|34-30-7, 75 points, 1.056 p/g||Ranks||38-24-9, 85 points, 1.198 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 5th||Pacific Division - 4th|
|19th||Points per Game||11th|
|7th||Shots on Goal||9th|
|6th||Goals Against per Game||9th|
Not Quite Seven, But Enough
Cam Talbot's 33 saves propelled the Oilers to a 2-0 victory over the Canucks. The shutout was Talbot's sixth of the season, and it briefly put the Oilers back into third place in the Pacific Division.
Back in the Wild Card, they'll take on a Kings club that was soundly defeated at the hands of the Flames last night. A win tonight will put twelve points between Edmonton and Los Angeles, and it will relegate the Flames back to fourth place in the Pacific.
Can the Oilers take advantage of a tired Kings club?
Let's go to the tape
The Oilers are saying
"We feel very confident...We feel like our game has gotten better in the past three games for sure."
That's forward Benoit Pouliot, who has two goals in his last three games.
Seven goals per game was just a flash in the pan, but you'll take a two goal shutout too. Oilers have outscored their opponents 16-5 over the past three games. More, please.
The opponents are saying\
"I think we're into a position where we're playing really good division teams. Tonight, tomorrow night, and I think that you have to really be able to check and you have to be able to really bear down on the few opportunities you're going to get against clubs like this"-Source
That's Kings coach Darryl Sutter after his club's 5-2 loss to the Flames last night.
BACKS AGAINST THE WALL
The Kings are six points away from the final Wild Card spot currently held by Nashville. More importantly for the Oilers, a win for the good guys will put twelve points in between themselves and the Kings.
Have some of this