"We got a little passive in the 3rd," Nugent-Hopkins said."I was one year out of being a novice in the league, that is a long time earlier," said Oilers head coach Dave Tippett. Quinn wasn't pleased with two calls on Lindgren. I never would have thought it would have been the game-winning objective,"Archibald said. The return continued with 3:45 left in the 3rd period as Koskinen made a glove conserve on a Zibanejad shot, however that glove was considered to be well over the goal line.

The Edmonton Oilers almost permitted what would have been a suspicious first in NHL history on Tuesday.

James Neal had three objectives and an assist and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a goal and three helpers as the Oilers barely held on for a 7-5 success over the New York Rangers after holding a 6-0 lead.

No group in NHL history has actually ever returned to win from a 6-0 deficit.

"We got a little passive in the third," Nugent-Hopkins stated. "They have some high-end ability that will make you pay if you relax excessive, however at the end of the day we got the two points and we're happy with the win."

Leon Draisaitl, Josh Archibald and Kailer Yamamoto likewise scored for the Oilers (21-17-4) who snapped a two-game losing skid and won for simply the 3rd time in their last 11 games.