EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ben Scrivens made 32 stops and the Edmonton Oilers handed Washington its first regulation loss of the season, beating the Capitals 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Justin Schultz, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nikita Nikitin scored to help the Oilers win their second straight game after opening the season 0-4-1. Teddy Purcell added two assists.
John Carlson and Mike Green scored for Washington. The Capitals dropped to 3-1-2.
There was a moment of silence before the game in recognition of the shootings in Ottawa, Ontario, earlier in the day, as well as the attack in Quebec this week.
Green gave the Capitals a 2-1 lead early in the second period, taking a pass from Andre Burakovsky in the slot and beating Scrivens with a wrist shot
Nugent-Hopkins tied it 20 seconds later, picking off Alex Ovechkin’s pass and beating Braden Holtby. Nikitin put Edmonton ahead on a power play with 3:52 left in the second, firing a shot from the point through traffic.
In the third, Scrivens stopped Ovechkin after he walked around Schultz.
NOTES: The Oilers will play the fourth game of a season-high seven-game homestand Friday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Capitals continue their three-game trip on Saturday night in Calgary. … Washington forward Jay Beagle saw his first action of the season after being sidelined by an injury in the preseason. Beagle subbed in for Brooks Laich, who sustained a shoulder injury Saturday night against Florida.
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