Brendan Perlini is making a powerful case for a return to the NHL.
Perlini scored twice and Connor McDavid had a purpose and two assists because the Edmonton Oilers cruised to a 6-0 pre-season win over the enlargement Seattle Kraken on Tuesday.
After making stops in Detroit, Chicago and Arizona — the place he had 17 objectives within the 2017-18 season for the Coyotes — Perlini opted to fine-tune his sport in Switzerland final season earlier than leaping again throughout the pond and signing a one-year, two-way take care of the Oilers earlier than coaching camp.
“I’m grateful for this opportunity to come here and try and help the team and show what I am all about,” mentioned the 25-year-old ahead, who has three objectives in two pre-seasons contests.
Perlini is aware of, although, that he’ll need to have a well-rounded sport if he needs to catch on with Edmonton.
“[Oilers head coach Dave Tippett] really wants guys playing that 200-foot game and over the last year-and-a-half since I have been out of the NHL, that is something I have really worked hard on,” he mentioned. “Stealing pucks and things like that. I think I have added a whole new dimension to my game. I just look to keep putting in good efforts going forward.”
Tippett, who coached Perlini in Arizona, mentioned he is off to an excellent begin with the Oilers.
“One of his greatest attributes is that he shoots the puck a ton and that is what he is doing right now,” he mentioned. “He is playing for his life right now, and that is good to see, a guy who is giving it everything that he has got.”
Darnell Nurse, Jesse Puljujarvi and Zach Hyman additionally scored for the Oilers (2-0 in pre-season play) who dressed by far the extra skilled lineup Tuesday.
The Kraken fell to 1-1.
Edmonton began the scoring six minutes into the opening body as Nurse went coast to coast earlier than beating Kraken goaltender Chris Driedger with a wrist shot from the slot.
Driedger stopped 18-of-23 pictures earlier than being changed by Joey Daccord to start out the third interval. Daccord had 9 saves in aid.
After stopping all 18 pictures he confronted, Mike Smith made means for Mikko Koskinen within the Edmonton web halfway by the second. Koskinen registered 16 saves.
Oilers clutch on man-advantage
The Oilers, who’ve had the highest energy play within the NHL over the previous two seasons, got a five-on-three benefit with eight minutes remaining within the first and made essentially the most of it as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins fed a puck in entrance to Puljujarvi, who was capable of shovel it house.
Edmonton made it 3-0 4 minutes later as McDavid made a stellar move to Hyman in conjunction with the online for the redirect.
Hyman was making his first-ever look for the Oilers after signing as a free agent this summer season following six seasons in Toronto.
“It was fun to get to play with [McDavid] tonight and as we play more we will figure out each other’s tendencies, but I thought it was a good start,” Hyman mentioned.
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The Oilers added to their lead with 4 minutes left within the center interval as Perlini scored his second of the pre-season on a give-and-go with Devin Shore.
They made it 5-0 with 1:36 left within the second as Leon Draisaitl slipped it to McDavid in conjunction with the online for a power-play purpose right into a wide-open web.
Perlini continued to open some eyes two minutes into the third, rifling in an extended one-timer.
Each groups are proper again at it on Wednesday, because the Oilers journey to Winnipeg and the Kraken head to Calgary to face the Flames.