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Defenseman Martin Marincin scores in 12th round of SO, gives Oilers 4-3 win over Bruins 4-3

  • Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) and David Krejci (46) celebrate a goal against the Boston Bruins during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) and David Krejci (46) celebrate a goal against the Boston Bruins during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) and Reilly Smith (18) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) and Reilly Smith (18) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic (17) screens Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens (30) as Scrivens makes a save during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic (17) screens Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens (30) as Scrivens makes a save during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

Oilers defenseman Martin Marincin scored the lone shootout goal in the 12th round, and Edmonton snapped a two game skid with a 4-3 victory over the struggling Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.

The teams had gone 0 for 23 in the tiebreaker before Marincin broke the deadlock. He has no goals and one assist in 17 games this season with Edmonton.

Nail Yakupov, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Teddy Purcell scored in regulation for the Oilers (17-32-10), who broke a 13-game losing streak against Boston, dating to 2001.

Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith and David Pastrnak had goals for the Bruins (28-20-9), who have lost five in a row and are in danger of slipping out of the Eastern Conference playoff picture.