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Scrivens makes 32 saves, Nikitin scores go-ahead goal in Oilers' 3-2 win over Capitals

  • Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) watches as Edmonton Oilers' Martin Marincin (85), Taylor Hall (4), Jordan Eberle (14), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) and Jesse Joensuu (6) celebrte during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) watches as Edmonton Oilers' Martin Marincin (85), Taylor Hall (4), Jordan Eberle (14), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) and Jesse Joensuu (6) celebrte during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Edmonton Oilers' Nikita Nikitin (86), David Perron (57) and Teddy Purcell (16) celebrate a goal against the Washington Capitals during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Edmonton Oilers' Nikita Nikitin (86), David Perron (57) and Teddy Purcell (16) celebrate a goal against the Washington Capitals during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Capitals' Andre Burakovsky (65) checks Edmonton Oilers' Nikita Nikitin (86) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Washington Capitals' Andre Burakovsky (65) checks Edmonton Oilers' Nikita Nikitin (86) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

Ben Scrivens made 32 stops and the Edmonton Oilers handed Washington its first regulation loss of the season, beating the Capitals 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Justin Schultz, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nikita Nikitin scored to help the Oilers win their second straight game after opening the season 0-4-1. Teddy Purcell added two assists.

John Carlson and Mike Green scored for Washington. The Capitals dropped to 3-1-2.

Twenty seconds after Green gave the Capitals a 2-1 lead early in the second period, Nugent-Hopkins countered for the Oilers. Nikitin put Edmonton ahead on a power play with 3:52 left in the second.