NHL Hockey

Oilers put 5-0-0 mark on line at Chicago

(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The Edmonton Oilers will try to continue their sizzling start when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night.

Edmonton (5-0-0) has opened the season with five straight victories for the first time since the 1985-86 campaign, when the roster included legends such as Wayne Gretzky, Paul Coffey, Jari Kurri and Mark Messier. And while nobody is comparing the current club with the franchise's mid-1980s powerhouses, the young Oilers have energized a fan base that has been starved for success in recent years.

Already, the team has made NHL history by coming from behind in each of its first five wins.

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Points
Rank Player Pts G A
1 C. McDavid, Edm1248
2 L. Draisaitl, Edm1147
3 P. Laine, Wpg1138
4t S. Crosby, Pit1037
4t M. Scheifele, Wpg1037
6 J. Carlson, Was1028
7 M. Stone, VGK945
8 M. Duchene, Nsh927
9 A. Mantha, Det862
10t D. Hamilton, Car844
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Goals Against Average
Rank Player GAA
1t A. Georgiev, NYR1.00
1t I. Samsonov, Was1.00
3 J. Gibson, Anh1.26
4 T. Rask, Bos1.33
5 D. Kuemper, Ari1.36
6 J. Halak, Bos1.53
7 C. Hart, Phi1.62
8 S. Montembeault, Fla1.75
9 M. Fleury, VGK2.13
10 J. Markstrom, Van2.23
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