|7-10-2, 16 points, .842 p/g||Ranks||12-8-2, 26 points, 1.18 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 7th||Pacific Division, 1st|
One Tenth Of A Second
The Oilers got a goal from Connor McDavid early, and Adam Larsson helped make it 2-0 late in the first. Arizona's Max Domi fired back with a goal just eight seconds after Larsson, and it remained 2-1 until Shane Doan tied it midway through the third. OT came and Connor McDavid was about one-tenth of a second away from helping the Oilers take two points out of Arizona, but time wasn't on his side. With about one second remaining in overtime, McDavid received a pass from Matt Benning directly in front of Mike Smith and flipped it over the sprawling goaltender. Only problem? Oilers needed maybe two, three tenths of a second longer in order to seal the deal. The Oilers went to the shootout, but Arizona emerged victorious on shootout markers from Radim Vrbata and Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
The Oilers squeaked a point out of Arizona, and look for two more this afternoon.
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"They took the point from us...so we want to get that back. We want to beat them in regulation. I think we're aware of that for sure, we know that that's the case. We want to change that as well. We want to beat them. Those are the games we have to win in our conference. Those are huge points for us and we have to make sure we're ready to go."Source
That's Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on letting a point go to Arizona on Friday night.
The Oilers are in first place in the Pacific! It's damn near December. Taking two points against a team they should beat is crucial to helping keep the train on track.
The opponents are saying
"It's one way to help your team win a game so I take pride in it...When it goes to a shootout and you're successful, you get a point that you might need at the end of the season." Source