|15-18-3, 33 points, .916 p/g||Ranks||16-16-2, 34 points, 1 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 6th||Pacific Division - 5th|
Two Become One
Jannik Hansen scored all of Vancouver's goals to give the Canucks a 2-1 victory over the Oilers in overtime. Mark Letestu got Edmonton on the board with eight minutes remaining in the first period on a wrist shot that beat Vancouver goaltender Jacob Markstrom. Jannik Hansen scored early in the second period to knot it at 1-all, and that would be all the scoring in the game until overtime. The Oilers came very close to capturing two points in OT when a scramble occurred in front of Jacob Markstrom midway through the extra frame, but a Jannik Hansen slap shot found its way under Cam Talbot's blocker en route to a Vancouver victory.
The Oilers earned a point for taking the game to OT, but the team they were chasing gained two. The Oilers three points ahead of seventh place Anaheim, though Edmonton has played three more games. The Oilers badly need two points in Calgary tonight.
The Oilers are saying
We're a better team than how we're playing right now," coach Todd McLellan told the Oilers website. "Our power play let us down when we needed a goal from them
"We're a better team than how we're playing right now...Our power play let us down when we needed a goal from them."
That's Oilers head coach Todd McLellen on the state of his team's power play.
The Oilers haven't been very good on the power play as of late, going 1 for their last 16. They'll face off against a Flames team who is last in the league on the penalty kill (73.1%).
The opponents are saying
"We deserve it. We were very opportunistic at the right time."
@NewWaveOil can the coaches stop trotting jultz out on the powerplay?— Jjerms (@jjerms12) December 27, 2015