EDMONTON - We don’t know where Ales Hemsky is going yet, but we know how he’s leaving.
The soon-to-be-traded Oilers veteran put an exclamation point on his 11-year career in Edmonton Tuesday, scoring two goals in a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators.
In his final game before Wednesday’s NHL trade deadline, Hemsky began his farewell address by drawing a first period penalty and going coast-to-coast to score on the ensuing power play. He added his second of the night into the low corner to make it 2-1 Edmonton in the second period.
It’s a pretty nice way to say goodbye.
The rest of the Oilers did their part, too.
Ben Scrivens, in his first start after signing a two-year contract was fantastic and Jordan Eberle made sure Hemsky’s efforts weren’t for nothing, scoring his 20th of the season five minutes into the third period to make it 3-1