NHL Recaps: Kings down Oilers, Blues win again, and Sabres skid hits 7

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Nov 16, 2022; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; The Los Angeles Kings celebrate a goal by forward Trevor Moore (12) during the second period against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Recaps:  November 16, 2022

The NHL schedule for Wednesday night featured only 3 matchups.

In Ottawa, the Senators extended the Buffalo Sabres losing streak to 7 games. Meanwhile, in Chicago the St. Louis Blues surge continues with their fourth straight win.

Our recaps begin in Edmonton, where Trevor Moore registered his first hat trick to lift the Los Angeles Kings over the Oilers.

NHL Recaps: Trevor Moore nets hatty

Kings 3 vs Oilers 1

Trevor Moore scored all three goals for the visiting Los Angeles Kings in a 3-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.

It was the first hat trick of Moore’s five-year NHL career and just his third multigoal game.

“It was kind of funny, I didn’t feel like I had my best tonight,” Moore said. “It was just kind of one of those games where the puck finds you, or I should say my linemates found me, so it was good to get those bounces out there.”¬†

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Viktor Arvidsson had three assists and Cal Petersen made 22 saves for the Kings, who were coming off a 6-5 loss to the Calgary Flames on Monday in the opener of the four-game trip.

Zach Hyman scored and Stuart Skinner stopped 29 shots for the Oilers, who have lost five of their past seven games.

Blues 5 vs Blackhawks 2

Nov 16, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; St. Louis Blues forward Jordan Kyrou (25) celebrates with the bench after scoring a goal in the second period against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan O’Reilly, Ivan Barbashev and Jordan Kyrou each had a goal and assist as St. Louis extended its winning streak to four with a win at Chicago.

Jordan Binnington stopped 25 of 27 shots for the Blues, and has started each game during the surge following the team’s eight-game skid. St. Louis continued a recent run of dominance against Chicago, improving to 8-0-2 in the clubs’ past 10 meetings, including a 4-0-2 run at United Center.

“We’ve been playing good hockey and finding a way to get some goals. We’ve been solid all around,” Blues coach Craig Berube said. “We’re doing some good stuff in the offensive zone and finding some goals.”

Andreas Athanasiou scored twice for the Blackhawks, notching his first multi-goal game of the season. The rest of his teammates couldn’t complement the effort, however, as the Blackhawks were held to three goals or fewer for the ninth straight game.

Senators 4 vs Sabres 1

Anton Forsberg made 29 saves as host Ottawa handed Buffalo its seventh straight loss.

Tim Stutzle had a goal and an assist and Jake Sanderson added two assists for the Senators, who won for the second time in their past three games after a seven-game skid. Austin Watson, Brady Tkachuk and Alex DeBrincat provided Ottawa’s other goals.

Tage Thompson scored for the Sabres. Buffalo goalie Eric Comrie gave up two goals on 24 shots before leaving the game late in the second period with an injury. Craig Anderson yielded one goal on 15 shots in relief. It was Anderson’s first time back in Ottawa since departing after the 2019-20 season.

“I think we’re gripping the stick too much,” Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin said via NHL.com. “We have our chances, but we can’t really execute right now. We need more swagger to our game.”

–Field Level Media