Matias Maccelli’s OT winner lifts Coyotes past Oilers

Matias Maccelli scored the overtime winner and added an assist as the visiting Arizona Coyotes edged the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Friday night.

Maccelli took a Michael Kesselring pass and beat Calvin Pickard glove side for his 15th of the season at 1:35 of the extra period.

Josh Doan and Logan Cooley scored the other Arizona goals, and Karel Vejmelka made 37 saves on a day when Coyotes management arrived in Edmonton to address rumors of the team’s relocation to Salt Lake City.

With the victory, the Coyotes (35-40-5, 75 points) have won back-to-back games and four of its last five. Arizona improved to 9-5-0 over its last 14 games.

Adam Henrique and Darnell Nurse scored for the Oilers (48-24-6, 102 points), who secured home ice in the first round of the playoffs with the single point. Evander Kane had two assists, and Pickard stopped 25 shots.

Nurse tied it 2-2, snapping a shot from the point past a screened Vejmelka for his 10th of the season 1:12 into the third.

Edmonton tied it 1-1 at 1:49 of the second period as Henrique jammed in the rebound off Kane’s centering feed for his 23rd of the season.

Cooley responded for Arizona, batting a bouncing, loose puck out of mid-air and past Pickard at 5:37 of the second for his 20th of the season.

Arizona outshot Edmonton 10-6 and led 1-0 after 20 minutes.

Doan opened the scoring, putting home the rebound off Jack McBain’s shot at 5:20 of the first for his fourth of the season.

Connor McDavid missed his second consecutive game with a lower-body injury. The Oilers captain is third in league scoring with 130 points (31 goals, 99 assists) behind Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon.

The two teams wrap up the three-game season series on Wednesday in Arizona.