|23-20-2, 48 points, 1.066 p/g||Ranks||22-15-7, 51 points, 1.16 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 4th||Pacific Division - 3rd|
|19th||Points / Game||11th|
|23rd||Shots on Goal||4th|
|16th||Goals Against per Game||15th|
Draisaitl's OT Snipe Caps Three Point Night
Leon Draisaitl scored the game winner nearly two minutes into the overtime period. The goal capped a three point night for Draisaitl and earned the Oilers two much needed points. Two points help Edmonton keep afloat in the Pacific Division playoff race, and they couldn't have come at a better time for the Oilers.
Tonight, they face off against the Flames, who are nipping at Edmonton's heels. It's the biggest Battle of Alberta in what seems like forever. Can Edmonton inch closer to first place in the Pacific?
The Oilers are saying
"I feel the pressure of not scoring...The law of averages says they'll start going in soon. I'm about 13 per cent normally. I'm a strong believer in everything equals out. The positive thing is we're in a playoff spot and the team hasn't really needed my offence."Source
Jordan Eberle is aware that he's not scoring very much.
Jordan Eberle made his way back into the top six after a short stint on the third line. Eberle had two shots and a loud crossbar against the Devils, but his goal scoring woes continue. Eberle is aware that his shooting percentage hovers around 13% (it's 13.5!). Today, he sits at 7.4% on the season. You've got to think it's going to come around sometime soon...
The opponents are saying
"Playing traditional rivals...makes big games seem even bigger. There's that extra motivation. When I was in Boston, it was always Montréal. The energy those games bring is...amazing. It's hard to describe."
That's Flames goaltender Chad Johnson on the seeming rebirth of the Battle of Alberta.
Playing meaningful games against Calgary are important. Playing meaningful games against Calgary in January (!) are even more fun. Beating Calgary in Edmonton during in January would be a one-two punch after Calgary lost to New Jersey last night. It would put Edmonton at 53 points in the Pacific Division and keep Calgary at 48.
That'd be nice.
Have some of this