|16-18-8, 40 points, .952 p/g||Ranks||21-15-7, 49 points, 1.14 p/g|
|Metropolitan Division - 7th||Pacific Division - 3rd|
|28th||Points / Game||12th|
|30th||Shots on Goal||4th|
|22nd||Goals Against per Game||16th|
Boedker's Hat Trick Sends Sharks To Victory
Mikkel Boedker scored had a hat trick for San Jose en route to their 5-3 victory over the Oilers on Tuesday night. Boedker's three goal outburst ended up doubling his season total (he's at six now). Boedker's third goal of the night gave the Sharks a 4-1 lead in the second period. The Oilers would show some spark in the third period in scoring two goals to cut the lead to 4-3, but a third period goal by Logan Couture would put Logan Couture at five goals to secure the victory.
Edmonton faces Taylor Hall and the struggling Devils for the second time in a week. Oilers are in a battle for position in the Pacific Division right now. The Devils surely have struggled to score goals this season, can the Oilers take advantage?
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"Yeah, it's good...But you don't play for the money...You don't play for the bonuses...You play to win hockey games and be with the guys. You play because you love it, because you enjoy being on the ice every day and because you enjoy being around the guys and living this life. That's all that matters. It doesn't matter about the money."Source
That's Oilers forward Connor McDavid on why he plays the game.
YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME
McDavid turns 20 years old tomorrow, and oh, he's done OK since being drafted in 2015. Just 88 games into his professional career, he's got 96 career points. 48 of those points have come this year, which is good enough to lead the league as a teenager. He's had an incredible amount of pressure placed upon his shoulders; at age 19 he was named captain of a hockey club that hasn't seen the playoffs in a decade, and it's his job to help take them there.
He's doing OK, I think.
The opponents are saying
"It wasn't a great game, it wasn't a terrible game, but that's probably not good enough right now."
That's Devils goaltender Cory Schneider after his team's 3-0 loss against the Florida Panthers on Monday night.
After being traded from the Vancouver Canucks to the New Jersey Devils, Cory Schneider has had three really great seasons between the pipes. This year it hasn't been all sunshine and lollipops. Schneider's three years of SV%: .921, .925, .924. He's hovering at a somewhat human .909 entering tonight's game. .909 isn't a world beater, and when your team scores just 2.19 goals per game, you're gonna have a bad time.
Have some of this