|7-3-1, 15 points, 1.363 p/g||Ranks||4-6-1, 9 points, .818 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 1st||Metropolitan Division - 7th|
Kris Russell is out tonight due to an injury, Eric Gryba is back in— Bob Stauffer (@Bob_Stauffer) November 5, 2016
Last Minute Hijinks Cost Oilers Two Points
The Oilers had a serious chance at defeating the Rangers on Thursday night. Unfortunately, they gave up the lead on three separate occasions en route to a 5-3 loss at MSG. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins got the party started with a power play goal (!) six minutes into the first period. Patrick Maroon put the Oilers up 2-1 midway through the second period. After 40 minutes, both clubs were tied at 2. Adam Larsson scored his first of the year midway through the third to give the Oilers the lead. Fun lasted about 45 seconds as Rangers forward Jesper Fast scored his first of the year. Rick Nash would put the Rangers up for good as he out-muscled Milan Lucic in front of the net with just 90 seconds remaining in regulation time. The Rangers would add an empty-netter to seal the deal, and the Oilers are 0-2-1 after winning seven of their first eight.
Can the Oilers get back on the wagon tonight in Brooklyn? Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"I'm feeling better every game...My skating is feeling better and everything after that is feeling better."Source
That's Jesse Puljujarvi on getting a promotion to the second line with Neon Leon.
Puljujarvi will appear in his tenth game for the Oilers tonight, signaling the beginning of his entry-level deal.
The opponents are saying
"We have to find a way to get some balanced offense on our hockey team." Source