Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, left, is inspected off his skates by Oilers ruffian Zack Kassian in the first duration. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

Both were prepared No. 1 in general, Crosby in 2005 and McDavid in 2015. Crosby, a three-time Stanley Cup champion, has won two Conn Smythe prizes, two league MVPs and a pair of scoring titles. McDavid has won two Art Ross trophies and a league MVP in 2017.

Crosby and the Penguins won the 6 previous games, dating to their first matchup on Nov. 8, 2016. Six of the last seven video games, consisting of Saturday, have actually been one-goal contests and four of them went to overtime or a shootout. Last season, Crosby scored a remarkable overtime objective in Edmonton to give Pittsburgh a 6-5 win.

This time, the Oilers won in overtime.

"Both goalies played truly well," Crosby said. "We simply couldn't find a method to get more than one. We had a lot of excellent looks and (Smith) made some conserves. It didn't bounce our method."

Malkin returns

Evgeni Malkin returned from a lower-body injury to put Pittsburgh at full strength for the very first time this season. The Penguins went 7-4 without Malkin, who missed 11 games.

At one point through the very first month of the season, the Penguins played without six regulars, consisting of Malkin, four other top-nine forwards and a defenceman on their top pairing. Malkin played 19:45 on Saturday and tied for a team-best six shots.

"You can see the impact he has on our team when he's in the lineup," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan stated. "I believed for his very first video game back after missing out on a fair quantity of time, he had a respectable video game."

Pittsburgh outshot Edmonton 24-10 to begin the game, and 35-15 through two periods, however Cave scored the Oilers' first goal at 7:21 of the 2nd.

Smith kept it close, allowing Draisaitl to come through in overtime.

"He was our best gamer by far," Draisaitl said of Smith. "He boggled the mind and a big reason that we won."

Pittsburgh's power play went 0-for-5 and is 0-for-19 in the last 8 games. Penguins D John Marino played his very first video game versus his previous group. Edmonton drafted Marino in 2015. Pittsburgh scratched Dominik Kahun, Juuso Riikola and Chad Ruhwedel. Scratches for Edmonton were Riley Sheahan, Tomas Jurco and Brandon Manning.

He's the very first Oiler with 13-plus goals through the group's first 15 video games given that Wayne Gretzky in 1987-88. Dumoulin connected the game with a third-period short-handed objective on Pittsburgh's 47th shot. McDavid, who played his 300th NHL game on Oct. 29, has 3 goals and 10 points versus Crosby and the Penguins. Crosby and the Penguins won the six previous video games, dating to their first matchup on Nov. 8, 2016. Penguins D John Marino played his first game versus his former team.

Goaltender Mike Smith and forward Leon Draisaitl stole the spotlight for the Edmonton Oilers in a game that featured NHL superstars Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid.

Smith stopped 51 shots and Draisaitl scored in overtime to provide the Edmonton Oilers a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.

"It was obviously a quite hectic night for me," Smith stated. "(Pittsburgh) came at us hard and kind of put us back on our heels. We stuck with it and discovered a way to get two more big points."

Draisaitl provided the Oilers the second point with the overtime winner.

When he flipped a rolling puck past Matt Murray on a breakaway 2:37 into overtime for his NHL-best 13th objective of the season, Draisaitl had Alex Galchenyuk on his back. He's the very first Oiler with 13-plus objectives through the group's first 15 games given that Wayne Gretzky in 1987-88. He's likewise the first in group history to reach 26-plus points in 15 video games since Mark Messier in 1989-90.

Draisaitl had 12 goals and 25 points in October and has seven goals and 10 points during a five-game point streak.

Colby Cave, remembered from the American Hockey League a day earlier, also scored for Edmonton, which has three wins in its last 7 video games after beginning 7-1.

Brian Dumoulin scored a short-handed goal for Pittsburgh, which has actually lost 4 of its last 6. Murray made 27 conserves.

The Penguins formerly won 6 straight over the Oilers. Pittsburgh has actually not lost at house in regulation against Edmonton since Jan. 10, 2006, an 18-game streak.

Dumoulin connected the game with a third-period short-handed goal on Pittsburgh's 47th shot. Bryan Rust, on the rush, dropped a pass to Dumoulin, who beat Smith to the glove side with 6:46 left. Pittsburgh had a 51-22 benefit in shots through policy.

"We strove," Crosby said. "We had some truly likelihoods and of course we didn't perform. We had enough chances to win the game."

Crosby, McDavid quiet in 7th head-to-head battle

Crosby and McDavid met for the seventh time head-to-head in a fight of generational talents. It was the very first time McDavid's Oilers bested Crosby and the Penguins. McDavid ended up minus-1 with three shots, while Crosby was likewise minus-1 with 2 shots. McDavid, who played his 300th NHL game on Oct. 29, has 3 objectives and 10 points against Crosby and the Penguins. Crosby has two objectives and 4 points in 7 games against McDavid and the Oilers.


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