SAN JOSE, California – Connor McDavid extended his point streak to 14 games by scoring 31 seconds in overtime, and the Edmonton Oilers rallied for their fifth straight win in a 2-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tied it with a short-handed goal with 8:04 regulation left before McDavid won.
Mike Smith made a save early in overtime and put it ahead of McDavid, who broke up and defeated James Reimer. McDavid has 12 goals and 15 assists during his point streak.
The win gave the Oilers a five-point lead over Vegas in the third-place finish in the Pacific Division.
Smith made 31 saves for Eulers.
Thomas Hartl scored a power-play goal in the first period but the Sharks could not hold the lead and lost for the fourth time in a row. Reimer made 22 saves.
San Jose had a chance to add a lead in the power play in the middle of the third period. But the top unit fails to generate and then the second unit lets the Oilers tie when Nugent-Hopkins finishes after a nice pass from Darnell Nurse and Jach Hyman sets him on the side of the net.
Brent Burns capitalizes on a power play in San Jose when Hartle sets up a one-timer from the circle. Hartel defeated Smith for his 27th goal of the season.
The Eulers played without 50-goal scorer Leon Drysitel, who sat down a day after missing practice as a “day of maintenance.” DrySittle took part in an optional skate on Tuesday morning but could not play in the game.
DrySittle reached 50 goals for the second time in Anaheim’s career on Sunday. That span has a streak of 12-game points with 12 goals and 10 assists. His absence ended his streak of 354 consecutive outings starting on October 24, 2017.
The Sharks played four rookies – Forwards Jonah Gadzovich, Scott Reddy and Sasha Chemelevsky and defender Ryan Markle – To give the Rookies their 373 games this season. It surpassed the 1992-93 and 2005-06 seasons, the second-highest in franchise history of 491 games in the 1991-92 expansion season.
Shark forward John Leonard left the game early in the second half after hitting a shot to his foot and did not return.
Oilers: Thursday night in Los Angeles.
Shark: Host Calgary on Thursday night.