Edmonton goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov
made 33 saves for the Oilers in his return to the NHL en route to a 3-0 win over the Nashville Predators. The start was Bryzgalov’s first since April 25, 2013 and he earned both his 31st career shutout and first star honors. The performance was the second time Bryzgalov has earned a shutout in his first start for a new team (November 7, 2007 - Phoenix Coyotes). The Russian netminder is 209-149-45 in his career.
*According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Bryzgalov’s shutout marks the second time a goaltender has had a shutout in his first start for Edmonton -- Jussi Markkanen
was the first, in a 2-0 victory at Anaheim on Nov. 28, 2001.