Boston Bruins scores late to beat Edmonton Oilers 3-2 – Edmonton | The Canadian News

Matt Grzelcyk scored late in the third period to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night at Rogers Place. The Oilers have lost four in a row.

“We did enough to win tonight and we didn’t win so we have to keep fighting,” Oilers head coach Dave Tippett said after the game.

“You can’t let frustration get you.”

The Bruins scored the only goal of the first period when Brad Marchand beat Oilers goalkeeper Stuart Skinner on a short break with 3:45 left in the session. It was the first foul goal allowed by the Oilers this season.

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At the start of the second period, Edmonton forward Kailer Yamamoto was brought down by Boston’s Craig Smith while killing a penalty. No calls were made, allowing Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk to shoot home his fifth goal of the season.

The Boston Bruins ‘Craig Smith (12), Matt Grzelcyk (48) and Jake DeBrusk (74) celebrate a goal while Edmonton Oilers’ Devin Shore (14) skates during second period of NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alta. , Thursday, December 9, 2021.


“I thought we took the play most of the night five on five, but sometimes it comes in and sometimes it doesn’t,” Oilers captain Connor McDavid said of the loss.

“If we keep doing the right things like we are doing it, it will start to work.”

The Oilers finally got on the scoreboard with 1:46 to play in the second when Leon Draisaitl made a single pass from Tyson Barrie that edged past Bruins goalie Linus Ullmark for a power hit.

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Draisaitl made it 2-2 with another power play goal midway through the third.

Boston Bruins goalkeeper Linus Ullmark (35) looks away as Edmonton Oilers’ Zach Hyman (18), Leon Draisaitl (29) and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) celebrate a goal during second period of hockey action. the NHL in Edmonton, Alta., Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021.


“I think the last three games probably could have gone either way,” Draisaitl said after the game.

“I thought we were the best team tonight, but that’s the NHL, we have also won games where they have surpassed us.”

Grzelcyk hit a shot past Skinner’s blocker with 2:35 left.

With Skinner on the bench for the extra hitter, Oilers winger Zach Hyman had a redirection opportunity after receiving a pass from Draisaitl, but the puck went off his stick into the slot.

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“We have to find a way to keep that last one out of the net and get him into overtime and give ourselves a chance,” Draisaitl said.

“This is how it happens when you are falling: you find a way to lose these kinds of games.”

Oilers defender Kris Russell left the game in the fourth minute of the second period with an upper body injury.

“I talked to him between periods and he didn’t look very good, but I don’t have a full update yet,” Tippett said.

“I have a feeling that some time might be lost.”

Ullmark finished with 41 saves. Skinner stopped 27.

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The Oilers (16-9) host Carolina on Saturday.

–With files from Brenden Escott, 630 CHED

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