|31-19-8, 70 points, 1.206 p/g||Ranks||35-17-5, 75 points, 1.316 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 2nd||Central Division - 2nd|
|8th||Points per Game||5th|
|6th||Shots on Goal||16th|
|7th||Goals Against per Game||9th|
Six Goals, Six Different Oilers
Edmonton doubled up the Flyers by a 6-3 score on Thursday night. The Oilers got goals from six different players, and hopefully the story of Brandon Manning can be put to rest after his meet and greet with Patrick Maroon.
While a significant amount of press ink was no doubt given to the Brandon Manning storyline, I'm twice as ecstatic that the Oilers were able to score six goals. That's eleven goals over their last two games, which, for lack of a better word, is huge. The Oilers are going to need to continue that sort of thing in Chicago tonight, where they'll face a Blackhawks team that held the Oilers to just one goal in their matchup last week.
The Oilers are saying
"Feeling alright, legs feel really good...We haven't had that talk yet so I don't now when I'm returning. I'll be going on the road so it's a good sign."Source
That's Oilers defenceman Kris Russell, who has been out with an injury for the past two weeks.
Russell has joined the Oilers for the road trip, which is a good indicator that he'll play sometime during the next six games. That is, unless he's moved somewhere out east for a sweet draft pick.
The opponents are saying
That's Blackhawks defenceman Duncan Keith on getting back into the swing of things after the 'bye week'.
READY TO LEAP
To say that the Oilers were a little sluggish for the first game after their 'bye week' is an understatement. If Chicago feels any after-effects from their week off, the Oilers could do some damage early on.
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