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Oilers' Mattias Janmark: Earns helper Thursday
Janmark posted an assist, four shots on goal and two hits in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Jets.
Janmark is starting to find his way on offense with a point in each of his last two games. The 30-year-old's surge isn't likely to last -- outside of a bump up to the top six when Zach Hyman missed Tuesday's game with an illness, Janmark has been a bottom-six fixture when healthy. Janmark is at two points, 13 shots on net, 12 hits and a minus-4 rating through 12 outings overall.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Cody Ceci: Helpers in consecutive games
Ceci recorded an assist, two shots on goal, three blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Jets.
Ceci has a helper in each of the last two games after going four contests without a point. With Evan Bouchard's defensive struggles, Ceci has joined Darnell Nurse on the top pairing to form a shutdown duo. Ceci has six helpers, 26 shots on net, 26 blocked shots and a plus-4 rating through 22 outings this season.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: On eight-game point streak
Bouchard notched a power-play assist and six shots on goal in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Jets.
Bouchard has two goals and eight helpers over his eight-game point streak, and he's logged at one power-play point in each of the last five contests. That run has helped to offset some of his defensive woes, though the Oilers are playing better hockey as a team as new head coach Kris Knoblauch takes control. Bouchard has 22 points (12 on the power play), 70 shots on net, 30 blocked shots and a minus-6 rating through 22 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Connor McDavid: Snags power-play assist
McDavid recorded a power-play assist, three hits and two PIM in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Jets.
McDavid set up Leon Draisaitl's go-ahead goal with 2:13 left in the contest. While it wasn't a multi-point effort, McDavid extended his point streak to six games. In that span, he has four goals and 12 assists, and he's racked up six power-play helpers over the last four games. The 26-year-old has 29 points, 56 shots on net, 27 hits and a minus-4 rating through 20 contests overall, but it's his recent play that's most encouraging after the Oilers' difficult start to the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Sparks comeback
Nurse scored a goal, levied two hits and went plus-2 in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Jets.
The Oilers didn't have anything on the scoreboard until Nurse's goal at 13:11 of the third period, which tied the game at 1-1. It was his first tally since Nov. 9, and he had four assists over the nine games between his goals. For the year, the blueliner is at nine points, 51 shots on net, 47 hits, 47 blocked shots, 18 PIM and a plus-3 rating through 22 outings in a top-pairing role.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Leon Draisaitl: Scores go-ahead goal on power play
Draisaitl scored a power-play goal on three shots in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Jets.
Draisaitl's goal was his 10th of the year, and it stood as the game-winner. The 28-year-old had a strong November with six goals and 10 helpers over 14 games. With the Oilers playing better hockey over the last week, Draisaitl could quickly get back into the form that made him an early-first-round pick in fantasy drafts this fall. He's up to 29 points (13 on the power play), 68 shots on net, 24 PIM and a minus-2 rating through 22 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Zach Hyman: Grabs helper in return
Hyman logged an assist and seven shots on goal in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Jets.
Hyman set up Ryan McLeod's empty-net tally. Since Nov. 11, Hyman has eight goals and five assists over nine contests, though he missed Tuesday's game due to an illness. The top-line winger is up to 23 points, 71 shots on net, 20 hits, six power-play points and a plus-2 rating through 21 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Ryan McLeod: Two points in Thursday's win
McLeod scored an empty-net goal, added an assist, went plus-2 and blocked two shots in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Jets.
McLeod hadn't scored since Mar. 9, a span of 25 regular-season games as well as the Oilers' entire playoff run last spring. Nonetheless, the 24-year-old has remained in a middle-six role this season, most often as the third-line center. He's earned four of his six points in 2023-24 over the last six games, showing signs of growth. The center also has 30 shots on net, 18 hits and a minus-4 rating through 22 outings.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Stuart Skinner: Sharp in victory
Skinner stopped 25 of 26 shots in Thursday's 3-1 win over Winnipeg.
