Edmonton 3, NY Islanders 2

Thursday, March 6, 2014 9:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Islanders 24-32-5-4 9-16-4-4 15-16-1-0 L1
Edmonton 22-34-6-2 12-15-2-1 10-19-4-1 W2


Oilers 3, Islanders 2 (OT): Taylor Hall scored 2:29 into overtime to complete a comeback from a two-goal third-period deficit for host Edmonton.

Former Islander Ryan Smyth and defenseman Philip Larsen tallied 8:25 apart in the third as the Oilers won their second straight following a three-game winless drought (0-1-2). Ben Scrivens made 32 saves and denied Michael Grabner on a breakaway with 40 seconds left in regulation.

Frans Nielsen and rookie Anders Lee scored first-period goals for New York, which lost for only the fourth time in its last 15 road games (11-3-1) and remained winless in Edmonton since the 2002-03 season. Evgeni Nabokov turned aside 26 shots but was unable to hold off Edmonton in the final 20 minutes.

The Islanders opened the scoring midway through the opening period, when Nielsen finished off a 2-on-1 rush for a short-handed tally. Lee doubled the lead with 1:39 remaining in the period with his fourth goal in five games this season. 

Smyth began the comeback when he converted during a man advantage at 8:28, tying Glenn Anderson for the most power-play goals in franchise history with 126. Larsen, appearing in his first game since Jan. 29, tied it with 3:07 to play as he collected a loose puck at the top of the left faceoff circle and drove to the net before beating a screened Nabokov.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Nielsen's tally was the league-high 11th short-handed goal surrendered by Edmonton and halted his seven-game point drought. ... Oilers D Jeff Petry exited the game with a back injury and did not return. ... Smyth had been tied for second on the franchise's power-play goal list with Wayne Gretzky, who was in attendance and received a standing ovation.

Top Game Performances

NY Islanders   Edmonton
Anders Lee 1 Points Ryan Smyth 2
Anders Lee 1 Goals Ryan Smyth 1
Cal Clutterbuck 1 Assists Sam Gagner 2
N/A Power Play Goals Ryan Smyth 1
Frans Nielsen 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Evgeni Nabokov .897 Save Percentage Ben Scrivens .941
Evgeni Nabokov 26 Saves Ben Scrivens 32

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Islanders 34 2 0-4 3-4 13 34
Edmonton 29 3 1-4 4-4 13 34

Upcoming Games

  • Edmonton will play its next game at home against Los Angeles. The Oilers have a W/L % of .381 after a win and .326 after a loss.
  • NY Islanders will play its next game on the road against Calgary. The Islanders have a W/L % of .320 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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