Oilers win emotional game against the Kings

The Edmonton Oilers have improved to 2-1 on the season following an emotional 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

Just moments after Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a controversial goal called off because Sam Gagner had allegedly interfered with Kings’ goaltender Jonathan Quick, first overall pick Nail Yakupov scored his biggest goal as an Oiler with four seconds left in the contest to tie the game at one.

Then in the overtime, Sam Gagner scored the winner on the powerplay when the Kings were called for too many men on the ice.

The Oilers finally scored on the powerplay after going zero for nine to that point.

Thumbs up to the Oilers penalty killers who improved immensely after their poor performance against San Jose on Tuesday.

Thumbs down to TSN for awarding Quick the player of the game with five minutes left in the third period. They should wait to name their player of the game once the game comes to a complete finish or not at all.

The Oilers will next play the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday with their next home game on Monday against the Colorado Avalanche.

 

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