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Crosby lifts Penguins past Oilers in OT

Scores second goal at 2:12; McDavid has two points for Edmonton

by Derek Van Diest / Correspondent

EDMONTON -- Sidney Crosby scored his second goal at 2:12 of overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 6-5 win against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Tuesday.

Crosby put the puck between the legs of Oilers forward Ryan Strome, went to the net and scored on a backhand under the glove of Oilers goalie Cam Talbot

"You guys all say that [Connor McDavid's] better than [Crosby], and then he has the puck the whole game and finishes off like that," Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist said. "That's why he's the best player in the world."


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Alex Chiasson and Leon Draisaitl each scored two goals, and Talbot made 25 saves for Edmonton (3-3-1). McDavid had a goal and an assist in 28:26 of ice time.

"We gave up six goals. I'm sure the coaches on both sides won't be happy with that part of it, but I thought offensively we did some really good things," McDavid said. "We kept plays alive and were dangerous."

Video: EA Sports Overtime Winner: Crosby wins it for Pens

Hornqvist had two goals and an assist, Jamie Oleksiak scored twice and Matt Murray made 41 saves for Pittsburgh (4-1-2), which has a point in five straight games (3-0-2).

"It's fun to be in a 6-5 game and be on the right side of them," Crosby said. "It's not necessarily the way you're going to consistently win, and we understand that. I think the game we probably played against Toronto (3-0 win at Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday) is a bit more of a blueprint of how we want to play, but you have to be able to win these ones too."

Crosby scored his first goal of the season on the power play at 10:58 of the first period to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead.

Video: PIT@EDM: Crosby deflects in first goal of the season

Draisaitl tied it 1-1 at 1:06 of the second period on a shot from the slot, and Chiasson scored his first goal with the Oilers to give them a 2-1 lead at 3:10.

"There were lots of positives we can take out of that game," Draisaitl said. "There were also some negatives. It is hard to win in this League when you get scored on six times. But there were a lot of positives. Even though we had some mistakes, we played a pretty solid game."

Oleksiak tied it 2-2 at 7:16, scoring five-hole on Talbot off a pass from Evgeni Malkin. Hornqvist gave the Penguins a 3-2 lead at 10:24 with his first goal of the season.

Chiasson tied it 3-3 at 15:15, converting a pass from Tobias Rieder on a 2-on-0 from in front, but Hornqvist made it 4-3 at 19:05 on a rebound at the right post.

McDavid tied it 4-4 on with a power-play goal at 2:47 of the third period, and Draisaitl scored on a give-and-go on the power play at 4:18 to give Edmonton a 5-4 lead.

Video: PIT@EDM: McDavid whips home PPG to tie the game

Oleksiak tied it 5-5 at 6:51 on a rebound in the high slot.

"Obviously, there was a whole lot of skill on display on both sides and that makes for exciting hockey," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. "We're certainly pleased on the results that we got, and we got some great individual efforts on some of the goals. It was a good display of talent out there, but we have to strive to become a better team and be more difficult to play against. The way the game was played tonight it was more wide open."


They said it

"My experience of being around Sid is that he's just really a driven guy. He doesn't really get caught up in a lot of the storylines from game to game, regardless of who we play. He's just a real good player that tries to be the best that he can be. I thought he had a great game. He gets two goals, and the overtime goal was one of the prettiest goals that I've seen." -- Penguins coach Mike Sullivan


"It was a good goal. With the 3-on-3, you see more guys make plays like that. It's funny, Sid has kind of changed his game somewhat in that he is scoring more goals around the net and on tips and stuff, you almost forget that he has such great hands and that he is as good as he is." -- Oilers forward Milan Lucic


Need to know

This is the latest it has taken for Crosby to get a goal to begin a season in his NHL career (seven games). He has the second-most overtime goals among active NHL players (14) and is tied with Los Angeles Kings forward Ilya Kovalchuk for eighth-place all-time. … McDavid has nine points (three goals, six assists) in five games, but has yet to win against the Penguins (0-2-3). … Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two assists to give him 201 for his NHL career … Malkin has 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in a five-game point streak.


What's next

Penguins: At the Calgary Flames on Thursday (9 p.m. ET; SNW, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV)

Oilers: Host the Washington Capitals on Thursday (9 p.m. ET; SN1, SNE, SNO, NBCSWA, NHL.TV)

Video: Crosby's OT goal lifts Penguins to thrilling 6-5 win

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