|43-26-7, 93 points, 1.224 p/g||Ranks||42-25-9, 91 points, 1.224 p/g|
|Pacific DIvision - 2nd||Pacific Division - 3rd|
|9th||Points per Game||10th|
|18th||Shots on Goal||8th|
|4th||Goals Against per Game||7th|
Play The Percentages
The Oilers are in the playoffs. It is good.
The homestand rolls on tonight with the San Jose Sharks coming to town. Depending on where the chips fall in the next five games, this could be a first round matchup. I hope it is not.
The Oilers are saying
"I didn't skate Monday because the knee was so stiff. I couldn't bend my knee past 90 degrees."
That's Matthew Benning on his knee.
Benning was held out of the lineup on Tuesday's Big Day, and will likely be in tonight for Eric 'The Sledgehammer' Gryba.
The opponents are saying
"We want to score. All the depth guys know and talked about stepping up...It's good that we broke through tonight, especially with Logan out of the lineup. We're going to have to keep doing it throughout the playoffs."-Source
That's Sharks forward Chris Tierney, who had two goals in San Jose's 5-4 victory over the Rangers.
Have some of this
Based on today's optional Caggiula-Letestu-Slepyshev remain together and Benning is in for Gryba— Bob Stauffer (@Bob_Stauffer) March 30, 2017
- That's a fourth line I can get behind.
- Jarome Iginla scored a goal en route to LA's 4-1 victory over the Flames. Calgary's on the outside of the playoff picture for the time being. The Oilers, are not on the outside of the playoff picture. The Edmonton Oilers are in the playoffs. It's completely wacky typing that still. Gonna enjoy it for the time being.
- Cam Talbot was in between the pipes for the Oilers on Tuesday's clincher against the Kings, and he'll be there tonight against the Sharks. (38-21-8, .920 SV% / 2.40 GAA / 7 SO). Look for Martin Jones (33-20-6, .912 SV% / 2.37 GAA / 2 SO) as the Sharks begin their first game of a back-to-back.
- The Oilers will be without Tyler Pitlick (knee). The Sharks are without forwards Micheal Haley (suspended) and Logan Couture, who took a puck to the mouth.