|4-5-0, .88 p/g
||Ranks||3-6-1, .7 p/g|
|Eastern Conf: 11th||Western Conf: 13th|
The Oilers Are Saying:
"We got some young player who's trying to get his feet wet calling an organization a Junior team, people take notice, I knew it was gonna turn, it was one of those things, that was a total Hockey God thing, and I'm sure that young man has learned his lesson"
We gave up way too many breakaways, way too many 2-on-1s and I don't know what the final number of turnovers was, but it probably wasn't pretty. Good on the guys for being resilient and finding a way to win tonight but there's not a whole lot that I feel that we should take out of this game other than continuing to battle.
- After a truly intolerable start, Devan Dubnyk's last three games have seen him turn aside 101 of 108 shots, good for a .935 SV%. Toiling in the .820s a few weeks ago, his season average is up to .881, but there's still a ways to go before you can whip this number out in public without fear of it getting howled at.
- Jordan Eberle has ten points, good for team lead. He's tied with one other player, Mark Arcobello of course. Of course.
- To my amazement, the top six players didn't play a combined 57 minutes in Montréal like I'm sure we all had hoped for. With three games in the next four nights, don't be surprised if we end up seeing more of the bottom six (read: line four) than your stomach can handle. You'll hear that the fourth line isn't a problem with this team, because they only play six or seven minutes per night. I'm not completely sold on this theory.
Nail Yakupov - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle
David Perron - Mark Arcobello - Ales Hemsky
Ryan Jones - Boyd Gordon - Tyler Pitlick
Ben Eager - Will Acton - Luke Gazdic
Anton Belov - Justin Schultz
Ladislav Smid - Jeff Petry
Nick Schultz - Andrew Ference
Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - Alex Ovechkin
Martin Erat - Brooks Laich - Troy Brouwer
Jason Chimera - Mikhail Grabovski - Joel Ward
Aaron Volpatti - Eric Fehr - Tom Wilson
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
Nate Schmidt - Mike Green
John Erskine - Steve Oleksy