New Jersey Devils outscore Edmonton Oilers for OT win

Jack Hughes scored the overtime winner giving the New Jersey Devils a 6-5 decision over the Edmonton Oilers Friday afternoon.

The teams combined for three goals in the first 3:05 of the game.

Jack Huhges ripped in a power play goal 1:38 in. Connor McDavid converted a pass from Ryan McLeod to make it 1-1, but Nico Hischier put the Devils back in front just 17 seconds later.

At the six-minute mark of the first, Kailer Yamamoto deflected a Slater Koekkoek point shot for his sixth of the season. Dawson Mercer flipped a shot past Mike Smith to give the Devils a 3-2 edge with 8:50 left in the first.

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McDavid scored the only goal of the second period, taking a stretch pass from Duncan Keith and going in alone to beat Mackenzie Blackwood with a move to the forehand.

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The Devils took the lead again five minutes into the third when Janne Kuokkanen ripped a long shot right under the crossbar. Less than two minutes later, Devin Shore chopped in a pass from McLeod to knot it at four.

With a delayed penalty coming to the Devils, Leon Draisaitl set up Yamamoto to give the Oilers their first lead with 11:42 left. Yegor Sharangovich sent the game to overtime by scoring with 31.5 ticks on the clock.

One minute into overtime, Smith stopped Hughes on a breakaway. With 2:05 left, Hughes wristed a shot through a screen. Smith couldn’t corral it, and the puck flopped over the goal line for the game winner.

The Oilers, 18-12-1, will visit the New York Islanders on Saturday. The Face-off Show is on 630 CHED at 10:30 a.m. The game will start at noon.

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