Stuart Skinner records third career NHL regular season shutout

Stuart Skinner (Jenn G, Wikimedia Commons)

Quite simply it has not been a good season for Edmonton Oilers goaltender Stuart Skinner of Edmonton, Alberta. He has struggled mightily in between the pipes. However, on Friday, Skinner recorded his third career National Hockey League regular season shutout in a 5-0 Oilers win over the Washington Capitals from Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

Skinner made six saves in the first period, 11 saves in the second period, and eight saves in the third period. Tom Wilson of Toronto, Ontario led the Capitals with seven shots on goal.

Offensively, Connor McDavid of Richmond Hill, Ontario led the Oilers with four points as he had four assists. He was one of three Canadians with a multi-point game. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of Burnaby, British Columbia had one goal and two assists for three points and Zach Hyman of Toronto, Ontario had two assists. Other Canadians to score for the Oilers were Evan Bouchard of Oakville, Ontario and Evander Kane of Vancouver, British Columbia.

In 2023-24, Skinner has a record of five wins, seven regulation losses, and one loss in extra time. He has a goals against average of 3.37, and a save percentage of .875, Skinner’s prior NHL shutouts came in a 3-0 Oilers win over the San Jose Sharks on February 14, 2022, and in a 2-0 Oilers win over the Los Angeles Kings on March 30, 2022.

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