|17-23-3, 37 points, .86 p/g||Ranks||21-16-4, 46 points, 1.122 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 7th||Pacific Division - 2nd|
Not Quite What We're Looking For
A disallowed goal for the Oilers and two quick goals for the Panthers spelled a loss in the standings for the Oilers. Jaromir Jagr scored his fifteenth goal of the year just three minutes into the game to give the Panthers an early lead. The Oilers thought they had tied it up a couple of minutes later when Taylor Hall sent one flying past Panthers goaltender Al Montoya, but a coach's challenge determined that the Oilers were offfside when they entered the zone. Florida's Jonathan Huberdeau scored his sixth goal shortly after Hall's goal was overturned, and that would be all the goals that the Panthers needed en route to their twelfth consecutive victory. The Oilers would get a goal from Mark Letestu midway through the first, but that would be the only goal the Oilers would be able to muster.
Edmonton sits seven points out of third place. They'll need to start winning some games to keep the second half of the season interesting. Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"There's a chance (Yakupov) might be ready for tomorrow."
That's Oilers coach Todd McLellan on Nail Yakupov's possible return. Yakupov has been out for nearly two dozen games after sustaining an ankle injury in a freak accident with a linesman. If he's ready to go, it's not a moment too soon.
The opponents are saying
"He came in this year with a lot to prove...He was hoping to have a chance to be that number 2 guy, and then we signed Lindback. So he came in very driven in camp and played well in camp. But with the numbers, he went down. He's come back and got the opportunity and now he's running with it.." Source
3 games for Matt Hendricks.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 12, 2016