Darnell Nurse scored with 15 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a wild 5-4 win over the visiting San Jose Sharks on Monday.
The back-and-forth game saw both teams hold and give away leads, multiple close calls on shots off goalposts, and a total of four goals erased after video reviews. It set the stage for an appropriately dramatic ending, as Nurse found some room down the side of the ice to score his eighth goal of the season.
The Oilers (40-23-8, 88 points) are on a four-game winning streak, and increased their hold on third place in the Pacific Division.
Mattias Ekholm had two goals and Kailer Yamamoto each had a goal and assist for Edmonton. Leon Draisaitl, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Connor McDavid each had two assists. Nick Bjugstad scored the Oilers' other goal.
Jack Campbell stopped 28 of 32 shots to earn his 18th win of the season. Campbell had been winless (0-3-2) in his previous five games.
The Sharks (19-37-15, 53 points) came away with a point despite being outshot by a 52-32 margin.
James Reimer stopped 46 of 51 shots, almost single-handedly keeping the Sharks alive against Edmonton's offensive barrage.
San Jose is on a seven-game (0-4-3) winless streak, and is just 1-9-4 in its last 14 games.
Erik Karlsson had two goals and Alexander Barabanov had a goal and an assist. Steven Lorentz scored San Jose's other goal.
Karlsson's tallies were his 21st and 22nd of the season, setting a new career high. Karlsson's 16th NHL season has been arguably his best, as the star defenseman has also established a new personal best in points (87).
The Sharks had a goal erased in each of the three regulation periods, on two offsides calls and a goaltender interference. The Oilers' Zach Hyman also had a first-period goal overruled due to goalie interference.
Draisaitl has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) over the course of a six-game points streak.
--Field Level Media