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Carolina Panthers running back and Sherwood Park native Chuba Hubbard returned to Edmonton for his NFL bye week

by Ryan Frankson / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - McDavid. Draisaitl. Crosby. Hubbard.

The Oilers and Pittsburgh Penguins forwards weren't the only sports stars in attendance at Rogers Place on Wednesday as Carolina Panthers running back and Sherwood Park product Chuba Hubbard was also in the building to cheer on his hometown team to a 5-2 victory.

Tweet from @Hubbard_RMN: Always good to be back in the 7������8������0������ Preciate y���all 🧡💙 @EdmontonOilers BIG DUBBBZZ https://t.co/EvM1amf05U

The 22-year-old NFL rookie took advantage of the Panthers bye week to return home and spend time with his family while also taking in the ninth Oilers home win in 10 games this season.

"To be back here, back around my hometown and all my people, it feels good," said Hubbard, adding that Oilers d-man Darnell Nurse reached out to welcome him to the game. "There's a lot of good guys on this team, so it's exciting they want me here to support them and I'm glad to be supporting them."

The former Oklahoma State University standout has rushed for 427 yards and three touchdowns during his first pro campaign. The 126th-overall pick from the 2021 NFL Draft will get a chance to be Carolina's go-to running back for the remainder of the year, starting Dec. 12 against the Atlanta Falcons, after Christian McCaffrey sustained a season-ending ankle injury.

Video: Chuba Hubbard cheers on the Oilers

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GAME RECAP: Oilers 3, Golden Knights 2

Koskinen makes 36 saves and Puljujarvi scores the game-winning goal as Edmonton ends its road trip with a victory in Vegas

by Ryan Frankson / EdmontonOilers.com

LAS VEGAS, NV - Sin City was Finn City on Saturday as Mikko Koskinen made 36 saves and Jesse Puljujarvi scored the game-winning goal to lead the Oilers to a 3-2 victory.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game at VGK 11.27.21

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PRE-GAME REPORT: Oilers at Golden Knights

The Oilers conclude a three-game trip with a match against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena

by Ryan Frankson & Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

Oilers pre-game coverage is presented by SkipTheDishes

The Edmonton Oilers conclude a three-game road swing against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Hockey Night in Canada.

You can watch the game on CBC and Sportsnet or listen on the Oilers Radio Network, including 630 CHED.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Pre-Game at VGK 11.26.21

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GAME RECAP: Oilers 5, Coyotes 3

Draisaitl and McDavid each score twice and add two assists to lead Edmonton to their third win in four games

by Ryan Frankson / EdmontonOilers.com

GLENDALE, AZ - Three out of four ain't bad.

The Oilers have now collected six of a possible eight points in their last four games thanks to a 5-3 victory over the Coyotes on Wednesday on the second stop of their three-game road trip.

Edmonton's revamped top line of Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Zack Kassian combined for 11 points in the win, with McDavid and Draisaitl scoring twice and Kassian tallying once.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game at ARI 11.24.21

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PRE-GAME REPORT: Oilers at Coyotes

The Oilers seek a rebound effort versus the Coyotes at Gila River Arena on the heels of a back-to-back

by Ryan Frankson & Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

Oilers pre-game coverage is presented by SkipTheDishes

The Edmonton Oilers continue a three-game road trip Wednesday at Gila River Arena versus the Arizona Coyotes.

You can watch the game on Sportsnet West or listen on the Oilers Radio Network, including 630 CHED.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Pre-Game at ARI 11.24.21

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GAME RECAP: Stars 4, Oilers 1

Edmonton opens its road trip with a loss despite 29 saves from Skinner while Klingberg contributes three assists for the Stars

by Ryan Frankson / EdmontonOilers.com

DALLAS, TX - A pair of power-play goals and another just after a penalty expired gave the Stars a 3-0 lead that they wouldn't relinquish on Tuesday as they ultimately defeated the Oilers 4-1.

Edmonton took five minor penalties in the opening two periods and the home team made them pay, halting the Orange & Blue's win streak at two games and dropping their record to 13-5-0.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game at DAL 11.23.21

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PRE-GAME REPORT: Oilers at Stars

The Oilers are in Texas to begin a three-game road trip on Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars

by Jamie Umbach & Ryan Frankson / EdmontonOilers.com

Oilers pre-game coverage is presented by SkipTheDishes

The Edmonton Oilers begin a three-game road trip on Tuesday night with the first of back-to-back games against the Dallas Stars.

