|19-6-5, 43 points, 1.434 p/g||Ranks||7-17-5, 19 points, .656 p/g|
|Western Conference - 1st||Western Conference - 14th|
What We Do Is What We Do
Viktor Fasth turned in a good campaign on Wednesday when he turned aside 32 of 34 Anaheim shots, but the Oilers were able to notch just one goal by way of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. As you may have heard, one is the loneliest number, and it was plenty lonely enough to earn the Oilers their thirteenth loss in fourteen games. The Oilers still have just one victory against the Western Conference, and it doesn't get much easier as they get to face those very same Ducks tonight at Rexall Place.
The Oilers are saying
"I'm really happy, but I would have been a little happier if we could have gotten two points"
"We don't let much define us in here when we deal with adversity. We just keep battling"
- The Ducks have activated Jason LaBarbera off of injured reserve. You might remember LaBarbera's ten minute tenure with the Oilers last year. LaBarbera hasn't played since November 29th, and there's a fair chance he starts tonight.
- Viktor Fasth gets his second consecutive start for the Oilers. He turned aside 32 of 34 on Wednesday, perhaps tonight he'll get some goal support.
- It's game 30! There's only 52 more games to go! A loss tonight would put the Oilers at 7 wins in 30 games. That's a win percentage of 23.3! That's less than one win in four games. Over the course of a season, that's 19 or 20 wins. *drinks*
- JESSE JOENSUU HAS ESCAPED: Lucky bastard. Instead of playing in OKC, Joensuu has opted to go to the Swiss League. The shackles are off. Be free.
- QUESTIONABLE LINES: Matt Hendricks is still 4C between Luke Gazdic and Steve Pinizzotto. If you don't think they've already mailed it in, hit the refresh button on your browser and try again. Unsure if Pitlick is in a top six role again tonight.
Eakins on Joensuu: "With where we are in the standings, they are going to be more people getting looks."— Reid Wilkins (@ReidWilkins) December 12, 2014