The Oilers were active at the trade deadline, adding Tyler Ennis, Andreas Athanasiou, and Mike Green. Those acquisitions might help Edmonton in the long run, but they haven’t stemmed Edmonton’s recent struggles. With a 3-0 loss to Vegas on Wednesday, Edmonton has now dropped four of its last five games.
Edmonton dropped to 33-23-8, which puts them in third place in the Pacific Division and gives them just a four-point cushion in the battle for a playoff spot. Meanwhile, Vegas has now won seven straight games, bringing them up to a 35-22-8 record. They lead the Pacific Division with 78 points in 65 contests, though the Canucks are just four points behind and have played in three fewer games.
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COLORADO 3 BUFFALO 2
J.T. Compher scored the game-winning goal and registered an assist. He has 10 goals and 28 points in 59 games.
Gabriel Landeskog scored a power-play goal for the Avalanche. It was his 17th goal and 31st point in 46 contests.
Pavel Francouz saved 31 of 33 shots on Wednesday. He extended his winning streak to four games.
One of Buffalo’s two goals was scored by Zemgus Girgensons. That gives him 12 goals and 19 points in 63 contests in 2019-20.
Carter Hutton kicked out 31 of 34 shots last night. Two of the three goals he allowed were scored during Avalanche power plays.
VEGAS 3 EDMONTON 0
Marc-Andre Fleury posted a 29-save shutout. It was his second shutout in the span of five games, bringing him up to five perfect games this season.
Connor McDavid fired a team-high five shots on Fleury. Nevertheless, McDavid’s point streak ended at four games.
Mikko Koskinen stopped 30 of 33 Golden Knights shots. He’s dropped four of his last five starts.
Max Pacioretty scored the first and therefore game-winning goal. He’s up to 30 goals and 62 points in 65 contests.
Shea Theodore also found the back of the net for Vegas. It was his 10th goal and 43rd point in 65 contests.
LOS ANGELES 2 PITTSBURGH 1
Blake Lizotte scored a goal and registered an assist for the Kings. He has five goals and 21 points in 59 games.
Trevor Lewis netted the game-winning goal. He’s up to four goals and 10 points in 50 games.
The Penguins’ only goal was scored by Bryan Rust. That gives him 24 and 50 points in 48 contests.
Tristan Jarry stopped 20 of 22 Kings shots. One of the two goals he allowed was scored during a Kings power play.
At the other end of the ice, Calvin Petersen saved 35 of 36 shots. He improved to 2-3-0 in five starts this season.