Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid continue to make life difficult for opponents in crunch time.
It took just 22 seconds into the extra session for Draisaitl to take a pass back from McDavid and score his 13th of the season. McDavid had a goal and two assists, the first helper coming with five seconds left in regulation on the game-tying goal.
“It was kind of a weird one from our group. I thought we were kind of lethargic. We’ve talked about hanging in there, about winning with your B and C game,” McDavid said. “We kind of stole it late.
“Leo and I like getting two-on-ones.”
WATCH | Draisaitl scores winner in OT:
Tyson Barrie and Evan Bouchard also scored while Zach Hyman had three assists for the Oilers (12-10-0) who have come from behind to win two games in a row.
“You don’t want to find yourself in that situation too much, but when we are, we’ve got a lot of confidence that we can just continue to play our game, stick with it and come away with a point or two,” Draisaitl said. “We’ve put in two pretty solid games here.”
WATCH | Bouchard ties game with 5 seconds remaining:
Stuart Skinner made 25 saves in the win.
Matthew Tkachuk, with one goal and one assist, Anton Lundell and Brandon Montour responded for the Panthers (10-8-4) who have lost five of their last six games. Spencer Knight stopped 36-of-40 shots.
“They are two dynamic players, they are a lot to handle. They tied the game and then won the game for them,” he said. “Our goaltender was fantastic tonight. We found a way to get the lead back. That’s a tough one to lose, with them scoring with five seconds left.
“The fight was there, but we know we can do better.”