June 15, 2024

As the Oilers enter the NHL All-Star break with a franchise-record 16-game winning streak, they have earned some well-earned rest and leisure this week.

It must be really hot where the Oilers have taken to escape for a few days. If they can eliminate one or two more opponents, it has the potential to become the Canadian “miracle on ice”

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Everything began in New Jersey on December 21. Two nights before, Edmonton had lost on Long Island. After two quarters, they appeared to be bound for another defeat, behind 3-2, but an explosive four-goal third period set the foundation for a decisive victory by a final score of 6-3. The second one was in Manhattan, where they won over the Rangers in Madison Square Garden after another third-period comeback, this time a bus trip away.

The holiday vacation had begun, along with the streak. Players dispersed all over for quality family time. After a few days off, Edmonton returned to her job. Next was a journey through California. Both Stuart Skinner’s first and second NHL shutouts occurred in San Jose two seasons ago. Make it three victories in a row. Then, with the whole country watching on Hockey Night in Canada, Edmonton won its fourth straight shootout round against Los Angeles thanks to a goal by Derek Ryan in the fourth round.

Thanks to a career-high five points from Warren Foegele, Edmonton ended the year with a five-goal margin of victory in Anaheim, capping up a five-game winning run that began in 2023.

Connor McDavid was back to his usual antics as the new year got underway, scoring five points in a game. He was involved in all of Philadelphia’s goals. Six was the current streak. When would their first opponent be coming from Canada? Yes, it was Ottawa, as you asked. After a fiercely contested evening that resulted in a seventh consecutive victory, Edmonton would travel again.

An Original Six trip was required for the streak to continue. They managed to win by just one goal in Chicago to reach eight. Darnell Nurse’s overtime goal in Detroit extended the lead to nine goals in another one-goal victory. a figure having a long relationship with the Oilers. Moreover, the number of victories in the jersey worn by Hockey Hall of Famer Glenn Anderson

Eleven was thwarted by the lone other Original Six Canadian opponent. Fans of the Oilers and Maple Leafs were yelling their support throughout the building, and Ryan McLeod, a native of Toronto, scored the game-winning goal. The streak was still going strong.

The total was increased to 12 by a second straight 4-2 final result, this time against Seattle. In the end, it would truly be a Battle of Alberta, with Calgary giving it their all, but Edmonton was simply outlasting them, Gagner. Sam, on the other hand, scored from behind the net, and 13 points represented the longest winning streak in Canadian NHL teams’ history.

Despite owning the second-longest winning run in history—16 games in a row—Columbus was unable to prevent the Oilers from reaching 14. Additionally, they were unable to stop Skinner from winning 11 straight games, breaking the previous team record of 10 held by another Hall of Famer, Grant Fuhr.

The streak stood at 15 games with Chicago being the only team to lose a second time to Calvin Pickard, who blanked them for the first time in more than five years. Last but not least, Nashville hosted Corey Perry, who was making his Oilers debut, before the break. Same old outcome, new player. It was an additional triumph and the second-longest winning run in history.

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