Published: Fri, November 10, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Edmonton Oilers' Draisaitl does in Devils with OT dagger

Be still your beating hearts, finally a winning streak.

It's hard to imagine a more extreme swing of emotions in such a short amount of time, and those feelings certainly showed after Boyle deposited his first goal of the season against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

The Devils' Brian Boyle opened the scoring 5:33 into the game when he tracked down his own rebound and flipped it over Cam Talbot's pad.

But that goal would be the only tally of the first period for the Devils, who wasted some key opportunities while outshooting the Oilers, 12-7, over the first 20 minutes. The Oilers didn't have the lead in this game until Leon Draisaitl scored in overtime to give them the win. Stafford slipped past Oiler centre Mark Letestu on the late back-check and deked Talbot for the 2-1 advantage going to the third period.

Edmonton improves its record to 6-8-1 as its Eastern Conference road-trip continues to trend in a postive direction.

Play evened out in the second period, where the Oilers tied it at 1-1. It was during preseason with his new team that Boyle found out he had chronic myeloid leukemia, a slow-developing form of leukemia that, luckily, was diagnosed early.

Boyle admitted he was teary-eyed when the puck went in.

You can see Boyle rejoicing in the replay, and in an interview after the period ended, he said that he cried when he scored.

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