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Connor McDavid’s OT goal lifts Oilers past Blues

Feb 28, 2024; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist (70) and Edmonton Oilers defensemen Brett Kulak (27)  battle for a loose puck  during the second period at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Connor McDavid scored the winning overtime goal and earned two assists as the Edmonton Oilers edged the visiting St. Louis Blues 3-2 Wednesday night.

McDavid extended his point streak to nine games. He has one goal and 22 assists during that span.

Zach Hyman scored two goals, including his 40th of the season, as Edmonton won its second straight game.

Stuart Skinner made 32 saves for the Oilers and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two assists.

Robert Thomas had a goal and an assist for the Blues, who have gone 2-5-1 in their last games to fall off the pace in the Western Conference playoff race.

Pavel Buchnevich also scored for St. Louis, Jordan Kyrou had two assists and Jordan Binnington made 32 saves.

The Blues jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first 4:49 of the game.

Thomas struck first with a power-play goal. He took a pass from Torey Krug and snapped a shot from the high slot through Jake Neighbours’ screen and past Skinner.

Then Buchnevich scored 2:30 later from the bottom off left circle after taking Kyrou’s centering pass from behind the net.

Edmonton cut its deficit to 2-1 with 1:44 left in the first period with a power-play goal. Hyman went to the net to convert McDavid’s centering pass from the left side.

The Oilers caught the Blues on a bad player change to tie the game 2-2 at the 4:54 mark of the second period. Evan Bouchard connected with McDavid on a long outlet pass to create a 2-on-0 break, then Hyman scored his 40th goal of the season off McDavid’s centering pass.

The teams exchanged great scoring chances early in the third period, but Oilers defenseman Brett Kulak hit the crossbar on one end, then Skinner denied Zachary Bolduc on a 2-on-1 opportunity at the other end as the game wound toward overtime.

–Field Level Media

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