Nugent-Hopkins scores 200th career NHL goal to lift Oilers over Blues


Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored his 200th career NHL goal to break a tie within the third interval, Stuart Skinner stopped 37 pictures, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Blues 3-1 Wednesday night time in St. Louis.

“To be sincere, I did not understand it was 200,” Nugent-Hopkins mentioned. “We simply caught with it your entire recreation. It was a hard-fought recreation the entire means via.”

Zach Hyman had a goal and an help and Jesse Puljujarvi additionally scored to assist the Oilers win their first street recreation after beginning the season with a six-game homestand.

“I feel we must be completely satisfied,” Nugent-Hopkins mentioned. “We had a couple of little breakdowns. We had Stu after we wanted him and the D-men made some huge performs. The first one was a very good one.”

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins pots 200th career goal as Oilers defeat Blues

Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 200th career goal turned out to be the winner as Edmonton took down St. Louis 3-1.

Ryan O’Reilly scored for St. Louis and Jordan Binnington completed with 25 saves.

“You know, [we] performed a fairly strong recreation,” Binnington mentioned. “Unfortunate final result, . Ultimately, we would like wins. We’re hoping for wins. I feel we’re gonna keep calm and maintain constructing.”

Other than the O’Reilly goal, Skinner was excellent.

“We bought an awesome goaltending efficiency from Stuart Skinner,” Edmonton coach Jay Woodcroft mentioned. “This was in a tricky constructing. Nobody expects recreation like that greater than Stuart Skinner himself. He has the boldness of the teaching workers. I began him as a result of I believed he’d assist us win the sport.”

Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner makes a save towards Blues ahead Ivan Barbashev in the course of the third interval on Wednesday night time. (Jeff Roberson/The Associated Press)

Nugent-Hopkins scored with 6:16 remaining together with his fourth of the season to give the Oilers a 2-1 lead. Binnington made a giant save on a shot by Hyman, however Nugent-Hopkins crashed the online and scored.

Blues coach Craig Berube was not proud of how Edmonton scored the game-winning goal.

“That goal we gave up, the go-ahead goal, that should not occur,” Berube mentioned. “We’ve bought numbers in there. We’ve bought to win that. That play should not occur.”

Hyman added an empty-netter with 27 seconds remaining to seal the win.

The recreation was an early-season rematch after the Blues held the Oilers to a season-low 23 shots-on-goal en route to a 2-0 shutout victory final Saturday.

Puljujarvi bought the Oilers on the scoreboard first at 6:07 of the opening interval as he tipped Darnell Nurse’s shot from centre level previous Binnington.

The Blues tied it with a power-play goal with 5 seconds left within the second interval. O’Reilly batted in a rebound off Skinner’s leg for his first of the season.

St. Louis outshot the Oilers 20-6 within the second interval.

“It was quite a lot of enjoyable. I used to be making an attempt to take pleasure in myself on the market,” Skinner mentioned. “The guys made some superb blocks for me. It was superior. I used to be making an attempt to discover my groove as shortly as I may.”


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