Edmonton Oilers extend win streak to 14 games with 4-1 win over Blue Jackets


Warren Foegele and Evander Kane each had a goal and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers kept their spectacular win streak going with a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday.

Connor McDavid and Dylan Holloway also scored for the Oilers (27-15-1) who have now won 14 games in a row, becoming just the seventh team in NHL history to reach that lofty mark.

The record is 17 wins in a row, currently held by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1992-93. The Oilers are now 22-3-0 in their last 25 games and have gone a franchise-record 12 games of allowing two or fewer goals.

Dmitri Voronkov responded for the Blue Jackets (14-23-9), who have lost five of their last six games.

Edmonton started the scoring on a power play eight-and-a-half minutes into the opening period, as Kane centred the puck into a crowd and Foegele was able to chip his 10th of the season past Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins.

Columbus had a couple of chances to tie it shortly after, as a puck sat loose under Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner after a deflection off defender Cody Ceci, but was whistled dead.

Johnny Gaudreau then had a breakaway which Skinner was able to stop with a quick glove hand.

Edmonton’s sloppy first period play caught up with the team with 4:35 left to play, as Kent Johnson made a return pass to Voronkov and he snapped home his 10th before Skinner could dive back across the net.

It looked like the Oilers had regained the lead midway through the second period on another power-play goal by McDavid, but the goal was overturned on a video review for being offside.

Columbus continued to be the better team in the middle period, outshooting Edmonton 23-13 through 40 minutes. Edmonton didn’t register a shot for more than 10 minutes in the second.

Edmonton went up 2-1 five minutes into the third period as a big rebound came to Kane and he slammed home his 15th.

The Oilers then took a two-goal lead less than a minute later, as McDavid lifted his 17th into the net when Columbus’s Erik Gudbranson plowed Oiler Zach Hyman into his own goalie. McDavid’s home point scoring streak was extended to 17 games with the goal.

Edmonton extended their lead with 4:24 to play in the final frame as Merzlikins made a big save on Connor Brown, but Holloway was there to deposit his second of the season into a wide-open cage on the rebound.

Skinner made 27 saves to win his 11th straight game, passing Grant Fuhr for the longest single-season winning streak in Oilers history.

The Oilers next game is Thursday night when they host the Chicago Blackhawks. 



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