|0-1-0, 0 points, .0 p/g||Ranks||2-0-0, 4 points, 2 p/g|
|Atlantic Division, 8th||Pacific Division - 1st|
TWO IN A ROW
Two wins to open the season? It didn't take until November to get them? Sign me right up.
The Oilers are now 2-0 on the season after taking out the trash on Friday by the score of 5-3. Connor McDavid had another three point night (1-2-3) while Leon Draisaitl had a goal, and assist and an empty netter to help propel the Oilers to their second straight victory over the Calgary Flames. There's some things to like on this year's squad after two games (even other than Connor McDavid), but after two games, there's a few kinks that need to be worked out.
The Sabres stop in Edmonton without several of their key players. A win today would set the Oilers up with three straight wins to open the season, a mark that would take seven games in 2015-16 to hit.
The Oilers are saying
Offensively, we've been good, I know we're generating a lot of chances. We've still got to tighten up defensively though. We gave up a lot of shots last night, especially in the first period. We did a good job in making some adjustments and got back to our game, so that's a good sign, but we still need to tighten it up.Source
That's Oilers captain Connor McDavid saying what everyone was thinking after the first period
Oilers need to get their shots against down to about 28 per game. They give up 24 in the first period in Calgary.— Reid Wilkins (@ReidWilkins) October 15, 2016
The Oilers allowed two dozen shots in just one period on Friday night. That's not gonna work in the long run. Calgary amassed just eleven over the final two frames, but that first period could have easily been a four goal period for the Flames
The opponents are saying
"Obviously my ankle doesn't feel too good but I think the worst part is definitely (mental)...You want to be out there with your teammates so badly and you miss it, you miss going on the road with the guys...That's probably the hardest part for me." Source