Zach Hyman Scores Twice As Edmonton Oilers Go Unbeaten – Edmonton | The Canadian News

The Edmonton Oilers have started 5-0 for the fourth time in team history thanks to a 5-3 road win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday night.

Nicolas Roy gave the Golden Knights the lead on a detour before the game was four minutes old. Zach Hyman returned with a power play goal for the Oilers. During a fight on the crease, the puck pulled away from Hyman’s skate and passed the line. Vegas had a two-man lead to 1:38 at the end of the first, but the Oilers killed him.

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The Golden Knights had another leading goal to start the second, coming off Nolan Patrick’s stick. The Oilers responded with two goals in 1:12. Hyman threw a pass from Connor McDavid, then Leon Draisaitl fired a signal from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

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Nicolas Hague fired a point past Mikko Koskinen two minutes into the third to even the score. The Oilers came back with Zack Kassian slipping a backhand on a breakaway under Robin Lehner. Duncan Keith helped on the play for his first point with the Oilers. Draisaitl added an empty netter at the end of the third.

Koskinen made 36 saves to bring his record to 3-0.

The Oilers’ next game is Wednesday when they host the Philadelphia Flyers.

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