Connor McDavid had two goals — including the tying score with 8 seconds left in regulation — and also scored in the shootout, helping the Edmonton Oilers battle back for a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored in the shootout, and Darnell Nurse had the other goal in regulation for the Oilers, who have won three of their last five on the heels of a six-game losing streak.

Frank Vatrano, Denis Malgin and Henrik Borgstrom scored for the Panthers, who have lost four games in a row.

Florida started the scoring just before the midway mark of the first period when Vatrano scored his 12th on a shot that Edmonton’s Cam Talbot got a piece of before it trickled in past him.

Edmonton got the goal back just 26 seconds later when Alex Chiasson dropped the puck back to a trailing Nurse, who blasted a shot past James Reimer. McDavid picked up his 40th assist of the season on the play.

The Panthers regained the lead 4½ minutes into the second period when Malgin scored on a rebound.

After failing to get a shot on a two-man advantage, the Oilers tied it with 22 seconds left in the middle frame when McDavid had an empty cage to shoot it into at the side of the net, scoring his 25th of the season.

Florida got a lucky bounce to go up 3-2 with six minutes to play when Borgstrom put a puck on net that bounced off of a pair of Oilers defenders — Caleb Jones and then Adam Larsson — before caroming into the Edmonton net.

The Oilers tied it with Talbot pulled and just 8 seconds left as McDavid tucked it through Reimer’s legs to send the game to extra time. McDavid also added an insurance goal in the shootout.

UP NEXT

Panthers: play the third game of a five-game road trip in Calgary on Friday.

Oilers: remain home to host Arizona on Saturday.

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Florida Panthers' goalie James Reimer (34) makes the stop as teammate Juho Lammikko (91) and Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) look for the rebound during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Florida Panthers’ goalie James Reimer (34) makes the stop as teammate Juho Lammikko (91) and Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (97) look for the rebound during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Florida Panthers' MacKenzie Weegar (52) and Edmonton Oilers' Zack Kassian (44) battle for the puck during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Florida Panthers’ MacKenzie Weegar (52) and Edmonton Oilers’ Zack Kassian (44) battle for the puck during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Florida Panthers' Mark Pysyk (13) and Edmonton Oilers' Milan Lucic (27) battle for the puck during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Florida Panthers’ Mark Pysyk (13) and Edmonton Oilers’ Milan Lucic (27) battle for the puck during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Florida Panthers' MacKenzie Weegar (52) and Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) battle for the puck during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Florida Panthers’ MacKenzie Weegar (52) and Edmonton Oilers’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) battle for the puck during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Florida Panthers celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Florida Panthers celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Florida Panthers' Jonathan Huberdeau (11) battles in the corner against the Edmonton Oilers during first-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Florida Panthers’ Jonathan Huberdeau (11) battles in the corner against the Edmonton Oilers during first-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Edmonton Oilers celebrate a goal against the Florida Panthers during first-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Edmonton Oilers celebrate a goal against the Florida Panthers during first-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Source: The Associated Press

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