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Golden Knights defeat Oilers 4-3 in OT

Field Level Media
26 Mar 2023, 15:19 GMT+10

Nicolas Roy put in a rebound of his own shot at 2:26 of overtime to give the visiting Vegas Golden Knights a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.

Roy, left alone in front of the net, took a pass from Jack Eichel and was stopped on a backhand try by Edmonton goaltender Stuart Skinner. But Roy scooped up the rebound and swept it in around Skinner's left leg for the game-winner.

Eichel had a goal and two assists, Jonathan Marchessault added a goal and an assist, and Pavel Dorofeyev also scored for Pacific Division-leading Vegas (46-21-6, 98 points), which tied a team record with its seventh straight road victory. The Golden Knights improved to 24-7-5 on the road, a team record for road wins in a season.

Laurent Brossoit, the fourth different starting goalie in four games for the Golden Knights, made 27 saves in his first game since suffering a lower-body injury on Feb. 25 against the Dallas Stars.

Leon Draisaitl had a goal and an assist, and Zach Hyman and Warren Foegele also scored for Edmonton (41-23-9, 91 points), which had a five-game winning streak snapped. Skinner finished with 31 saves.

Vegas took a 1-0 lead at 1:01 of the first period. Eichel finished an odd-man rush with Ivan Barbashev with a wrist shot from the bottom of the right circle past Skinner's blocker side and inside the far post for his 27th goal of the season.

Edmonton rebounded to tie it 2 1/2 minutes later when Hyman drove in a Draisaitl pass through Brossoit's pads for his 31st goal.

The Golden Knights regained the lead near the end of the first period on a power-play goal by Dorofeyev.

The Oilers tied it, 2-2, midway through the second period on a power-play goal by Draisaitl. He took a Connor McDavid pass at the bottom of the right circle and then spun around and fired a shot through Brossoit's pads for his 45th goal and league-leading 28th power-play tally.

Marchessault then gave Vegas its third lead of the game at the 6:57 mark of the third period, when he one-timed a Eichel pass from the top of the slot for his 24th goal.

Edmonton tied it midway through the period when Foegele skated in and snapped a shot from the top of the left circle under Brossoit's left arm.

--Field Level Media

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