|28-26-6, 62 points, 1.033 p/g||Ranks||22-32-6, 50 points, .833 p/g|
|Atlantic Division - 4th||Pacific Division - 7th|
The Oilers made a 3-2 loss to the Avalanche interesting. With just under two minutes remaining in the third period, Benoit Pouliot notched his 14th of the season and helped bring the Oilers to within one goal, but it was as close as the Oilers would get. Two goals from Colorado's Tyson Barrie and another from John Mitchell midway through the first period would be all the Avalanche would need en route to another L for the Oilers.
Taylor Hall scored his team leading 20th goal in the loss. Connor McDavid scored his 17th assist of the year on Pouliot's late third period tally. Lather, rinse, repeat.
The Oilers will try to close out their homestand with a W today when they face off against the Senators. The Senators are six points away from a wild-card berth, and defeating the Oilers would help them along. The Oilers are well out of the postseason chase, but they'll look to help spoil Ottawa's chances along the way. Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"...The really good teams prevent the dips."
That's Oilers head coach Todd McLellan on his club's 1-3-1 homestand.
We're back, baby! Gosh, I can't wait for the trade deadline. And then the draft, it's like our Super Bowl. See you there!
The opponents are saying
"We set a goal last week to get six (points) at home and we did...We're going to have to try to do that again on this trip in three pretty tough buildings." Source
Have some of this
The #Oilers have recalled defenceman Jordan Oesterle from the @Condors and assigned d-man Nikita Nikitin to Bakersfield.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) February 21, 2016
Friedman: "I think Drouin will be back in the news this week" b/c #TBLightning will try to add something they can use (defense) for playoffs— Chris Nichols (@NicholsOnHockey) February 22, 2016