The Oilers beat Canada 4-1

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The attacker Oilers Milan Lucic has five goals and as many assists from 10 games.

Edmonton — Connor McDavid picked up a goal and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-1 win against the Montreal canadiens on Saturday.

 

McDavid left the ice painfully after having blocked a shot from Jeff Petry, with 2:21 to play in the game. It seemed to be hit in the right ankle.

 

X-rays, however, have been negative, and the Oilers expect that their best pointer will be available Wednesday in Winnipeg.

 

Ryan Strome, Milan Lucic and Jujhar Khaira were the other scorers on the Oilers. The formation has its best moments of the season, having won four games in a row.

 

Andrew Shaw deflects a shot from the edge of Joe Morrow at 12:55 in the second third with Strome in the dungeon, to be retained. The Canadian has been the most recent victim of Cam Talbot. The Ontario 30-year-old has a record of 7-0-0 in his last seven starts. In the course of this sequence, its average is 1,98.

 

Talbot made 29 stops, two fewer than Antti Niemi.
 

“We have to find a way to generate more attack, said the captain of the Canadien, Max Pacioretty. Even more so when you are three goals behind. We had some opportunities, but we need to get to keep up the pressure. “

 

The Tricolour was the fourth game of a stay of seven meetings abroad. It remains to visit Raleigh (December 27), Tampa (28 December) and Sunrise (30 December).

 

The start of the match was relatively uneventful. Brendan Gallagher, a native of Edmonton, has made a strong breakthrough on the left flank in the second minute of the game. Shortly after Niemi made a nice stop on a shot on receipt of Khaira.

 

A few minutes later, McDavid has created a two-on-one with his speed, but his pass to Jesse Puljujarvi was late.

 

Mid-way in the first twenty, Drake Caggiula, threatening directly in front of the net, has been frustrated by Niemi on a shot of the wrists at point-blank range, after Brett Lernout has lost the puck along the boards.

 

Inserted in the training bit before the game, at the expense of Jakub Jerabek, Lernout played his first game with the CH this season. A minute later, it was Patrick Maroon, who caught the Finns, he wanted to work with a reverse side of the enclave.

 

The Oilers took the lead 1-0 at 13:49, thanks to the seventh goal of the season from Strome. Khaira has escaped the disc arriving in the area of the Canadian, but Leon Draisatl has quickly returned. Khaira was then spotted Strome, who brought in the right circle for a shot on reception who did fly.

 

Edmonton doubled its cushion to 15:50 due to a blunder of Gallagher, which, at the time of out of his area, turned to the back and made a pass in the middle of nowhere. The Oilers have taken control and the sequence ended with a shot of the cuffs of long-distance McDavid — a shot seemingly harmless, but successful. McDavid was his 14th goal of the campaign, a second thread in as many games.

 

Joe Morrow has been punished to 3:16 in the second period, for obstruction, and the Oilers took the opportunity to triple their priority. From the left circle, McDavid has passed to the right circle to Draisatl, who quickly slid the puck into the slot for Lucic. This last has removed a ninth goal this season at 4:21.

 

Lucic has five goals and as many assists from 10 games. Draisatl finished the game with three assists.

 

The arbitrators have occurred when Adam Larsson has retained Paul Byron, at the beginning of the third period. The visitors have, however, been little threatening, and Zack Kassian has even obtained a brief breakaway, with Larsson getting ready to leave the bench. Two minutes later, Niemi has kept his own people in the coup with two stops fast against Maroon, breakaway.

 

“We really played better in the second half of the match, said the coach of the Canadian, Claude Julien. We were more alert. Our performance in the second half of the game was encouraging, and it is in this direction that it should go. Niemi has been excellent. It is a pity that we have not been able to give him the win. “

 

With 8:25 on the clock, Gallagher was on the point of taking a shot of high quality, close-up, but Andrej Sekara has extended the arm at the last moment to counter it.

 

A minute later, the CH has played with fire by being punished, Karl Alzner with tripping. The Oilers, however, have squandered the opportunity to seal the match.

 

Khaira has finally completed the score in an empty net, at 18:02.

Five key moments of the match

Niemi held the fort in the starting

Mid-way in the first twenty, Drake Caggiula, threatening in front of the net, has been frustrated by Antti Niemi on a shot of the wrists at point-blank range, after Brett Lernout has lost the puck along the boards. Inserted in the training bit before the game, at the expense of Jakub Jerabek, Lernout played his first game with the CH this season. A minute later, it was Patrick Maroon, who caught the goalie in finland, he wanted to work with a reverse side of the enclave.

The Oilers strike first

The Oilers took the lead 1-0 at 13:49, thanks to the seventh goal of the season from Ryan Strome. Khaira has escaped the disc arriving in the area of the Canadian, but Leon Draisatl has quickly returned. Khaira was then spotted Strome, who brought in the right circle for a shot on reception who did fly.

Edmonton ahead 2-0 with a shot that seemingly innocuous

Edmonton doubled its cushion to 15:50 due to the blunder of Brendan Gallagher, who, at the time of out of his area, turned to the back and made a pass in the middle of nowhere. The Oilers have taken control and the sequence ended with a shot of the cuffs of the long distance of the Connor McDavid — a shot seemingly harmless, but successful. McDavid was his 14th goal of the campaign, a second thread in as many games.

Indiscipline is expensive

Joe Morrow has been punished to 3:16 in the second period, for obstruction, and the Oilers took the opportunity to triple their priority. From the left circle, McDavid has passed to the right circle to Draisatl, who quickly slid the puck into the slot for Milan Lucic. This last has removed a ninth goal this season at 4:21.

Talbot, a reliable value throughout the match — and the last seven meetings, in fact

Andrew Shaw deflects a shot from the edge of Joe Morrow at 12:55 in the second third with Strome in the dungeon, to be retained. The Canadian has been the most recent victim of Talbot. The Ontario 30-year-old has a record of 7-0-0 in his last seven starts. In the course of this sequence, its average is 1,98.

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