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Draisaitl beats buzzer, Oilers beat Jets 4-3

Leon Draisaitl scored with less than a second left to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Kyle Turris, and Kailer Yamamoto also scored for Edmonton. Mikko Koskinen made 35 saves.

Adam Lowry, Nikolaj Ehlers and Blake Wheeler scored for the Jets, who had won three straight — all against Ottawa. Laurent Brossoit stopped 34 shots.

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit (30) and Derek Forbort (24) react after the Edmonton Oilers scored the game-winning goal with less than a second left in an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred GreensladeThe Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg trailed 2-1 after two periods. However, the Jets scored twice 1:13 apart late in the third to take the lead.

Ehlers tied it with 6:04 left with his fourth goal in four games. The Danish forward has six points in that span.

Wheeler gave the Jets the lead with a power play goal, thanks to a tripping infraction taken by Edmonton defenseman Darnell Nurse. Wheeler took a pass along the goal line and banked the puck off Oilers defenseman Kris Russell and past Koskinen into the goal.

Edmonton Oilers' Leon Draisaitl (29) celebrates his game-winning goal with less than a second left against the Winnipeg Jets with teammates Darnell Nurse (25) and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) in an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred GreensladeThe Canadian Press via AP)

Yamamato tied it again with 3:05 remaining, setting the stage for Draisaitl.

For the third consecutive game, the Jets scored first. Lowry scored after taking a pass from Mathieu Perreault while in the slot. He wasted no time to fire on net, beating Koskinen. Lowry’s goal was his third of the season.

The referees overturned a would-be Jets goal nearly three minutes later. Andrew Copp deflected a puck above Koskinen and into the back of the net. But the referees determined there was interference after Copp’s stick kept Koskinen’s glove from making the save.

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen (19) makes a save against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred GreensladeThe Canadian Press via AP)

Nugent-Hopkins tied it fewer than 30 seconds into the second period.

Turris scored his first as an Oiler with 5:42 to play in the period. As Edmonton entered the zone, James Neal passed the puck to Zack Kassian, before he fed the puck to Turris. Turris unloaded a shot into the top right corner of the net to give Edmonton its first lead.

Winnipeg forward Kyle Connor was injured 1:18 later as he defended a shot from Oilers defenseman Ethan Bear. The puck ricocheted off Connor’s stick and into his face, causing him to fall to his knees onto the ice. He left the game and missed the rest of the period, but returned in time for the third.

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit (30) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers' Jesse Puljujarvi (13) as Neal Pionk (4) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred GreensladeThe Canadian Press via AP)

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The teams meet again at Bell MTS Place on Tuesday night.

Winnipeg Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers (27) carries by puck past Edmonton Oilers' Kailer Yamamoto (56) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred GreensladeThe Canadian Press via AP)

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen (19) makes a save on Winnipeg Jets' Paul Stastny (25) as Oilers' Kyle Turris (8) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred GreensladeThe Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg Jets' Adam Lowry (17) celebrates his goal against the Edmonton Oilers with teammate Mason Appleton (22) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred GreensladeThe Canadian Press via AP)