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Oilers Fall Wanting Penguins’ NHL File as Successful Streak Snapped by Golden Knights

Paul Kasabian Featured Columnist II February 7, 2024 Ethan Miller/Getty Images The Edmonton Oilers fell one victory short of tying the NHL’s all-time win streak on Tuesday evening, falling 3-1 to the defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights. Edmonton entered Tuesday with 16 straight wins, one shy of the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins’ 17-game streak.

Oilers Fall Wanting Penguins’ NHL File as Successful Streak Snapped by Golden Knights

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIFebruary 7, 2024

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 06: Chandler Stephenson #20 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring a third-period goal against the Edmonton Oilers during their game at T-Mobile Arena on February 06, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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The Edmonton Oilers fell one victory wanting tying the NHL’s all-time win streak on Tuesday night, falling 3-1 to the defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights.

Edmonton entered Tuesday with 16 straight wins, one shy of the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins’ 17-game streak.

The Oilers acquired off to a fantastic begin after Connor McDavid scored a short-handed objective on a 2-on-0 break to place Edmonton up 1-0 4:35 into the primary.

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Connor McDavid on a 2-on-0 with Leon Draisaitl buries the shorty! 💪 pic.twitter.com/9RqFOxV5iF

Vegas acquired one again, nonetheless, after Nicolas Roy scored off a rebound with 1:54 left within the first:

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10TH OF THE SEASON FOR #10! 👏 pic.twitter.com/kluzK64Eo5

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Neither group scored within the second, however Vegas went up for good within the third after Chandler Stephenson put residence a one-timer:

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CHAN CHAN THAT’S OUR MAN! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/ZIekI0lTt1

William Karlsson’s empty-netter within the closing seconds completed off Vegas’ W.

It is a powerful loss for Edmonton, only one win shy of tying the file, however the Oilers’ win streak was an unimaginable run amid a tumultuous season.

Edmonton fired head coach Jay Woodcroft after a 3-9-1 begin, changing him with Kris Knoblauch. After two wins within the new period, Edmonton misplaced three straight, giving up 17 targets within the course of.

The Oilers then rolled off eight straight wins, however their protection then struggled as soon as once more, permitting 15 targets in three consecutive losses.

Edmonton caught hearth, nonetheless, with the 16 straight wins. All however one of many wins got here in regulation or time beyond regulation. The Oilers allowed not more than two targets within the ultimate 14 victories as effectively.

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Dropping to the defending Stanley Cup champions of their area to finish the streak actually is not something to be ashamed of, and the Oilers can take solace understanding that they’ve fully turned their season round.

Edmonton will look to get again within the win column Friday when it visits the Anaheim Geese.

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