Another game against the Habs, another win for the Edmonton Oilers.
The only difference this time was who played the role of the hero.
Dominik Kahun scored 27 seconds into overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 win Wednesday in Montreal.
They topped by Habs by that same score Monday, with captain Connor McDavid scoring the game-winner in the extra frame.
“Sloppy, nobody got hurt and we got two points,” Oilers head coach Dave Tippett wryly remarked following the game. “Other than that, it was good.”
The Canadiens got the scoring started, with rookie Cole Caufield giving the Habs the lead before the game was two minutes old.
The Oilers responded soon after, as Alex Chiasson scored his ninth goal of the season.
The teams traded goals with Montreal defenceman Ben Chiarot serving a penalty. Canadiens forward Nick Suzuki scored shorthanded before the Oilers’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins picked the top corner on Habs netminder Cayden Primeau for a power-play goal.
On the power play again in the second, Leon Draisaitl found a loose puck out of a scramble in front and snapped in his 31st to put the Oilers in front 3-2.
Suzuki knifed in a pass from Caufield to pull the Habs even with 11:38 to go in the third.
In overtime, Draisaitl found a wide-open Kahun streaking to the net. Kahun fired home a wrist shot for his first career overtime winner.
“Just played a hunch,” Tippett said of why he deployed the young German in overtime. “Him and Drai (Draisaitl) work well together.”
As for the overtime hero, he was feeling good after the game.
“Leon found me and I’m happy I scored,” Kahun said.
Oilers goaltender Mike Smith made 26 saves to improve to 21-6-2.
McDavid had two assists to reach 104 points.
The Oilers (35-18-2) will end their regular season on Saturday with a home game against the Vancouver Canucks.
–With files from 630 CHED’s David Boles
Watch below: (From May 11, 2021) Sporting goods store United Cycle is running a special drive-thru shop to help people in the city get their Edmonton Oilers pride showing as the hockey team heads to the NHL playoffs. Mike Sobel spoke with general manager Kelly Hodgson about the excitement.