EDMONTON, AB - It's been a goal frenzy for Oilers players in Europe over the last two days, with four guys finding twine for their respective Swedish or Finnish squads.
Evan Bouchard continued his impressive stint with Sodertalje SK in Sweden's second division HockeyAllsvenskan, scoring a power-play goal and adding an assist on Friday in a 5-2 victory. The defenceman now has six tallies and 10 helpers in 19 games during his loan.
The other half of Edmonton's "Killer B's" blueline prospects, Philip Broberg, found the back of the net on Saturday for Skelleftea AIK in the first division Swedish Hockey League. The 2019 first-round pick is up to two goals and five assists in 19 games during his loan, compared to the one goal and seven assists he scored in 45 games with Skelleftea last season.
Sticking in Sweden, Oilers forward Joakim Nygard scored his first goal of the SHL season for Farjestad BK in a 3-2 win on Saturday and now has three points in nine games during his loan. The speedy winger missed some time earlier this season after undergoing a minor surgical procedure on his finger that was originally injured with the Oilers last year.
Crossing the Gulf of Bothnia to Finland, Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi scored his second overtime winner of the Liiga season for Oulun Kärpät in a 5-4 triumph on Saturday, giving him seven goals and four assists in 14 games. Puljujarvi is tied for eighth in goals in the top Finnish league.