Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) – Nikita Nikitin scored the go-ahead goal in
the second period and the Edmonton Oilers hung on for a 3-2 win over the
Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.
Nikitin tallied on the power play off a high point one-timed slap shot at the
16:08 mark of the frame and Ben Scrivens made 13 of his 32 saves in the third
period to preserve the victory.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Justin Schultz also lit the lamp, while Teddy Purcell
dished out two assists for Edmonton, which has won two straight following an
Mike Green and John Carlson netted goals for the Capitals, who were the last
team in the NHL to suffer a regulation loss. Braden Holtby stopped 17 shots in