A pair of power-play targets powered the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday.
Blake Wheeler scored the lone purpose for Winnipeg (27-18-3), quickly drawing the Jets even early within the second interval along with his first purpose since March 26.
Oilers netminder Mikko Koskinen posted 29 saves to gather his eleventh win of the season. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 24-of-26 for the Jets.
The end result prolonged Winnipeg’s longest shedding skid of the season to 5 video games. Edmonton has received 4 of its final 5 outings.
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It was the ultimate matchup of the common season between the 2 groups, with the Oilers successful seven of 9 video games, together with a decisive 6-1 victory on Monday.
McDavid helped arrange Draisaitl’s empty-net purpose, slipping the puck up the boards by means of the impartial zone as time ticked down. The German sniper slid a shot into the yawning web for his twenty fourth purpose of the season.
The Jets pushed arduous for the equalizer within the third, outshooting the Oilers 8-1 throughout the primary half of the interval, however could not get a puck previous Koskinen.
Winnipeg obtained an opportunity with the person benefit when Kailer Yamamoto was despatched to the penalty field for slashing 15:33 into the the third.
Paul Stastny had a great opportunity in tight halfway by means of the ability play however Koskinen punched the wrist shot away along with his blocker.
Yamamoto picked up the puck as he returned to the ice and streaked away on a breakaway. Hellebuyck’s diving, spread-eagle save stored the rating at 2-1.
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The Oilers obtained their second power-play purpose of the night time 6:20 into the second after Wheeler was handed a double-minor for a excessive stick that left Ethan Bear with a lower over his lip.
Nugent-Hopkins wasted no time, riffling a shot in previous the far put up simply 12 seconds into the person benefit to make it 2-1.
The Oilers ahead has 14 targets on the season, together with 5 in opposition to the Jets.
Wheeler drew Winnipeg even earlier within the center body after Andrew Copp compelled Dmitry Kulikov to show over the puck alongside the top boards.
Copp shipped the puck out to Wheeler in the correct face-off circle and the Jets captain blasted a shot previous Koskinen for his eleventh of the season.
The Oilers opened the scoring with a power-play strike 11:52 into the sport Wednesday after Wheeler was known as for tripping.
McDavid sliced a cross to Barrie on the high of the slot and the defenceman ripped it previous Hellebuyck into the highest of the online.
The purpose was Barrie’s seventh of the season.
Edmonton was 2 for 3 with the person benefit Wednesday. Winnipeg was 0 for 1 on the ability play.
It is a fast turnaround for the Oilers, who’ll be in Calgary Thursday to face the Flames. The Jets will go to the Canadiens in Montreal on Friday.