|25-12-4, 42 points, 1.317 p/g||Ranks||17-22-3, 37 points, .881 p/g|
|Atlantic Division - 1st||Pacific Division - 7th|
A Series Of Unfortunate Events
The Oilers had a few things going for them on Friday night. Justin Schultz scored a goal, and the power play goal got one up when Benoit Pouliot scored one with the man advantage early on in the second period. The Oilers actually entered the third period with a 2-0 lead, but the Lightning would receive credit for three goals in the third period to spring a bear trap upon a desperate Oiler club. Both Taylor Hall and Darnell Nurse would have Tampa shots deflect off their sticks into their own nets as the Oilers would end up losing this game by a score of 3-2.
This was a game that the Oilers really should have won, but two really unfortunate own goals ended up costing Edmonton two points from a Lightning club who really got lucky in Edmonton.
The Panthers bring an eleven game win streak to Rexall Place for tonight's match up. Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"We had our own littler streak there and teams got up for you to try and knock you off the pedestal...That will be a challenge for us."
That's Oilers coach Todd McLellan on Florida's win streak. The Panthers are winners in eleven straight. The Oilers had a six game win streak early in December.
The opponents are saying
"I think we've been playing pretty good since Thanksgiving...but we're playing good hockey and we've been doing it for longer than these (eleven) games." Source
No setbacks involved in McDavid situation. Yakupov won't play tomorrow but may give it a tryTuesday in Arizona.— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) January 9, 2016