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.

The Oilers buzzed early and took a 1-0 lead 4:29 in when Derek Roy made a pass from behind the net to Yakupov, who beat goalie Tuukka Rask to extend his point streak to six games.

Edmonton went ahead 2-0 on the power play. With 4:07 left in the first period, Purcell sent a pass through the top of the crease to Nugent-Hopkins, who blasted in his 16th goal.

Boston got on the board with a power-play goal with 20 seconds left in the first when Eriksson tipped Dougie Hamilton’s shot past goalie Ben Scrivens, who was making his return from a hamstring injury.

The Oilers restored their two-goal lead with another power-play goal at 9:00 of the second. Purcell scored on a wrist shot through traffic from the high slot.

The Bruins made it 3-2 with 5:43 remaining in the second as Smith picked up a rebound in front of the Oilers net and whacked it past Scrivens.

Just 1:35 later, Pastrnak ticked a hard shot from the point by Zdeno Chara into the Edmonton net.

There was no scoring in the third or overtime despite a pair of glorious chances for Milan Lucic.

Both teams return to action on Friday as the Bruins play the fourth game of a five-game trip in Chicago. Edmonton will remain home to face the Minnesota Wild.

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