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GAME STORY: Oilers 5, Golden Knights 3

A pair of goals from Zach Hyman helps keep Edmonton's hot start going at 5-0-0 in a win over the Golden Knights on Friday

by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers.com

LAS VEGAS, NV - The Edmonton Oilers have their Hype Man.

Zach Hyman notched a pair of goals on Friday night in Sin City to make it five goals in five games to begin his Oilers tenure as the club earned their fifth-straight victory to start the 2021-22 NHL campaign with a 5-3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.

Playing the second of back-to-back games as part of their first road trip of the campaign, the Oilers stole the show with an early statement win over their Pacific Division opponents.

Zack Kassian slid the game-winning goal through the legs of Golden Knights netminder Robin Lehner on a breakaway 4:33 into the final frame. Mikko Koskinen turned in his third-straight victory, making 36 saves on 39 shots.

Leon Draisaitl recorded two goals and an assist to increase his early-season returns to 11 points in five games, while Connor McDavid's two assists on the night place him first overall for points in the NHL above the German with six goals and seven helpers.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game at VGK 10.22.21

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GAME RECAP: Oilers 5, Coyotes 1

McDavid becomes the fourth-fastest Oilers player to score 200 goals in a commanding win over Arizona

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

GLENDALE, AZ - Let the good times roll.

The Edmonton Oilers extended their 2021-22 season-opening winning streak to four games Thursday at Gila River Arena with a convincing 5-1 drubbing over the Arizona Coyotes.

Connor McDavid netted three points, scoring goal No. 200 of his career in the second period, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins added three helpers, Zach Hyman scored two special-teams tallies, and Mikko Koskinen recorded his second consecutive victory of the season.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game at ARI 10.21.21

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GAME RECAP: Oilers 6, Ducks 5

Leon Draisaitl recorded his 200th NHL goal and Zack Kassian scored twice as Edmonton improved to 3-0 to begin the campaign

by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Leon Draisaitl recorded his 200th NHL goal and Zack Kassian factored in with two crucial tallies in a 6-5 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night that saw the Oilers finish their season-opening three-game homestand at Rogers Place a perfect 3-0.

The German scored twice and added two helpers, while Connor McDavid posted a goal and two assists in a contest that saw the Oilers trail heading into the second intermission and come from behind to claim the two points with three goals in the final 20 minutes.

Mikko Koskinen recorded his first win of the campaign with 20 saves on 21 shots in relief of Mike Smith, who left the game in the middle frame due to injury.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game vs ANA 10.19.21

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GAME RECAP: Oilers 5, Flames 2

Connor McDavid's hat trick headlines Saturday's return of fans to the Battle of Alberta in a 5-2 Oilers victory over the Flames

by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Welcome back to the Battle of Alberta, fans.

Connor McDavid recorded his 11th career hat trick on Saturday night at Rogers Place as fans of both sides of hockey's greatest rivalry were back in the stands at Rogers Place to witness the Oilers put five goals past their provincial rivals in a 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames.

Mike Smith backstopped the Oilers strongly for the second-straight game with 45 saves on 47 shots, while Leon Draisaitl played the supporting role with three assists. Jesse Puljujarvi chipped in with a goal and two assists, and Derek Ryan scored his first goal in an Oilers uniform to open the scoring in the first period as the Oilers improved to 2-0 to begin the '21-22 NHL campaign.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game vs CGY 10.16.21

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GAME RECAP: Oilers 3, Canucks 2 (SO)

Zach Hyman scored his first Oilers goal on Opening Night in a 3-2 shootout victory over the Vancouver Canucks

by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - After the Vancouver Canucks battled back from a two-goal deficit with eight minutes remaining, forward Kyle Turris scored the game-winner in Round 5 of the shootout in a 3-2 victory for the Oilers on Opening Night at Rogers Place.

Zach Hyman scored his first goal in Blue & Orange on the powerplay in the second period, while Mike Smith was strong in the crease during his season debut by making 36 saves on 38 shots. Connor McDavid had two assists, and Jesse Puljujarvi got on the board in the opening frame with the first Oilers goal of the '21-22 campaign.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game vs VAN 10.13.21

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RECAP: Oilers 3, Canucks 2

Oilers receive goals from Bouchard, Perlini and Yamamoto to win 3-2 over Vancouver and finish the preseason with a 6-1-1 record

by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers.com

VANCOUVER, BC - Kailer Yamamoto and Derek Ryan combined to score the game-winning goal shorthanded in the second period on Saturday as the Oilers finished their pre-season schedule with a 6-1-1 record and a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena.

Evan Bouchard opened the scoring, and Brendan Perlini scored his sixth goal in six pre-season games during a 51-second span of the first period. Mikko Koskinen made 11 saves before giving way to Stuart Skinner, who made 14 saves on 16 shots for the Oilers in the final 40 minutes.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game at VAN 10.09.21

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RECAP: Oilers 3, Canucks 2

Mike Smith records an assist, makes 37 saves as the Oilers go undefeated at home this preseason with a 3-2 win over Vancouver

by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid notched a goal and assist each on the powerplay, while Derek Ryan's tip-in during the second period went down as the game-winner for the Oilers in a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Place on Thursday.

Mike Smith was stellar in his return to the Oilers crease, recording an assist and 37 saves on 39 shots as the Oilers improved to 5-1-1 this preseason with the victory and finish their home exhibition schedule undefeated.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game vs VAN 10.07.21

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RECAP: Oilers 4, Flames 3

The Oilers overturned a three-goal deficit to earn a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday

by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Oilers overcame a three-goal deficit in a pre-season Battle of Alberta on Monday night at Rogers Place, receiving multi-point nights from Jesse Puljujarvi, Connor McDavid, and Leon Draisaitl in a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Calgary Flames.

McDavid tied the game with a crashing effort into the Calgary crease at 8:44 of the third period that was challenged to no avail by the Flames bench, leading to Draisaitl's game-winner on the powerplay 55 seconds after the captain leveled the score.

Puljujarvi and Brendan Perlini continued their goalscoring sprees this preseason, notching their fourth and fifth respective goals in a second period that saw the Oilers outshoot the Flames 15-4 and respond well from a difficult final 10 minutes of the opening frame.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game vs CGY 10.04.21

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RECAP: Oilers 4, Jets 3

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the game-winner with 1:57 remaining to lift the Oilers to a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets

by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins broke the late deadlock off a beautiful backhand feed from Leon Draisaitl with 1:57 remaining in regulation to secure a 4-3 pre-season win for the Oilers on Saturday night over the Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Place.

Goaltender Mikko Koskinen was instrumental with 31 saves on 34 shots, while his Finnish counterpart Jesse Puljujarvi scored twice in the victory.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game vs WPG 10.02.21

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RECAP: Kraken 2, Oilers 1 (OT)

Stuart Skinner made 36 saves and Brendan Perlini scored his fourth of the preseason in a 2-1 overtime defeat to the Seattle Kraken in Everett

by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers.com

EVERETT, WA - Jaden Schwartz spoiled Stuart Skinner's shutout with 57.6 seconds left in regulation before Jared McCann iced the extra-time winner on the powerplay to earn the Seattle Kraken a 2-1 overtime win over the Oilers at Angel of the Winds Arena on Friday.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game at SEA 10.01.21

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