|13-15-4, 30 points, .938 p/g-||Ranks||14-11-5, 33 points, 1.1 p/g|
|Central Division - 4th||Pacific Division - 4th|
Wild Emerge In Shootout
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tied it for the Oilers with less than five minutes in regulation, but the Oilers would eventually succumb in the shootout to the Wild.
Leon Draisaitl opened the scoring late in the first period with his 13th of the season. The Wild would bounce back with a goal from Matt Dumba early in the second. The WIld would take the lead early in the third when Jason Zucker scored his fifth goal of the season.
With five minutes remaining in the third, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored his fifth goal of the season to tie the game at 2. A power play goal (woo!), Nuge's goal was one of four total shots in the third period (urgh). The Oilers and Wild would go to overtime, when Connor McDavid would be nabbed for high sticking one minute in. Nine shots for the Wild, but Cam Talbot turned all aside.
Six rounds into a shootout, and Eric Staal would score the game winner for Minnesota. Edmonton ends their three game roadie with a less than stellar 0-1-2 mark.
Now fourth place in the Pacific, the Oilers would probably like to defeat the Jets tonight at Rogers Place.
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"They're a good, solid team. Have good defencemen, good forwards who defend well as well. They're a tough team to play against and we should expect that tonight."Source
That's Oilers captain Connor McDavid on the Jets.
Are the Jets good? No. Patrik Laine is fun to watch though. Oilers have defeated the Jets both times they've met this season by a combined score of 9-3. They've got a superstar in the making with Patrik Laine (that's good!), but they're not shooting the puck enough (they're last in the league in shots per game) and they're bottom five in special teams.
The opponents are saying
"We didn't play hard enough and we didn't play smart...We just weren't good enough. That's just something we've got to change."