|14-16-2, 30 points, .937 p/g
|17-11-4, 38 points, 1.187 p/g
|Western Conference - 12th
|Western Conference - 5th
Snapped at Six
The Oilers' win steak stops at six. The Rangers doubled up the Oilers by a score of 4-2 on a Tuesday night where New York never trailed. Mats Zuccarello scored the game's first goal with five minutes gone in the first period. Zuccarello would later add an assist to a Rick Nash power play goal to cap a two point night. Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle each had goals in the second period, but it wouldn't be enough as the Rangers would emerge from this one on top.
The Oilers will try to string six more victories together starting tonight in (looks at card...) Chicago.
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"We definitely felt the effects of the back-to-back...The difference was PK, power play, special teams tonight. If we could have taken care of that a little better, I think we would have had a better fate...We've got to generate more from (our PP). It had to be there and it wasn't.
That's Oilers defenceman Brandon Davidson on Edmonton's streak ending at six. The Oilers looked gassed in Boston on the night previous, and quite honestly I'm surprised it was this close in New York. The Oilers got a power play tally from Taylor Hall with five minutes gone in the second period, but Rick Nash cashed on a power play goal of his own with less than a minute remaining in the middle frame.
The opponents are saying
"They have a good skating team, a good team. It was a big two points on the line, and that's what we're disappointed about. It was a (Central Division) game. We need to be better and regroup now."