|16-18-3, 37 points, .946 p/g-||Ranks||19-12-6, 44 points, 1.19 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 6th||Pacific Division - 2nd|
|28th||Points / Game||10th|
|30th||Shots on Goal||6th|
A King's Ransom
Eric Gryba scored the game winning goal in Edmonton's 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. Pat Maroon opened the scoring early in the second period with his eleventh goal of the season. A power play goal, it would be the only goal scored by either team in the period. Nick Shore would even it up for the Kings at 1-all early in the third, but it would be Eric Gryba who would score the go-ahead goal after a scramble in front of Kings netminder Peter Budaj. The goal was Gryba's first of the year, and it's a little bit nicer when it ends up a game winner.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would add an empty-netter late in the third, and the Oilers would emerge victorious over a tired Kings club.
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"It was just a lucky play...I took a swing at it and it went in. It was a good play by (Lucic) to get it in front of the net and for (Eberle) to be there."Source
A GAME WINNER, TOO
Eric Gryba scores his first goal of the season on a tennis swing. Right place, right time, and perfect English. If only Eberle can grab a few like this, it would help out his shooting percentage that hovers around 4%.
The opponents are saying
"We need to just keep doing what we've done the last 2 games. We'll need everybody to be good."
That's Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom on what the Canucks will need to do in order to take two points out of Edmonton tonight.
The Canucks defeated the Ducks in overtime last night, they'll try for three in a row tonight in Edmonton.
If the Oilers can play teams that are tired every game from here on out, I think they'll be just fine.