|30-23-11, 71 points, 1.11 p/g||Ranks||35-22-8, 78 points, 1.2 p/g|
|Metropolitan Division - 5th||Pacific Division - 2nd|
|15th||Points per Game||10th|
|10th||Shots on Goal||8th|
|25th||Goals Against per Game||9th|
Edmonton scored four goals to defeat the Detroit Red Wings at home on Saturday night. Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist, while Cam Talbot turned away 22 shots en route to a 4-3 victory. Edmonton survived a late surge by Detroit when Dylan Larkin scored a power play goal to bring the Wings to within one goal, but Edmonton held on long enough for two points.
A win tonight would give the Oilers 80 points on the season, which would be the first time in eight years they reached such a lofty number (85 in 2008-09)
The Oilers are looking to create space between themselves, Ducks, and the Flames. Can the Oilers keep the homestand humming along with a W?
The Oilers are saying
"It was definitely big to get the first two points here at home...It was not a perfect game, we made some mistakes that cost us, but we found a way to win."Source
That's Oilers forward Connor McDavid on taking two points against the Red Wings on Saturday night.
A win tonight will give the Oilers eighty points on the season. That doesn't sound like a lot, but the last time the Oilers had eighty points was in 2008-09, when they finished with 85 points on the season.
The opponents are saying
"It's crazy looking across the ice and seeing your heroes. I've looked up to Tyler Seguin the majority of my life, and Patrick Kane. And those two guys are lining up on the opposite side each game...Just focusing on the task at hand is the biggest thing for me. I've noticed teams are trying to jump me with their skill lines. I played a lot in Dallas against Seguin and (Jamie) Benn, a lot in Chicago in Kane and (Artemi) Panarin. It's just about being responsible and making good puck decisions because those guys are exceptional players."
That's Islanders forward Josh Ho-Sang on making good decisions with the puck, and playing his game.
Ho-Sang has been somewhat of a lightning rod throughout his young Islanders career. While trying to make the team in 2015, he overslept and was punished by getting demoted back to his junior club in Niagara. It happened again in Bridgeport. People are upset that he wears number 66.
When Ho-Sang isn't oversleeping or getting people up in arms about a uniform number, you'll see that he's quite a dynamic young hockey player. He's got 36 points in Bridgeport (AHL) in 48 games played (10-26-36), good for second behind veteran Bracken Kearns. We'll get a chance to see Ho-Sang in just his fourth career game tonight.
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- Flames are rollin'. Sharks add two more points to the top with a win in Winnipeg last night.