Noah Dobson’s game-winner lifts Islanders over Oilers 3-2 in OT

Islanders Noah Dobson celebrates with team GW goal

Islanders Noah Dobson commemorates with group GW objective

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Noah Dobson scored 3:52 into overtime to provide the New york city Islanders a 3-2 triumph over the plunging Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

Anders Lee and Anthony Beauvillier scored for the Islanders, who got their very first win beyond policy this season after losing the very first 6. Ilya Sorokin stopped 17 shots to assist New york city enhance to 3-0-1 in the last 4 video games in general, and 4-0-1 in your home after losing the very first 7 (0-5-2) at the brand-new $1.1 billion UBS Arena.

In the additional duration, Dobson began the ice as an alternative, got the puck and fired it previous Koskinen’s blocker for his fifth of the season. All of his objectives have actually been available in the last 10 video games, in which he likewise has 3 helps.

Leon Draisaitl got his NHL-leading 25th objective and Darnell Nurse likewise scored for Edmonton, which lost in overtime for the 2nd straight day and was up to 2-7-2 in its last 11 after beginning the season 16-5-0. Mikko Koskinen had 26 conserves.

Beauvillier connected it 2-2 early in the 3rd duration off the rebound of a shot by Austin Czarnik, rapidly putting it into the leading left corner for his fifth of the season.

Edmonton didn’t get its very first of the 3rd duration till Sorokin rejected Jesse Puljujarvi’s effort with 5:21 staying. The Oilers had another shot on objective in the duration, and none in overtime.

Koskinen dived on a loose puck in front of the web prior to the Islanders’ Josh Bailey might get to it to keep ball game connected with 4 1/2 minutes left in policy.

The Oilers connected it 1-1 simply 31 seconds into the 2nd duration as Draisaitl skated towards the web from the left circle. His focusing pass deflected off Islanders forward Matt Martin’s skate and previous Sorokin. It connected Draisaitl with colleague Connor McDavid for the league lead with 52 points.

Draisaitl, who has 2 objectives and 7 points throughout a five-game point-scoring streak, has an NHL-best 27 points (15 objectives, 12 helps) in roadway video games.

The Oilers had opportunities to take the lead, however Colton Sceviour struck a goalpost 47 seconds later on, and Duncan Keith fired a shot off the crossbar.

Edmonton proceeded 2-1 after a flurry of opportunities in front. Sorokin stopped shots by McDavid and Zach Hyman, however Nurse’s effort went off Beauvillier’s stick for his 2nd objective of the season.

The Islanders took a 1-0 lead after 20 busy minutes. Simply 14 seconds after the Islanders went on a power play, Lee stopped Kieffer Bellows’ pass from the left circle in front and backhanded it past Koskinen for his 10th of the season. It connected Brock Nelson for the group lead and was New york city’s 8th objective with the man-advantage in the last 9 video games.


Edmonton lacked forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the group’s third-leading scorer with 26 points (3 objectives, 23 helps). Nugent-Hopkins was hurt in the 3rd duration of a 6-5 overtime loss at New Jersey on Friday.


The Islanders lacked coach Barry Trotz, who missed out on the video game for individual (non-COVID-19) factors. Likewise, assistant coach John Gruden and goalie coach Piero Greco were put in COVID-19 procedure. Associate coach Lane Lambert ran the bench with assistant coach Jim Hiller.


After opening the season with 13 straight roadway video games prior to opening their brand-new house on Nov. 20, the Islanders remain in a stretch of 9 directly there. That’s due to some COVID-19-induced posts ponement: Montreal on Dec. 20, Washington on Dec. 23, at Buffalo on Dec. 27, versus Detroit on Dec. 29, and their upcoming four-game journey of drop in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary. The opener of the journey at Seattle was likewise held off. New york city will next dip into house versus New Jersey on Jan. 13. The Islanders are likewise in a stretch of 14 of 15 in your home causing the NHL All-Star break, with the only roadway video game at Toronto on Jan. 22.


Oilers: at New York City Rangers on Monday night to continue a five-game journey.

Islanders: host New Jersey on Jan. 13 to continue a stretch of 9 directly in your home.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.