|1-0-0, 0 points, 2 p/g
|0-1-0, 0 points, .0 p/g
|Pacific Division, 1st
|Pacific Division - 7th
Seven Goals Is Alright With Me
The Oilers opened Rogers Place with a bang, scoring seven goals to emerge victorious over the stupid Flames. There was plenty to like about this game: Connor McDavid (2-1-3) scored on a penalty shot, and was his old usual self. The Oilers got secondary scoring from guys like Patrick Maroon, Tyler Pitlick and Zack Kassian. Jesse Puljujärvi scored his first career goal, Jordan Eberle had an empty netter, and the Oilers played well enough to earn their first W of the season. I'd be a little concerned with allowing two shorthanded goals in just about two minutes, but because our decade has been dryer than a lint trap, let's chalk that up to a good old statistical blip.
The Oilers visit Calgary tonight. Can they spoil the Flames' home opener?
The Oilers are saying
"You need that type of night from your captain, especially when you're putting up a new building where this is some excitement and a little bit of jitters. For a 19-year-old to settle you down like that is remarkable, credit to him and the followers for following him. It wasn't a Picasso by any means, but we got the win and that's what's important.
That's Oilers head coach Todd McLellan on the play of Connor McDavid, who's pretty good IMO
I've got some significant questions about the defence, and with Brandon Davidson due to miss some significant time after sustaining an injury on Wednesday, the Oilers will need to depend on McDavid and company to put up more games like this one. It's not reasonable to expect six or seven goals every night, but hey, I'm not going to turn aside a perfectly good seven goal outburst if you're bringing it.
The opponents are saying
It was kind of one of those nights where everything that could go wrong, did go wrong
"It was kind of one of those nights were everything that could go wrong, did go wrong" Source