Oilers set franchise record with 10th straight win

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The Edmonton Oilers set a franchise win on Saturday. They accomplished the feat in a 2-1 overtime win over the Montreal Canadiens. Evan Bouchard of Oakville, Ontario scored the overtime winner on the power-play from Connor McDavid of Richmond Hill, Ontario and Leon Draisaitl.

The previous longest winning streaks were nine games. The first came from February 20 to March 13, 2001, and the second came from March 27 to April 13, 2023.

The Oilers 10-game franchise winning streak started on December 21 with a 6-3 win over the New Jersey Devils. That was followed by a 4-3 Oilers win over the New York Rangers on December 22, a 5-0 Oilers win over the San Jose Sharks on December 28, a 3-2 Oilers shootout win over the Los Angeles Kings on December 30, a 7-2 Oilers win over the Anaheim Ducks on December 31, a 5-2 Oilers win over the Philadelphia Flyers on January 2, a 3-1 Oilers win over the Ottawa Senators on January 6, a 2-1 Oilers win over the Chicago Blackhawks on January 9, and a 3-2 Oilers overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings on January 11 prior to their win over Montreal.

With the win over the Canadiens, the Oilers improved to a record of 23 wins, 15 regulation losses, and one loss in extra time for 47 points. They hold down the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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