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article imageOilers drop 11th straight, 3-2 (OT) in Winnipeg

By Nate Smith     Dec 4, 2014 in Sports
Despite leading in a game for just the fourth time since Remembrance Day, the Edmonton Oilers lost again Wednesday night — a crippling 3-2 overtime defeat in Winnipeg.
Jets center Mathieu Perreault redirected a shot from defenseman Jacob Trouba past Oilers netminder Ben Scrivens 17 seconds into overtime to secure a win for the homestanding Winnipeg club, and send away a dejected Oilers team with its 11th consecutive loss.
In a turn of events somewhat emblematic of this Oiler's skid, it was a nifty, right-place, right-time redirect off the stick of Dustin Byfuglien that tied the game at the 16:54 mark of the third period.
Wednesday's loss marked the eighth time during this losing streak that Edmonton has lost by only one goal. Still, it was only the fourth time the Oilers have had the lead during this skid, which now dates back to a Nov. 11 defeat in Nashville.
Teddy Purcell netted a gritty goal barely 90 seconds into the third period to give Edmonton a 2-1 lead, and Scrivens, who stopped 23 shots on the night, was able to make it stand until Byfuglien's redirect late in the game.
Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec stopped 22 shots, including some from point-blank range with his team already trailing in the third period, en route to a first star.
Trouba also scored a goal and assisted on still another on his way to logging the first three-point game of his career.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for Edmonton.
The Oilers (6-15-5) are in action again Sunday when they host San Jose. The Jets (13-9-4) host Colorado Friday.
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