|4-1-0, 8 points, 1.6 p/g||Ranks||2-2-0, 4 points, 1 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 2nd||Central Division - 6th|
Four Wins In Five Games
Enjoy the wins. Don't look too far into them.
Milan Lucic's third period goal gave the Oilers the go-ahead on Thursday night, while Cam Talbot turned aside 33 of 34 shots en route to Edmonton's fourth victory in five games. Tyler Pitlick's name found the scoresheet once again, and Connor McDavid scored his fourth goal of the year on an empty-netter. The Oilers are winners of four of their first five, and it's good to be an Oilers fan right now.
The Oilers can catch the upstart Canucks (upstart canucks?) with a victory in Winnipeg today. Yesterday's alumni game saw the Jets' legends emerge victorious on a late goal by Teemu Selanne. Edmonton can seize first place in the Western Conference with a victory over the Jets.
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"It's going to be a huge experience...Games against Winnipeg are a really good experience and good games too. It's going to be tough out there for sure and two points on the line. We've got to be ready."Source
That's Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom on meeting up with with the Jets in today's outdoor matchup.
A win today would catapult the Oilers into first place in the Western Conference. No pressure you guys.
The opponents are saying.
"It's not something you're really worried about...It's early in the year, it happens to a lot of teams. If you look at the trends in the past ten years, there's always a lot of goals scored at the beginning of the year." Source