The Edmonton Oilers looked to get back into the win column on Monday night, on the road facing the Washington Capitals. A battle of two teams with star-studded rosters, the Oilers hoped to stop their losing streak on the first game of their four-game road trip.
The Capitals jumped out to a 2–0 lead just over 20 minutes into the game before Connor McDavid got the Oilers on the board with his 13th of the season. It was a back-and-forth affair from there, both teams trading goals right up to the final buzzer. Unfortunately, the Capitals scored the eventual winner with just under two minutes left off a gorgeous between-the-legs power play feed from Alex Ovechkin to Evgeny Kuznetsov. Washington held on for a 5–4 win, despite Ryan Nugent-Hopkins making it interesting with just over a minute left in regulation.
The Oilers fall to 7–6–0. They’ll look to snap a three game slide on the second half of the back-to-back against the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight.
|Dylan Strome||Unassisted||18:15 | 1st||EDM 0 – 1 WSH|
|Dylan Strome (PPG)||Evgeny Kuznetsov, Erik Gustafsson||00:26 | 2nd||EDM 0 – 2 WSH|
|Connor McDavid||Leon Draisaitl, Tyson Barrie||08:33 | 2nd||EDM 1 – 2 WSH|
|Evgeny Kuznetsov (PPG)||Dylan Strome, Erik Gustafsson||12:25 | 2nd||EDM 1 – 3 WSH|
|Ryan Nugent-Hopkins||Zach Hyman||14:10 | 2nd||EDM 2 – 3 WSH|
|Alex Ovechkin (PPG)||Erik Gustafsson, Evgeny Kuznetsov||14:36 | 2nd||EDM 2 – 4 WSH|
|Leon Draisaitl||Zach Hyman, Evander Kane||02:54 | 3rd||EDM 3 – 4 WSH|
|Evgeny Kuznetsov (PPG)||Alex Ovechkin||18:09 | 3rd||EDM 3 – 5 WSH|
|Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (PPG)||Darnell Nurse, Connor McDavid||18:54 | 3rd||EDM 4 – 5 WSH|
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