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FSM Recap: Golden Knights vs Oilers – Game 77 – 2023

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Vegas Golden Knights (42-28-8)  | Edmonton Oilers (48-24-5)

 

It was the Golden Knights vs Oilers on Monday night in Edmonton. The Golden Knights got blown out, 5-1, by the short-handed Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.

 

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The Golden Knights took on the Edmonton Oilers Wednesday night inside Rodgers Arena.

Zach Hyman and Leon Draisaitl each had a goal and an assist, and Stuart Skinner made 18 saves as the host Edmonton Oilers cruised to a 5-1 victory over the Golden Knights on Wednesday.

Cody Ceci, Mattias Ekholm, and Dylan Holloway also scored goals. Ryan McLeod and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each chipped in with two assists for Edmonton, which played without reigning league MVP and scoring champion Connor McDavid.

McDavid, who leads the league with 99 assists and is third with 130 points, sustained a lower-body injury near the end of Edmonton’s 4-2 victory at Calgary on Saturday.

Keegan Kolesar scored a short-handed goal for Vegas, which dropped its third consecutive game. Golden Knights goalie Adin Hill, playing for the first time since sustaining a lower-body injury on March 23 against the Columbus Blue Jackets, finished with 21 saves.

Golden Knights vs Oilers First & Second Periods:

 

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Edmonton took a 1-0 lead midway through the first period. Ceci saw his crossing pass from near the right boards rebound into the net off the skate of Vegas defenseman Alec Martinez for his fourth goal of the season.

The Oilers extended the lead to 3-0 with goals on consecutive shots in the second period.

Ekholm, left alone in the middle of the left circle, scored at 5:38 when he blasted a slap shot over Hill’s left shoulder for his career-high 11th goal.

Hyman, alone in front of the crease, scored at 8:06. He swept in a rebound of a Nugent-Hopkins shot into a wide-open right side of the net for his 53rd goal, moving him into a tie for second in the league with the Florida PanthersSam Reinhart.

 

Golden Knights vs Oilers Third Period:

 

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Draisaitl made it 4-0 at 6:50 of the third period with Edmonton’s first five-on-three power-play goal of the season, one-timing a shot from the right circle for his 41st.

Kolesar broke up Skinner’s shutout bid a minute later with a breakaway goal, the second short-handed goal of his career.

Holloway increased the lead to 5-1 midway through the period when he picked up a loose puck behind the net and quickly wrapped a shot around the right post for his fourth goal.

It was the third and final meeting between the Oilers and VGK, which have developed bad blood over the past couple of campaigns, including last year’s playoffs when the Golden Knights knocked the Oilers out in the second round.

 

The Golden Knights are back home to take on the Minnesota Wild on Friday, April 12th, at 7:00 p.m. Thanks for visiting FranchiseSportsMedia.com for your Las Vegas Sports news today.

 

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