Game Highlights 13.0: Edmonton Oilers beat Seattle Kraken 4-1

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Cam Lewis
7 months ago
The Edmonton Oilers snapped a four-game losing streak in Seattle on Saturday with a commanding 4-1 win over the Kraken. Zach Hyman led the way with a hat trick and Stuart Skinner stopped 17 of  18 shots in the team’s first win since the Heritage Classic in October.


The Oilers opened the scoring about 10 minutes into the first frame. Evander Kane chipped the puck out of Edmonton’s zone and the Oilers came up the ice on a two-on-one. Kane fed the puck into the slot and Zach Hyman got a backhand shot over Philipp Grubauer to make the score 1-0.
Seattle forward Jaden Schwartz took a tripping penalty a few minutes later and the Oilers capitalized on the man advantage to add to their lead. Evan Bouchard fired a puck from the point through traffic and Hyman was on the doorstep to bury the rebound.
Hyman completed the natural hat trick before the end of the first period to give the Oilers a 3-0 lead. The Kraken weren’t able to break the puck out of their own zone and the Oilers turned around and crashed Seattle’s net. Hyman found a loose puck in the slot and buried it past Grubauer.
The Oilers were able to cap off an incredible first period with another goal. This time, it was from somebody other than Hyman. Cody Ceci fired a puck on Grubauer from the point, it bounced behind the net and out to Dylan Holloway, who buried his first goal of the season to make the score 4-0 for Edmonton.
The Kraken finally got on the board early in the third period while Holloway was in the penalty box for boarding. Eeli Tolvanen threw a shot on goal that redirected off of Schnwartz’s skate and past Skinner to make the score 4-1.
The second and third periods saw the Oilers move into a defensive style to protect their lead but they didn’t just sit back and let the Kraken dictate the play.
In the third period, Holloway dropped the gloves with Seattle defenceman Vince Dunn after the young forward had thrown a huge hit earlier in the frame. Interestingly enough, Holloway’s first-ever fight in the NHL came last December when he dropped the mitts with Dunn.

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