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EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers didn't follow the script the standings suggested they should Charley Taylor Jersey have.Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored two goals, including the winner, and added an a sist as the Oilers came from behind to stun the Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in overtime on Friday.The Oilers had a power play to start the overtime se sion and Jordan Eberle made a perfect pa s to Nugent-Hopkins, who snapped the puck into a wide-open net 1:01 into extra time."That shows a lot of character for us, and just to show we can play this way, it was a big game for us," said Nugent-Hopkins, whose Oilers team trailed 2-0 after 40 minutes. "There was no real deflation in the second intermi sion. When we get into trouble we kind of deflate and don't bring that same effort and I thought we did a good job Josh Norman Jersey of not getting down on ourselves and we pushed back and we did a great job of sticking with it."Taylor Hall and Anton Belov also scored for the Oilers (15-27-5), who captured just their fourth win in the last 15 games.Edmonton sits in second last place in the NHL."With our history this year, some nights we haven't wanted to stick with the game plan and just breathe," said Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins. "Tonight we did that, we took Ryan Kerrigan Jersey a breath and understood what we needed to do and we stuck with it. It's good when you get rewarded that way, because it backs up what we're trying to promote. Beating a team like Pittsburgh, puts a little jump into our step."Hall said it was a good feeling in a season that hasn't contained all that many of them."It was a fun effort all around, there was a good atmosphere in the arena tonight and we found a way to win," he said. "We were down quite a few times in the game, but we came back, stuck to our guns, stuck to our Kirk Cousins Jersey game plan and it was good to see."James Neal, Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang responded with goals for the Penguins (32-12-2), who had their three-game win streak halted.
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