|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|
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."Source
That's Connor McDavid on Nazem Kadri's overtime winner.
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
I've really enjoyed 7-2-1. What will the Oilers' record look like after the next ten games?
Oilers 7-2-1 where they didn't leave Canada & played 8/10 vs non-playoff teams from a year ago. Now 10 straight vs playoff teams, 7 on road.— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) November 2, 2016