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Oilers @ Rangers: Oilers Look To Halt Two Game Winless Streak

It doesn't get any easier from here.

New York's Jimmy Vesey is tied for second in the league with six goals.
New York's Jimmy Vesey is tied for second in the league with six goals.
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7-2-1, 15 points, 1.5 p/g Ranks 7-3-0, 14 points, 1.4 p/g
Pacific Division - 1st Metropolitan Division - 2nd
2nd P/G 4th
12th ST 13th
11th S/G 7th
5th Goal 6th
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Madison Square Garden
The opposing view


Milan Lucic - Connor McDavid - Jordan Eberle
Benoit Pouliot - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Zack Kassian
Patrick Maroon- Leon Draisaitl - Jesse Puljujärvi
Anton Lander - Mark Letestu - Tyler Pitlick

Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson
Andrej Sekera - Kris Russell
Darnell Nurse - Matthew Benning

Cam Talbot
Jonas Gustavsson

Not Quite Prime Time

Nazem Kadri scored a pair of goals (including the winner just twelve seconds into OT) as the Leafs triumphed over the Oilers by a 3-2. Oilers surrendered an early one to Kadri, but Anton Lander (!) was able to pick it back up when Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen got caught behind the net in no man's land.   Leafs would go up 2-1 early in the second, and it would take until midway through the third period for Darnell Nurse (!) to knot it up again.  Kadri scores early in the OT, and the Oilers escape Toronto with a point.  It's not ideal, but fortunately for the Oilers, they didn't give up any points in the conference, much less the division.

Historic Madison Square Garden hosts the Oilers tonight, as they'll take on a Rangers club also with seven wins in their first ten.  Can the Oilers get back on track with two points tonight?  Let's go to the tape.

The Oilers are saying

"I have an opinion on it.  I don't want to share it too much...The ref saw what he saw and Kadri made a good play."


That's Connor McDavid on Nazem Kadri's overtime winner.

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Depends on who you ask, but I'm guessing McDavid feels he was a little held up on the play leading up to Kadri's OT winner.

The opponents are saying

"It's seemed like it's come out of nowhere a little bit...I wasn't getting the bounces at the beginning but now it's all going our way.  I think it's a product of me being put in all the right situations by AV (coach Alain Vigneault) and playing with two guys as good as Step (Derek Stepan) and Nash (Rick Nash).  It's been a treat for me so far."  Source

That's Rangers rookie forward Jimmy Vesey on his quick start.

Vesey had a three point night as the Rangers blanked a good St. Louis team by a 5-0 score on Tuesday.

Have some of this

  • THE POWERPLAY IS STILL NOT GOOD: 0/2 on Tuesday night, and that puts the Oilers at just one goal in their last nineteen power play attempts.  Like Ric Ocasek said, shake it up.
  • I've really enjoyed 7-2-1. What will the Oilers' record look like after the next ten games?
  • The pitchforks seem to be sharpening for Jordan Eberle, who is having trouble putting the puck in the net right now.  I'm not opposed to putting him with 93 and replacing him on the top line with someone, but our "someone" list is kind of thin.
  • Don't be too surprised if Anton Slepyshev finds his way into the lineup sometime soon.  It's all they've got sitting on reserves for the RW right now.
  • Cam Talbot (7-2-1, .934 SV% / 2.14 GAA, 2 SO) will start his eleventh straight for the Oilers today. Henrik Lundqvist (5-3-0, .917 SV% / 2.14 GAA) will go for the Rangers.
  • Iiro Pakarinen (knee), Drake Caggiula (hip), Mark Fayne (undisclosed) Brandon Davidson (upper body) and Matt Hendricks (lower body) will not dress for the Oilers tonight.  The Rangers will be without forward Josh Jooris (shoulder)