Edmonton Oilers beat Las Vegas Golden Knights 5-3
LAS VEGAS –
Zack Kassian scored a tiebreak goal in the third period and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 5-3 on Friday night.
Edmonton expanded its winning streak to five games at the start of the season. Vegas (1-3-0) lost its third episode.
Zach Hyman scored twice and Leon Draisaitl added a goal for the Oilers. Mikko Koskinen made 36 parades.
Nic Roy, Nolan Patrick and Nic Hague scored for the Golden Knights. Robin Lehner made 28 parades.
Shortly after Vegas equalized the game at the start of the third period, Kassian responded by taking advantage of revenue in the neutral zone. He froze Lehner in the archway and pushed the puck through the balls of the goalkeeper to give Edmonton the lead.
Playing the second of back-to-back games for the third time in four nights, Edmonton outperformed their opponents by 24-13. The Oilers’ plus 11 goal differential is linked to Florida as the best in the league.
Meanwhile, the Golden Knights were 0-3 in power play and 0-09 this season. Vegas is in a 0-26 one-man drought dated June 6, which is Game 4 of the second round was last year’s playoff.
Vegas, missing top-line strikers Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty, scored first when Roy hit his stick on defender Zach Whitecloud’s shot off point and deflected it past Koskinen.
Edmonton equalized with a power play five minutes later when Connor McDavid played a pass, slipped through the slot and pulled Lehner out of the goal area to his right. After trying to shuffle the puck through the heavy traffic, McDavid deflected Hyman’s right skate and just over the goal line to make it 1-1.
Patrick scored his first goal as the Golden Knight when he deflected Dylan Coghlan’s shot off the blue line and brought Vegas back to the top.
Hyman scored his second goal of the game and fifth of the season when he played a one-time pass from McDavid who picked the puck off the end board and fed his linemate behind the net.
Moments later, Draisaitl scored his third goal of the season when he sent a pass from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins past Lehner, giving Edmonton the first lead of the game.
Hague drew the game for Vegas when his blast came off the blue line through traffic and past Koskinen to the bottom corner.