Ales Hemsky scores in SO, Oilers beat Penguins 2-1
Sunday, October 9, 2011
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Ales Hemsky scored the shootout winner and the Edmonton Oilers started off the season with a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night.
Rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the tying goal with less than five minutes left in regulation for the Oilers.
Kris Letang scored for the Penguins, who were without Evgeni Malkin. The center left after the pregame skate with what appeared to be a lower body injury.