Recap - Oilers Defeat Washington 2-1
|Recap - Oilers Defeat Washington 2-1|
The Oilers earned a 2-1 victory over the Capitals on Thursday at Rexall Place.
Edmonton was an underdog by +143 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall each scored for the Oilers in the victory. Hall opened the scoring for Edmonton, finding the back of the net at 18:15 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Jordan Eberle and Corey Potter.
Nikolai Khabibulin turned in a 34-save effort for the Oilers.
Karl Alzner scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Nikolai Khabibulin.
Washington got a 17-stop effort from Tomas Vokoun in the loss.
Edmonton scored 2 times on 8 chances on the power play, while Washington went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Edmonton lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 35-19.
Edmonton heads into a battle against the Avalanche. Washington, meanwhile, will have their next action against Vancouver.