|0-4-2, 2 points, .333 p/g
|2-4-1, 5 points, .705p/g
|Eastern Conference - 15th
|Western Conference - 12th
I'll Take One Of Your Scrivens' Mightier, Trebek
The Capitals threw 23 shots over the final 40 minutes at Ben Scrivens (including 13 in the final 20), but the Oilers emerged on top at the end of regulation. Goals by Justin Schultz, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Nikita Nikitin helped propel the Oilers to their second consecutive victory after starting the season winless in five. The Hurricanes are looking for their first victory on the season while the Oilers will look to come within one game of .500.
The Oilers are saying
"I thought we had a good first period. I thought we were fine in the second period. But in the third period, we started to back up...we started to play that back-up game and oh, you don't want to do that. We just don't want to play that way. You can see what happens when you back up and play safe. Safe is going to kill you. We want to play intelligent with the lead.
The Opponent is saying
"There's gonna be things that go wrong each and every night, it's how you react that's important"
- Dallas Eakins might have said that he's worried about team success over the ice time of individual players, so that must be why Nail Yakupov ended up playing over two more minutes of ice time versus the Caps than the Lightning.
- Oilers have been victorious in their last two games, and their team GAA has dropped quite a bit. There's still a lot of room to grow, as they sit last in the league with 4 goals allowed per game.
- Look for Anton Khudobin to get the start for Carolina tonight, as Cam Ward played in Calgary on the first leg of their back-to-back games.
- For the Oilers, look for the same lineup again tonight.