|9-8-4, 22 points, 1.047 p/g-||Ranks||12-9-2, 26 points, 1.131 p/g|
|Atlantic Division - 6th||Pacific Division, 1st|
Desert Dogs Dupe Oilers
Hands up if you had Arizona's Jamie McGinn with the GWG in Sunday afternoon's game.
McGinn's third period tally bumped the Coyotes to a 2-1 victory over the Oilers. The Coyotes took four of four possible points from the Oilers over the weekend, while the Oilers limped out with only one by way of a shootout loss on Saturday night. Oilers lobbed an encouraging 42 shots on Mike Smith, but it's all for naught when McGinn gets left in front of Cam Talbot from seven feet with no defenders. Fertile Power Play™ went 0/3, which doesn't help.
NAZEM KADRI and the rest of the Toronto Maple Leaf Brigade are in Edmonton for tonight's matchup against an Oilers team who will need a win to keep afloat of the Pacific Division.
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"We had plenty of chances to win, plenty of chances...Their goaltender won them the game tonight in my opinion and we didn't find a way to get one across the line on some of our real good opportunities."Source
That's Oilers head coach Todd McLellan on Edmonton's 2-1 loss to the Coyotes on Sunday.
SMALL SAMPLE SIZE ALERT
Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith's save percentage jumps to .923 after two solid games against the Oilers.
The Coyotes have earned at least a point against the Oilers in their last 25 (21-0-4) meetings. Old habits die hard.
The opponents are saying
"We've been a different team at home than we've been on the road." Source