Record-breaking shutout keeps Oilers humming

Ben Scrivens makes a save during the first period against the Sharks Place in Edmonton on Jan. 29....

Ben Scrivens makes a save during the first period against the Sharks Place in Edmonton on Jan. 29. The Oilers goalie would make 58 (!!) others in setting an NHL record for saves in a regulation shutout. (Codie McLachlan/QMI Agency)

Derek Van Diest, Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 2:46 AM ET

BOSTON - At the end of the day, it's not how, but how many?

Goaltender Ben Scrivens may have stolen a win for the Edmonton Oilers Wednesday night with a record-breaking 59-save performance against the San Jose Sharks.

But what really matters is that the 3-0 victory gave the Oilers a three-game win streak for only the second time this season.

“Hopefully we don’t have to win them all like that,” Scrivens said. “We’re extremely happy with two points and we have three in a row right now. Hopefully we have a good feeling in the room and hopefully that helps us out and gives us energy.”

The Oilers will attempt to make it a season-high, four-game streak Saturday afternoon, on the road against the Boston Bruins.

Considering what happened with the Sharks in town, beating the Bruins on the road doesn’t seem that implausible.


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