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Draisaitl bookends unlikely comeback vs. Canadiens in season debut

Perry Nelson / USA TODAY Sports

Leon Draisaitl played hero on a night where the Edmonton Oilers may have finally put it all together.

Draisaitl initiated and completed an improbable comeback win over the Montreal Canadiens in his first game of the season Thursday night, scoring once in the second period and again with 62 seconds left to play as the Oilers hung four unanswered goals on Carey Price.

Here's his eventual game-winner, borne off a brilliant forecheck and feed from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.


Connor McDavid, of course, was in on the fun. He improved to fifth in league scoring and ran his point streak to seven games with a pair of assists - the second being an incredible play along the boards to send Benoit Pouliot on a breakaway.

As for the Canadiens, they're suddenly losers of two straight after starting the season 9-0.

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