|14-15-2, 30 points, .967 p/g||Ranks||18-9-4, 36 points, 1.161 p/g|
|Western Conference - 9th||Eastern Conference - 4th|
Six. In a row.
Cam Talbot hadn't started a regular season game in over two weeks, but that didn't matter as he turned aside 47 shots out of 49 en route to Edmonton's sixth consecutive win. It wasn't a pretty victory by any stretch of the imagination, as the Bruins seemingly had the puck on their sticks all night. Jordan Eberle got the Oilers on the board with eight minutes gone in the first, while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins made it 2-0 just five minutes later. The Oilers would only be able to muster twelve shots in the final two periods while the Bruins went to work launching thirty eight shots in periods two and three.
A goal by Matt Belesky in the second followed by one from Brad Marchand in the third would knot it up at 2-all. The Oilers clung to dear life as Cam Talbot turned aside nearly everything in front of him, eventually sending the Oilers into overtime. The Oilers were very lucky to escape with one point, they somehow robbed a bank in order to take two. Andrej Sekera was fed by Jordan Eberle just forty-one seconds into the extra frame when Sekera launched a shot against Bruins netminder Jonas Gustavsson. Sekera got his own rebound and put it home.
The Oilers are winners of six straight. They'll try to make it seven tonight against a Rangers club that allowed seven goals to Edmonton last week.
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"He won us the game...He made a ton of saves tonight. Obviously it wasn't our best game...at the end of the day Cam was there to keep us in the game, and once it gets to three-on-three, anything can happen."
That's Oilers forward Jordan Eberle on Cam Talbot's 47-save performance.
No doubt, Talbot deserves all the accolades he can get here. If Talbot is perfectly mediocre, the Bruins hang a six spot on this one.
The opponents are saying
"It's good to see because they are two guys who mean a lot to this team"