Pittsburgh Penguins, who are looking to post their best
Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:24 am
Nail Yakupov will return to the lineup Tuesday as the Edmonton Oilers visit the red hot Pittsburgh Penguins, who are looking to post their best start at home in 19 years. Head coach Dallas Eakins said the second-year player - a healthy scratch the last two games - will dress tonight. In other roster news, Jesse Joensuu is heading back to Edmonton to nurse an injury, Philip Larson was sent to Oklahoma City (AHL) and Ryan Jones was recalled. The Penguins opened the season with a perfect three-game homestand before splitting a two-game road trip in Florida. They havent won their first four home games of a season since starting the 1994-95 season 7-0 at the Civic Arena. Pittsburgh has won 18 of its past 20 at home dating back to last season and followed up a loss to the Florida Panthers with Saturdays 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay. Crosby notched his eighth career hat trick, and first since Dec. 2, 2010, while also assisting on Matt Niskanens game-winning goal with 18.6 seconds left in regulation. Skating on the advantage after Richard Panik was whistled for tripping, Pittsburgh set up in the Tampa end and Evgeni Malkin held the puck at the right circle. Malkin sent a saucer pass through a seam to the left point where Niskanen one-timed it past Anders Lindback for the advantage. "We had to battle through some sloppy play but we did a good job battling back all night," Niskanen said. "We got lucky with them taking a silly penalty late in the game and we scored." Crosby has a point in all five games so far this season, logging five goals and four assists. He has yet to score in four career games versus the Oilers, but has four assists. Marc-Andre Fleury, who stopped just 14-of-18 shots faced in the win over the Lightning, has won all four of his starts on the season and is 4-2-0 lifetime against Edmonton with a 2.67 goals against average. The Penguins are 8-2-1 in their last 11 meetings with the Oilers and had a four-game series win streak snapped when the clubs last met on Oct. 9, 2011 in Edmonton. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored for the Oilers in his NHL debut and Edmonton won a 2-1 shootout. The Oilers have lost five of six to begin the season (1-4-1) and all five of their losses have come despite scoring first. That was the case versus Washington on Monday, when Boyd Gordon scored midway through the opening period before the Capitals netted the next four goals, including three on three straight shots in the middle frame. Will Acton scored his first career goal with 1:42 left in the game, while Jason LaBarbera yielded four goals on 20 shots in Edmontons third straight loss. That includes a setback in the first two contests of a six-game road trip out east. "I thought everything was going fine until we brought a puck back into our zone, and that basically started a few dominos to fall," Edmonton coach Dallas Eakins said. "It goes back to the adage of every moment in the game is important. For three minutes we went backward, and it cost us the game." Gordon notched his team-leading fourth goal of the campaign for an Oilers club that made Nail Yakupov a healthy scratch for a second straight game. The first overall pick of the 2012 draft did not log a point over his first four games before the benching. Devan Dubnyk is likely to make his fifth start of the season for the Oilers and is 1-2-0 with a 2.93 GAA in three lifetime meetings with the Penguins. Josh Jacobs Youth Jersey .S.-Portugal game on June 22 in the Amazonian jungle city of Manaus. 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After a pair of entertaining overtimes, Steen ended the longest game in Blues history when he scored from point-blank range off a nice set up from Steve Ott to give St. Louis a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven set. "We know stuff is going to happen," Steen said. "We might get down, might be up in the series, and we just stick with it and keep playing." Steen is coming off the best regular season of his NHL career, posting career bests in goals (33) and points (62) over 68 games. The 30-year-old notched his fifth career postseason goal with Thursdays winner. Adam Cracknell and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for the Blues, who were able to shrug off a late-season funk to win their first game of the 2014 playoffs. St. Louis dropped its final six regular-season games to fall into second place in the Central Division heading into the postseason. "I think the players really put a lot into this because they didnt want this season to just kind of wilt away," St. Louis head coach Ken Hitchcock said, referring to his teams struggles down the stretch in the regular season. "Theyre going to put up a fight here." Former SSabres goaltender Ryan Miller saw his Blues playoff debut get off to a rocky start before settling into the game.dddddddddddd Miller, who was acquired from Buffalo at the trade deadline, allowed three goals on seven shots in the first period but turned aside the final 35 shots he faced to help St. Louis hang on for the victory. St. Louis won despite playing without forwards Patrik Berglund and T.J. Oshie, but both players were able to participate in an optional skate on Friday. Oshie is considered questionable for Game 2, while Berglund expects to miss Saturdays test. Brent Seabrook notched a goal and an assist, while Johnny Oduya and Patrick Kane potted a goal apiece for the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks, who received 48 saves from Corey Crawford. Early on, Kane, who missed the final 12 games of the regular season with a lower-body injury, capped a high-scoring first period by breaking a 2-2 deadlock when he converted a breakaway off a slick stretch pass from Jonathan Toews with just 1:36 left in the period. The reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner Kane beat Miller with a wicked wrister from the slot, but it was the last time the puck found the back of the St. Louis cage. "I know we had a couple power plays where we could have maybe scored and made it 4-2 which would have been nice," Kane said of his team failing to score after the first period. "It definitely would have been nice to get another one and give us a little insurance." The Blackhawks won their second Cup in four years last spring and are no stranger to mounting postseason comebacks. Chicago trailed Boston 2-1 in the Cup Finals a year ago before winning three straight to take the series and also overcame a 3-1 deficit to eliminate Detroit in the 2013 Western Conference semifinals. Game 3 of this series is scheduled for Monday in Chicago and the fourth test is set for Wednesday. ' ' '