Tippett.
LISTEN BELOW: Dave Tippett
The teams exchanged power play goals in the first period. James Neal tapped in a pass from Leon Draisaitl 2:05 into the game. Carl Soderberg snapped a shot past Mikko Koskinen to tie it up.
Alex Chiasson converted a centering pass from Sam Gagner to put the Oilers back in front early in the second. Arizona responded with two goals 1:33 apart. Christian Fischer scored from the slot, then Vinnie Hinostroza blasted a shot in from a bad angle.
Markus Granlund scored for the third time in the last four games to tie it 3-3 with 6:48 to go in the third. He raced to the net and batted in his own rebound.
After a scoreless overtime, Connor McDavid scored the only goal of the shootout. Mikko Koskinen turned aside all three Arizona shooters.
“You know, sometimes you just have to make those saves, if you want to keep your team in the game, and today I got those, I’m happy for that,” said Koskinen.
LISTEN BELOW: Mikko Koskinen
The Oilers were without centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who will miss at least one more game with a hand injury.
The Oilers, 16-7-3, will close out their five-game road trip Wednesday against the Colorado Avalanche.