James Neal was the only Oiler not to skate today. Coach Dave Tippett said it was because of a new team rule where if a player scores four goals in a game he gets to miss the next practice. Neal’s fine.
EDM 3-0 at NJ 0-2-1:
Oilers looking to start season 4-0 for first time since 2008-09.
James Neal leads NHL with 6 goals and 4 PPG.
Connor McDavid tied for NHL scoring lead with 8 points.
Leon Draisaitl tied for most assists with 6.
Zack Kassian has scored in each game
The Real Deal James Neal leads the league in goals as we begin Week 2!
How hot is James Neal?
He has more PP goals himself than 26 teams in the NHL.
He has more goals than seven NHL teams.
Oilers are 3-0 for only 6th time in franchise history. After years of torment Oilers fans should not ignore a great start. https://t.co/QdwKpCBEz6
Looking for some revelation or grand explanation on James Neal’s start?
There is none. Same guy, doing what he did for his first 10 #NHL seasons.
The ‘Real Deal’ is getting a real opportunity with #Oilers, which he didn’t get in Calgary:
The Oilers traded Taylor Hall for James Neal and Adam Larsson.
Time to get interactive.
Between 4-10 MST tonight (October 9th) predict the Final Goal and PP Goal totals for James Neal ....
The correct predictors will be entered in a contest to win $250.00 GC from @Ruthschrisyeg
Oilers win 3 games, are 3-0 and James Neal had his 1st 4-goal game ever. Wow, plan the fucking parade down Jasper already... cOiler fans, your team has been shit 15 of 16 years. I get you're all excited and cocky, but maybe give it a minute before you get too carried away...
Fresh off his 4-goal game last night, James Neal of the @edmontonoilers joined the boys on OverDrive earlier today.
He made sure to thank @odognine2
for his prediction at how long James would last on McDavid’s wing🤭😭
Full interview podcasted here: https://t.co/0tmVLLeGpM
James Neal with 6 goals in 3 games.
4 have come on the powerplay.
Is he doing anything different?
Not really. The Oilers are using him same way the Flames often did. Puck going in vs not for the most part.
Pretending the James Neal/Milan Lucic trade hasn’t been anything other than a mega-win for Edmonton is just silly:
ICYMI from @frank_seravalli
: James Neal looks like the same 10-time 20-goal scorer he has always been, thanks to his deployment on Edmonton’s second line and top power-play unit - https://t.co/Zlg3gBO3Br
Recapping James Neal's big night on Long Island in a 5-2 Oilers win. @TomGazzola
is joined by Devils Reporter @TheChrisWescott
to discuss making the move from Edmonton to Chicago then to New Jersey as well as share stories from the road together. https://t.co/4q0TB5VyfP
The four-goal performances by Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha and Oilers forward James Neal bode well for the remainder of the season, according to our @NHLReese
Taking a tour around the NHL. Lots to talk about. Marleau, James Neal, Matt Duchesne and more https://t.co/7P543z9LcL
This day in history (Oct. 10, 2017): The @GoldenKnights
won their first regular season game at @TMobileArena
, defeating the @ArizonaCoyotes
, 5-2. Tomas Nosek scored the first home goal in team history, James Neal had two goals and Brendan Leipsic had two assists.
GAME PREVIEW: there are no gimmies in the NHL, but the #oilers are in prime position to open the season 4-0-0 if they can handle a devils team that’s on the tail end of a back-to-back. https://t.co/Q4kjqLWykb
"In Edmonton, Neal has been given an opportunity to succeed. In Calgary, Neal was given an opportunity to fail." #Oilers #Flames
I’m willing to bet James Neal jerseys in the city of Edmonton are eclipsing the sales of crystal meth, white sunglasses, and monster energy hoodies combined! #yeg
James Neal has 6 goals in his first three games.
That is tied for the third most goals to start the season since 1980:
Peter Stastny (1983): 8
Alex Ovechkin (2018): 7
Can a single one of these first overall picks match the incredible offensive prowess of James Neal https://t.co/qObH1esHL5
James Neal has 4 goals in 1 games played, Does this mean the Oilers are finally out of their slump?
Tou can relax Vancouver, the #Canucks have more goals than James Neal now.