EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — A return home was apparently just what the struggling Edmonton Oilers needed.
Jordan Eberle scored in the shootout to lift the Oilers to a 3-2 victory over Boston on Wednesday night, snapping the Bruins’ five-game winning streak.
Mark Letestu and Matt Hendricks scored in regulation as the Oilers won for the second time in six games. Edmonton was coming off a 1-3-1 road trip that was capped by a 3-0 loss at Toronto on Monday night.
“We weren’t at all pleased with how our road trip ended in Toronto,” Edmonton coach Todd McLellan said. “To come back and play and engage in a game against a big, physical team was something we needed.”
Anders Nilsson continued to make his case to be the Oilers’ No. 1 goalie, making 38 saves through overtime and stopping all three shots he faced in the shootout.
“Huge win for us,” Nilsson said. “We knew it was going to be a tough game going into this one and I think all the guys wanted to bounce back from the Toronto game. We didn’t play our best game against them so we wanted to bounce back and show the home town fans what we’re capable of.”
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