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Oilers Stay Perfect

by Ryan Dadoun
Updated On: October 13, 2019, 3:19 am ET

As is usually the case on a Saturday, we had no shortage of action.  Along the way we saw some perfect starts come to an end with Carolina dropping to 5-1-0 and Philadelphia losing to Vancouver in overtime.  The Rangers were also 2-0-0 to start the season, but they lost to Edmonton, which now has the best record in the NHL at 5-0-0.  It’s their first 5-0-0 start since 1985-86 and the third time they’ve ever won their first five games.

It was a decisive 4-1 win by the Oilers and it’s certainly nice that three of their wins have come on the road.  There’s still plenty of hockey left of course, but after so many years of suffering, it looks like the Oilers might finally be competitive.

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EDMONTON 4 NY RANGERS 1

Kaapo Kakko accounted for the Rangers’ only goal.  It was the first goal of his NHL career.

Leon Draisaitl scored two goals and recorded an assist.  He’s already scored four goals and 11 points in five contests.

Connor McDavid chipped in a goal and an assist for Edmonton.  That gives him four goals and 12 points in five games.

Mike Smith saved 20 of 21 Rangers shots.  He’s improved to 3-0-0 with a 2.67 GAA and .907 save percentage in three starts.

Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 23 of 26 shots on Saturday.  He has a 1-1-0 record, 3.53 GAA and .904 save percentage in two games.

OTTAWA 4 TAMPA BAY 2

Vladislav Namestnikov scored two goals and registered an assist to lead Ottawa past his former team.  He has two goals and four points in four games this season.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau found the back of the net and registered an assist.  The Senators forward has a goal and four points in four games.

Craig Anderson saved 19 of 21 shots versus Tampa Bay.  He’s 1-2-0 with a 3.71 GAA and .882 save percentage in three starts.

Ondrej Palat scored a goal for the Lightning.  He’s up to three goals in five contests.

Curtis McElhinney saved 30 of 33 Senators shots.  He has a 0-1-1 record, 3.50 GAA, and .909 save percentage in two starts.

LOS ANGELES 7 NASHVILLE 4

This was a wild one.  Los Angeles had a 4-1 lead going into the third period, but goals by Viktor Arvidsson, Matt Duchene, and Colton Sissons tied the game by 11:30 of the final frame.  Los Angeles re-established their lead by scoring three goals in the final minute of the contest.

Alex Iafallo accounted for the game-winning goal.  It was his first marker and point of the 2019-20 campaign.

Dustin Brown netted a goal and registered two assists for Los Angeles.  He has two goals and five points in four games.

Jack Campbell stopped 28 of 32 shots last night.  He’s 2-0-0 with a 3.47 GAA and .885 save percentage in two starts.

At the other end of the ice, Juuse Saros allowed six goals on 37 shots.  He dropped to 0-2-0 with a 5.08 GAA and .844 save percentage in two games.

WINNIPEG 3 CHICAGO 2 (OT)

Robin Lehner made his debut with the Chicago Blackhawks.  He turned aside 30 of 33 shots, picking up a point but not the win.

Brandon Saad chipped in a goal for Chicago.  It was his first goal and second point in three games.

Nikolaj Ehlers scored a goal and registered an assist.  The Jets forward has two goals and seven points in six contests.

Mark Scheifele netted the overtime winner.  He’s up to two goals and nine points in six games.

Connor Hellebuyck saved 27 of 29 Blackhawks shots.  He’s won his last three starts while allowing just five goals over that span.

BOSTON 3 NEW JERSEY 0

Tuukka Rask earned a 31-save shutout.  He’s 3-0-0 with a 1.33 GAA and .957 save percentage in three starts.

This is the second time in five games that New Jersey has been silenced.  They’ve dropped to 0-3-2 with just nine goals scored.

Brad Marchand scored the game-winning goal and registered an assist.  He has four goals and seven points in five contests.

Patrice Bergeron netted a power-play goal in the second period.  It was his first goal and four points in five contests.

Cory Schneider stopped 29 of 32 shots last night.  He has a 0-2-0 record, 3.33 GAA, and .897 save percentage in three starts.

MONTREAL 6 ST. LOUIS 3

Brendan Gallagher scored a goal and registered two assists for Montreal.  He’s up to two goals and six points in five contests.

Max Domi recorded a goal and an assist on Saturday.  The Canadiens forward has three goals and five points in five games.

Carey Price stopped 26 of 29 Blues shots.  He has a 2-1-1 record, 3.39 GAA, and .901 save percentage in four starts.

At the other end of the ice, Jordan Binnington kicked out 32 of 37 shots.  He’s 2-1-1 with a 2.98 GAA and .910 save percentage in four games.

Brayden Schenn scored a goal and registered an assist.  The Blues forward has four goals and five points in five contests.

TORONTO 5 DETROIT 2

Alexander Kerfoot scored the game-winning goal.  It was his second goal and fourth point in six games.

Ilya Mikheyev chipped in a goal and an assist for the Maple Leafs.  He’s up to two goals and five points in six contests.

