Draisaitl breaks 3rd-period tie, Oilers beat Maple Leafs 3-1
TORONTO– Leon Draisaitl broke a tie on a power play midway through the 3rd duration in the Edmonton Oilers’ 3-1 success over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.
Draisaitl scored with Jake Muzzin in the penalty box for tripping, shooting home a loose puck after Ryan Nugent-Hopkins took the preliminary shot. The reigning Hart Trophy and Art Ross Trophy winner ended the Oilers’ 0-for-12 power-play dry spell.
Kailer Yamamoto was credited with the opening goal for Edmonton after the Maple Leafs fumbled the puck into their own internet in the very first.
Mikko Koskinen made 25 saves, Josh Archibald scored into an empty net with 1:06 left, and Connor McDavid added two assists.
Auston Matthews scored for Toronto, and Frederik Andersen made 19 saves.
The group will meet once again Friday night at Scotiabank Arena in the second of 9 North Division conferences between the clubs in the abbreviated schedule.