Edmonton Oilers' James Neal goes on scoring spree, nets four vs. Islanders

Ross Houston
October 12, 2019

Edmonton tied the game back up on the power play just over a minute later as Neal scored his first as an Oiler, sending a rebound on the doorstep through Quick's legs. Zach Kassian also netted, while Connor McDavid had three assists, Leon Draisaitl added two and Mikko Koskinen stopped 25 shots.

The Islanders would strike first, as Anthony Beauvillier scored his second of the season 14:14 into the first period.

Neal now has six goals in three games since being traded to the Oilers for underperforming Milan Lucic in the offseason.

Just 3:39 after taking the 1-0 lead, Neal forced an Islanders turnover deep in their defensive zone.

The Kings got a gift goal of their own three minutes later as Edmonton goalie Mike Smith got caught wandering and coughed the puck up to Kopitar, who sent it to Brown to deposit into the empty net. Martin pulled the Islanders within 5-2 with 6:28 left. The teams finish the two-game season series March 13 at Edmonton. He has seven assists and eight points this season. After intercepting a Devon Toews pass along the boards behind the Islanders' net, Neal dished to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who briefly had the puck swiped from him by Beauvillier. Beauvillier skated across the front, deked and put a backhander past Koskinen for his second of the season and first short-handed goal of his career. Derick Brassard had a takeaway for the Islanders, but the puck came off his stick to Neal, who fired it past Varlamov from the right point.

The 19-year-old defenceman from Summerside was on the ice for the New York Islanders against the Edmonton Oilers.

Neal began and finished the sequence that ended with his first goal.

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