GAME RECAP: Bruins 6, Oilers 5 (OT)

EDMONTON, AB – Defenceman Charlie McAvoy scored the game-winner 3:10 into overtime on Wednesday night to cut Edmonton’s comeback bid short and bring an end to an 11-goal thriller at Rogers Place in a 6-5 victory for the Boston Bruins.

Warren Foegele scored twice while Mattias Janmark, Corey Perry and Zach Hyman each had a goal in the third period to erase two separate Boston leads after the visitors led 4-1 with just over six minutes remaining in the second period. Janmark and Perry scored 1:10 apart in the final frame before Hyman notched his team-leading 34th goal of the year just 44 seconds after David Pastrnak restored Boston’s advantage with 7:19 left in regulation.

The Bruins came up with a vital penalty kill in the late stages of the third period and early in overtime, leading to McAvoy scoring the game-winning goal on a terrific drag around Evander Kane and backhand beyond Stuart Skinner with 1:50 left in sudden death to give Boston the extra point.

“We’re happy with the way we battled back, down 4-1 against a really good team,” Hyman said post-game. “To be able to come back twice and earn a point I think says a lot about our team. We faced adversity, but at the same time, you don’t want to put yourself in that position. I think we have to learn. Since we’ve been back, we’ve put ourselves in this position too often and we have to learn to play consistently throughout the whole game.”

Connor McDavid and Cody Ceci each had two assists, while Stuart Skinner stopped 30 of 36 shots in his 100th career start.

The road team has now won seven straight games in this head-to-head matchup, with the season series set to be wrapped up on Mar. 5 at TD Garden in Boston.

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