The Edmonton Oilersplayed the New York Rangerson Thursday nightin an NHL game from Madison Square Garden. The game was an interesting one to follow as it pitted two of the stronger teams in the NHL in a head-to-head battle. The game has been completed and the Rangers defeated Edmonton by a score of 5-3.

Who were the goal scorers?

The goal scorers in the game from the Rangerswere Kevin Hayes, Michael Grabner, Jesper Fast, Rick Nash, and J.T. Miller. The Oilers'goal scorers were Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Patrick Maroon, and Adam Larsson. Connor McDavid did not score, however he did have an assist on the night.

Edmonton held a third-period lead in the game and will be disappointed to come away pointless on the night as they fall to 7-3-1. The Rangers won largely on a strong third period that saw them score two goals in the dying minutes, with Nash getting the game winner at 18:39 of the third.

In an eight-goal game, neither goaltender really hadhis best performance. Cam Talbot, who entered Thursday as the NHL's leader in wins, was just 26 for 30 on shots saved. On the other end of the ice Henrik Lundqvist was 21 for 24 in picking up the win.

What's next for both teams?

Edmonton has lost both of its games on its current road trip. When combined with a loss at home to Ottawa recently, the Oilers are certainly in a bit of a slump.

They will stay out east as they prepare to face the New York Islanders on Saturday. On Sunday they will then travel to Detroit to face the Red Wings. Both of those teams are middle favorites at this point in the season, so Edmonton has a chance to work on some kinks as they prepare for the games ahead.

The Rangers will next play Boston on Saturday on the road before heading back home for a couple games thereafter. On Sunday, New York hosts Winnipeg and then Vancouver comes to town next week. That doesn't look like a particularly tough stretch of games for the Rangers. In fact, the tough game was the one that they just won on Thursday night.

New York, who improved to 8-3-0 on the season by beating Edmonton, appear to be one of the elite teams in the NHL this season. The rematch against the Oilers is on November 13th, one that will come from downtown Edmonton.

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