|14-10-3, 31 points, 1.131 p/g-||Ranks||9-10-6, 24 points, .96 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 2nd||Atlantic Division - 8th|
Wild Trip Up Oilers In OT
Edmonton was able to get the Wild into overtime on Sunday night, but Minnesota took two points out of Edmonton by way of a OT goal by Mikko Koivu.
If you took a short nap during this one, I don't think anyone would give you very much grief.
Edmonton got on the board just three minutes into the first period when Patrick Maroon scored his eighth goal of the year. Mark Fayne got two shots towards the net, and Maroon was able to jump on a rebound on Fayne's second shot to give the Oilers a 1-0 lead. Minnesota's Charlie Coyle would tie it up for the Wild in the last minute of the period with his ninth goal of the season.
The WIld and Oilers then played two periods of hockey with no goals. The Oilers had a decent chance to come out of this game with two points, but an OT goal from Minnesota's Charlie Coyle would get Minnesota out of Edmonton with two points.
Edmonton begins a three game road trip tonight in Buffalo. Will Jack Eichel be in the lineup after tweaking his ankle last night in Washington?
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"I was pretty shocked to be honest, but you know, I hit my mouth on the ice...Obviously the spotter thought he knew how he thought I was feeling...shitty time in the game too, where I guess, it's a little bit of partial five on three and then a power play after late in the second period, where if you capitalize it could change the game.Source
That's Oilers forward Connor McDavid after getting pulled to the back room from a concussion spotter after hitting his head on the ice.
THE QUIET ROOM
I love how McDavid thought it was a "shitty" time in the game to get pulled. It wasn't an optimal time, and I love how he lets everyone in the room with a recorder or a microphone know that he wasn't too pleased about it. As much as I don't want to see Connor McDavid go to the quiet room for a few minutes, it's got to happen. For McDavid's sake (and also for purely self-serving reasons), I don't want to see him miss an extended period of time because someone didn't properly diagnose a head injury. We've seen superstars in the past decade (and decades past) miss significant parts of their careers with head injuries. Though the concussion protocol might have irritated young 97, it's a good thing he was checked out. We move on.
The opponents are saying
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