|8-3-1, 17 points, 1.416 p/g||Ranks||6-5-1, 13 points, 1.083 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 1st||Atlantic Division - 4th|
Oilers Emerge Victorious In Shootout
Mark Letestu scored the only goal in the shootout of a 3-3 tie to give the Edmonton Oilers two much-needed points. Letestu's snipe puts the breaks on an 0-2-1 run, and it puts Edmonton at 1-1-1 on their current road trip. This was a come-from-behind victory for the Oilers, which is nice to see in a tough stretch of games on the road. Things looked to be getting out of hand early in this one, going down a goal just thirteen seconds into the first period on a goal by Nick Leddy. Fiv e minutes later, the Islanders made it 2-0 off the stick of Shane Prince. Oilers would score the next two goals courtesy of Patrick Maroon (4) and Leon Draisaitl (3) and it would remain knotted at 2 at the end of one. Islanders would go ahead in the second on a goal by Casey Cizikas, but Milan Lucic (5) would score a late one to tie it up at 3. No scoring in the third would lead to overtime, and then a shootout. Mark Letestu is your hero as the Oilers take two points off the Island. Er, from Brooklyn. You know what I mean.
Oilers are right back at it with a visit to Joe Louis Arena. Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"We're a mentally stronger team here...We had a little more pushback and obviously, tied the game. Then we were down 3-2 and decided to come back and win it in overtime. That's the sign of a more mature team."Source
That's Jordan Eberle on Edmonton's performance in yesterday's 4-3 shootout victory against the Islanders.
I'd be lying to you if I thought that last year's team would come back from being down twice. Maybe this team is different than last year's. Yeah, that's the ticket. Down two players, the Oilers earned two points, and they came back to do it.
The opponents are saying
"I think it's self-inflicted...It's paying attention to the little details. I think that's sort of what's killing us. We're making a little mistake here and there and it's costing us in a big way. If we can consistently go out there every single shift, every single day and do it right, we'll be fine. We'll start to win. Our luck will start to change." SSource