|50-21-7, 1.372 p/g||Ranks||28-42-9, .822 p/g|
|Western Conference: 3rd||Western Conference: 14th|
Two Consecutive Victories Is A Streak
A three goal second period helped propel the Oilers to a 4-2 victory over Anaheim on Sunday. David Perron scored a shorthanded goal for the Oilers, his 27th goal of the season. Perron scoring a shorthanded goal is especially noteworthy because it was the Oilers SCORING a shorthanded goal instead of yielding one. Taylor Hall is now at a point per game with just three games remaining, Viktor Fasth picked up a victory, and the Oilers are picking up points in the race for 28th (29th?) overall. It's on, Panthers.
The Oilers are saying
"We just have to find that way to contribute every night and be that top line that we know we can be"
That's Oilers forward Jordan Eberle discussing how the first line needs to keep the good times rolling.
4-93-14 is a pretty good thing, and if all the members of this line are around when training camp opens, the Oilers ought to consider running with it forever and ever just the way it is. Taylor Hall just scored is fiftieth assist of the year (and seventh in four games), while the line of 4-93-14 has 22 points combined in the last four games.
The Opponent is saying
"What I want is just consistency, good effort like we did (Sunday) in the third period...Be resilient. This is who we are."
- With Viktor Fasth collecting the victory in against the Ducks, I'd say it's a fair bet that Ben Scrivens will get the start for the Oilers tonight. It's looking like the Avalanche plan to go with J-S Giguere (10-6-0, .910SV%) in order to get Semyon Varlamov a night off. Now seems like a pretty good time to point out that Giguere is one of the last players in the NHL who played on the final Hartford Whalers team.
- SLIGHTLY RELATED The world's known about Mark Arcobello's deal for some time now, but I still can't wrap my head around the fact that he's making just 600K on his new one-way deal. I'm struggling to think of a better contract on this team in 2014-15.
- THE RACE TO 29th- Remaining for Edmonton (3) - COL, LA, VAN. Remaining for Florida - (3) PHI, TOR, CLB. Edmonton has 65 points, Florida has 64. Finally, a race for us to watch.
- THE ANTON LANDER EXPERIENCE...is going less smooth than one would hope. Brings back recent memories of the Taylor-Hall-At-C experience. Certainly not suggesting that Anton Lander and Taylor Hall are near the same player, but I will suggest that sometimes guys who are likely 4Cs who are playing out of position in a top six role sometimes don't pan out the way you'd like.
Gabriel Landeskog - Paul Stastny - John Mitchell
Ryan O'Reilly - Nathan Mackinnon - Jamie McGinn
Patrick Bordeleau - Marc-Andre Cliche - Max Talbot
Ryan Wilson - Brad Malone - Paul Carey
Jan Hejda - Eric Johnson
Tyson Barrie - Nate Guenin
Nick Holden - Andre Benoit
Les Oilers d'Edmonton
Taylor Hall - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle
Anton Lander - Sam Gagner - David Perron
Ryan Smyth - Boyd Gordon - Steve Pinizzotto
Matt Hendricks - Will Acton - Philip Larsen
Martin Marincin - Jeff Petry
Oscar Klefbom - Justin Schultz
Mark Fraser - Anton Belov