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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Oiler’s vault through Penguins in the ultimate stage

Key takeaways: 

  • Zach Hyman scores 1st 2 Edmonton goals, discarded hat trick by offsides analysis.
  • Edmonton’s Connor McDavid gets trapped with Pittsburgh’s John Marino during the second phase of the Oilers’ 5-2 victory over the Penguins on Wednesday. 

McDavid wins the newest fight versus Crosby: 

Under four defencemen and outshot and outplayed for the majority of the match, the Edmonton Oilers were still able to get a huge victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Connor McDavid netted a goal and three assists and Zach Hyman had two goals as the Oilers kept a 5-2 triumph above the Penguins on Wednesday.

Kailer Yamamoto and Evan Bouchard also added for the Oilers (16-5-0), who got their third game in a series and advanced to 9-1-0 on home ice, notwithstanding getting outshot 34-22.

“We kind of held on for the first 40 minutes,” stated McDavid of being increased 26-13 on the shot clock after two stages. “Mikko Koskinen did a great job as usual and I thought our young defencemen did a good job stepping in and trying to keep the game simple, keep the game in front of them.” Source –

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“We kind of worked our way through the match and capitalized on our chances and got some timely saves.” Source –

Oilers manager Dave Tippett said it wasn’t his team’s most reliable performance, notwithstanding the positive outcome.

“We can be better,” stated Tippett. “We can be cleaner with the puck and harder on slack pucks. We were in the third, but I’d like to see it for 60 minutes.” Source –

Jake Guentzel and Teddy Blueger answered for the Penguins (10-8-5), who have lost three accurate.

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