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Oilers win in OT in Hitchcock's debut

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers responded the right way to a wakeup call after coach Todd McLellan was fired just hours before they took the ice.

McDavid scored his 100th career goal and set up Leon Draisaitl's game-winner 51 seconds into overtime to give the Oilers a 4-3 victory against the San Jose Sharks in Ken Hitchcock's first game as coach Tuesday night.

"That's what it has to be," McDavid said. "Anytime you bring in a new coach, that's kind of the last option I would say before shipping everyone out. This is a chance for us to come together and turn this around."

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Goals
Rank Player G
1 D. Pastrnak, Bos17
2 A. Ovechkin, Was15
3t B. Point, TB14
3t J. Skinner, Buf14
5t C. Atkinson, Cls13
5t L. Draisaitl, Edm13
5t F. Forsberg, Nsh13
5t G. Landeskog, Col13
5t N. MacKinnon, Col13
5t C. McDavid, Edm13
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Save Percentage
Rank Player Sv%
1 P. Rinne, Nsh.942
2 J. Halak, Bos.935
3 F. Andersen, Tor.935
4 D. Rittich, Cgy.931
5 A. Raanta, Ari.929
6 J. Gibson, Anh.928
7 A. Vasilevskiy, TB.927
8 S. Varlamov, Col.926
9 T. Greiss, NYI.925
10 A. Khudobin, Dal.925
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