|9-3-1, 19 points, 1.462 p/g||Ranks||8-2-2, 18 points, 1.5 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 1st||Metropolitan Division - 2nd|
Oilers Victorious In Detroit; How RNH Got His Groove Back
Jonas Gustavsson stopped 22 shots and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the game winner by way of the power play. The Oilers' final game at Joe Louis Arena ended with a W, and they're on a 2-1-1 road trip. Not too shabby. Justin Abdelkader scored Detroit's only goal midway through the first period on a Red Wings power play, but Tyler Pitlick got Edmonton on the board eight minutes later with his fourth of the year.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the GWG for Edmonton on a nice pass from Wonder Jesus late in the second period. Two goals were all the Oilers would need en route to this W. Edmonton picked up a win against a team that typically would cause fits for the Oilers, and they did it in Detroit. Jonas Gustavsson didn't look too out of place earning his first win of the year. While I'm happy for him, let's get back to a dozen games of Cam Ward.
Edmonton is in Pittsburgh tonight, and they've got a chance to make it 7 out of a possible 10 points on this road trip. Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"If that pass gets knocked down or picked off, we're having a debate about why I didn't shoot. Luckily, it worked out."Source
That's Connor McDavid on setting up Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' power play game winner.
No, Connor McDavid doesn't pass too much. When you're setting up game winners on the power play, I'd suggest you're passing at an OK rate. I wonder how that nugget crept into his brain...
The opponents are saying
"Sid has been unbelievable. He's the best player in the world, and he's playing hard, winning battles and getting the puck." Source