In Las Vegas, the Golden Knights ended the Edmonton Oilers’ impressive 16-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory on Tuesday night. Chandler Stephenson scored the decisive goal, Adin Hill made 30 saves, and Vegas secured the win despite Edmonton’s attempt to match the NHL’s longest winning streak set by the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins.
With the game tied 1-1 after two periods, Stephenson capitalized on a pass from Jonathan Marchessault, unleashing a shot from the center of the left circle to beat Edmonton goalie Stuart Skinner, giving the Golden Knights a lead less than two minutes into the third period. Adin Hill then stood firm against the Oilers’ attacks, preserving the lead until the final whistle.
Despite scoring in the loss, Edmonton captain Connor McDavid acknowledged the challenge, stating, “We just didn’t find a way to get a win. Their goalie played well and made some big saves.”
Adin Hill, leading the NHL in goals-against average and save percentage, showcased his skills with a crucial save against Leon Draisaitl in the third period. Nic Roy and William Karlsson also contributed goals for the Golden Knights.
Edmonton coach Kris Knoblauch identified missed opportunities and a late first-period goal by Vegas as turning points in the game. Edmonton, previously 3-9-1 before the coaching change in November, embarked on an impressive winning streak, improving their record to 29-16-1.
The Oilers had an NHL-best 26-7-0 record since Kris Knoblauch took over as head coach on Nov. 13. Despite the end of their streak, McDavid emphasized the need to move on and play strong hockey down the stretch.
Vegas tied the game with a goal from Nic Roy, who capitalized on a rebound, and William Karlsson sealed the win with an empty-net goal in the closing seconds.
Adin Hill described the atmosphere as resembling a playoff game, with fans engaged and the team delivering a solid performance. The tight contest left room for improvement, according to Edmonton defenseman Mattias Ekholm.
In summary, the Golden Knights halted the Oilers’ remarkable winning streak in a closely contested game that had the feel of a playoff matchup.