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It might have been a quiet evening within the NHL Friday with solely two video games on the schedule however each offered plenty of fascinating storylines for followers.
In a single nook, the Edmonton Oilers welcomed an outdated pal in Taylor Corridor again for the second time since he was traded. Within the different sport, the Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducksfaced off in a rematch of the Western Convention Closing.
Listed here are three issues we realized within the NHL.
Oilers lastly get some depth scoring
One of many largest causes the Oilers have been off to a gradual begin this season has been the dearth of depth scoring. However that modified on Friday.
Drake Caggiula and Ryan Strome opened the scoring for the Oilers with two targets within the first minute. It was Caggiula’s first and Strome’s second of the season.
Within the second interval, Oscar Klefbom (his first) and Milan Lucic (his second) additionally discovered the again of the web. Klefbom’s objective was an absolute bomb of a shot, one thing the Oilers will definitely be pleased to see him unleash.
Cory Schneider can’t deal with an Oscar Klefbom knuckle puck
Earlier than Friday’s sport, the Oilers solely had 5 gamers with 5 factors or extra this season. They're nonetheless final within the NHL with 29 targets however Friday’s success could possibly be the spark the group wanted.
And although he wasn’t the headliner on Friday, Connor McDavid was nonetheless a star for the Oilers. He had three assists to increase his level streak to 5 video games.
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Taylor Corridor off to blazing sizzling begin to season
The Oilers poor offensive numbers this season have left some questioning if buying and selling Taylor Corridor to the Devils was such a good suggestion. And his sizzling begin is just making that narrative stick out extra.
Corridor scored his first objective in opposition to his former group on Friday, burying a rebound late within the first interval. He now has a objective in opposition to each group besides Vegas.
On the season, Corridor has recorded 4 targets and 12 assists which places him within the high 10 within the league.
For his half the man Corridor was traded for, Adam Larsson, had an help on Friday giving him three factors on the season.
The Devils at the moment are 9-Three-Zero and Friday’s sport was their first loss on the street. Nobody noticed the Devils sizzling begin coming and if it’s going to proceed Corridor goes to be the man main the way in which.
Hartnell is perhaps the most effective participant from the 2000 draft
Scott Hartnell‘s nice profession hit one other main milestone on Friday when he performed in his 1,200th sport. Hartnell, who the Predators took sixth general within the 2000 NHL Draft, has essentially the most video games performed of anybody from that draft.
He additionally scored a objective within the sport, deflecting some extent shot from Roman Josi previous John Gibsonto open the scoring for the Preds.
Scott Hartnell goes to internet, Roman Josi’s move deflects off his skate previous John Gibson
Hartnell now has 4 targets and 6 factors this season. Amongst gamers drafted in 2000, he’s third behind Marian Gaborik and Dany Heatley in targets with 318. He’s additionally fourth in factors behind Gaborik, Heatley and Justin Williams with 688.
That’s fairly good for a man extra identified for throwing hits than potting targets.
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