You can watch the game on Sportsnet West or listen on the Oilers Radio Network, including 630CHED.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Pre-Game at DAL 11.23.21

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FUTURE WATCH: Savoie secures another weekly honour

Oilers 2020 fourth-round pick scores five points in two Denver wins, ranks second in NCAA in goals and points per game

by Ryan Frankson / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Another week of Division 1 domination meant another weekly honour for Oilers forward prospect and University of Denver standout Carter Savoie.

Edmonton's fourth-round, 100th-overall selection from the 2020 NHL Draft delivered a five-point weekend for the Pioneers as they swept Western Michigan, scoring two goals and an assist on Friday and two more goals on Saturday to give him four multi-tally performances in 10 games already this season.

Tweet from @TheNCHC: Scoring ������ goals each night and totaling 5 points in a sweep of WMU, while having a hand in both GWGs...👉 @DU_Hockey's @CarterSavoie is the @BauerHockey #NCHChockey Forward of the Week for the 2nd time this year!📰: https://t.co/YhMeBGe04b#PioneerTogether | @EdmontonOilers pic.twitter.com/1r0plGeszC

Savoie scored both of his goals during Saturday's game in a span of 20 seconds in the second period, the third-fastest consecutive goals by a DU player in the last 20 years.

For his efforts, the 19-year-old was selected as the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Forward of the Week for the second time in 2021-22. Savoie scored seven points in two games against Air Force on Oct. 15-16 to earn his first Forward of the Week honour of the season.

Savoie now has 10 goals and seven assists on the year to rank him second in the NCAA in goals and points per game. The St. Albert native and former standout forward with the AJHL's Sherwood Park Crusaders scored 13 goals and seven assists in 24 games as a freshman last season.

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FUTURE WATCH: Bourgault bursts out of the gate in QMJHL

Oilers 2021 first-round draft pick has scored seven goals and seven assists in nine games with the Shawinigan Cataractes so far this season

by Ryan Frankson / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - An X-cellent start to the QMJHL season for Xavier Bourgault.

The 2021 first-round, 22nd-overall Oilers draft pick has scored seven goals and seven assists in nine games with the Shawinigan Cataractes, who currently lead the Western Conference.

The forward celebrated his 19th birthday in style on Friday, picking up a goal and a helper in a 3-1 win over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar. Bourgault's tally was the game-winner that night and capped off a streak of three consecutive victories in which he scored the deciding marker.

Bourgault buried 20 goals with 20 assists in 29 games during the abbreviated 2020-21 QMJHL season, following up his sophomore campaign in 2019-20 that saw him put up 33 goals and 38 assists in 63 appearances.

The L'Islet, Que., native also scored during his NHL pre-season debut on Sept. 26 as part of Edmonton's 4-0 victory over the Flames in Calgary.

Bourgault was invited to Hockey Canada's National Junior Team summer development camp and will look to parlay his strong start to the QMJHL season into an invite to the main selection camp for the squad that will suit up at the World Junior Championship to be held in Edmonton and Red Deer.

The Cataractes will take on the Eastern Conference leading Quebec Remparts on Thursday.

Video: Oilers Goal: Xavier Bourgault (1) 09.26.21

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FUTURE WATCH: Savoie named NCHC forward of the week

Oilers 2020 fourth-round draft pick scores seven points in back-to-back University of Denver victories over Air Force Academy

by Ryan Frankson / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Sophomore Savoie is looking a lot like freshman Savoie.

Oilers 2020 fourth-round draft pick Carter Savoie is the reigning National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) forward of the week after scoring seven points in two games last weekend.

The University of Denver forward lit the lamp once during Friday's 4-1 victory over Air Force Academy and went off for three goals and three assists the following night in an 8-0 Pioneers win over the same Falcons squad. The six-point outburst set a conference record for single-game scoring.

Tweet from @TheNCHC: Totaling 7��� points in a sweep of Air Force, including his first career hat trick and setting an #NCHChockey record with 6 points on Saturday...@DU_Hockey's @CarterSavoie is the @BauerHockey Forward of the Week!📰: https://t.co/zZxoZU1eDz#PioneerTogether | @EdmontonOilers pic.twitter.com/LtEwhL6vom

The left-winger from St. Albert currently leads the NCHC in scoring with 11 points and is tied for first in the conference in goals with five and assists with six. Savoie, who is also on a four-game point streak to start the campaign, is second in scoring nationally but leads the NCAA with 2.75 points per game.

As a freshman in 2020-21, Savoie had a similarly hot start with six goals and two assists in his first six games, eventually finishing the season with 13 goals and seven assists in 24 appearances.

The Pioneers are the eighth-ranked team in the NCAA and will hit the road this weekend for matchups against 12th-ranked Providence College and 10th-ranked Boston College.

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