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Video: Oilers’ Gagner impresses in shootout

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Edmonton Oilers’ Sam Gagner salutes the fans after scoring four goals and totalling 8 points against the Chicago Blackhawks during NHL hockey action in Edmonton on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. Gagner ended the game with 4 goals and 4 assists. Gagner tied Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey for the most points in a game in Oilers history. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Ulan)


The Edmonton Oilers boast a staggering array of young talent, but Sam Gagner’s future with the team is uncertain. The pending restricted free agent can beef up his resume by pairing this highlight reel shootout goal with his eight-point game from last season:

That tally helped the Oilers complete a comeback from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 (SO) on Saturday.

Gagner also had an assist, giving him 17 points in 17 games.

He’s never had more than the 47 points he scored in 2011-12, but perhaps his dad was correct about that historic game catapulting him to a new level; he scored 25 of his 47 points in the final 32 games of last season.

Head coach Ralph Kruger called the win a “critical moment” for the young team.

Jordan Eberle also had a nice goal in the shootout, so here’s full footage of that skills competition if you’d like to compare and contrast: