After Monday’s wild NHL trade due date, numerous players debuted with their new teams Tuesday.
Most especially, 2 ex-Senators, Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Tyler Ennis, made strong impressions by scoring in their first game.
DUE DATE WINNERS, LOSERS: Oilers take the day
Pageau’s goal in his New York Islanders debut was a case of being in the ideal location at the correct time.
Defenseman Ryan Pulock fired a shot off the glass that took a lucky bounce into the crease. Pageau confined the puck and tapped it in as New York Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev was unaware about the puck’s place.
Pageau’s goal sparked an Islanders resurgence. New York eliminated a set of 2-goal deficits to make a point in a 4-3 overtime loss.
The Oilers’ 2 due date acquisitions, Ennis and Andreas Athanasiou, were slotted into the leading line with Connor McDavid due to the fact that of injuries to James Neal and Joakim Nygard. The new system worked an unbelievable tic-tac-toe goal on an odd-man rush.
McDavid brought the puck into the zone and fed Athanasiou on the left wing with Ennis crediting thenet Ennis had the ability to reroute Athanasiou’s pass leading rack past Ducks goaltender John Gibson.
Ennis got a help as Athanasiou scored his first Oilers goal, a game- connecting tally late in the 3rd duration.
The line integrated for 7 points (2 objectives, 5 helps) in Edmonton’s 4-3 overtime loss.