Frederik Andersen stopped 25 of 27 shots Saturday night.  He bounced back nicely after allowing seven goals on Thursday.

Jacob De La Rose scored a goal and registered an assist.  The Red Wings forward has a goal and three points in five games.

Jimmy Howard kicked out 36 of 40 Maple Leafs shots.  He has a 1-2-0 record, 3.41 GAA, and .910 save percentage in three starts.

NY ISLANDERS 3 FLORIDA 2 (SO)

Sam Montembeault stopped 26 of 28 shots before the shootout.  He allowed the only goal in three rounds, which cost him the extra point.

Semyon Varlamov saved 35 of 37 shots prior to the skills competition.  He held the Panthers off in their three shootout attempts.

Josh Bailey scored a goal for the Islanders.  It was his second goal and four points in five contests.

Anders Lee accounted for the Islanders other goal outside of the shootout.  He has two markers in five games in 2019-20.

Evgenii Dadonov had a goal and an assist for Florida.  He’s up to three goals and five points in five games.

COLUMBUS 3 CAROLINA 2

Pierre-Luc Dubois scored the game-winning goal.  It was his second goal and third point in five contests.

Ryan Murray assisted on two of three Blue Jackets goals.  Those were his first two points of the 2019-20 campaign.

Joonas Korpisalo stopped 30 of 32 Hurricanes shots.  He’s 2-2-0 with a 2.75 GAA and .892 save percentage in four starts.

At the other end of the ice, James Reimer saved 32 of 35 shots.  He has a 2-1-0 record, 2.65 GAA, and .933 save percentage in three starts.

Dougie Hamilton found the back of the net for the Hurricanes.  He already has four goals and eight points in six games.

WASHINGTON 4 DALLAS 1

Tom Wilson scored a goal and registered an assist for the Capitals.  He’s up to two goals and four points in six contests.

John Carlson scored the game-winning goal and recorded an assist.  He has a two goals and 10 points in six games.

Ilya Samsonov turned aside 24 of 25 shots last night.  The Capitals rookie goaltender improved to 2-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA and .961 save percentage in two starts.

Radek Faksa scored the Stars’ lone goal.  It was his first goal and second point in six games.

Anton Khudobin stopped 21 of 24 shots on Saturday.  He has a 0-2-0 record, 3.59 GAA, and .877 save percentage in two starts.

PITTSBURGH 7 MINNESOTA 4

Devan Dubnyk’s woes continued.  He allowed five goals on 23 shots in 33:39 minutes before being yanked.  That reduced him to a 0-4-0 record, 4.55 GAA, and .862 save percentage in four starts.  Alex Stalock stepped in, stopping 10 of 11 shots the rest of the way.

Matt Murray saved 29 of 33 Wild shots.  He surrendered two goals on 11 shots in the third period, but at that point the Penguins already had a dominate lead.

Jared Spurgeon scored a goal and registered two assists against Murray.  He had been held off the scoresheet in his first three games.

Sam Lafferty found the back of the net and registered two assists.  It was the Penguins rookie’s first career points.

Sidney Crosby scored a goal and registered an assist for the Penguins.  He has three goals and eight points in five contests.

COLORADO 3 ARIZONA 2 (OT)

Antti Raanta stopped 29 of 32 Avalanche shots.  He was making his season debut after starting the campaign on a conditioning assignment.

Andre Burakovsky scored the overtime winner and registered an assist.  He has two goals and four points in four games.

Cale Makar assisted on two of three Avalanche goals.  He’s recorded five assists in four games.

Michael Grabner scored a goal for Arizona.  It was his first goal and point of the 2019-20 campaign.

Pavel Francouz saved 34 of 36 shots Saturday night.  It was his first career start, though he did make two appearances with the Avalanche in 2018-19.

VANCOUVER 3 PHILADELPHIA 2 (SO)

Carter Hart stopped 22 of 24 shots in regulation time.  He then allowed two goals on three shootout shots, ending his season-opening two-game winning streak.

Jacob Markstrom saved 37 of 39 shots before the skills competition.  He picked up the extra point after surrendering a goal in three shootout rounds.

Carsen Twarynski scored a goal for the Flyers.  It was his first career goal and point.

Brock Boeser found the back of the net for Vancouver.  He has a goal and three points in four contests.

Tanner Pearson also chipped in a goal for the Canucks.  In addition to that, he scored during the shootout.

VEGAS 6 CALGARY 2

Rasmus Andersson scored a goal for the Flames.  It was his first goal and second point in five games.

William Carrier scored the game-winning goal and registered an assist.  He’s up to two goals and three points in five contests.

Mark Stone also had a goal and an assist for Vegas.  He has three goals and eight points in five games.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 33 of 35 Flames shots.  He’s 3-1-0 with a 2.16 GAA and .930 save percentage in five contests.

David Rittich allowed six goals on 30 shots on Saturday.  He has a 2-2-1 record, 3.16 GAA, and .906 save percentage in five starts.

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