Wednesday Night Hockey

After a busy night of 12 games on Tuesday night, Wednesday was much quieter with just two matches.

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Edmonton Oilers v Pittsburgh Penguins

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Sidney Crosby‘s Pittsburgh Penguins won for the sixth time in six games against Connor McDavid‘s Edmonton Oilers.

Crosby has four points (2g, 2a) against Edmonton when McDavid is in the lineup. Meanwhile McDavid has 10pts (3g, 7a) against Pittsburgh when Crosby is in the lineup.

Leon Draisaitl scored the lone goal for the visitors, who are 0-3-3 in their last six meetings. McDavid‘s assist on the goal sees him become just the third player since 1989/90 to be held without a point in 7 or fewer matchups through 55 personal games. The others; Wayne Gretzky (90/91 [5]) and Mario Lemieux (89/90 [3], 92/93 [5] and 85/96 [5]). 

Mikko Koskinen made 31 saves for the Oilers, who are 1-6-2 in their last nine.

Bryan Rust, Teddy Blueger and Jared McCann scored and Matt Murray made 28 saves for the Pens, who won a second straight game after losing their previous four.

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Up Next:

Oilers v Canes – Friday, February 15th (7:30pm)

Flames v Penguins – Saturday, February 16th (1pmESPN+)

 

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Vancouver Canucks v Anaheim Ducks

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Bob Murray won his first game as Anaheim Ducks coach after taking over from the fired Randy Carlyle, with Kevin Boyle making 35 saves in his first NHL start.

Boyle became the second goaltender in Ducks franchise history to record a shutout in his first NHL start. The only other to do is was John Gibson on Apr. 7, 2014, also versus Vancouver.

Jakob Silfverberg had the only goal of the night to give the Ducks a 1-0 victory, ending their seven-game losing streak. Anaheim hadn’t won at home since Dec. 12, a 6-3 victory against the Dallas Stars.

Jacob Markstrom made 20 saves for Vancouver, who have lost their last two games and Elias Pettersson‘s four-game point streak came to a close.

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Up Next:

Canucks v Kings – Thursday, February 14th (10:30pm)

Bruins v Ducks – Friday, February 15th (10pmESPN+)

 

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