|5-6-3, 13 points, .929 p/g||Ranks||9-4-1, 19 points, 1.357 p/g|
|Central Division - 6th||Pacific Division - 1st|
It was billed as the McDavid - Crosby matchup, but it was Conor Sheary who got credit for the big one.
Pittsburgh struck early, but Edmonton ramped it up with three unanswered goals to make it a 3-1 contest on a pair of goals from Jordan Eberle and one from Patrick Maroon. Pittsburgh's Carl Hagelin made it a 3-2 contest midway through the second, Evgeni Malkin scored a pretty one from Phil Kessel early in the third, and Conor Sheary was credited with a wacky one late to seal the deal. Edmonton pulled Cam Talbot to try and tie it up late, but it would end up a 4-3 win for the 2016 Stanley Cup Champions. The Oilers finished up their five game road trip at 2-2-1. While that's not too bad, you felt like maybe the Oilers were capable of peeling another point or two off against Pittsburgh.
Oilers are back at Rogers Place for some home cookin', and they'll get a chance tonight against a Stars team that defeated Calgary last night at the Dome. To the tape!
The Oilers are saying
"I think Patty (Maroon) has a little more puck luck around the blue paint than Milan did. The great thing about it is we feel we have two guys that can go in that position. They're interchangeable. For the most part, Milan has found chemistry with Leon as well. They didn't have the greatest game in Pittsburgh but they'll be the first to tell you that. But over and above that, they've played pretty well together."Source
That's Oilers Coach Todd McLellan on how Patrick Maroon and Milan Lucic's games are at right now.
I've got a lot of time for Patrick Maroon on 1LW with 97 and 14, especially if he's scoring three goals every four games. Ride that wave, my man.
The opponents are saying
"We competed hard. We defended first. When we defend first we're going to get opportunities. We have a lot of speed and skill on this team. It was nice to see tonight and a nice rebound." Source