LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teddy Purcell scored 1:16 into overtime, and the Edmonton Oilers twice rallied from a third-period deficit before earning a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.
Oscar Klefbom and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored tying goals in the third for the Oilers, who snapped a six-game skid at Honda Center with a comeback victory. Purcell ended it with a breakaway, roaring past Rickard Rakell for his third goal of the season.READ MORE: 3 Killed In Fiery Wreck In Burbank
Anders Nilsson made 34 saves for Edmonton. Leon Draisaitl had a goal and two assists, matching the highest-scoring game of the 20-year-old German’s career.
Corey Perry scored two goals for the Ducks, including the 300th of his career in the third period. Anaheim has earned points in six consecutive games in November, but has lost back-to-back home games.
Shawn Horcoff scored early in the third period and Frederik Andersen stopped 23 shots for Anaheim, which had won 21 of its last 25 meetings with the Oilers. Andersen had never lost to Edmonton.READ MORE: Police Dog Reportedly Bites 5-Year-Old Boy In Head
Perry got credit for a goal in the first period when Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse accidentally kicked in his pass attempt during a power play. Draisaitl evened it with a power-play goal early in the second after a slick cross-ice pass from Benoit Pouliot.
Horcoff scored his 500th career point off a behind-the-net pass from Cam Fowler early in the third. The 37-year-old Horcoff’s second goal for his new team came against Edmonton, where he played his first 12 NHL seasons.
Klefbom tied it moments later with a long shot through traffic for his third goal. Perry scored in front of Nilsson to put Anaheim back ahead, but the lead again lasted only moments, with Nugent-Hopkins getting his sixth goal.
NOTES: With his 300th, Perry pulled even with Paul Kariya for second place on the Ducks’ career goals list. … Perry also has 30 points in his last 32 games against Edmonton. … Horcoff played 796 regular-season games for Edmonton, becoming the Oilers’ captain in 2010. … Rakell returned to Anaheim’s lineup after missing three games with an upper-body injury.MORE NEWS: LAPD Officer Suspended After Resisting Arrest By Ventura County Deputies
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