|31-43-7, 69 points, .838 p/g||Ranks||30-37-13, 73 points, .924 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 7th||Pacific Division - 5th|
|30th||Points per Game||26th|
|22nd||Shots per Game||28th|
Oilers Close Out Rexall With Convincing Win
After an embarrassing loss to the Flames, the Oilers responded with a convincing 6-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday as Rexall Place hosted its final game. Twenty minutes elapsed in the first period before Nail Yakupov scored his eighth goal of the season. Patrick Maroon had a goal and Connor McDavid scored on the power play before the second period had concluded, and the Oilers found themselves up 3-0 at the end of the second. Patrick Maroon would score a second goal, Taylor Hall would hit the score sheet and Leon Draisaitl would score the last goal in the Coliseum's history as the Oilers cruised on to a 6-2 victory over everyone's favourite team from BC.
I can't imagine the Oilers dropping their arena's finale to the Canucks. I mean, we all could imagine it, it was better for everyone involved that it didn't go down that way.
The Oilers will face off against those very same Vancouver Canucks this evening to close the regular season. A victory will help propel the Oilers to a finish above 70 points, and a chance to finish 29th on the season (long, sad trombone). Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"It's disappointing we're not in a playoff spot, we're not even close."Source
That's Oilers forward Taylor Hall on his disappointment for not being near the playoffs, but his hope that a victory will help attitudes entering the offseason.
Trust me Taylor, we know. We all know. Ten years out of the playoffs (he's been here for six of them) is probably beginning to eat on you. This is the offseason where someone gets dealt for a top-flight puck moving defenceman. It's gotta be. Next year we get playoffs, oh man, and you'll be there, and there'll be champagne everywhere, some devil's food cake with delicious chocolate frosting, a unicorn, and Rainbow's "Man on the Silver Mountain" will be blasted loudly from some big ass speakers after the 9-1 clinching game against the Calgary Flames in the second week of March. It's gonna be so sweet, Taylor. Just you wait. I've already got that week off of work.
The opponents are saying
"This is the worst I've ever been a part of since I've been here...It hasn't been very fun." SSource
Have some of this
McDavid four 3-point outings & five game-winners in 1st 44 NHL games. Now 4th in rookie scoring behind Domi, Eichel, Panarin (all w/79 GP).— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) April 8, 2016