Kyrou has goal, 2 assists, Blues rally to defeat Oilers in shootout

Kyrou has goal, 2 assists, Blues rally to defeat Oilers in shootout

Jordan Kyrou had one goal and two assists and scored the only goal on penalties for the St. Louis Blues in a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Thursday.

Vladimir Tarasenko equalized in the third third with a 20-second advantage with a man down Jordan Binnington made 24 saves for the Blues (14-15-1), who were 3-1-1 in their last five games after losing four in a row and five of six. St. Louis, who play the Calgary Flames on Friday, played their third straight overtime game (2-0-1).

“It was just one of those weird games; strange things were happening throughout the game,” Kyrou said. “It was just one of those games where you have to keep at it and just keep fighting.”

Connor McDavid scored to extend his points streak to 11 games, Zach Hyman scored in his third straight game and Tyson Barrie had three assists for the Oilers (17-13-1), who had won four of their previous five. Stuart Skinner Made 29 saves.

Tarasenko equalized at 19:40 for 3-3 from the third slot after a pass from Kyrou, with Binnington drawn for an extra skater and playing shorthanded Pavel Buchnevich in the box to trip over.

Video: [email protected]: Tarasenko scores 3rd place with 20 seconds to go

After Tarasenko was able to get a stick on the Edmonton defender Darnell nurse‘s outlet pass was able to pick up and restrain Kyrou McDavid before feeding Tarasenko into the slot for the one-timer.

“Another strange situation,” Kyrou said. “We pulled the keeper and I kind of got the puck behind the net and I just saw ‘Vladi’ up front and made a quick pass. He made a good shot, made a good snipe.

“We didn’t have much time left, so we had to try to create something from scratch, and we did.”

The sister blamed herself.

“That’s not acceptable on my part,” he said. “I let my teammates down. We shouldn’t be in this position to be in OT like that. I play in too many important minutes and situations to make plays like that. It’s up to me.”

Video: [email protected]: Binnington stops Draisaitl and wins shootout

The Oilers had Leon Draisaitl‘s goal after 2:15 of extra time was recalled when McDavid was flagged for offside.

Hyman gave Edmonton a 1-0 lead at 1:03 of the first half with a power play goal after the Blues were called out for the wrong lineup at the start. Instead of having Brandon Sad in the starting XI Ryan O’Reilly and Josh LeivoSt. Louis listed incorrectly Brayden Nice inside with Saad on the ice.

“It was just a botch,” said Blues coach Craig Berube. “I can’t really get in there.”

Hyman, who scored five goals during his streak, was able to channel a backhand past Binnington out of the slot after lifting the defender Robert Bortuzzo‘s stick.

Kyrou leveled it 1-1 at 6:47 when Schenn poked a puck from Nurse behind the Oilers’ net to Buchnevich, who fed Kyrou for the one-timer from just above the inside of the right diamond.

McDavid gave Edmonton a 2-1 lead at 4:42 of the second half on the power play when he broke up on the right flank before a quick cut and quick shot from the right circle for his 25th point in the last 11 games.

He has 25 points (11 goals, 14 assists) during his streak.

Video: [email protected]: McDavid puts Oilers ahead in 2nd period

Kailer Yamamoto extended the lead to 3-1 at 10:36 of the third after diverting Barrie’s point shot past Binnington for his 100th NHL point. Robert Thomas scored 49 seconds later at 11:25 a.m. with a wristshot from the right circle to make it 3:2.

Ryan Nugent HopkinsMcDavid and Draisaitl failed to score in the shootout against Binnington after he made three consecutive saves late in the third game to keep it in a one-goal game.

“To come through like that at the end of the third period to finish it was tremendous,” said Binnington. “You could feel the excitement of the guys on the bench. It’s one of those victories that we remember as we move on.

“The mindset only gives your team a chance to win and assert themselves to the end.”

Kyrou was the first shooter from St. Louis in the shootout, beating Skinner High’s glove.

“Find a corner,” Kyrou said. “‘Buchy’ gave me a little advice for a shootout move. It’s kind of his move.”

REMARKS: The shorthanded goal was Tarasenko’s first in the NHL. … Thomas has 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in 12 games against Edmonton. … Buchnevich played 21:57 on his return after missing four games with a lower body injury. … Hyman has 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) in his last nine games. … Barrie has nine assists during a five-game points streak. … Draisaitl had an assist in 20 games against St. Louis that gave him 20 points (six goals, 14 assists). … The Blues are the only NHL team McDavid doesn’t average a point per game against; he has 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) in 21 games.

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