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Edmonton Oilers early season struggles continue in loss to Rangers – Edmonton

Jonathan Quick made 29 saves as the New York Rangers blanked the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 Thursday night at Rogers Place.

With a record of 0-2-1 on home ice, it marks the first time since 2002/03 that the Oilers have gone winless in their first three home games of the season.

Stuart Skinner made a great save in the final minute in the first period, extending his right leg to deny Filip Chytil on a two-on-one.

The Rangers broke through early in the second when Adam Fox converted a power play pass from Vincent Trochek. Skinner made several good saves as the period progressed but was eventually beat again by Braden Schneider, who fired a shot to the top corner past Skinner’s blocker. Alexis Lafreniere made it 3-0 Rangers with a one-timer last in the period.

Zach Hyman found himself all alone in front with 7:15 left in the third, but Quick came up with a glove save.

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Charlie Huddy and Doug Weight were inducted into the Oilers Hall of Fame before the game.

The Oilers, 1-5-1, will host Calgary in the Heritage Classic on Sunday at Commonwealth Stadium (Face-off Show 3 p.m., game at 5 p.m.)

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