|17-5-4, 38 points, 1.461 p/g-||Ranks||15-11-5, 35 points, 1.129 p/g|
|Central Division - 4th||Pacific Division - 2nd|
Jet Boy, Jet Girl
Edmonton's game winning goal was credited to Mark Letestu, but it was Winnipeg's Patrik Laine who unintentionally buried the game winner for Edmonton by plopping it behind Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck midway through the third. It would be Letestu's second credited goal, as he had a power play goal off a pretty little feed from Connor McDavid earlier in the third. Two goals from Letestu and another one from Oscar Klefbom early in the second period give the Oilers a 3-2 win over the Jets. Edmonton goes 3-0-0 against the Jets this year. Everybody's happy nowadays.
Brandon Davidson might be back in the lineup today, which would be big business for the Oilers.
The red-hot Columbus Blue Jackets are in town. Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"I've been watching for a long time...I think I've done some learning off the ice and I have a better understanding of what needs to happen on the ice. I'm going to try to translate that to my game. I won't try to do too much, but just kind of stay with my game."Source
That's Oilers defenceman Brandon Davidson on being shelved for the last eight weeks, and a little bit on his game once he returns.
The Oilers have lost Darnell Nurse to an ankle injury for twelve weeks. Brandon Davidson's impending return couldn't come at a better time. If he gets in the lineup tonight, I've got him on the second pairing with 4 and 83 on the third. Eric Gryba is slated to return soon as well. I didn't think I'd be happy to say that ever, but having Gryba as a depth option is better than digging to the eleventh or twelfth guy on your depth chart.
The opponents are saying
"We have talked about our standard of practice and our standard of play...For the most part, they have come in and put the time in. We're not out there much longer than 45 (minutes). We're trying to be as succinct as possible. There have been some days when they have dragged and they haven't come to work the right way..."