WASHINGTON — T.J. Oshie scored a usually idea during a shootout to give a Washington Capitals a 2-1 delight Sunday over a Edmonton Oilers.
Oshie went initial during a shootout and kick Edmonton goalie Laurent Brossoit by a five-hole. Washington’s Braden Holtby close down a Oilers during a shootout duration to give a Capitals (10-7-1) their fifth win in 6 games.
Holtby and Brossoit were sealed in a duel for many of a night, a warn given Brossoit was starting only his second diversion of a season.
The Oilers (6-9-2) pennyless a scoreless tie 92 seconds into a third duration when, during a scrum in front of Holtby, Capitals brazen Alex Chiasson deflected a puck into his possess net. Jujhar Khaira got credit for a total for Edmonton, his initial idea of a season.
The formerly sluggish Capitals answered reduction than 4 mins later, when defenseman Dmitry Orlov teamed adult with Tom Wilson on a pleasing give-and-go, with Orlov violence Brossoit glove-side to even a measure during 1-1. The total finished a 26-game scoreless strain for Orlov, who final purebred a idea on Mar 23 of final season.
Holtby was on tip of his diversion in his initial start given picking adult his 200th career victory, racking adult 29 saves, including a flurry during a finish of a second duration when he purebred 3 pad stops in a quarrel opposite Patrick Maroon, causing a maestro winger to mangle his hang on his lapse to a bench.
Brossoit picked adult 18 saves in his initial start given Oct. 17 and looked pointy notwithstanding a rust.
The Oilers looked as if they had damaged a scoreless drought 8 mins into a second duration when Oscar Klefbom took a feed from Jesse Puljujarvi during a indicate and bloody a shot by trade and past Holtby. However, a Capitals fast challenged a goal, and replay examination showed that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ movement clipped Holtby as he went by a crease, and a idea was waved off.
Washington had a plain possibility after in a duration as Chandler Stephenson pennyless giveaway in a Oilers’ zone, though winger Iiro Pakarinen poked a puck divided before Stephenson was means to get off a shot.
Despite a loss, a Oilers warranted points in 3 of a 4 games on their highway pitch opposite Metropolitan Division opponents.
NOTES: F Patrick Maroon and F Tom Wilson were concerned in a prolonged quarrel shortly before a finish of a initial period, with both players alighting vital blows. … Capitals RW Brett Connolly had 6:29 of ice time in his initial diversion behind after blank 7 contests with a concussion. … Washington’s scratches were LW Nathan Walker and D Aaron Ness. The Oilers scratched D Eric Gryba and LW Jussi Jokinen.