Cody Ceci, Zach Hyman and Jesse Puljujarvi scored Friday evening because the Edmonton Oilers received the NHL head teaching debut of Jay Woodcroft by beating the visiting New York Islanders, 3-1.
Hyman’s second interval purpose – the a hundredth of his profession – went down because the game-winner for the Oilers, who misplaced 16 of their earlier 23 video games (7-13-3) earlier than head coach Dave Tippett was fired Thursday and changed by Woodcroft, who spent the earlier three-plus seasons teaching the Bakersfield Condors, Edmonton’s affiliate within the American Hockey League.
Goalie Mike Smith made 37 saves for the Oilers, who entered Friday six factors behind the Anaheim Geese for the ultimate Western Convention wild card spot.
Anthony Beauvillier scored an influence play purpose within the second for the Islanders, whose fifth loss in eight video games (3-5-0) stored them 15 factors behind the Boston Bruins, who occupy the ultimate Jap Convention wild card spot. Goalie Ilya Sorokin recorded 33 saves.
The Oilers have been outshot 18-11 within the first interval however took the lead on Ceci’s purpose with 56.6 seconds left. Leon Draisaitl started the sequence with a go off the boards to Connor McDavid, who headed into the best faceoff circle earlier than dishing to Ceci, whose shot from in entrance of the blue line sailed by Sorokin as he was screened by Puljujarvi and the Islanders’ Cal Clutterbuck.
Hyman doubled the lead together with his milestone purpose simply after the halfway level of the second interval. McDavid chipped the puck out of the Oilers zone to start a 2-on-1 wherein Hyman was accompanied by Philip Broberg with Islanders defenseman Ryan Pelech within the center. As a substitute of passing to Broberg, Hyman fired a shot that sailed below Sorokin’s glove with 9:43 left,
A tripping penalty on Ryan McLeod generated the ability play that ended with Beauvillier exchanging the puck with Ryan Pulock earlier than firing a wrister into the far aspect of the online with 4:56 remaining.
A unusual purpose allowed the Oilers to increase their result in two targets 9:14 into the third. McDavid received a faceoff with Casey Cizikas however the puck bounced within the crease till Puljujarvi dove at it and shoved it previous Sorokin from point-blank vary.