|19-23-5, 43 points, .915 p/g||Ranks||24-17-4, 52 points, 1.156 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 7th||Atlantic Division - 3rd|
Two More Points
Taylor Hall had two goals while Jordan Eberle had one of his own as the Oilers burst out to a 3-0 lead by the end of two periods of play. Florida would more than make it interesting as they scored two goals in the third, but some late acrobatics from Cam Talbot and an empty-net goal helped lock down two points for the Oilers. The Oilers are victorious in two straight games! That's great news, right?
A victory in Florida comes at a fairly high price as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be out "long term" after blocking a shot with his hand. The Oilers are now down two centres in McDavid (who will hopefully be back soon) and now Nugent-Hopkins. The team is advised to grab a centre from somewhere. Standing pat will be interesting.
Let's go to the tape
The Oilers are saying
"That was a great win for us...We bent but we didn't break. Great job by Cam keeping us in there late. They had some good opportunities...It's a nice victory to start a back-to-back"
That's Oilers forward Matt Hendricks on last night's 4-2 victory.
Cam Talbot turned aside a flurry of shots late, Taylor Hall had a pair of goals, and the Oilers did just enough to snap Florida's seven game home winning streak.
The opponents are saying
"He's a complete player who plays the whole 200 feet. He can play anywhere in the lineup. He's one of those guys you don't read about in the newspapers every single night, but he's probably the reason the guys are in the newspapers - that unsung hero type. As a coach, you wish you could have more of (Ondrej) Palats. But when you do get them, you're glad you have them. And when they're out of the lineup, you don't realize how much you miss them. That's what he is to us" Source