|13-4-2, 28 points, 1.474 p/g||Ranks||10-8-1, 21 points, 1.105 p/g|
|Central Division - 1st||Pacific Division - 2nd|
McDavid Hat Trick Powers Oilers To Win
Connor McDavid's first career hat trick propelled the Oilers to a 5-2 victory over Dallas on Saturday night. The Oilers finally snap a five game winless streak, not a moment too soon. McDavid's three goals put to rest a ten game period in which he didn't score a goal, though he remained tied for second in the league in assists. Tyler Pitlick registered a goal, Oscar Klefbom had a goal, and save for a double-minor penalty taken by Zack Kassian in the second period which resulted in Dallas scoring twice, this game went pretty well for the good guys. Cam Talbot turned aside 31 of 33 shots en route to his ninth victory of the season. Birds singing, cats meowing. Good times.
Chicago visits Rogers Place tonight to face off against the Oilers. Can the Oilers turn aside a giant?
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"It's huge for us...The toughest one to win is the one to get you out of the slide, so we did that and hopefully it doesn't happen again for a long time and we're building off this."Source
That's Oilers captain Connor McDavid on snapping a five game losing streak.
McDavid's three goals were a giant glass of water in a five game desert of mostly crap. McDavid's three goal performance pushes him even further atop the Oiler stat sheet with 22 points (8-14-22) with Jordan Eberle a distant second at 13. (5-8-13)
The opponents are saying
"The first part of the season you're more worried about just staying in the lineup and doing things right, with the puck and without the puck...Once we got that down, I think we're all pretty comfortable, and we're going to keep getting more scoring chances so that we can be that secondary scoring." Source