|27-15-8, 62 points, 1.24 p/g||Ranks||31-16-2, 64 points, 1.306 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 3rd||Pacific Division - 1st|
|9th||Points per Game||6th|
|5th||Shots on Goal||15th|
|9th||Goals Against per Game||3rd|
Talbot Blanks Ducks, Draisaitl Scores Twice
If you had the Oilers getting four goals in last night's game and Cam Talbot pitching a shutout, then come collect your prize. Leon Draisaitl scored twice, while Cam Talbot turned aside all 26 shots from the Ducks en route to a couple of points. The fun didn't begin until the five minute mark of the second period, when Draisaitl scored his eighteenth of the year on a quick pass in front of the net from Connor McDavid. It took a couple of whacks until it got there. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored his eleventh of the season much later in the second, and Zack Kassian scored what I am going to guess is the nicest goal of his career with about fifteen seconds remaining.
Draisaitl scored his second of the game one minute into the third period, and that's all she wrote. Cam Talbot turned aside each and every one of the Ducks' 26 shots. The Oilers win, and they win by a four goal margin over the Ducks.
The Oilers slide into San Jose looking to do cause a ruckus with the Sharks. Can they do tonight what they did just hours ago in Anaheim?
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"He was unbelievable again for us...He gives us a chance to win every night. You can't really ask for much more from your goaltender...We played a good game, but I think we gave up a little too much, he was there for us and it's been like that the whole season. We're very, very happy to have them back there."Source
That's Leon Draisaitl on goaltender Cam Talbot's performance.
Fans and players will agree that everything's going just great when your starting netminder yields zero goals to a divisional opponent. It's just science.
The opponents are saying
"Yeah, it's been really great...The main thing is we're getting the wins..."
That's Sharks forward Patrick Marleau, who has been red hot as of late.
Marleau has five goals his past two games, including a four goal period against the Avalanche on Sunday. He's has 498 career goals right now.
Have some of this