|13-10-4, 30 points, 1.112 p/g||Ranks||7-18-5, 19 points, .634 p/g|
|Eastern Conference - 10th||Western Conference - 14th|
There's Good News And Mostly Bad News
The good news is: the Oilers have actually defeated the New York Rangers this year. They did it on the road at Madison Square Garden last month, and they defeated them by a score a 3-1. So, you'd hope that they'd have at least a fighting chance against the Rangers this evening when they get together at Rexall Place. The bad news? That win at MSG came over a month ago, and the Oilers have won a single game since then. Boyd Gordon won't be available due to injury. The fourth line is going to look like a dumpster fire. But other than that, things are going to be great, you guys.
Friday's attempt for a victory was unsuccessful. The Oilers dropped their latest effort by a score of 4-2. Two Anaheim goals in a forty-five second span early in the second period was enough to get Oilers goaltender Viktor Fasth pulled in favour of Ben Scrivens. Fasth was, less than impressed to be removed from the game, and he let everyone know about it.
There's only 51 more of these to go, guys!
The Oilers are saying
"You start a game like that on the road - that's a great way to start, it's tough for them (Vancouver) to come back from that"
- Henrik Lundqvist is only pitching a .909 SV% so far this year, but he's picked up wins in three of his last four starts for the Rangers. He turned aside 29 of 30 shots in last night's 5-1 victory in Vancouver. If he doesn't go in the second game of a back-to-back, it'll be Cam Talbot who last saw action against Detroit on December 6th.
- Ben Scrivens gets the start for Les Oilers, Scrivens was in the net for Edmonton's win against San Jose last week. He'll likely be busy tonight.
- TANKIN' IT TO THE STREETS - Tyler PItlick got a goal last game, but now he's getting second line duty with Nail Yakupov and Leon Draisaitl. Teddy Purcell gets the bump to the first line. Lines three and four? They're as glorious as you remember. Take your pills now.