Photos: Oilers outlast surging Rangers

 

The Oilers proved they weren’t going to be intimidated by the surging New York Rangers after Nail Yakupov cracked the tie game with a 1:38 left in the third period to win 2-1 in Madison Square Gardens on Thursday.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Edmonton Oilers&#8217; Ryan Smyth, top left, celebrates with teammate David Perron as New York Rangers goalie Cam Talbot, centre, watches after Smyth scored during the first period of an NHL game in New York on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.</div>
 

Edmonton Oilers’ Ryan Smyth, top left, celebrates with teammate David Perron as New York Rangers goalie Cam Talbot, centre, watches after Smyth scored during the first period of an NHL game in New York on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.

Photograph by: Frank Franklin II, AP

 
<div id="page1">Edmonton Oilers&#8217; Ryan Smyth, top left, celebrates with teammate David Perron as New York Rangers goalie Cam Talbot, centre, watches after Smyth scored during the first period of an NHL game in New York on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.</div>
Cam Talbot of the New York Rangers prepares for the game against the Edmonton Oilers at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
David Perron, left, congratulates Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers after he scored a goal  during the first period of an NHL game in New York on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
New York Rangers&#8217; Derick Brassard, second left, chases Edmonton Oilers&#8217; David Perron, centre, for control of the puck during the first period of an NHL game in New York on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Edmonton Oilers&#8217; Luke Gazdic, centre, and New York Rangers&#8217; Kevin Klein, right, fight for control of the puck during the second period of an NHL game in New York on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
John Moore of the New York Rangers skates against the Edmonton Oilers during the first period of an NHL game in New York on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Edmonton Oilers&#8217; Ryan Smyth, second left, celebrates with teammate David Perron as New York Rangers goalie Cam Talbot, left,  and Kevin Klein watch after Smyth scored  during the first period of an NHL game in New York on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens, right, stops a shot on-goal by New York Rangers&#8217; Ryan Callahan during the second period of an NHL game on in New York Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Edmonton Oilers&#8217; Martin Marincin looks to pass away from New York Rangers&#8217; Benoit Pouliot, left, during the second period of an NHL game in New York on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Luke Gazdic, centre, of the Edmonton Oilers skates the puck against Dominic Moore of the New York Rangers during the first period at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Edmonton Oilers&#8217; Justin Schultz, left, and New York Rangers&#8217; Dominic Moore fight for control of the puck  during the first period of an NHL game in New York on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens, right, watches as teammate David Perron, centre, knocks down New York Rangers&#8217; Dominic Moore during the second period of an NHL game in New York on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Edmonton Oilers&#8217; Martin Marincin gets control of the puck as New York Rangers&#8217; Daniel Carcillo chases him during the second period of an NHL game in New York on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Edmonton Oilers&#8217; Martin Marincin gets control of the puck as New York Rangers&#8217; Daniel Carcillo chases him during the second period of an NHL game in New York on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Dan Girardi, left, and Ryan McDonagh, right, of the New York Rangers defend the puck from Ales Hemsky, centre, of the Edmonton Oilers at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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