NHL On Tap: Oilers host Hurricanes, go for 5th straight win

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NHL On Tap: Oilers host Hurricanes, go for 5th straight win

Welcome to the NHL On Tap. Three NHL. com writers will share what they are most looking forward to on the schedule each day. Today, their choices from the four games Wednesday. Related: How to watch and stream NHL gamesOilers go for fifth straight winIt's been less than a month, but the Edmonton Oilers seem to have responded well to the coaching change that saw Kris Knoblauch replace Jay Woodcroft on Nov. 12. Since then, the Oilers are 6 3 0 and can extend their winning streak to five games when they play the Carolina Hurricanes at Rogers Place 9:30 p. m. ET; TVAS, SN, SN1, TNT, MAX. They've averaged 4. 22 goals per game in nine games under Knoblauch, but more importantly, they've allowed 3. 11 goals and 28. 1 shots on goal per game, down from 3. 92 goals allowed and 28. 8 shots on goal allowed per game in their first 13. Edmonton 9 12 1 has allowed seven goals during its four game run but lost 6 3 at the Hurricanes on Nov. 22. Carolina 14 9 1 has alternated wins and losses the previous four games, including a 2 1 loss at the Winnipeg Jets on Monday to start a six game road trip that continues at the Calgary Flames on Thursday. Adam Kimelman, deputy managing editorPanthers look to keep pace in AtlanticI'll give the Florida Panthers full marks: Given their injuries to start this season, especially to players such as defensemen Aaron Ekblad, Brandon Montour and forward Sam Bennett, I figured they'd struggle. Shows what I know, because the Panthers 14 8 2 , who advanced to the Stanley Cup Final last season and got those three players back last month, are second in the Atlantic Division Noah Hanifin Jersey. They'll try to end a three game home losing streak when they play the Dallas Stars at Amerant Bank Arena 7 p. m. ET; MAX, TNT. Florida has been stingy, allowing 2. 54 goals per game fourth in NHL and Sam Reinhart leads them with 29 points 16 goals, 13 assists. The Stars 14 6 3 are 8 2 2 on the road this season and were 2 0 1 in their previous three games before a 4 0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday. Tracey Myers, staff writerKucherov seeks to extend point streakNikita Kucherov will try for points in 11 consecutive games when the Lightning host the Pittsburgh Penguins at Amalie Arena 7 p. m. ET; SN PIT, BSSUN, SN, TVAS https://www.flamesprostore.com/brett-hull-jersey. Kucherov had a goal and an assist Monday, his 215th multipoint game in the NHL, to help Tampa Bay 11 10 5 end a four game skid. The 30 year old right wing has 19 points five goals, 14 assists during his run, which is tied with Minnesota Wild forward Mats Zuccarello three goals, 11 assists for the longest active in the NHL. Kucherov leads the League with 42 points 16 goals, 26 assists in 25 games and has 30 points eight goals, 22 assists in 25 games against the Penguins. Pittsburgh 11 10 3 lost 2 1 in overtime at the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday and is 2 0 3 in its past five. Mike G. Morreale, staff writerWednesday gamesDallas Stars at Florida Panthers 7 p. m. ET; MAX, TNT Stars leading scorer Joe Pavelski's 24 points; 11 goals, 13 assists nine game point streak 12 points; six goals, six assists ended Monday. Goalie Jake Oettinger is 10 5 0 with a 2. 53 goals against average,. 915 save percentage and one shutout in 17 starts. The Panthers went 10 4 1 in November. Forward Matthew Tkachuk's goal in a 4 3 loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday was his first in 11 games. Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning 7 p. m. ET; SN PIT, BSSUN, SN, TVAS Sidney Crosby is tied with Maurice Richard for the 10th most game opening goals in NHL history 109. Lightning captain Steven Stamkos has a point in seven of his past 10 games five goals, five assists and is one power play goal from 200 in the NHL. Vegas Golden Knights at St. Louis Blues 9 p. m. ET; SCRIPPS, BSMW The Golden Knights 16 5 5 and Blues 13 10 1 face off for the second time in three days after St. Louis won 2 1 at T Mobile Arena on Monday. St. Louis is 12 0 0 when it scores first and 1 10 1 when it allows the first goal. Vegas forward Jonathan Marchessault needs one goal for 200 in his NHL career and can become the second active undrafted player to reach the mark Artemi Panarin, 232 goals. Carolina Hurricanes at Edmonton Oilers 9:30 p. m. ET; TVAS, SN, SN1, TNT, MAX The Hurricanes lead the NHL in shots on goal per game 34. 6 and fewest shots on goal allowed 24. 6. Carolina forward Seth Jarvis has nine points four goals, five assists in his past eight games and is two points from 100 in the NHL. Oilers captain Connor McDavid has 16 points four goals, 12 assists in a six game point streak. That's tied for the fourth most points he's had over any six game span in the regular season and more than half of his 29 points eight goals, 21 assists in 2023 24 Jarrod Gourley Jersey. His NHL career high in a six game run is 19 from Feb. 21 to March 3, 2023, part of an 11 game point streak from Feb. 15 to March 6.

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