Goals in the final minutes of a period are especially damaging. The Pittsburgh Penguins (4-1-1) gave up a pair in the second period, and a two-goal lead quickly became a two-goal deficit. Edmonton Oilers (3-3-0) zoomed past the Penguins for a 6-3 win at Rogers Place.
The Penguins claimed a 3-1 lead early in the second period. Then took a short nap. For most of the second period, the Edmonton Oilers shelled the Penguins’ net, and the Penguins’ lead was gone after allowing 26 shots and four goals.
It was a record. Never before had the Edmonton Oilers had as many shots (26) in a period. Ever. That includes the Wayne Gretzky-led 1980s Oilers dynasty.
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