|25-22-10, 60 points, 1.12 p/g||Ranks||22-30-6, 50 points, .877 p/g|
|Central Division - 6th||Pacific Division - 7th|
Old Faces Help Propel Ducks To 5-3 Victory Over Oilers
David Perron scored a controversial goal late in the first to kick things off for Anaheim, while Andrew Cogliano's shorthanded goal was the one that helped seal the deal for the Ducks in the third. The Oilers had a power play goal from Leon Draisaitl, one for Taylor Hall, and Benoit Pouliot scored a power play goal with just about a minute remaining in the third period to cut the Anaheim lead to 4-3. Corey Perry would score an empty net goal to help seal the deal for the Ducks, who are winners of their last three and eight of their last ten. The Ducks hold down second place in the Western Conference with 66 points, they trail the Kings for the conference lead by three points.
Minnesota is two points out of a wild-card position. The Oilers...well, there's Connor McDavid. Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"We'll make some line decisions (for Thursday) when we know who's healthy."
That's Oilers head coach Todd McLellan on the possibility of a line shakeup.
NIKITA NIKITIN IS BACK
One Oiler we know won't be healthy is Eric Gryba. A knee injury to Eric Gryba brings Nikita Nikitin back into the fold. Since being demoted to Bakersfield in late December, Nikitin has fourteen points (1-13-14) in 27 games. A good night for Nikitin is if no one notices he's on the ice.
The opponents are saying
"Hey, I want offense. I'll get you offense. Let's just do it the right way. We want everyone to have a checking mentality. Chicago's the best checking team in the league. That's what people don't understand. They can win a game 1-0, 2-1, or 4-1, 6-1 because they check the puck." Source
Have some of this
Nikita Nikitin is in the house.— Rob Tychkowski (@Sun_Tychkowski) February 18, 2016
Party people in the place.