This is Edmonton, Alberta. On Saturday, the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Nashville Predators by a score of 4-1, Connor McDavid posted a goal and three assists, and the Oilers won their 16th consecutive game to move within one of tying the record for most consecutive victories in the National Hockey League.
When the Edmonton Oilers return from the All-Star break to play the Vegas Golden Knights on February 6, they will put up an effort to tie the record that was established by the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 1992–1993 season. For the second-longest stretch, the Oilers tied the record set by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2016–2017 season.
What McDavid had to say about the situation was, “It’s exciting, obviously it’s a great run, obviously the goalies have played great.” Even though we didn’t play our best hockey this past week, we still managed to pull off three victories, which is a really encouraging indication. The goalie has been excellent, the back end has been strong, and the kill has been fantastic; all of these are positive aspects.
The Edmonton Oilers improved their record to 29-15-1 with the efforts of Leon Draisaitl, who not only scored but also assisted on two goals, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Zach Hyman, and Stuart Skinner, who made 28 saves overall. The Edmonton Oilers have a record streak of 14 games without allowing more than two goals to be scored against them, and they have a record of 24-3-0 in their previous 27 games.
According to Draisaitl, “It’s something special.” “In order to reach that number, it takes a lot of good efforts and a lot of good games,” the speaker said. Despite the fact that we have been a little bit sloppy in the last three games, it is clear that there have been certain individual efforts that have led to our victories. You will also require that on occasion. It has been a really challenging endeavor for us.
A goal was scored by Colton Sissons for Nashville. The Predators have suffered three consecutive defeats.
“I thought we outplayed them, but unfortunately, it doesn’t matter when you don’t get two points,” Sissons said. “Our performance was not enough to win.” “It was still painful.”
At the 7:55 mark of the first period, Edmonton scored the first goal of the game during a power play. Nugent-Hopkins moved into the high slot and received a pass from Draisaitl before unleashing a fast wrist shot that beat goalkeeper Kevin Lankinen for his 12th goal of the season. Draisaitl was the one who provided the feed.
It was with 8:21 remaining in the second period that the Oilers’ power play was successful once more. McDavid passed it to Draisaitl, who scored a one-time goal, making it his 23rd goal overall. As a result of the goal, Draisaitl completed his 800th point in his career, making him the fourth-fastest player to reach the milestone. He accomplished this feat in 683 games.
At the 9:12 mark of the third quarter, McDavid made it 3-0. In order to score his 20th goal, he proceeded to bank the puck off of Lankinen’s backside from behind the goal line. He did this by swinging behind the net.
At 6:33, amid a scramble in front of the net, Sissons interrupted Skinner’s attempt to keep Edmonton from receiving a shutout. This was the first goal that Edmonton had conceded in 158 minutes. In his previous 21 starts, Skinner has a record of 19-2.
When asked about his experience, Skinner stated, “Being able to be on the back end of these things has been a lot of fun.” “We did everything in our power to prevent the puck from entering our goal,” I said.
In the final game of the season, Hyman scored an empty-netter, which was his 30th goal of the year.