The Edmonton Oilers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 last night. The win was the Oilers 15th straight, which puts them just two shy of the NHL record of 17 consecutive wins. That record was set by the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins. Connor McDavid scored two goals and added an assist for the Oilers who are now 28-15-1 for the season. They are currently in third place in the Pacific Division, five points behind second-place Vegas.
Zach Hyman scored the other Oilers goal. Leon Draisaitl, who won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL MVP in 2019-20, added three assists for the Oilers. Between Draisaitl and McDavid, the Oilers have accounted for three of the last four Hart Memorial Trophy winners. McDavid is the reigning winner and he also won the award in the 2020-21 season.
Oilers Streak Continues
With the win last night, the Oilers became just the fifth NHL team to record 15 straight victories. Edmonton is now 23-3-0 in its last 26 games after starting the season 5-12-1. One of the reasons why the Oilers have been so successful is defense. Last night marked the 13th straight game in which the Oilers allowed two or fewer goals. That’s a franchise record.
Edmonton goaltender Stuart Skinner has won 11 straight starts and is now 22-9-1 on the season. He actually had last night off and it was Calvin Pickard who earned his fifth career shutout for the win. Pickard is 5-2 this season and has won his last four straight starts.
On the offensive end, the Oilers are fourth in goals per game with an average of 3.50. Hyman is the leading goal scorer with 29. Draisatl has 22 and McDavid has 19. McDavid is the Oilers leading point scorer with 63. He is tied for sixth overall in points in the NHL. Edmonton will be back in action on Saturday against Nashville. That is the Oilers final game before the All-Star break.
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Another Big Day in the Sports World
It’s not everyday that an NHL team wins its 15th game in a row. That’s exactly what the Edmonton Oilers did last night. We also saw the dominant player in the Australian Open go down. The Atlanta Falcons have a new head coach and Liverpool FC will be without one at the end of this season.
Here’s what’s happening in sports.
- Djokovic out: No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic had won 10 straight Australian Open semifinals. Then, he ran into 22-year-old Jannick Sinner last night. Sinner defeated Djokovic 6-1, 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-3 to advance to Sunday’s men’s final against Daniil Medvedev.
- Falcons hire Morris: The Atlanta Falcons are hiring Raheem Morris as their new head coach. Atlanta had a candidate pool of 14 that included Jim Harbaugh (the Chargers new head coach) and former New England head coach Bill Belichick.
- Oilers win: If you forgot, the Edmonton Oilers won their 15th straight game last night. They will have a chance to win No. 16 in a row on Saturday when they host the Nashville Predators.
- Jurgen Klopp leaving Liverpool: Klopp led Liverpool to the Premier League title in 2020 and Champions League in 2019. He will step down at the end of this season stating that he is simply running out of energy. He will take at least a year off and said he will not manage another team in England other than Liverpool.
Oilers Not on the NHL Schedule Tonight
After a fairly busy Thursday, there are only four games in the NHL tonight. The Oilers are off and will not play until tomorrow afternoon. Two of the top teams in the NHL will meet tonight. Read below to find out which two teams that is.
The NBA will keep us busy tonight. Fridays are a pretty light night on the college basketball schedule and the Australian Open is winding down. Don’t worry, there’s enough on today’s schedule to find some betting value somewhere. Remember, you always have Sports Hub around to help.
Here’s what’s on tap today.
- NHL: There are only four games in the NHL tonight, but one of those should be pretty interesting. Vegas (28-14-6) travels to the Big Apple to take on the New York Rangers (29-15-3). The game will be broadcast on ESPN starting at 7:00 p.m. ET.
- NBA: Eight games are on the NBA schedule tonight. The Suns, who have won seven straight, will take on Indiana. The Pacers just beat the Sixers last night. Dallas is at Atlanta and Portland plays at San Antonio in the NBATV doubleheader.
- College basketball: There are only eight college basketball games tonight. One of them pits No. 13 Wisconsin against Michigan State. The Badgers are the only ranked team in action tonight.
- Australian Open: The men’s final is set with Sinner facing Medvedev, who beat Alexander Zverev earlier today. That final is set for Sunday. The women’s final will take place on Saturday. Aryna Sabalenka will face Zheng Qinwen.
- Golf: Stephan Jaeger has a one-shot lead after Round 2 of the Farmers Insurance Open. Round 3 will be played today.
- Soccer: It’s a huge day in England as the FA Cup offers up four matches. There is also one match each in La Liga, Ligue 1, Serie A, and Bundesliga.
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