|19-28-7, 45 points, .833 p/g||Ranks||29-19-8, 66 points, 1.178 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 7th||Pacific Division - 3rd|
|29th||Points per Game||11th|
|26th||Shots on Goal||6th|
|27th||Goals Against per Game||6th|
Now Seeking: More Than One Goal
After a completely lacklustre performance against the Blackhawks that saw the Oilers score just once, the Oilers will take on a Coyotes team that pinned a five-spot on the Flames last night. Edmonton has averaged just under half a goal in their last four games, a number that's certainly not compatible with wins in the NHL. Coach McLellan has put the lines in a blender over the past 48 hours looking for something that will stick. Is tonight the night?
The Oilers are saying
"The first game, it wasn't there. Then in my second game, I still had a little pain in my knee. But otherwise, my third, fourth and fifth game I was normal. I felt good and my timing and everything was better than my first couple of games. That was fun to play again, obviously. A lot of fun there."Source
That's Oilers forward Iiro Pakarinen, who recently finished up a five game conditioning stint with the Condors
"A lot of fun there" says Iiro. If he gets into the lineup tonight, it will be his first action of the season after a knee injury took all of his season up until this point. A bit more on that further down.
The opponents are saying
"I'm back there just trying to be as consistent as possible. It's been nice to be able to have some success this year and help the team get wins."
That's Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith. Smith was between the pipes for Arizona en route to their 5-0 deboning of the Calgary Flames last night.
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