Oilers win marathon shootout against Bruins

Derek Van Diest  - Correspondent | Thursday, 02.19.2015 / 2:19 AM

EDMONTON -- Defenseman Martin Marincin converted on his first professional shootout attempt, which also happened to be on his birthday, to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 win against the Boston Bruins at Rexall Place on Wednesday.

Marincin was the only player to score in a 12-round shootout, losing control of the puck on his attempt, but still watched it slide through Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask for the winner.

"That felt great. That was my first NHL goal and it came on my birthday," Marincin said. "I just tried to make a move and the ice was bad, so I guess I had some good luck."

Recalled from the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League on Feb. 5, Marincin was inserted into the lineup Wednesday in favor of defenseman Keith Aulie.

Marincin, 23, had one assist in 17 games for Edmonton this season between an extended period in the AHL. He had never participated in a shootout.

"Sometimes those work," Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle said. "If you don't even know what you are doing, there is no way [the goalie] does. It ended up working."

Nail Yakupov, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Teddy Purcell scored for Edmonton (17-32-10) in regulation. Goaltender Ben Scrivens made 38 saves in his first game back from a thigh injury, which forced him to miss four games. He also denied all 12 Bruins shooters in the shootout.

Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith and David Pastrnak scored for Boston (28-20-9). Rask made 26 saves.

The loss extended the Bruins' losing skid to a season-high five games (0-3-2).

"It was a frustrating night for a lot of reasons," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "Our penalty kill that had been so good, made some mental mistakes and gave them some great opportunities. If you give them some opportunities you know they'll score goals. We adjusted after that, we were better on the penalty kill. We got ourselves back in the game, but at the end of this all, it's our inability to finish."

Yakupov scored at 4:29 of the first period to give Edmonton a 1-0 lead. The Oilers right wing was left unattended in front of the net and converted a pass from Derek Roy. The goal extended Yakupov's point streak to six games.

Nugent-Hopkins scored a power-play goal at 15:53 when he took a cross-ice pass from Teddy Purcell and sent a shot past Rask to make it 2-0. It was Nugent-Hopkins' first power-play goal this season; he leads the Oilers with 16 goals.

"It was a good game. We got off to a good start, which I liked," Oilers coach Todd Nelson said. "Ben Scrivens was outstanding. It was a fun game to coach. He looked sharp and made some big saves in the first period. I thought he played an outstanding game for his first game back."

Eriksson cut the deficit in half with 19.1 seconds left in the first period, tipping a Dougie Hamilton shot past Scrivens.

Purcell restored Edmonton's two-goal lead on the power play at 9:00 of the second period when his shot made its way past a screened Rask.

Smith scored at 14:17 on a rebound to pull the Bruins to 3-2.

Pastrnak tied the game 3-3 at 15:52 when he tipped Zdeno Chara's point shot past Scrivens. It was the sixth goal of the season for Pastrnak, 18, who is the youngest player in the League.

"I think the first period was not our best hockey at all," Hamilton said. "Luckily we had that goal at the end of it and we improved in the second period. In the third period, we just couldn't convert. It was back-and-forth hockey and it was unfortunate that we couldn't score."

The Oilers lost defenseman Jeff Petry and center Anton Lander in the third period. Petry took a shot in the chest from Adam McQuaid in the second period and left the game with a rib injury; Lander sustained a shoulder injury.

Milan Lucic had a chance to win the game in the final seconds of regulation, left unattended in front of the net, but his shot sailed high. He also had an opportunity in overtime, but fanned on a rebound in front of an open net.

Forward Chris Kelly came close to winning for Boston, hitting the post on his shootout attempt before Marincin went on to win it.

"I was running out of people," Nelson said. "I looked down the bench and it was either him or Oscar [Klefbom] who was going. I looked at Marty and said, 'Do you got this?' He looked at me really calm and cool and said, 'Yes, I do.' I felt if he was feeling it, he should go for it."

