|15-18-2, 32 points, 1.00 p/g
|13-14-9, 35 points, 1.161 p/g
|Pacific Division - 6th
|Pacific Division - 3rd
When A Win Is A Win
Ted Purcell scored two goals, and Cam Talbot turned aside 44 of 45 shots from the Winnipeg Jets en route to a 3-1 Oilers victory on Monday. Purcell got Edmonton on the board midway through the first when his shot was tipped by Jets defender Mark Stuart past goaltender Connor Hellebuyck. Less than two minutes later, Purcell scored his eighth of the season on a one-timer from Leon Draisaitl. I really thought I was seeing things when Justin Schultz made it 3-0 midway through the second period. The Jets got one back when Bryan Little found the net with eight minutes remaining in the second, but the rest of the night belonged to Cam Talbot, who turned aside almost everything in sight. Edmonton had just 21 shots, but it was enough to skate into the holiday break with a victory.
Tonight, the Oilers try to gain some ground against a Canucks team who currently sits in the third spot in the Pacific Division. Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"Because (Nilsson) had that run doesn't mean that the group in the room or the coaching staff or anybody else didn't believe in Cam...We just ran a hot goalie for a while, and maybe we'll do that again because obviously Cam played tremendous."
That's Oilers head coach Todd McLellen on his streaky goaltenders.
Talbot's got the ball right now. In his last five starts, he's pulling a .921 SV% and is 2-2-1 over that span.
The opponents are saying
"We have a good team. I thought we played well...Our 5-on-5 game was a good game tonight. The guys really sold out late in the third to block some huge shots. Markstrom played well."