|4-3-0, 8 points, 1.143 p/g||Ranks||7-1-0, 14 points, 1.75 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 1st||Pacific Division - 1st|
The Dream We Don't Want To End
The Vancouver Canucks ran Alex Edler and a defenceman with one career game against the McDavid line to start the game. Things are tough all over in Vancouver, but you think they'd not do that. It took until the second period for Connor McDavid to score his fifth goal of the season. Did you miss it? Go on, take a look. We've got time. The Oilers are 7-1 in October with a chance to close out the month with eight victories. Got all the time in the world.
To Alex Edler's defence, he wasn't on the ice when 97 made it 1-0. Erik Gudbranson and Ben Hutton had no chance. Better luck next time, Erik Gudbranson!
Milan Lucic scored an empty netter with a minute and change remaining. Cam Talbot sizzled once again, stopping all 26 Canuck shots. Edmonton defeated the Canucks, and it was the first time the Oilers defeated goaltender Ryan Miller in regulation time.
The Oilers can finish the month of October with a wholly improbable eight wins in nine games. No turning back, you guys.
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"I went to my favourite restaurant...I don't know, it might have been the omega-3 in the fish or something. Good fish in Vancouver."Source
That's Oilers forward Zack Kassian talking about getting his grub on in Vancouver.
One of the nice things about winning seven of your first eight games is that quotes like these are fun. Nobody talking about how the systems aren't working, or how an anemic power play needs to get jump-started. Zack Kassian had fish in Vancouver, and it was good. I'm a big sushi fan myself. Love those omega-3s.
Kassian had five shots against the Canucks on Friday night.
The opponents are saying
"We're very proud of Craig and Nicholle. He and his wife are dealing with a tremendous issue right now." Source