|38-22-8, 84 points, 1.236 p/g||Ranks||35-24-8, 78 points, 1.182 p/g|
|Atlantic Division - 2nd||Pacific Division - 4th|
|9th||Points per Game||10th|
|24th||Shots on Goal||7th|
|6th||Goals Against per Game||11th|
No Leg Room
The Oilers took the Penguins to a shootout, but were able to emerge with just one point in Friday's 3-2 shootout loss. Pittsburgh took a 2-0 lead to the dressing room after twenty minutes, but a second period goal from David Desharnais and a third period power play goal from Connor McDavid helped take the game to overtime. McDavid would score Edmonton's lone goal in the shootout, while Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel would take the extra point out of Edmonton. It was a fun game after the first period, and the Oilers would take a point away.
The Canadiens come to Edmonton this evening as the Oilers look to get back in the win column. With the red-hot Flames on a nine game win streak, the Oilers will no doubt be looking to take two points from the Canadiens this evening.
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"There was more desperation, there was a little more passion in the game then what we had seen a few games earlier...That's what happens this time of year. And when you haven't experienced it as a group - many individuals haven't been through it - the more we can get of it, the better it is."Source
That's Oilers head coach Todd McLellan on the sense of urgency the Oilers displayed on Friday in their 3-2 shootout loss to the Penguins
The first period was...not good. Evgeni Malkin scored a goal that Cam Talbot inadvertently put in his own net when Connor McDavid tried to kick it from the crease. Maybe get rid of this goal, and the OIlers escape with two points.
The opponents are saying
"It'll be a little weird playing against Davey [David Desharnais]. He's one of my best friends. I'm happy for him." - Max Pacioretty pic.twitter.com/oRBIYhwTEJ— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 11, 2017
That's Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty on facing David Desharnais in Oiler colours.
Desharnais still has that new car scent. He's got two points (1-1-2) in three games in Edmonton so far.
Have some of this
- CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE: Oilers are one point behind Calgary and Anaheim. The Flames are killin' it right now. Can the Oilers get back into second place?