Edmonton 4, Pittsburgh 3

Friday, January 10, 2014 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 32-12-2-0 19-3-0-0 13-9-2-0 L1
Edmonton 15-27-3-2 8-12-1-1 7-15-2-1 W1

Recap


Oilers 4, Penguins 3 (OT): Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored his second power-play goal of the night 61 seconds into overtime as host Edmonton overcame a two-goal deficit to upend Pittsburgh.

The Oilers made the Penguins pay after Craig Adams failed to clear the puck as Jordan Eberle made a cross-slot pass to Nugent-Hopkins, who blasted a shot past Jeff Zatkoff (27 saves) from the doorstep to end the contest.

Nugent-Hopkins also assisted on Taylor Hall's tally and defenseman Anton Belov netted his first career goal with 1:59 remaining in the third period to forge a 3-3 tie. Devan Dubnyk finished with 25 saves for Edmonton, which posted its second win in seven outings (2-3-2).

Captain Sidney Crosby recorded his first career goal against the Oilers to extend his point streak to seven games before setting up defenseman Kris Letang for a power-play tally. James Neal scored his seventh goal in seven contests for the Penguins, who are 5-0-2 in their last seven meetings with Edmonton.

With Nugent-Hopkins serving a holding penalty, Pittsburgh converted two seconds into the ensuing power play. Crosby cleanly won a faceoff and Letang skated across the bridge of the left circle before wiring a shot inside the left post with 7:44 remaining in the third to give Pittsburgh a 3-2 lead. Belov answered as his shot from along the blue line beat a screened Zatkoff.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Crosby's first career goal against Edmonton was hardly aesthetically pleasing as his attempted feed to LW Chris Kunitz caromed off the stick of Edmonton's Sam Gagner and into the net for his team-leading 25th tally. Crosby has scored against every NHL team except Chicago, San Jose and St. Louis in his career. ... Neal has collected three goals and three assists during his four-game point streak. ... Gagner played at right wing with C Nugent-Hopkins and LW Hall on the team's top line.

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   Edmonton
Sidney Crosby 2 Points Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 3
Sidney Crosby 1 Goals Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 2
Sidney Crosby 1 Assists Jordan Eberle 2
Kris Letang 1 Power Play Goals Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 2
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jeff Zatkoff .871 Save Percentage Devan Dubnyk .893
Jeff Zatkoff 27 Saves Devan Dubnyk 25

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 28 3 1-4 2-4 12 28
Edmonton 31 4 2-4 3-4 12 32

Upcoming Games

  • Edmonton will play its next game on the road against Chicago. The Oilers have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play its next game on the road against Calgary. The Penguins have a W/L % of .727 after a win and .615 after a loss.