|11-7-1, 23 points, 1.21 p/g||Ranks||6-12-2, 14 points, .778 p/g|
|Western Conference - 7th||Western Conference - 14th|
A Spirited Performance
The Oilers compiled 29 shots in sixty minutes, but it was New Jersey who notched two second period goals en route to shutting out the Oilers last night at Rexall Place. Devil goals were scored by Adam Henrique and Tuomo Ruutu, while Oiler goals were not to be found. The power play is in a state of disarray, the defense is being propped up by some airplane glue and balsa wood. But it's good balsa, you should see this stuff.
The Oilers are saying
"Something has to change. When you are making those mistakes, something needs to happen. They are the same mistakes we were doing last year. We keep talking about how much better we are this year, but for me it is the same record now that we had last year. It is not better."
"I'm excited, but not too excited"
- Did I mention how necessary that David Perron quote was? If there was any doubt, it's about three seasons overdue. Go back in time, David, and tell management what a boneheaded decision it was to banish Sheldon Souray to the minors. Or, tell them they might want to reconsider trading Dustin Penner. Or how they might want to not spend 9 million dollars on Nikita Nikitin. Or how...you get the idea.
- SQUEAKY WHEEL - Somehow, Perron gets first line duty tonight. You think if we bitch any louder that we could've gotten that second line centre?
- Where in the world does dressing Keith Aulie not look like the worst option in the world? Why, Edmonton of course. Nikita Nikitin will be out, as Keith Aulie draws in.
- Expect Ben Scrivens to get the go tonight for Edmonton, as Viktor Fasth turned last night's half of the back-to-back.
- Speaking of Ben Scrivens, he bought a piano. I've got nothing else here.
- Benoit Poulliot will be out for at least a month with a broken foot after blocking a shot. If you thought you'd see Jesse Joensuu on the third line with Mark Arcobello and Nail Yakupov, you're a damned mind reader. Vodka, please.
- O-FOR - The Oilers have six wins this season, and they're all against Eastern Conference opponents. Thought there'd be a shot they'd be able to topple New Jersey last night, but scoring zero goals puts a slight damper on things. Almost amazingly, the Oilers are 0-9-1 against Western Conference opponents. They'll have a great chance at snapping that streak tonight against Chicago.
New purchase https://t.co/a2bXPwCb3r— Ben Scrivens (@ben_scrivens) November 20, 2014