|13-23-6, 32 points, .762 p/g||Ranks||23-15-7, 53 points, 1.178 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 7th||Pacific Division - 2nd|
|29th||Points per Game||11th|
|27th||Shots on Goal||4th|
|29th||Goals Against per Game||14th|
Draisaitl, Letestu Shine In Shootout
Twenty-six seconds and two goals. That's all the scoring that took place in regulation time. Late in the second, Patrick Maroon scored his eighteenth goal of the season on the power play. It took just twenty-six seconds for Sean Monahan to even it up 1-1.
Zero goals would be scored in the five minute overtime period, but Leon Draisaitl and Mark Letestu would cash in the shootout. Edmonton scooped two points against Calgary, while the Flames would settle for an OTL.
The Coyotes and their thirteen wins are in Edmonton today. Can the Oilers make it two straight victories over the Coyotes?
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"You can tell with this group we're growing as a team...These tough games, we believe we're going to come out on top as opposed to last year where maybe we found ways to lose, we're finding ways to win games. That's a good character win for us."Source
That's Cam Talbot after Edmonton's shootout victory over Calgary on Saturday night.
Character wins are a lot better than moral victories.
The opponents are saying
"Mike Smith has played well against (the Oilers). They're tight games, I think we got some bounces. Last game, I think they got some bounces."
That's Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett on goaltender Mike Smith.
Mike Smith's hanging in there this year. He's posting a respectable .918 SV% and has eight of his team's thirteen wins on the season. Unfortunately for Smith, the Coyotes are yielding an entire goal more per game than they are scoring. The Coyotes have managed to score just 86 goals on the season. Only the Avalanche have scored fewer goals all year (82)
Have some of this