|18-16-3, 39 points, 1.054 p/g||Ranks||15-21-3, 33 points, .846 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 2nd||Pacific Division - 7th|
The good news is that the Oilers held a struggling Ducks team to just one goal on Thursday night. Ryan Getzlaf scored Anaheim's only goal on the power play with nine minutes remaining in the first period. Goaltender Cam Talbot was nearly flawless in turning aside 34 or 35 Anaheim shots. The bad news? Oilers couldn't hang a single goal on the board. John Gibson yielded zero goals on 21 shots. The Oilers power play continues to struggle mightily, going 0/3 on the night. More bad news? Edmonton is on a three game slide. They've got to start winning now.
Oilers take on the Coyotes today in a Saturday afternoon tilt. Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"It feels good. It's good to feel normal again and be out there with them. Obviously today it was a little bit of a lighter practice, they're getting ready for tomorrow's game, but it was still a lot of fun to be out there."
That's Oilers forward Connor McDavid on getting his first practice in since sustaining a clavicle injury eight weeks ago.
The Oilers defence is cobbled together with duct tape and hot dog buns, the Oilers haven't gotten a point in three games,and whatever glimmer of a game after the first week in April that exists ends of getting smaller and smaller with each loss.
Enter Connor McDavid, and not a moment too soon. McDavid has been out for the last two months with a clavicle injury, and it's very, very good to see him taking practice with the team.
The opponents are saying
"It was great to win and great to see Shane get that goal...He's been really good the last couple of games, so we had the feeling he was going to get it tonight."