|15-30-9, 37 points, .722 p/g||Ranks||21-23-9, 51 points, 1.302 p/g|
|Western Conference - 14th||Eastern Conference - 4th|
When Two Goals Are Enough
Ben Scrivens picked up his tenth win on the year. Confetti everywhere.
The Oilers are saying
"I just tried to get open and we have really good guys who can pass the puck. The third one I just put it in. That's what I have to do more and more every game so that's what I'm trying"
That's Oilers forward Nail Yakupov on scoring the eventual game winning goal.
That's a fairly big monkey off the back of Nail Yakupov. First goal in a month and it's a game winner on the power play. It's just his fifth of the season. I can hardly wait to see what happens when contract talks begin.
The Opponent is saying
"I was waiting for my opportunity. I understand my role and the role I am in this year and you just have to be ready whenever they put you in. I was glad to get one in the net."
#Oilers recall forward Ryan Hamilton and goalie Richard Bachman (emergency), place forwards Taylor Hall and Benoit Pouliot on IR.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) February 10, 2015
- Ben Scrivens picked up his tenth win of the year yesterday. Today, he "tweaked something" I've got Viktor Fasth (5-13-2, .889 SV% / 3.34 GAA) should be getting the go for the Oilers tonight, Jaroslav Halak (28-11-0, .910 / 2.41 GAA) will get the nod for the Islanders.
- Oscar Klefbom has been having a really good stretch of games. Klefbom has six points in his last eight, and he's logging a lot of ice time. Also a bonus: he looks good out there. He's logged over 20 minutes in the last four of his five games. More please.
- Couple key points to the Islanders' success this year: they're allowing the second fewest shots in the league per game (27), and they're scoring more than three goals a game on average. There are three other teams who are scoring more than three goals a game on average - Tampa Bay, St. Louis, and Dallas. Dallas would be a hell of a lot better if they'd allow a bit less than 3.2 goals per game.
- John Tavares is the goods. He's going to break his career high of 28 goals this year (he's got 24 at the moment), and the Islanders are going to coast into the playoffs. A little bit envious? Yes. A lot bit envious.