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