February 22nd, 2024

McDavid leads Oilers to 4-1 win over Predators for 16th straight win

By The Associated Press on January 27, 2024.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – Connor McDavid had a goal and three assists, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Saturday for their 16th straight win.

Edmonton will attempt to tie the NHL record set by the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins when its returns from the All-Star break to play at Vegas on Feb. 6. The Oilers matched the 2016-17 Columbus Blue Jackets for the second-longest streak.

Leon Draisaitl had a goal and two assists, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Zach Hyman also scored and Stuart Skinner made 28 saves to help Edmonton improve to 29-15-1. The Oilers are 24-3-0 in their last 27 and have a franchise-record streak of 14 games without allowing more than two goals.

Colton Sissons scored for Nashville. The Predators who have lost three of four. Kevin Lankinen had 17 saves.

STARS 5, CAPITALS 4

DALLAS (AP) – Defenseman Thomas Harley scored at 3:27 of overtime for his second goal of the game and second extra-period winner in two games for Dallas.

Wyatt Johnston, Mason Marchment and Matt Duchene also scored and Jake Oettinger made 24 saves for the Stars, who are 18-3-3 against the Capitals since the 2008-09 season.

Dallas led 4-2 before a 6-on-4 goal by Alex Ovechkin and a 6-on-5 goal by Dylan Strome in the last two minutes of regulation sent the game into overtime.

Anthony Mantha and Rasmus Sandin also scored for the Capitals, who went 0-3-1 on a Central Division road trip. Charlie Lindgren stopped 30 shots making his sixth start in the Capitals’ last eight games.

SABRES 5, SHARKS 2

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – J Peterka scored two goals for the second straight game and Buffalo rallied to beat San Jose.

Dylan Cozens added a goal and two assists, Alex Tuch had a goal and an assist, and Jordan Greenway also scored for the Sabres. Casey Mittelstadt had two assists to give him a team-high 30 for the season, and he also leads Buffalo with 42 points.

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 23 saves to improve to 4-1 in his career against San Jose.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Jan Rutta scored for the Sharks, who had their season-best three-game winning streak snapped. Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 31 shots but fell to 0-4 against Buffalo.

BRUINS 6, FLYERS 2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – David Pastrnak had two goals and an assist, James van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist and Boston beat Philadelphia.

Charlie McAvoy, Danton Heinen and Charlie Coyle also scored for the Bruins, who have won seven of eight. The Atlantic Division-leaders entered play tied with Vancouver for the most points in the NHL. They now have 71. Linus Ullmark made 35 saves, and Pavel Zacha added two assists for Boston.

Tyson Foerster scored both goals for Philadelphia, which lost its fifth game in a row. Sam Ersson was pulled after allowing four goals on 14 shots in the first period. Cal Petersen replaced him to start the second period and made 12 saves.

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