|26-13-3, 55 points, 1.31 p/g||Ranks||10-24-9, 29 points, .674 p/g|
|Western Conference - 4th||Western Conference -14th|
Starting Back At One
After a surprising victory against the Blackhawks on Friday, the Oilers failed to make it a streak. The Panthers emerged victorious on Sunday, defeating the Oilers by a score of 4-2. The Oilers had 33 shots, which is good. Corsi events were 48/42, which is also good. This, however, is not good. Brian Campbell had a goal from the blue line that Scrivens never saw due to traffic in front. The Oilers proceeded to lose their thirty-third contest in forty-three games, and no fun was had by anyone north of Calgary on Sunday night.
The Oilers begin a four game road trip tonight starting in St. Louis. You'll remember St. Louis, as they were those friendly fellows who outshot the Oilers something like 300-6 in November.
The Oilers are saying
"I don't think we played bad...Just some costly errors at bad times was our downfall."
That's Oilers forward Taylor Hall on what led the Oilers down the tubes of a 4-2 loss to the Panthers.
On Florida's fourth goal, the turnover at the blueline by Yakupov isn't much to write home about. But, that swipe at the puck by Ference, just...ugh.
The Opponent is saying
"I'm the beneficiary of some great play all around me"
- DEREK ROY POINT CALCULATOR THING - Another assist for Derek Roy came in the Florida game, and he's got six points in seven games with the Oilers. Keep this up, and you might earn yourself an all-expenses paid trip to the Ottawa Senators while we patiently wait for that late round draft pick to come back. If Hemsky gets you a third and a fifth, Derek Roy has got to be worth at least...at least a seventh rounder and a couple of pocket calculators. In all seriousness, now might be the time to ring Bryan Murray up.
- Looking at Ben Scrivens' stat line gave me a real Don Beaupre with Ottawa vibe. Beaupre with Ottawa (94-95) - 8-25-3, .896 / 3.31 GAA. Scrivens with Edmonton (14-15) 8-14-7, .891, 3.01 GAA. Hope you enjoyed your flashback to awesome near-expansion Senators hockey. Anyways, expect Scrivens to get the go tonight in St. Louis, while Jake Allen (12-5-2, .901) will start for the Blues.
- SECONDS TO GO - If I've got to live a post Jeff Petry life on the Oilers, just do it to me now, Oilers. Get it over with. Trade him to a contender for a pick. Rip the band-aid off.
- MONEY GONE - While I'll lament the loss of Jeff Petry once he gets dealt to Detroit, was there a worse offseason move by the Oilers than to sign Nikitia Nikitin to a two year deal at 4.5M each? Can someone take him on deadline day? Can the Oilers eat half of his salary for breakfast? And lunch?