Edmonton Oilers score 3 in third period to win at Boston – Edmonton | The Canadian News

Leon Draisaitl scored two goals and an assist when the Edmonton Oilers scored a 5-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

“It says a lot about our group that we don’t stop; we just keep playing our way and try to keep it even if it’s not pretty, “said Draisaitl. “But at the same time, I think there are a lot of things we can improve on that we don’t have to score five goals in every game to win a game.”

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LISTEN BELOW: Leon Draisaitl

The teams exchanged goals 44 seconds apart before the game ended six minutes. David Pastrnak slid a puck under Mikko Koskinen, then Evan Bouchard fired just under the crossbar for his second of the season.

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Brad Marchand put the Bruins in front within five minutes of the second. Again, the greasers were quick to respond. Zach Hyman skidded in front from the corner and scored his eighth 24 seconds later.

“You definitely want to get back on the board and turn the momentum in your favor as soon as you can,” Hyman said. “Again, it’s just one of those games where you keep pushing and the puck came in, I guess in a timely manner, so it was good.”

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LISTEN BELOW: Zach Hyman

Brandon Carlo makes the Bruins 3-2 with a slap from the spot at the end of the session.

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Carlo returned the goal to the Oilers at 6:22 of the third. He sniffed a pass in front of his own net, allowing Draisaitl to hit his past eleventh Linus UIllmark. Just over three minutes later, Draisaitl finished off a pass from Cody Ceci to give the Oilers their first lead of the night.

Patrnak appeared to have the tying goal at his stick with eight minutes to go. Koskinen was on his back, but Pastrnak fired from Koskinen’s skid. Ceci scored her first of the season in another Boston drawing with 2:19 to go.

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“Ceci got a puck to the ear, he scored a goal, he had an assist, he did a lot tonight, great for him,” head coach Dave Tippett said after the game.

LISTEN BELOW: Dave Tippett

Koskinen made 26 saves to improve to 8-1. The Bruins were 5-0 at home going into the game.

Before the game, Tippett said goalkeeper Mike Smith had returned to Edmonton to receive treatment for his lower body injury. Smith has been out since October 19.

The Oilers, 10-2, are back in Buffalo on Friday. See the show face-to-face at 630 CHED at 3:30 p.m. Game starts at 5 p.m.

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