New Jersey Devils vs. Edmonton Oilers Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 3rd 2022

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Winning streaks of at least five games have become commonplace for the Edmonton Oilers.

The New Jersey Devils? Not so much.

Two of the hottest teams in the NHL are slated to meet for the first time this season Thursday night, when the Oilers host the Devils.

Both teams were off Wednesday after extending winning streaks with resounding victories Tuesday night. The host Oilers won their fifth straight by beating the Nashville Predators, 7-4, while the Devils began a three-game road trip through Western Canada by defeating the Vancouver Canucks 5-2.

 

 


 

The five-game winning streak marks the seventh time since the start of the 2019-20 season the Oilers have earned at least five straight wins. Edmonton has one six-game winning streak in that span, which it recorded from March 28 through April 7, 2022.

The current winning streak has featured a little bit of everything for the Oilers, who have outscored the opposition 25-15 but have overcome deficits in four of the five victories. That includes Wednesday, when the Predators scored 34 seconds after the opening faceoff before Edmonton scored the next five goals over a span of less than 30 minutes.

Evander Kane collected a hat trick for the Oilers, Connor McDavid had two goals and two assists, and Leon Draisaitl finished with a goal and four assists. Draisaitl collected his goal shortly before the midway point of the third to extend Edmonton's lead to 6-3.

"I thought it was really good offensively," Draisaitl said. "Sometimes when you go up early in a game like that -- by three or four goals -- those games can be hard sometimes because you naturally just let off the gas. They are a good team that can score and make plays, but I thought we did a pretty good job."

The Devils recovered from some jet lag and didn't let up off the gas much against the Canucks. Nico Hischier and Michael McLeod scored in the first for New Jersey, which was outshot 10-7 in the first 20 minutes but put the game away by scoring twice in a span of 2:12 in the middle of the second.

"I think the sign of a good team is when you can find a different way to win," Devils head coach Lindy Ruff said. "Our team started off -- we were somewhere between Newark (N.J.) and Vancouver, I don't know where. It might have been Newark, Arkansas."

The Devils have outscored their opposition 19-5 over the last four games and have received impressively balanced scoring in the last two games, during which 11 players have scored the 12 goals New Jersey's collected in beating the Canucks and Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Devils haven't had a winning streak of longer than four games since winning five straight from Dec. 15 through Dec. 27, 2017. Only four of the players who played in the win over the Detroit Red Wings on Dec, 27, 2017 -- Hischier, Jesper Bratt, Damon Severson and Miles Wood -- were on the ice Tuesday night for New Jersey.

--Field Level Media

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New Jersey Devils vs. Edmonton Oilers Recap MAR 19TH 2022

Evander Kane scored twice, including the tiebreaking power-play goal with 7:57 remaining, as the Edmonton Oilers extended their winning streak to five games by rallying for a 6-3 victory over the visiting New Jersey Devils on Saturday afternoon.

Kane scored his 11th and 12th goals since making his debut with Edmonton on Jan. 29. He scored late in the second period and then tallied again when the Oilers held the puck for the entire man advantage after Leon Draisaitl drew a tripping penalty on New Jersey defenseman P.K. Subban.

Kane's game-winner was part of a three-goal flurry in a span of 3:48 after New Jersey scored twice in the opening 3:14 of the third.

Kane snapped a 3-3 tie when he moved to the right circle and waited for a cross-ice pass from McDavid. McDavid's pass hopped off the stick of New Jersey forward Michael McLeod and Kane lifted a backhander into the net.

Before Kane scored his second goal, Tyson Barrie netted the tying goal. After Kane scored again, Zach Hyman scored on a deflection 49 seconds later.

Draisaitl scored his 41st goal while McDavid added an empty-netter and collected two assists as Edmonton matched its longest winning streak of the season and improved to 12-5-1 under coach Jay Woodcroft.

Edmonton goalie Mikko Koskinen made 25 saves.

Jesper Bratt scored twice and set up Nico Hischier's tiebreaking tally 3:14 into the third but New Jersey dropped its sixth straight road game.

Gillies allowed five goals on 39 shots.

After Draisaitl scored 1:11 into the game, Bratt scored his first goal of the game four minutes later by finishing off a breakaway.

Kane gave Edmonton a 2-1 lead with 2:12 remaining in the second when he forced a turnover from Hischier near the neutral zone and tucked a wraparound into the right side of the net. Kane was not initially credited with a goal but the play was reviewed and it was determined the puck crossed the goal line as Gillies' pad was in the net.

New Jersey tied it 26 seconds into the third when Bratt retrieved the puck from behind the net after Ryan Graves missed the net and slipped a backhander that banked off Koskinen's right arm and New Jersey took the lead on Hischier's backhander before Edmonton stormed back.

--Field Level Media

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