McGinn breaks late tie, Coyotes beat Oilers 2-1

BY foxsports • November 27, 2016

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Jamie McGinn broke a tie with 3:44 left and Mike Smith made 41 saves in the Arizona Coyotes' 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.

McGinn was left all alone in front and beat goalie Cam Talbot to the stick side.

Radim Vrbata also scored to help the Coyotes complete a home-and-home sweep. They edged the Oilers in a shootout Friday night in the desert.

The Coyotes have won three of their last four to improve to 8-10-2. Arizona is 21-0-4 against Edmonton in the last 25 meetings between the two teams.

Milan Lucic scored for the Oilers, and Talbot stopped 21 shots.

Arizona opened the scoring late in the first period. Vrbata took a no-look shot from the corner that bounced off Oilers defender Kris Russell and past Talbot.

Edmonton finally got on the board with 9:21 remaining in the third after a long point shot by Connor McDavid was tipped by Lucic in front of the net for his seventh of the season.

Edmonton buzzed around the Arizona net with Talbot pulled for the extra attacker, but couldn't get a second goal past Smith. He's 15-1-1 against the Oilers.

Notes: It was the second of five meetings between the teams this season. ... The last time the Oilers beat the Coyotes in regulation time was Jan. 25, 2011.


Coyotes: At San Jose on Tuesday night.

Oilers: Host Toronto on Tuesday night.

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