|11-8-1, 23 points, 1.15 p/g||Ranks||9-9-0, 18 points, 1 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 1st||Central Division, 7th|
Win Over Chicago Makes It Two In A Row
Five goals for the Oilers?
Four different Oilers scored, including Leon Draisaitl with a two-piece en route to Edmonton's 5-0 blanking of the Chicago Blackhawks. Oscar Klefbom, Anton Slepyshev and Andrej Sekera each got in on a goal as Cam Talbot turned away 31 shots en route to his third shutout of the season. Connor McDavid fished out a pair of assists, and he now leads the NHL in assists (16) and points (24) after 20 games. He's 19. There's not a line that goes here that rhymes with anything. It's (mostly) all good after you take down the Western Conference leading club from Chicago with a couple of goals to spare.
The Oilers begin a two game road trip that begins in Colorado tonight.
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"I felt good from the first period, right off the bat...Obviously, we gave Toews a grade-A shot right off the bat. When you make a save like that it kind of just snowballs though there and you feel confident throughout the game. I think my start of the game was where it needed to be and it just carried through from there.."Source
That's Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot on his 31-save performance on Monday night.
HERE, HAVE A TROPHY
Ten wins on the year, three by shutout. After falling back to Earth after a hot October, Talbot's last two games have him stopping 62 of 64 shots.
The opponents are saying
"It's time to start passing teams. It took us a while to get back to .500 again, and it's important to get on a roll here...We have to string some wins together. I think that's our first win streak in a handful of games. It's good to do that but we have to keep it going and try to win more games and more games....and get back into the thick of things in the playoffs." Source