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McDavid gives more charm to move Oilers past Jets in a shootout

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Edmonton’s Connor McDavid rejoices his third-stage goal as the Oilers’ 2-1 shootout shot over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. 

McDavid celebrates victory over Winnipeg Jets as he equalized the game: 

Granting rookie goaltender Stuart Skinner the start worked out rather well for the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.

McDavid also added in control and Skinner made 46 saves and was excellent on two shootout efforts to make his second NHL victory for the Oilers (12-4-0), who advanced to 7-1-1 on home ice.

“I have been planning for this for a long time and I thought the entire team presented a wonderful game,” told Skinner, a 23-year-old Edmonton resident chosen in the third course of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. “It stands tolerably high. I am super grateful for this moment. Source – cbc.ca

“It was an interesting game. It was a hard-fought contest all night between both teams.” Source – cbc.ca

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Oilers head trainer Dave Tippett was fascinated with Skinner’s composure in a challenging match.

“He just looks like an NHL goaltender and plays like an NHL goaltender and tonight was a really good hurdle for him coming off a strong match for the team in Winnipeg,” he said. “We required a display like that of our goaltender and he stepped up, right through the shootout. He did a heck of work for us.” Source – cbc.ca

Nikolaj Ehlers responded for the Jets (9-3-4) who had a three-match triumphant streak ended.

“I thought both teams were really good, I don’t think it was just a goaltender action,” replied Winnipeg starter Connor Hellebuyck, who created 31 saves. “I think every person on both teams was performing well. It nearly had that playoff vibe to it and it was a grinder, two excellent teams going at it.” Source – cbc.ca

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