3, Islanders 2 (OT)
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[March 07, 2014]
Alberta — Oilers 3, Islanders 2 (OT):
Hall scored 2:29 into overtime to complete a comeback from a two-goal
third-period deficit for host Edmonton.
Former Islander Ryan Smyth and defenseman Philip Larsen tallied
8:25 apart in the third as the Oilers won their second straight
following a three-game winless drought (0-1-2). Ben Scrivens made 32
saves and denied Michael Grabner on a breakaway with 40 seconds left
Frans Nielsen and rookie Anders Lee scored first-period goals for
New York, which lost for only the fourth time in its last 15 road
games (11-3-1) and remained winless in Edmonton since the 2002-03
season. Evgeni Nabokov turned aside 26 shots but was unable to hold
off Edmonton in the final 20 minutes.
The Islanders opened the scoring midway through the opening period,
when Nielsen finished off a 2-on-1 rush for a short-handed tally.
Lee doubled the lead with 1:39 remaining in the period with his
fourth goal in five games this season.
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Smyth began the comeback when he converted during a man advantage at
8:28, tying Glenn Anderson for the most power-play goals in
franchise history with 126. Larsen, appearing in his first game
since Jan. 29, tied it with 3:07 to play as he collected a loose
puck at the top of the left faceoff circle and drove to the net
before beating a screened Nabokov.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Nielsen's tally was the league-high 11th short-handed
goal surrendered by Edmonton and halted his seven-game point
drought. ... Oilers D Jeff Petry exited the game with a back injury
and did not return. ... Smyth had been tied for second on the
franchise's power-play goal list with Wayne Gretzky, who was in
attendance and received a standing ovation.
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