|14-13-0, 28 points, 1.037 p/g
|11-15-2, 24 points, .856 p/g
|Western Conference - 7th
|Western Conference - 14th
Three In A Row
Edmonton got goals from four different players while Anders Nilsson turned aside 32 of 34 shots en route to a third consecutive victory. The Sabres got on the board seven minutes in when Jack Eichel scored his ninth goal of the year. The Oilers scored three in the next nine minutes when Teddy Purcell, Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall (PP) each netted one. Ryan O'Reilly made it interesting for the Sabres when he scored a power play goal of his own, but Luke Gazdic (!) scored his first goal of the season when he crashed the net four minutes later. The Oilers emerged victorious, knocking the Sabres off their three game winning streak.
The Oilers are winners of three straight. The Sharks are in town tonight. Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"He's kind of got that Pekka Rinne look to him"
That's Oilers head coach Todd McLellan on goaltender Anders Nilsson. Nilsson has been turning aside nearly everything these days.
Nilsson's season SV% is sitting pretty at .922. There's a ton of hockey left to be played, but it's the Swede on a one year deal who 's doing the legwork for the Oilers for much of this season.
The opponents are saying
"He's obviously pushing to get back in, and I give him a lot of courage for coming out and doing that.
Hall-Draisaitl-Purcell, Khaira-RNH-Eberle, Hendricks-Letestu-Korpi, Gazdic-Lander-Pakarinen, Nurse-Sekera, Klefbom-Schultz, Davidson-Gryba.
— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) December 9, 2015