Oilers 4, Bruins 3
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) _ Rem Murray scored with 4:58 left in the third period to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.
Two rookies combined on the winning goal as Mike Grier worked the puck deep into the Boston zone and then spotted Murray unguarded in the slot. Murray’s low wrist shot was kicked away by goaltender Rob Tallas, but he gathered the rebound and lifted a backhander over Tallas’s shoulder for the game-winner.
The Oilers completed a key six-game homestand with a 5-1 record.
With Barry Richter off for a high-sticking double minor, the Oilers scored a pair of power-play goals late in the second period to take a 3-2 lead.
During a 4-on-3 advantage, Ryan Smyth drove his 26th goal over Tallas. Smyth moved into a tie with Andrei Kovalenko for the team lead in goals. Before the second ended, Miroslav Satan scored his 16th goal from the slot.
The Bruins tied it 3-3 midway in the third as Ted Donato ended a scramble in the goalmouth by banging the puck over a sprawling Curtis Joseph.
Edmonton’s Todd Marchant and Boston’s Ray Bourque traded first-period goals. Center Adam Oates extended his point streak to 17 games on Bourque’s goal.
Tim Sweeney had given the Bruins a 2-1 lead in the second period.