Connor McDavid scored in overtime as the Oilers beat the Avs 3-2 in Edmonton Tuesday night

Posted: 10:48 PM, Feb 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-23 00:48:22-05
Connor McDavid scored in overtime as the Oilers beat the Avs 3-2 in Edmonton Tuesday night

EDMONTON, Alberta --  Connor McDavid  scored at 2:19 of overtime and had an assist to lead the  Edmonton Oilers  past the  Colorado Avalanche  3-2 on Thursday night.

Leon Draisaitl  had a goal and set up McDavid's winner.  Zack Kassian  also scored for the Oilers, who won for just the second time in their last nine games.

Samuel Girard  and  Colin Wilson  scored for the Avalanche, who have lost three of four.

The Oilers certainly had the bulk of the pressure in the scoreless first period, putting 19 shots on Colorado goalie  Semyon Varlamov  to seven by the Avalanche on Edmonton starter  Cam Talbot .

Edmonton broke the deadlock three minutes into the second as Draisaitl put on a clinic, faking out  Mikko Rantanen  before beating Varlamov up high with a backhander for his 18th of the season.

A few minutes later, Varlamov was able to stop McDavid on a clear breakaway and later in the period did the same against Edmonton forward  Anton Slepyshev .

Edmonton made it 2-0 with 5 1/2 minutes to play in the second when  Mark Letestu  hooked a shot in front to help Kassian score his seventh.

Colorado got a goal back with 19 seconds remaining in the period when Girard's point shot hit the post and caromed in.

The Avalanche tied the game 50 seconds into the third when a pass deflected off an Oilers defender to Wilson, who scored his sixth of the season.

Game notes
Edmonton won the season series 2-1, including a 4-2 victory on Sunday when McDavid had a hat trick. ... Out of the lineup for the Oilers were 
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins  (upper body),  Andrej Sekera  (head),  Patrick Maroon  (lower body) and  Drake Caggiula  (illness). ... Absent for the Avalanche were  Vladislav Kamenev (arm),  Mark Barberio  (lower body),  Jonathan Bernier  (concussion),  Erik Johnson  (upper body),  Sven Andrighetto  (leg) and  Anton Lindholm  (upper body).


Avalanche: Conclude a three-game road trip Saturday in Calgary.