NHL On Tap: Oilers try for second straight win against Jets

Oilers-Jets rematch

How do you top an intense Scotia North Division game decided on a buzzer-beating third-period goal? That’s what the Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets will try to do Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; TSN3, SNW, NHL.TV) in their second straight game at Bell MTS Place. The Oilers won 4-3 Sunday when forward Leon Draisaitl scored with less than a second left in the game. Draisaitl, who led the NHL with 110 points (43 goals, 67 assists) in 71 games last season, has scored in three straight games. Jets center Adam Lowry also looks to stay hot and extend his four-game point streak (three goals, one assist). Winnipeg will try to get back in the win column after its first home loss since Feb. 16, 2020; Edmonton looks to win consecutive games for the first time this season. — William Douglas, staff writer

Pietrangelo to face old friends

Alex Pietrangelo knows it will be an emotional game when the Vegas Golden Knights play the St. Louis Blues at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday (9 p.m. ET; ESPN+, ATTSN-RM, FS-MW, NHL.TV). Pietrangelo played his first 12 NHL seasons with the Blues, was their captain for four seasons and helped them win the Stanley Cup in 2019. That run ended when he signed a seven-year contract with the Golden Knights on Oct. 12. How will he handle playing against some of the same players he helped win a championship with? That remains to be seen, but Vegas will need Pietrangelo to continue his solid start. He has scored three points (one goal, two assists) and leads the Golden Knights with an average ice time of 25:04 in six games, helping them to first place in the Honda West Division with 10 points (5-1-0). — Adam Kimelman, deputy managing editor

Suter ready for encore

What do you do after making history? We’ll see Tuesday when forward Pius Suter and the Chicago Blackhawks play the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena (8 p.m. ET; FS-TN, NBCSCH, NHL.TV). On Sunday, in his sixth NHL game, Suter scored a hat trick in a 6-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings, making him the second player in Blackhawks history to score each of his first three NHL goals in a single game (Bill Kendall, Dec. 17, 1933). Suter also is the second Blackhawks player to score his first NHL hat trick in six games or fewer, joining Art Somers (in his fourth game, Nov. 21, 1929). The 24-year-old was voted the most valuable player in National League, Switzerland’s top professional league, last season and the Blackhawks signed him to a one-year contract July 16. I’m sure I’m not alone now in wanting to see more. — Amalie Benjamin, staff writer

Tuesday schedule

Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. ET (SN360, TVAS, NESN, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV)

The Penguins have won four straight after opening the season 0-2-0.

New York Rangers at Buffalo Sabres, 7 p.m. ET (MSG-B, MSG 2, NHL.TV)

The Rangers are 0-2-1 in their past three games and will be without injured center Filip Chytil.

Philadelphia Flyers at New Jersey Devils, 7 p.m. ET (MSG+, NBCSP, NHL.TV)

The Devils have won three of their past four games and center Jack Hughes has scored six points (two goals, four assists) during a three-game point streak.

New York Islanders at Washington Capitals, 7 p.m. ET (NBCSN, NBCSWA+)

Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov has a 0.33 goals-against average and a .988 save percentage in three games.

Florida Panthers at Columbus Blue Jackets, 7 p.m. ET (FS-O, FS-F, NHL.TV)

The Panthers start a four-game road trip after winning their first two games of the season at home.

Chicago Blackhawks at Nashville Predators, 8 p.m. ET (FS-TN, NBCSCH, NHL.TV)

The Predators have lost three straight games since starting the season 2-0-0.

Edmonton Oilers at Winnipeg Jets, 8 p.m. ET (TSN3, SNW, NHL.TV)

Oilers center Connor McDavid has scored five points (one goal, four assists) during a three-game point streak and is tied for the NHL lead with 10 points (four goals, six assists) in seven games.

Los Angeles Kings at Minnesota Wild, 8 p.m. ET (FS-N, FS-WI, FS-W, NHL.TV)

Kings forward Anze Kopitar has scored eight points (one goal, seven assists) during a four-game point streak.

Detroit Red Wings at Dallas Stars, 8:30 p.m. ET (FS-SW, FS-D, NHL.TV)

The Stars have scored one 5-on-5 goal in their first two games. They’ve scored eight on the power play.

St. Louis Blues at Vegas Golden Knights, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN+, ATTSN-RM, FS-MW, NHL.TV)

The Golden Knights have allowed two goals or fewer in five of their six games.

Toronto Maple Leafs at Calgary Flames, 9 p.m. ET (SN1, SNO, NHL.TV)

Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews has scored five points (three goals, two assists) in his past four games.

San Jose Sharks at Colorado Avalanche, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN+, ALT, NBCSCA, NHL.TV)

Sharks forward Patrick Marleau could play his 1,730th NHL game, one behind Ron Francis for fourth in NHL history.

Anaheim Ducks at Arizona Coyotes, 9 p.m. ET (FS-A, KCOP-13, NHL.TV)

The Coyotes have won three straight games against the Ducks at Gila River Arena.

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