David Desharnais scored the overtime goal as the Oilers completed the comeback to take Game 5 over San Jose 4-3 on Thursday night.
Desharnais picked up a perfect pass in the slot from Leon Draisaitl and deposited his first of the playoffs at 18:15 of overtime.Desharnais also set up the tying goal late in the third period. He passed the puck back to defenseman Oscar Klefbom, whose shot from the point went in off the post with 2:46 remaining to tie it 3-3. An unforgettable night in the career of Desharnais for sure.
“Our group believes,” Oilers coach Todd McLellan said. “We know how bad we played in Game 4, but we were able to park it, and start again, make amends. It didn’t look good for us, but we kept at it, and when we do that, we’re a tough out. I’d like to think we learned our lesson now, that when you have a little bit of success, you have to take it to another level on Saturday.”
After suffering the worst playoff loss in franchise history a 7-0 beatdown in Game 4. This Comeback from a 3-1 deficit in Game 5 to take a 3 – 2 series advantage illustrates the change in culture and character this organization has gone through to make them relevant again for the first time in over a decade. The overtime session was the most dominant I remember my Oilers ever being.