Edmonton Oilers fall in OT to Kraken

Jared McCann scored on a power play in overtime to give the Seattle Kraken a 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers Friday night. The pre-season game was played in Everett, Washington.

“It’s too bad because we played a really solid game up until that point, and (with) one-minute left — unfortunately — we let one in,” said Oilers forward Brendan Perlini after the game. “But in the same sense I thought, at least for the majority of the game, we played really well and we can always take the positive.”

LISTEN BELOW: Brendan Perlini

Brendan Perlini scored on a deflection five minutes into the second period. He has four goals in three pre-season games.

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The Kraken finally broke through with an extra attacker on the ice with 57.8 seconds to go in the third. Jaden Schwartz tipped a Mark Giordano shot to force overtime.

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In overtime, Kailer Yamamoto took a hooking penalty. With two seconds left in the power play, Jordan Eberle tapped a pass to McCann, who one-timed a shot past Stuart Skinner.

Skinner was solid in goal, making 36 saves.

“It was just a lot of fun out there,” said Skinner. “It was fun playing against those guys. It was just a good game overall. I thought we played really well.”

LISTEN BELOW: Stuart Skinner

“There’s not a guy in there that didn’t compete hard tonight,” said Oilers head coach Dave Tippett. “So that’s what you ask for as a coach and we came up a little short. A couple of bounces at the end and a poor call in overtime, but we battled hard and it was a good game.”

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LISTEN BELOW: Dave Tippett

The Oilers host the Winnipeg Jets Saturday night. The game is on 630 CHED, with the Face-off Show at 3:30 p.m. The game starts at 5 p.m.

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