Dylan Larkin and Patrik Nemeth scored in the very first duration, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 Tuesday night to end an eight-game losing streak.
Larkin transformed on a power play 7:41 into the video game, raising the puck from the front of the crease. Nemeth, who signed as a totally free agent last summer, scored his first goal with the Red Wings less than a minute later on.
A long scoreless stretch for both teams ended with 7:12 left in the video game when Leon Draisaitl scored from the best circle to pull Edmonton within one.
Edmonton had a male benefit soon afterwards however could not capitalize despite superstar Connor McDavid and Draisaitl putting shots on internet.
Filip Hronek added an empty-net goal late in the video game to seal a much-needed victory for the rebuilding Red Wings.
Mikko Koskinen stopped 25 shots for the Oilers, who have dropped 4 of their last five after opening the season 7-1.
Koskinen, who entered 5-0, provided up 2 goals on the first seven shots he faced before keeping his team in the game.
Fast forward Andreas Athanasiou had a set of breakaways for Detroit and was rejected each time by Koskinen.