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Jonathan Quick makes 32 saves for the shutout as Rangers blank Oilers 3-0

By Shane Jones, The Canadian Press on October 26, 2023.

New York Rangers' Ryan Lindgren (55) and Edmonton Oilers' Connor Brown (28) battle for the puck during second period NHL action in Edmonton, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

EDMONTON – Jonathan Quick made 32 saves for his 59th career shutout as the New York Rangers continued to shine on their western road trip, defeating the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 on Thursday.

Adam Fox and Braden Schneider each had a goal and an assist and Alexis Lafreniere also scored for the Rangers (5-2-0), who have won three games in a row.

The Oilers have lost four straight games and are off to a poor 1-5-1 start.

There was no scoring in the first period with only a couple of quality chances.

Oilers forward Warren Foegele hit a post behind Quick four-and-a-half minutes into the opening frame. Edmonton netminder Stuart Skinner was forced to come up big on a Rangers’ two-on-one break in the final minute, making a kick save on a shot by Filip Chytil.

The Rangers broke the deadlock on the power play 3:32 into the second period as Fox took a feed from Vincent Trochek and sent a knuckler of a slapshot on net that eluded Skinner for his second goal of the season.

New York added to its lead at 12:03 as Schneider managed to keep a back pass in at the blue line before unleashing a long shot that beat Skinner high to the stick side.

After hitting a pair of posts, the Rangers extended their lead with less than two minutes to play in the second period.

Artemi Panarin picked up his second assist of the contest and pushed his scoring streak to seven games with a long pass to Lafreniere, who unleashed a wicked one-timer before the Oilers goalie could get across. It was Lafreniere’s fourth goal of the season.

Quick kept his shutout intact with seven minutes to play, stopping Zach Hyman with a glove save in tight.

Less than a minute later it looked like the Rangers had struck again, but a review determined that Will Cuylle had kicked the puck into the net.

NOTES

Oilers star forward Connor McDavid was out of the lineup with an upper-body injury. … Edmonton has scored only one third-period goal this season and sit last overall in high-danger save percentage (60.53). … The Rangers entered play having allowed the fewest shots per game in the NHL with 24 and had managed to hold their opponents to a single goal in all four of their wins.

PRE-GAME HONOURS

Charlie Huddy and Doug Weight were honoured as the 2023 Oilers Hall of Fame inductees prior to the game. Huddy was one of just seven players to be a part of all five of Edmonton’s Stanley Cup championship-winning squads and was particularly effective in the big games, scoring 16 goals and adding 161 assists in 138 playoff games with Edmonton.

Twice an all-star with the Oilers, Weight played in 588 games for Edmonton and recorded 157 goals and 420 assists for 577 points.

UP NEXT

The Rangers play the fourth game of a five-game road trip in Vancouver on Saturday. The Oilers take on the rival Calgary Flames in the Heritage Classic outdoor game at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Sunday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 26, 2023.

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