|7-19-6, 20 points, .612 p/g||Ranks||17-11-4. 38 points, 1.188 p/g|
|Western Conference - 14th||Western Conference - 13th|
Got A Second?
Todd Nelson's Edmonton Oilers debut had it all, man. Good hockey! Bad hockey! Overtime! Oh, and the soul-crushing defeat with three tenths of a second left. Seriously, you can't script this stuff. An absolute meltdown with seconds remaining in overtime allowed a golden escalator to appear for former Oiler Sam Gagner. Gagner dished a pass off to Oliver Ekman-Larsson, who rocketed a beam past Ben Scrivens for a 2-1 Coyotes victory. In OT. With three tenths of a second remaining. Of course.
The Oilers have lost sixteen of seventeen games. Tonight, they're in San Jose to take on a Sharks team who has actually won seventeen games on the year. Funny how that all works out.
The Oilers are saying
"We're trying to funnel pucks to the net, have a good net-front presence"
That's Oilers interim head coach Todd Nelson on how he's trying to crank up the scoring.
The Oilers played about two periods of decent hockey against Arizona on Monday. If you can forget some key facts like how the Oilers were able to score only one goal in 64:59:57 of hockey, and the fact that they yielded twenty-seven shots in the second period, then it wasn't that bad of a game. Ben Scrivens did his fair share in turning aside 36 of 38 total shots, and you can seal this one up in a vacuum tube. The Oilers were able to squeeze a point out in Arizona. Normally this would be a fair consolation prize, but the Oilers sit sixteen points out of eighth place today. Maybe if they play in some ten point games, things could turn around.
The Opponent is saying
"Normally, at the beginning of the season I think it takes 15-20 games for all the teams to get all their players and all their systems down"
That's Sharks defenceman Marc Edouard-Vlasic on the Sharks finding their groove.
20 games seems like a pretty good number to figure out what you've got. By that point, the Oilers had hockey fans strapped to the edges of their seats with a 6-12-2 record. (Don't worry guys, they've gone 1-7-4 since. It's all gonna turn around)
Have some of this