Leon Draisiatl scores in overtime to lift Oilers over Bruins

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Boston Bruins’ and the Edmonton Oilers’ get into a brawl during third period in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday Oct. 18, 2018. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
EDMONTON, Alberta — Leon Draisiatl scored in overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night in their home opener.

Connor McDavid set up the winner at 37 seconds of the extra period, and Kailer Yamamoto and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored to help the Oilers win their third straight.

David Krejci and David Pastrnak scored for Boston. The Bruins have dropped two in a row.

Boston opened the scoring midway through the second period following an Edmonton giveaway. Krejci was left alone at the side of the net for his first goal of the season. The Oilers soon tied it on Yamamoto’s first NHL goal.

Off McDavid’s assist, Nugent-Hopkins put Edmonton ahead on a power play 7:30 into the third period. Nugent-Hopkins has seven points in the last three games.

Boston tied it with 8:34 to go when Brad Marchand fed it in front to Pastrnak for his eighth.

Notes: Edmonton was the last of the NHL’s 31 teams to have its home opener. The Oilers played their first four games on the road, including starting the season in Sweden. It is the latest Edmonton has ever had its home opener in a non-lockout season. … Zdeno Chara played his 900th regular season game with the Bruins. The 41-year-old has played in 1,429 games over 21 NHL seasons.

UP NEXT

Bruins: At Vancouver on Saturday night.

Oilers: Host Nashville on Saturday night.

 

Boston Bruins’ Brad Marchand (63) battles for the puck with Edmonton Oilers’ Darnell Nurse (25) during second period in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday Oct. 18, 2018. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
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