Watch: Oilers down Panthers 4-3 in shootout win
There’s 10 seconds left in the third period and there’s only one guy in the whole building the Florida Panthers have to really watch, Connor McDavid, and somehow they don’t see No. 97 standing all by himself.
So, McDavid takes sidekick Leon Draisaitl’s feed with goalie Cam Talbot pulled for an extra attacker and calmly slides it past James Reimer for his 26th goal to get the Edmonton Oilers to OT and McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored in the shootout to put the finishing touches on a 4-3 victory.
“This is a real opportunity for us (six home games in the next seven) and we have to do something with it. We have to make hay here,” said Oiler coach Ken Hitchcock. “We’ve got six teams for those two wild card spots.”
Author: David Bloom