Medicine Hat News

Oilers push above .500 with victory over Senators



Goals by defenceman Darnell Nurse, Evan Bouchard and Tyson Barrie lifted the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-2 win Tuesday over the Ottawa Senators.

Others took up the slack as Edmonton’s big guns were held off the scoresheet, ending 10-game point streaks for both Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, who hit the post with the net empty in the dying seconds.

Ottawa, looking to dig itself out of a deep early-season hole, didn’t make it easy.

The win moved the Oilers (8-70) above the .500 mark for the first time this season, largely due to their success against Ottawa (2-11-1), which came into the game leading the league in hits but not much else.

It marked the fourth meeting between the two in 10 days. Edmonton won the first three - 8-5 and 4-2 in Edmonton and 3-1 Monday at the Canadian Tire Centre. They will meet five more times during the regular season.

Connor Brown and Evgenii Dadonov scored for Ottawa. PANTHERS 2, RED WINGS 1 SUNRISE, Fla. — Sergei

Bobrovsky made 31 saves and Patric Hornqvist was credited with the eventual winning goal when a teammate’s shot bounced off his shoulder and into the net as Florida beat Detroit.

Bobrovsky improved to 4-0-1 this season. Alex Wennberg also scored for the Panthers.

Hornqvist’s winner and sixth goal of the season came on a power play when a shot by Aaron Ekblad deflected off his shoulder and over the head of Thomas Greiss at 8:04 of the second period, making the score 2-1. Hornqvist also had an assist.

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