|18-8-3 39 points, 1.344 p/g
|12-15-2, 26 points, .897 p/g
|Eastern Conference - 3rd
|Western Conference - 14th
Four in a row!
They almost lost this one.
The Oilers took the Sharks to overtime (or was it the other way around?) and captured two more points on a goal from Taylor Hall. The Oilers got on the board six minutes into the second period with a goal from Leon Draisaitl. Draisaitl's goal held the fort until early in the third period when Justin Braun scored his first of the year for the Sharks to tie it up. Jordan Eberle would respond a few minutes later to give the Oilers another lead and that's when it got a little weird. The Sharks scored twice in 90 seconds to take a 3-2 lead on goals from Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski. This is the part where the Oilers usually go quietly into the night, but a tip-in goal from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins knotted the score at 3-all late in the third.
Taylor Hall scored the finisher in OT. The Oilers are winners of four straight. Of note is that the Oilers yielded just 28 shots, which is a considerably better number than the 39 they had been averaging over the first three games of the streak.
The Oilers have a chance to close out their five game home stand with ten points if they can defeat the Rangers on Glen Sather night. Let's go to the tape
The Oilers are saying
"I know the kind of player I can be...it's nice it's finally starting to come"
That's Oilers forward Jordan Eberle on finding some consistency in his game.
After scoring just four points in his first thirteen games of the season, Jordan Eberle is enjoying a four point (3-1-4) run in his last three games. Remember when everybody kept calling him a soft perimeter player? Everything changes once you start finding the back of the net. How about that?
The opponents are saying
One of his strengths is that he's pretty even-keeled and focuses game to game on improvement whether or not the team wins or loses.
Oilers last won five in a row in lockout year--March 26-April 3, 2013. https://t.co/VhG1h0c8yD
— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) December 11, 2015