|41-16-8, 90 points, 1.384 p/g||Ranks||35-23-8, 78 points, 1.182 p/g|
|Metropolitan Division - 3rd||Pacific Division - 3rd|
|2nd||Points per Game||11th|
|1st||Shots on Goal||8th|
|18th||Goals Against per Game||9th|
The Heat Is On
The Pacific Division is cramped. Like an early morning diner on a warm summer weekend, you can't park a car in this lot. The Flames have come out of nowhere (well okay, they've won their last eight games) and are now tied with the Oilers with 78 points. Anaheim sits just ahead of Edmonton and Calgary with 80 points.
The Oilers will face a daunting task as the 2016 Cup champs make their way into Rogers Place. Can the Oilers put some space between themselves and the Flames?
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"Maybe we need a team like Pittsburgh coming in. Might help us a bit. They are such a good team and we'll get a good taste of what it's going to be like coming down the stretch"Source
Pittsburgh is intimidating. There's no two ways to slice it. They've got two seventy point scorers in Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Phil Kessel is just chillin' with 60 points, and They've Got Justin Schultz.
The opponents are saying
"He (Blake Wheeler) asked me. He looked at me before the (face-off) and he said 'you want to go?" 'I said "I respect you. I'm ready. Okay, let's go'. After he gave me a 'good job'."
That's Penguins star forward Evgeni Malkin on a tussle with Jets forward Blake Wheeler.
If you're Evgeni Malkin, apparently you do as you please. Not sure about one of my stars laying it out with Blake Wheeler, but you do you Evgeni.
Have some of this
- Would it be the end of the world if the Flames overtook the Oilers. Not really, but yes.