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The Edmonton Oilers stunned the New York Rangers with four goals in the third period to earn a 4-3 victory at Madison Square Garden Saturday afternoon.
The Rangers jumped in front 2:20 into the game when Alexis Lafreniere deflected in a goal mouth pass from Adam Fox. They thought they went up 2-0 on a power play goal by Artemi Panarin later in the first, but the play was negated after the Oilers successfully challenged for offside.
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With 5:28 left in the second, Braden Schneider beat Jack Campbell with a shot from the right shot. The Oilers challenged for goalie interference as Ryan Carpenter nudged Campbell as the puck went in. After a lengthy review, the goal was taken off the board. However, the Rangers came right back with goals 33-seconds-apart by Chris Kreider and Julien Gauthier.
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Evan Bouchard ended a goalless drought of 119:48 minutes for the Oilers early in the third, wristing home a shot from the right side for his first of the season. Bouchard struck again less than three minutes later, and suddenly the Oilers were within a goal with 12:28 on the clock. Dylan Holloway then fired off a shot off the short side post and in to even it up with 9:39 left. It was Holloway’s first career goal.
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Late in the third, Lafreniere was penalized for pulling off Tyson Barrie’s helmet. Leon Draisaitl tapped in pass on the subsequent power play to record the winner with 2:02 left.
Campbell earned the win with 20 saves. Ryan McLeod had 20 saves.
The Oilers, 11-10, will host the Florida Panthers on Monday (630 CHED, Face-off Show at 6 p.m., game at 7:30 p.m.).