Scoring Summary
1st Period
04:29EDM Nail Yakupov (9) ASST: Derek Roy (16), Oscar Klefbom (9) 1 - 0 EDM
15:53EDM PPG - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (16) ASST: Teddy Purcell (19), Jordan Eberle (25) 2 - 0 EDM
19:40BOS PPG - Loui Eriksson (13) ASST: Dougie Hamilton (22), Torey Krug (18) 2 - 1 EDM
2nd Period
09:00EDM PPG - Teddy Purcell (7) ASST: Jordan Eberle (26) 3 - 1 EDM
14:17BOS Reilly Smith (11) ASST: Brad Marchand (14), Dennis Seidenberg (7) 3 - 2 EDM
15:52BOS David Pastrnak (6) ASST: Zdeno Chara (11), Dougie Hamilton (23) 3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
OT Period
1BOSTorey Krug - Missed
2EDMDerek Roy - Save
3BOSDavid Pastrnak - Missed
4EDMJordan Eberle - Save
5BOSReilly Smith - Save
6EDMTeddy Purcell - Save
7BOSPatrice Bergeron - Save
8EDMRyan Nugent-Hopkins - Save
9BOSLoui Eriksson - Save
10EDMNail Yakupov - Save
11BOSBrad Marchand - Missed
12EDMMatt Fraser - Save
13BOSDavid Krejci - Save
14EDMBenoit Pouliot - Save
15BOSCarl Soderberg - Save
16EDMMatt Hendricks - Save
17BOSMilan Lucic - Save
18EDMIiro Pakarinen - Save
19BOSDougie Hamilton - Missed
20EDMJustin Schultz - Missed
21BOSChris Kelly - Missed
22EDMRyan Hamilton - Save
23BOSZdeno Chara - Save
24EDMMartin Marincin - Goal
Shootout Summary
RNDBoston BruinsEdmonton Oilers
1Torey KrugDerek Roy
2David PastrnakJordan Eberle
3Reilly SmithTeddy Purcell
4Patrice BergeronRyan Nugent-Hopkins
5Loui ErikssonNail Yakupov
6Brad MarchandMatt Fraser
7David KrejciBenoit Pouliot
8Carl SoderbergMatt Hendricks
9Milan LucicIiro Pakarinen
10Dougie HamiltonJustin Schultz
11Chris KellyRyan Hamilton
12Zdeno CharaMartin Marincin
Three Stars of the Game
Ben Scrivens
Ben Scrivens
SA: 41TOI: 64:54
GA: 3EV: 33-35
PIM: 0PP: 5-6
SV%: .927SH: 0-0
Tuukka Rask
Tuukka Rask
SA: 30TOI: 65:00
GA: 3EV: 21-22
PIM: 0PP: 6-8
SV%: .900SH: 0-0
Martin Marincin
Martin Marincin
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 20:44
Penalty Summary
1st Period
06:16EDM Matt Hendricks  Fighting (maj) against  Gregory Campbell
06:16BOS Gregory Campbell  Fighting (maj) against  Matt Hendricks
15:04BOS Daniel Paille  Tripping against  Iiro Pakarinen
18:09EDM Andrew Ference  Tripping against  Brad Marchand
2nd Period
08:03BOS Brad Marchand  Slashing against  Justin Schultz
3rd Period
12:05BOS Patrice Bergeron  Hi-sticking against  Nail Yakupov
14:55BOS Dennis Seidenberg  Holding against  Matt Fraser
OT Period
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/12/4
Faceoff Wins3038
Blocked Shots1916
Penalty Minutes137
11G. CampbellC000058:09
17M. LucicL0003019:03
18R. SmithR1001016:14
20D. PailleL000227:33
21L. ErikssonR1001021:13
23C. KellyC0002017:17
27D. HamiltonD0213021:46
33Z. CharaD0112024:21
34C. SoderbergC00-13016:57
37P. BergeronC0014220:06
43M. BartkowskiD0013019:08
44D. SeidenbergD0111221:05
46D. KrejciC0012019:53
47T. KrugD01-14019:28
54A. McQuaidD00-10019:29
61C. CunninghamL000006:04
63B. MarchandL0116219:51
88D. PastrnakR1014016:37
40T. Rask2730.90065:00
2J. PetryD000209:26
5M. FayneD0002022:27
8D. RoyC0101018:21
10N. YakupovR1001017:34
14J. EberleR0201023:38
16T. PurcellR1106021:25
19J. SchultzD00-11028:59
21A. FerenceD0001215:53
23M. HendricksL00-11512:43
27B. GordonC00-11012:42
28M. FraserR00-12013:44
48R. HamiltonL0002015:25
51A. LanderC000009:14
62I. PakarinenR0001012:27
67B. PouliotL0001015:31
84O. KlefbomD01-14026:34
85M. MarincinD0001020:44
30B. Scrivens3841.92764:54