EDMONTON — Tristan Jarry made 26 saves and Jared McCann scored the eventual winner because the Pittsburgh Penguins emerged with a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night time.
Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports activities)
Chad Ruhwedel, Joseph Blandisi, Kris Letang and Brandon Tanev additionally scored for the Penguins (21-10-Four), who’ve received 4 video games in a row.
Zack Kassian and Riley Sheahan responded for the Oilers (19-15-Four), who’ve misplaced six of their final seven.
The Penguins scored eight minutes into the primary interval, as Oilers starter Mike Smith bought a chunk of a Ruhwedel level shot, solely to see it slowly trickle behind him and into the web.
Pittsburgh made it 2-Zero 5 minutes later when Zach Aston-Reese sprung Blandisi for a breakaway as he got here out of the penalty field and beat Smith.
Edmonton bought on the board seven minutes into the second interval as Kassian tipped his 13th of the season previous Jarry off of a Darnell Nurse shot.
The Penguins regained their two-goal edge with 4 minutes left within the center body when McCann picked off a go and went in on a transparent breakaway, beating Smith with a backhand deke.
The Oilers bought an enormous shorthanded objective with 23 seconds left within the second as Sheahan elected to shoot on a Three-on-1 and capitalized.
Pittsburgh responded to that objective on the identical energy play 38 seconds into the third as Letang blasted house his ninth of the 12 months.
PITTSBURGH, PA – FEBRUARY 13: Pittsburgh Penguins Defenseman Kris Letang (58) skates the puck by means of the impartial zone through the second interval within the NHL recreation between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Edmonton Oilers on February 13, 2019, at PPG Paints Enviornment in Pittsburgh, PA. (Picture by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Photographs)
Tanev put the sport away with an empty-net objective.
Each groups are again at it on Saturday. The Oilers host the Montreal Canadiens and the Penguins head to Vancouver.
The Penguins got here into the sport 14-Zero-Four of their earlier 18 video games towards the Oilers, final shedding in regulation time to Edmonton on Jan. 10, 2006… The Penguins have been battling quite a few accidents with Sidney Crosby (core muscle), Nick Bjugstad (decrease physique), Brian Dumoulin (decrease physique), Patric Hornqvist (decrease physique) and Justin Schultz (decrease physique) all out… Oklahoma State College star working again Chuba Hubbard, who hails from the Edmonton suburb of Sherwood Park, dropped the puck for a ceremonial faceoff on the recreation. Hubbard blazed to 1,936 speeding yards for the Cowboys this season, the second-most in a single season at Oklahoma State since NFL Corridor of Famer Barry Sanders’ NCAA-record season whole of two,850 in 1988.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Dec. 20, 2019.
Shane Jones, The Canadian Press