|30-36-13, 73 points, .924 p/g-||Ranks||30-43-7, 67 points, .838 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 5th||Pacific Division - 7th|
|26th||Points per Game||30th|
|28th||Shots per Game||22nd|
Flames Roll Oilers
The Oilers were trounced in their final Battle of Alberta on Saturday Night by a a 5-0 score. In what could easily be called the worst game of the season, the Oilers scored a mighty zero goals, yielding five to their inter-provincial rivals. The festivities kicked off with a shorthanded goal for Mikael Backlund early in the first. Joe Colborne would score for Team Evil in the second, while Johnny Gaudreau scored a pair of goals in the third. Mikael Backlund added another halfway through the third, and you can tie a bow on that one.
Coach McLellan was at his angriest after this one, suggesting he's upset that a proper work ethic would have to be taught so late in the season.
ON A BRIGHTER NOTE
Today has been a day in the making. The Oilers will face off against the Vancouver Canucks in an utterly meaningless game in the standings, but it is a game to reflect and remember. It seems like since the team has been a dumpster fire for so long that this is all that you or I have as a fan, but today, that remembrance is more than appropriate. Today marks the final game to be played in Rexall Place (or the Skyreach Centre, or Northlands) before the team moves to the new bells and whistles of Rogers Place. Fans, players, and anyone associated with the Oilers will no doubt have memories flow as the team prepares for the building's final sixty minutes of NHL play.
Can the Oilers close their time at the Coliseum on a positive note? Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"I don't want to talk too much about the other night, but it was a poor effort on our part. Unacceptable, no matter where you are, but when you're at home it's definitely unacceptable. We put the work boots on the last couple days and demanded a lot of us in terms of practicing, skating, and executing and I thought everybody responded well and came to work, worked hard and hopefully these results will help us tomorrow night."Source
That's Oilers forward Matt Hendricks on the team's performance against Calgary, along with the next two days where the Oilers were no doubt bag-skated for hours.
Another season, another year out of the playoffs. This is nothing new to fans of the Oilers, but it would be nice if the team could put a W on the last game at home. Go to Vancouver and do what you may, but winning tonight would mean a lot to a lot of people.
The opponents are saying
"It's always more fun to come to the rink when you're winning." Source
Have some of this
If you who think Eberle wouldn't net a good return in trade,he's 18th in the NHL in goals scored over the last 4 yrs https://t.co/jEts8Eqylb— Woodguy (@Woodguy55) April 5, 2016