Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL Roundup: Oilers Send Red Wings to Fifth Straight Loss

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL Roundup: Oilers Send Red Wings to Fifth Straight Loss

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period, on an assist from Connor McDavid, giving the visiting Edmonton Oilers a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.

Detroit has lost five straight after winning six consecutive games.

Edmonton's Jonas Gustavsson made 22 saves and Tyler Pitlick scored a tying goal for the Oilers late in the first period. The Pacific Division-leading Oilers have won two straight, playing their first set of back-to-back games this season.

Justin Abdelkader put the Red Wings up 1-0 midway through the first period on a power play, and Jimmy Howard made 26 saves.

McDavid made the go-ahead goal happen, starting with a faceoff he won in the left circle. After the draw, the 19-year-old center skated toward the net before finding a spot on the bottom of the right circle. …

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