The Edmonton Oilers had a chance to win seven games in a row for the first time since the 2000–01 season where they won nine games in a row before tying a game with the Florida Panthers. Yes, the last time the Oilers won at least seven games, the NHL was on a completely different point system. Things were looking good on paper as the team was facing the 31st place Columbus Blue Jackets. However, hockey did what hockey does best and that was break all forms of logic.
The Blue Jackets opened the scoring in the first period before Edmonton responded twice in the second. The one-goal lead heading into the third was not enough for the Oilers as Columbus was able to tie it back up midway through the final frame. After the game was tied, the Oilers completely took over but was unable to get the go-ahead goal and off the game went into overtime.
Halfway through extra time, the game ended on a shot that snuck past Stuart Skinner. Just like that, Columbus jumped from 31st to 30th and Edmonton’s win streak was snapped. However, not all is lost as the extra point to Edmonton is in position to mathematically challenge for third in the Pacific, as they now have 58 points in 49 games—the Los Angeles Kings have 60 points in 50 and Edmonton holds the tiebreaker.
Charts from the setback are below.
|Boone Jenner||Adam Boqvist, Patrik Laine||12:25 | 1st||CBJ 1 – 0 EDM|
|Derek Ryan||Unassisted||10:17 | 2nd||CBJ 1 – 1 EDM|
|Zach Hyman (PPG)||Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins||16:16 | 2nd||CBJ 1 – 2 EDM|
|Kirill Marchenko||Unassisted||11:26 | 3rd||CBJ 2 – 2 EDM|
|Kent Johnson||Johnny Gaudreau, Erik Gudbranson||02:29 | OT||CBJ 3 – 2 EDM|
All situations Corsi
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