|21-13-7, 49 points, 1.195 p/g||Ranks||20-14-4, 44 points, 1.157 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 3rd||Atlantic Division - 7th|
|10th||Points / Game||12th|
|6th||Shots on Goal||24th|
|10th||Goals Against per Game||11th|
Letestu To The Rescue (Again)
A well placed one-timer from the stick of Mark Letestu pushed the Oilers to a 2-1 overtime victory on Taylor Hall Day.
Miles Wood would score New Jersey's only goal midway through the first after speedboating by Oilers defenceman Eric Gryba. Fortunately for the Oilers, Wood's goal would be the only goal against.
While the Oilers dominated play for most of the game (they would outshoot the Devils 43-20), it would be the stellar play of Devils goaltender Cory Schneider that would keep the play close. It would take until the third period before Matthew Benning would score his first career goal to tie it up.
Schneider nearly kept it tied throughout the overtime period, but when Travis Zajac took a slashing penalty against Connor McDavid. The Oilers would begin a four-on-three power play, and Mark Letestu would turn out the light.
Edmonton will finish their four game road trip with a visit to Ottawa. Can they put together another win and go 3-1?
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"Tonight was a pretty good example of us sticking with the game plan...We had a lot of jump, we were in on a lot of forechecks, in the battles, coming up with pucks. Their goaltender played well, but nobody got frustrated. We knew eventually we were going to get one."Source
That's Oilers forward Mark Letestu on his team's victory last night.
Arguably the Oilers' best performance of the year, it was Letestu who pulled the plug on Schneider's goaltending clinic.
The opponents are saying
"It's hard, but I think every team goes through stretches when they lose a few games in a row. We're there right now. We've got to try and find a way to snap out of it as fast as possible, and hopefully get on the other side of things. It's not something that's a concern as of right now, but again the effort could be there, but if we don't stat winning games, it's going to be tough."
Ottawa hasn't won in their last four (0-3-1). They've scored six goals total over that period. Don't look now, but Ottawa doesn't score a whole lot as it is. More on that in a sec.
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