Cole Perfetti's power-play goal in the first period was the lone blemish on Skinner's line Thursday, as the Oilers rallied late for a fourth straight victory. The 25-year-old netminder has been playing better after a shaky start to the season -- he's allowed two goals or fewer in three of his last four starts. Skinner's now 8-7-1 with an .881 save percentage and 3.16 GAA on the campaign. He'll likely be back between the pipes Wednesday for a home matchup with the Hurricanes.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Stuart Skinner: Facing Jets
Skinner will defend the visiting crease versus Winnipeg on Thursday, per Jason Gregor of Oilers Nation.
Skinner has reestablished himself as the Oilers' No. 1 netminder as he has won three straight games. Skinner has improved his record to 7-7-1 with a 3.31 GAA and .876 save percentage. The Jets are 7-3-0 in their last 10 games and have averaged 31.5 shots on goal per game this season.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Zach Hyman: Back in action Thursday
Hyman (illness) will be in the lineup for Thursday's clash with Winnipeg.
Hyman was absolutely rolling before missing Tuesday's tilt versus Vegas with an illness, having racked up four goals and three assists, including two power-play points, over his last three contests. In addition to slotting into a top-six role, Hyman figures to be a lock for the No. 1 power-play unit considering he has registered six of his 22 points with the man advantage.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' James Hamblin: Picks up first helper
Hamblin notched an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Golden Knights.
Hamblin set up a Sam Gagner tally in the first period. The helper was Hamblin's first of the season to go with two goals over 11 appearances. All three of his points have come in the last six games, though he remains in a fourth-line role with minimal ice time. The 24-year-old has added 10 blocked shots, three shots and six shots on goal.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Cody Ceci: Garners assist Tuesday
Ceci posted an assist and three shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Golden Knights.
Ceci snapped a four-game drought with his helper, which set up Connor McDavid for a breakaway goal. The 29-year-old Ceci has gone at least two games between each of his five assists this season, though he has been fairly steady defensively with a plus-2 rating and 23 blocked shots. He's added 24 shots on net, 13 hits and six PIM through 21 contests.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Offers helper Tuesday
Ekholm notched an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Golden Knights.
Ekholm's shot attempt was tipped in by Mattias Janmark at 5:08 of the second period. Over the last seven games, Ekholm's been steady with two goals and three assists. The defenseman is up to nine points, 44 shots on net, 30 hits, 22 blocked shots and a minus-1 rating through 20 appearances this season, playing primarily in a top-four role.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Helps out on power play
Bouchard notched a power-play assist, four shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Golden Knights.
Bouchard took a shot that generated a rebound for Evander Kane to score on. The helper extended Bouchard's point streak to seven games (two goals, seven helpers). His last four points have all come on the power play, where the 24-year-old continues to have his greatest positive impact. He's at 21 points (11 on the power play) with 64 shots on net, 30 blocked shots, 11 hits, 10 PIM and a minus-6 rating through 21 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Sam Gagner: Enters lineup, scores goal
Gagner netted a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Golden Knights.
Gagner was scratched in the last four games, but he got back into the lineup with Zach Hyman (illness) out. The goal was Gagner's first point since Nov. 6. The 34-year-old forward has managed four points, 20 shots on net, eight hits, six blocked shots and an even plus-minus rating over nine appearances, though he's unlikely to see much more than bottom-six usage when he plays.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Mattias Janmark: Tallies in shootout win
Janmark scored a goal, doled out five hits, blocked two shots and went minus-2 in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Golden Knights.
Janmark got a piece of a Mattias Ekholm shot, tipping it in for the Oilers' second goal. The tally was Janmark's first point in four games since he returned from a shoulder injury. The 30-year-old filled in on the top line with Zach Hyman (illness) out Tuesday. Janmark has one goal, nine shots on net, 10 hits, six blocked shots, four PIM and a minus-5 rating through 11 outings while most often playing in a bottom-six role.... See More ... See Less