Edmonton, Alta. – Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins were the only scorers in the shootout, and the Edmonton Oilers barely defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4 to 2 on Tuesday.
The Oilers collected two points in the standings despite a moment of confusion in the last half of the match.
Two Knights support players scored in the final seven minutes of the third period to tie the game at Rogers Place.
Ben Houghton and Keegan Kolesar, last at 17:52, took turns to beat Stuart Skinner to get the score to 4-4 when we thought the Albertans were well in the saddle.
In addition to scoring against Logan Thompson as the first player to kick the ball for his club in a playoff game, McDavid also had three points (1-2) in regulation.
Sam Ganer, Matthijs Janmark and Evander Kane also scored for Edmonton (8-12-1), which continues its climb in the standings with its third consecutive victory.
Vegas (14-5-4) lost its second straight game in overtime, following a 2-1 overtime loss in Calgary the day before.
Mark Stone and Michael Amadeo also fooled Skinner, who faced 27 shots, seven fewer than Thompson.
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