“The play happened so rapidly, you need to cover the short side on the bounce back,” Holtby said. “Only a flawless tempest. You’re sitting tight for the tip at last, he misses it, and you attempt to get over and it hits the sheets and ricochets right pull out. It’s one of those evenings.”
Ovechkin scored nine seconds into the third time frame to make it 2-1 on a bounce back before the Oilers net.
Edmonton reacted at 1:25 when Maroon scored on a bounce back off the objective post.
“They scored the principal objective and after that the second, and in the third, we scored immediately,” Ovechkin said. “At that point they scored another. We didn’t execute our plays, we settled on awful choices and it cost us the diversion.”