Key matchups, stats for Edmonton Oilers-Las Vegas Knights

The NHL returns from All-Star Weekend with the Edmonton Oilers looking to make history Tuesday night. Edmonton can tie the NHL record for most wins in a row with a victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Las Vegas. The game will be exclusively on ESPN+ and Hulu at 10 p.m. ET.

The Colorado Avalanche will also be on ESPN+/Hulu on Tuesday, hosting the New Jersey Devils at 8 p.m. ET.

The Knights are currently second in the Pacific Division (64 points), with the Oilers (59 points) in third just five points behind despite having played five less games. Edmonton hasn’t lost a game since Dec. 19 and has improved its record from 13-15-1 to 29-15-1 over that span.

Can the Oilers extend their streak and put themselves in the NHL record books? Here are some key things to watch with intel courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information:

Edmonton
Oilers vs.

Vegas
Golden Knights

Tuesday, 10 p.m. ET | ESPN+/Hulu
T-Mobile Arena (Las Vegas)

Oilers

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Power Rankings position: 7
Leading scorer: Connor McDavid: 20 G | 47 A
Record: 29-15-1 (59 points)

Oilers-Knights on ESPN+, Hulu

Watch the Oilers trying to win their 17th straight game when they face the Knights on Feb. 6, exclusively on ESPN+ and Hulu (10 ET).
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Early coaching change: The Oilers began the season by losing 8-1 in their opener against the Canucks in Vancouver. They would go on to start 3-9-1 before firing coach Jay Woodcroft on Nov. 12. Kris Knoblauch was named Woodcroft’s replacement and has guided Edmonton to an NHL-best 26-6-0 record since his first game on Nov. 13.

The Oilers have averaged more than a goal more per game under Knoblauch (3.91 vs. 2.69) and are giving up more than 1.6 goals less (2.28 vs. 3.92).

Elite goaltending and defense: Since the 16-game win streak began Dec. 21, Edmonton’s goaltender duo of Stuart Skinner and Calvin Pickard have allowed a combined 1.50 goals per games. Skinner has a 1.41 GAA and a .950 save percentage in 12 games and…


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Publish date : 2024-02-06 13:02:34

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