"We were down 3-1 and had actually made a couple of mistakes, but we felt like we were playing all right," stated Oilers head coach Dave Tippett. "We simply said let's stick with it in the 3rd period and we got some momentum, we got rolling. The Oilers ended a prolonged scoring dry spell which had actually seen them go 2 straight games without a goal-- long lasting 165:58 total-- when they discovered the back of the web with 6:40 left in the very first period. Washington took a 2-1 lead just 47 seconds later on as Ovechkin tipped in a Jonas Siegenhaler shot. Edmonton cut into the deficit four-and-a-half minutes later on a goal by Draisaitl. Emerging trends in the early days of the NHL season:
Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen made 25 saves to become the very first netminder in group history to leave to a 5-0 start.
Alex Ovechkin had a set of goals and Jakub Vrana also scored for the Capitals (7-2-3), who saw a four-game winning streak pertained to and end.
Caps goalie Braden Holtby made 36 conserves in the loss.
"He played terrific," Ovechkin said of his goalie. "He was the finest player out there for both teams I believe and it sucks that we didn't understand for him."
The Oilers ended a prolonged scoring dry spell which had seen them go 2 straight games without a goal-- long lasting 165:58 general-- when they discovered the back of the internet with 6:40 left in the first period. A Nurse shot ticked off the stick of Washington protector Dmitry Orlov and previous Holtby.
The Capitals tied the video game six minutes into the second duration as Vrana tucked a shot under the arm of Koskinen.
Washington took a 2-1 lead simply 47 seconds later on as Ovechkin tipped in a Jonas Siegenhaler shot. Ovechkin extended his points scoring streak to 9 video games on the objective, as did John Carlson, giving him the longest point streak by a defenceman in team history.
Ovechkin added his second of the game and ninth of the season with six minutes left in the 2nd duration, picking the top corner on the power play.
Edmonton cut into the deficit four-and-a-half minutes later an objective by Draisaitl. McDavid got an assist to end a three-game run without a point.
The Oilers got the equalizer with 1:37 staying in the 3rd and Koskinen on the bench for the additional aggressor, as McDavid took a feed from James Neal and dripped a shot that simply got previous Holtby and over the line to send out the video game into overtime.
The Capitals play the 4th video game of a five-game trip in Vancouver on Friday, while the Oilers stay house to face the Florida Panthers on Sunday.