|17-14-4 38 points, 1.086 p/g-||Ranks||18-12-6, 42 points, 1.167 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 5\th||Pacific Division - 2nd|
|16th||Points / Game||12th|
|10th||Shots on Goal||6th|
Firmly In Second
The holiday break has come and gone, and the Oilers have emerged on the other side firmly entrenched in second place in the Pacific. The Sharks lead the division with 45 points (and have a game in hand), while Anaheim sits one point behind Edmonton with points. Edmonton has had the last couple of days off, but remain in second place in the Pacific with 42 points. They'll have a chance to get closer to the Sharks with a victory against the Kings tonight.
Sitting in fifth place in the Pacific, the Kings trail the Oilers by just four points. Can the Oilers apply some pressure to the first-place Sharks with a win over the Kings?
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"It's a big step for us...We've got a lot of ground yet to cover, but I like where we are as a group."Source
That's Oilers forward Matt Hendricks on Edmonton being in the chase for the playoffs.
It's the end of December, and the Oilers are right there, man. A win would bring them to within one point of first place in the division. We're not going to discuss any other alternatives at this point. Just win, baby.
The opponents are saying
"I thought we deserved a little better in that game but you have to play well for 60 minutes in this league to win games"
- Andrej Sekera (21:44)
- Kris Russell (21:28)
- Oscar Klefbom (21:26)
- Adam Larsson (20:10)
- Darnell Nurse (17:40)
- Eric Gryba (17:02)
- Matt Benning (16:33)