The Edmonton Oilers have had some great first goals of the season the past few years.
Today, let’s look back at the last five years of opening night goals for the team. Luckily they have not been shut out on night one over the past five years, and in fact, three of those past five years include games against the Vancouver Canucks. How about that?
Let’s dive in with the list:
2017-18 Season: Home Opener Against The Calgary Flames
The Edmonton Oilers began the 2017-18 season with a home game against a rival in the Calgary Flames. The young Connor McDavid scored the first goal, with McDavid actually scoring the first three goals of the season, as the team won three to zero that night.
Edmonton was led by a great performance by McDavid in night one, and it also showed a great game from Leon Draisaitl who had two assists, and Pat Maroon who had an assist on the first goal.
Cam Talbot was great in the net as his performance was good enough for a shutout, and on the other side of the ice, Mike Smith was in net for the Calgary Flames. Small world as he would later join the Oilers a few seasons later.