January 26, 2024, 12:35 a.m. ET
EDMONTON, Alberta – Connor McDavid scored two goals and an assist, backup Calvin Pickard made 27 saves for his fifth career shutout and the Edmonton Oilers won their 15th straight game with a 3-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
Zach Hyman also scored a goal and Leon Draisaitl had three assists for the Oilers, who became just the fifth team in NHL history to win 15 or more games in a row. The 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins hold the NHL record with 17 consecutive wins.
The Oilers are 23-3-0 in their last 26 games and have set a franchise record 13 consecutive games in which they scored two goals or fewer.
Petr Mrazek stopped 31 shots for the Blackhawks, who have lost 19 straight road games (0-18-1). Chicago has lost its last three overall.
Edmonton scored first on the power play 1:37 into the second period when Draisaitl made a touch pass to McDavid, who scored on his backhand while Mrazek was well out of position. The goal extended McDavid's home goal streak to 17 games.
Chicago had its best chance to score with 1:36 left in the second when MacKenzie Entwistle was awarded a penalty shot after being tackled to the ground by Oilers defenseman Vincent Desharnais. Entwistle tried to send his shot through Pickard's legs, but the Oilers goalie stopped him.
Edmonton took a two-goal lead in the third when McDavid played a nice backhand pass to Hyman, who redirected his 29th goal of the season past Mrazek and into the net.
The Oilers tied the game with a late empty-net goal from McDavid.