|24-34-7, 55 points, .846 p/g||Ranks||29-22-11, 69 points, 1.11 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 7th||Metropolitan Division - 5th|
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— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) March 3, 2016
Connor McDavid scored a mere 22 seconds into the game. He'd score again in overtime to help propel the Oilers to a 2-1 victory over an offensively inept Sabres squad. Cam Talbot held water for the Oilers as he turned aside 31 of 32 Sabres shots. The Oilers had a handful of chances that were seemingly gifted to them (Buffalo taking a too many men penalty in overtime, for example) but Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner stood on his head to keep it interesting. McDavid would bury his second of the game with just over a minute remaining for his twelfth of the year to give the Oilers two points in the standings. Next time, Jack. Next time.
Oilers are in notably friendly Philadelphia to try and throw a wrench into the Flyers' playoff hopes. Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"We let our identity get away from us for a little while...I think we've recaptured that over the last four games. The win happens at the end of the night...so most important for our group is the input into the game. Can we play towards a certain identity that we've preached and that we think we have to have for us to be successful? Then we'll have a chance to keep winning games."Source
That's Oilers head coach Todd McLellan after Edmonton's 2-1 OT victory on Tuesday in Buffalo.
I'm not sure which identity McLellan's been preaching, but scoring more than 2 goals has got to be in the cards. Although, they were nice goals. Actually, if McDavid scores 90 goals on the year, I'm fine with that. That can be our identity.
The opponents are saying
"We're going to fight to get back into a playoff spot...There's no quit in this team." Source