|6-1-0, 12 points, 1.714 p/g||Ranks||4-2-1, 9 points, 1.285 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 1st||Pacific Division - 3rd|
SIx Wins, Seven Games
Edmonton hung four goals on Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals en route to their sixth victory in seven games this season. Alexander Ovechkin was able to score an early goal for the Capitals in the third period, but that's all Washington would be able to put up. OIlers' second line did a fair bit of the heavy lifting as BENOIT POULIOT scored two goals, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two helpers on Pouliot's goals, while Patrick Maroon and Milan Lucic each had a single bullet en route to this win. Cam Talbot kept the good times rolling with 34 saves en route to their sixth win in seven games.
Oilers' incredible start will be put to the test as they visit the Canucks. Can the Oilers' hottest season opening in 30 years continue? Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"It says a lot. It says we don't deflate on the bench when a team scores...Even though we had the lead, sometimes, comparing last year, we could say 'here we go again'. This year, it's different. They scored and everyone started talking on the bench, everyone has positive vibes and we scored a minute later. That's always a really good thing to see."Source
That's Oilers forward Patrick Maroon on rebounding after an opposition goal was scored.
The Oilers didn't play a particularly great second period against the Capitals on Wednesday, and when Alex Ovechkin scored nine seconds into the third, I'll admit, you heard a little air pillow losing air at a rapid rate in the background. Patrick Maroon scored shortly after Ovechkin, and it was a weird feeling, like when your brother shows up with a couple of two-fours after weekends of drinking off of your stash. It felt good, man.
The opponents are saying
"I think Edmonton has been gained confidence. The big thing for us is to whether that early burst.." Source