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Oilers' James Hamblin: Picks up first helper
Hamblin notched an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Golden Knights.
Hamblin set up a Sam Gagner tally in the first period. The helper was Hamblin's first of the season to go with two goals over 11 appearances. All three of his points have come in the last six games, though he remains in a fourth-line role with minimal ice time. The 24-year-old has added 10 blocked shots, three shots and six shots on goal.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Cody Ceci: Garners assist Tuesday
Ceci posted an assist and three shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Golden Knights.
Ceci snapped a four-game drought with his helper, which set up Connor McDavid for a breakaway goal. The 29-year-old Ceci has gone at least two games between each of his five assists this season, though he has been fairly steady defensively with a plus-2 rating and 23 blocked shots. He's added 24 shots on net, 13 hits and six PIM through 21 contests.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Offers helper Tuesday
Ekholm notched an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Golden Knights.
Ekholm's shot attempt was tipped in by Mattias Janmark at 5:08 of the second period. Over the last seven games, Ekholm's been steady with two goals and three assists. The defenseman is up to nine points, 44 shots on net, 30 hits, 22 blocked shots and a minus-1 rating through 20 appearances this season, playing primarily in a top-four role.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Helps out on power play
Bouchard notched a power-play assist, four shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Golden Knights.
Bouchard took a shot that generated a rebound for Evander Kane to score on. The helper extended Bouchard's point streak to seven games (two goals, seven helpers). His last four points have all come on the power play, where the 24-year-old continues to have his greatest positive impact. He's at 21 points (11 on the power play) with 64 shots on net, 30 blocked shots, 11 hits, 10 PIM and a minus-6 rating through 21 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Sam Gagner: Enters lineup, scores goal
Gagner netted a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Golden Knights.
Gagner was scratched in the last four games, but he got back into the lineup with Zach Hyman (illness) out. The goal was Gagner's first point since Nov. 6. The 34-year-old forward has managed four points, 20 shots on net, eight hits, six blocked shots and an even plus-minus rating over nine appearances, though he's unlikely to see much more than bottom-six usage when he plays.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Mattias Janmark: Tallies in shootout win
Janmark scored a goal, doled out five hits, blocked two shots and went minus-2 in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Golden Knights.
Janmark got a piece of a Mattias Ekholm shot, tipping it in for the Oilers' second goal. The tally was Janmark's first point in four games since he returned from a shoulder injury. The 30-year-old filled in on the top line with Zach Hyman (illness) out Tuesday. Janmark has one goal, nine shots on net, 10 hits, six blocked shots, four PIM and a minus-5 rating through 11 outings while most often playing in a bottom-six role.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evander Kane: Knocks in rebound
Kane scored a goal on three shots, doled out seven hits, added four PIM and blocked three shots in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Golden Knights.
Evan Bouchard's blast from the point created a rebound that Kane had no trouble burying for the Oilers' fourth goal. Kane is on a tear with eight goals and an assist over his last eight games while adding 35 hits in that span. He's up to 11 tallies, 20 points (four on the power play), 83 hits, 44 PIM and 69 shots on net through 21 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Connor McDavid: Leads team with three points
McDavid scored a goal on two shots, dished two assists and added two PIM in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Golden Knights.
McDavid once again led the charge, earning his third straight game with three-plus points. He also had a tally in the shootout help the Oilers secure the win. McDavid is up to 12 points across his last three games, and he's now at eight goals, 20 helpers, 55 shots on net, 24 hits, 12 PIM and a minus-4 rating through 19 outings overall.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Stuart Skinner: Grabs shootout win
Skinner allowed four goals on 27 shots in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Golden Knights.
Skinner got the win in the end, but it came after giving up two goals over 4:22 in the third period to let the Golden Knights back in the battle. The 25-year-old has won six of his last eight outings, but he's given up three or more goals in four of those games. Skinner is up to 7-7-1 with a 3.31 GAA and an .876 save percentage through 16 appearances. The Oilers' next game is a one-off stop in Winnipeg on Thursday before they have five full days off between contests.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Zach Hyman: Sitting out with illness
Hyman (illness) won't play Tuesday versus the Golden Knights.
Hyman can be considered day-to-day beyond Tuesday's contest. His absence will likely give Sam Gagner a chance to return to the lineup. Hyman has seven points over his last three games, so his production will be hard to replace for both the Oilers and fantasy managers.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Stuart Skinner: Set to start Tuesday
Skinner will protect the home goal Tuesday against Vegas, according to Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic.
Skinner has won his past two starts, including a 21-save performance in Sunday's 8-2 victory over Anaheim. He has posted a 6-7-1 record this season with a 3.28 GAA and an .877 save percentage across 15 appearances. Vegas sits 18th in the league this campaign with 3.05 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Adam Erne: Pockets assist
Erne recorded an assist and two hits in Sunday's 8-2 win over the Ducks.
Erne helped out on James Hamblin's goal in the second period as the Oilers got a rare fourth-line contribution. The helper was Erne's first point in 11 appearances this season, though he's been a regular in the lineup lately, playing in five of the last six games. He's added six shots on net, 25 hits, seven PIM and a plus-2 rating, but his lack of offense will keep him off the radar in fantasy.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Connor Brown: Registers assist in win
Brown produced an assist in Sunday's 8-2 win over the Ducks.
Brown set up Evander Kane's first-period tally. The helper was Brown's first point of the season, though he missed six games with a lower-body injury that may have been hampering him before his absence. Brown has contributed 17 shots on net, 10 hits and a minus-6 rating through 14 appearances, and while he's in a top-six role, fantasy managers may want to wait for his offense to steady before trusting Brown on their rosters.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Evan Bouchard: Grabs power-play helper
Bouchard notched a power-play assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 8-2 win over the Ducks.
Bouchard's point streak is up to six games, during which he has two goals and six assists. He provided the secondary helper on Leon Draisaitl's third-period marker Sunday. Bouchard has earned 10 of his 20 points with the man advantage while adding 60 shots on net, 29 blocked shots and a minus-5 rating through 20 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Vincent Desharnais: Provides two more helpers
Desharnais notched two assists and blocked two shots in Sunday's 8-2 win over the Ducks.
Desharnais has three helpers this season, all of which have come in the last two games. He assisted on goals by Zach Hyman and James Hamblin in this contest. Desharnais is up to four points with 21 hits, 19 blocks, 23 PIM, 11 shots on net and a minus-3 rating over 18 appearances. The 27-year-old remains in a third-pairing role, so his fantasy value is low in most formats.... See More ... See Less
Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Distributes trio of helpers
Nurse notched three assists, three shots on goal, five blocked shots, two PIM and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 8-2 win over the Ducks.
Nurse helped out on goals by Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Mattias Ekholm, with Ekholm's tally coming on the power play. The big outing snapped a five-game point drought for Nurse, who earned his first multi-point effort of the season. He's up to a modest eight points through 20 contests, though he's made up for it with 46 shots on net, 45 hits, 45 blocked shots, 16 PIM and an even plus-minus rating while filling a top-four role.... See More ... See Less