Ottawa Senators 5-6 Edmonton Oilers

Taylor Hall had a goal and two assists to help the Edmonton Oilers come from behind to beat the Ottawa Senators in overtime but a five-goal first period cost them a vital point on…

Ottawa Senators 5-6 Edmonton Oilers

Taylor Hall had a goal and two assists to help the Edmonton Oilers come from behind to beat the Ottawa Senators in overtime but a five-goal first period cost them a vital point on the road in the tight battle for points with the Western Conference’s final wild card spot.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau opened the scoring four minutes into the game and Matthew Peca scored his second goal of the season four minutes later before winger Zack Smith’s second of the season gave the Senators a 3-0 lead.

The Oilers’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins missed the game as he attended his grandfather’s funeral in southern California and Taylor Hall got the Oilers on the board with a power-play goal at 14:53 before Tom Gilbert and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tied the game with 1:55 left in the first period.

Hall scored a power-play goal 30 seconds into the second period to tie the game at 4-4 and Magnus Paajarvi’s goal 37 seconds into the third period put the Oilers in front 5-4.

Alex Chiasson’s strike 7:25 into the third period tied the game at 5-5 and Braden Holtby made the save of the game after he slid across the crease to glove away a Gabriel Landeskog shot. Hall, who had two assists, put the Oilers in front with a low shot past Holtby after a long clearing attempt but Kyle Turris’s wrister forced overtime.

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