Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/8/14
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Edmonton has found its big-play specialist in rookie Nail Yakupov. Yakupov's fourth goal of the season, his third on the power play, lifted the Oilers to a 2-1 overtime victory over Phoenix on Wednesday, breaking a five-game losing streak in the series. Yakupov scored 3:52 into overtime, tipping a puck redirected by defenseman Jeff Petry past Coyotes goaltender Chad Johnson. "Nail has that role in that 4-on-3 the way we have it set up, to be the cleanup man," Edmonton coach Ralph Krueger said. "He really has outstanding hand-eye coordination. I think that puck was probably on the ice by the time he hit it, but it might have been on the ice only a millisecond when he swatted it in." Yakupov, 19, scored after Coyotes center Antoine Vermette was called for high-sticking. "It's another big goal for Nail. He seems to have a knack for scoring those goals. He seems to be a goal-scorer," Oilers center Sam Gagner said. "It's to put your finger on how guys score g...
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