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Oilers dodge bullet even if RNH doesn’t dodge blade


James OBrien

Falling behind 6-3 in just the second period - as the Edmonton Oilers have done against the Washington Capitals tonight - can get a team feeling sorry for themselves.

The Oilers are getting a bit of luck on Friday, nonetheless, as their frequently fragile former No. 1 pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had quite the scare.

As you can see via the GIF below, John Carlson’s skate blade clipped RNH, sending Nugent-Hopkins off to get stitched up.

Edmonton tweeted that he’s seemingly OK, so breathe a sigh of relief, Oilers fans.