National Hockey League
Edmonton 4, Washington 3
When: 9:00 PM ET, Thursday, October 24, 2019
Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta
Referees: Chris Lee, Peter MacDougall
Linesmen: Steve Barton, Ryan Daisy
Attendance: 17144

Leon Draisaitl scored twice, including the winner at 1:18 of overtime, as the Edmonton Oilers rallied to defeat the visiting Washington Capitals 4-3 Thursday night in a matchup of division leaders.

Connor McDavid snapped a three-game pointless streak with a goal and two assists for the Oilers, who had lost their previous two games. Darnell Nurse also scored for Edmonton and goaltender Mikko Koskinen made 25 saves to improve to 5-0-0 this season.

Draisaitl took a pass from McDavid on a three-on-one break and scored the overtime winner as Edmonton remained unbeaten at Rogers Place in five games (5-0-0).

Alex Ovechkin scored twice for the Capitals and Jakub Vrana got the other goal as Washington outscored Edmonton 3-0 in the second period. Goalie Braden Holtby stopped 36 of 40 shots as Washington's four-game winning streak was snapped.

The Oilers trailed 3-1 entering the third period. Draisaitl pulled them within a goal at 4:25 of the period, converting a two-on-one break with McDavid.

McDavid tied the score at 18:22 of the third, snapping a shot from the top of the slot that Holtby got a piece of before the puck trickled through his pads and just over the goal line.

Trailing 1-0 after the first period, the Capitals erupted.

Vrana tied it with an unassisted goal at 5:40 of the period, spinning and firing a rebound over Koskinen's left shoulder.

Ovechkin gave the Capitals the lead just 47 seconds later, tipping a point shot by Jonas Siegenthaler through Koskinen's pads. League scoring leader John Carlson got the secondary assist to extend his points streak to nine games, a franchise record for a defenseman.

Ovechkin added a power-play goal at 13:40 of the second, taking a backhanded pass from Tom Wilson in the left faceoff circle and beating Koskinen high to the glove side.

Nurse snapped Edmonton's scoreless streak at 165 minutes, 58 seconds at 13:20 of the first period. After Zack Kassian won a faceoff in the Oilers' defensive zone, Nurse joined the rush and took a pass from Draisaitl at center ice. Nurse, a defenseman, drove deep into the Capitals' end before attempting a centering pass. The puck deflected off the stick of the Capitals' Dmitry Orlov and under Holtby.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Washington   Edmonton
Alex Ovechkin 2 Points Leon Draisaitl 3
Alex Ovechkin 2 Goals Leon Draisaitl 2
Jakub Vrana 1 Assists Connor McDavid 2
Alex Ovechkin 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Braden Holtby .900 Save Percentage Mikko Koskinen .893
Braden Holtby 36 Saves Mikko Koskinen 25
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Washington 28 3 1-2 2-2 6 34
Edmonton 40 4 0-2 1-2 6 33
Upcoming Games
  • Edmonton will play their next game at home against Florida. The Oilers have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Vancouver. The Capitals have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .500 after a loss.