Edmonton Oilers vs. Vegas Golden Knights Recap NOVEMBER 28th 2023

Connor McDavid continued his hot streak with a goal and two assists and also scored in a shootout as the host Edmonton Oilers won their third straight game, beating the Vegas Golden Knights 5-4 on Tuesday.

McDavid, who led the league with 153 points last season and had his ninth career five-point game in a 8-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, has logged 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) during the three-game win streak.

Sam Gagner, Evander Kane and Mattias Janmark also scored for Edmonton, which won despite blowing a two-goal lead in the third period.

Stuart Skinner made 23 saves for the Oilers, who improved to 12-6-2 all-time in the regular-season against the Golden Knights.

Michael Amadio had a goal and an assist and Mark Stone, Ben Hutton and Keegan Kolesar also scored goals for Vegas, which fell to 3-5-3 in the pat 11 games. Nicolas Roy added two assists and Logan Thompson finished with 30 saves while taking his fifth consecutive loss.

McDavid opened the shootout with a wrist shot past Thompson’s glove side into the top left corner of the goal. After Vegas’ Jonathan Marchessault fired a shot wide of the net, Edmonton’s Ryan Nugent-Hopkins followed with a wrist shot under Thompson’s glove. Vegas’ Jack Eichel then clanged a shot off the post to end the game.

Edmonton took a 1-0 lead at 13:29 of the first period when Gagner, a late addition to the lineup when Zach Hyman was scratched due to an illness, picked up a faceoff near the right boards and fired a wrist shot that snuck past Thompson’s left arm and inside the near post for his third goal of the season.

Vegas tied it 1-1 at 1:10 of the second period. Stone, parked in front of the crease, deflected a Kaedan Korczak point shot past Skinner.

The Oilers regained the lead when Janmark deflected a Mattias Ekholm slap shot for his first goal of the season at 5:08 of the second. The Golden Knights tied it again just 43 seconds later when Amadio backhanded in a shot from the slot.

Edmonton bounced back to take a 4-2 lead later in the second period. McDavid scored on a clean breakaway at 7:54, and Kane followed with a power-play goal at 17:23 on a rebound of an Evan Bouchard blast. McDavid got an assist on Kane’s goal.

Hutton cut it to 4-3 with his first goal of the season at 13:30 of the third period when he snapped a wrist through traffic and past Skinner’s glove side.

Kolesar tied it with 2:08 remaining with his first goal of the season. He redirected a Zach Whitecloud shot into an open right side of the net.

–Field Level Media