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EDMONTON, Alberta – 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.