Oilers blow 3rd-period lead before recovering to stop Canucks in shootout

Kyle Turris scored the shootout winner because the Edmonton Oilers began the season off with a victory, defeating the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Wednesday.

Jesse Puljujarvi and Zach Hyman scored in regulation for the Oilers, who gave up a late lead. Edmonton additionally received a pair of assists from Connor McDavid.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Quinn Hughes responded for the Canucks.

Edmonton received the sport’s first purpose with three minutes left within the opening interval as Puljujarvi confirmed good arms in entrance, selecting out the rebound from a Darnell Nurse shot earlier than depositing it previous Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko.

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Midway through the second, the Oilers were looking for more on a Kailer Yamamoto breakaway, but Demko was able to make the stop.

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The Oilers made it 2-0 with three minutes left in the second frame with a pretty three-way passing play finished off when Hyman scored his first as an Oiler into a wide-open net on a perfect feed from Leon Draisaitl.

Vancouver finally got one past Oilers starter Mike Smith on its 32 shot of the night as Ekman-Larsson scored on a power-play blast from the point with seven-and-a-half minutes left in the third.

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The Canucks tied the competition with 2:49 on a purpose that Smith would seemingly like to have again as Hughes snuck a shot briefly aspect, ultimately sending the sport to extra time.

The Canucks proceed their six-game street journey — the longest street swing to begin a season in franchise historical past — in Philadelphia on Friday. The Oilers stay dwelling to face the Calgary Flames on Saturday.

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