The Oilers picked up two points in Missouri last night after a Oscar Klefbom scored a late one in regulation. Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Cam Talbot took care of business in the shutdown. Are the Oilers playoff bound? They’ve got a few more games between now and then to figure that out.
Until then, please enjoy these Thursday Morning Hotlinks.
- Oilers let the Blues score the first two, but they responded in kind. No goals in OT, but Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins take care of business in the shootout. Pat’s got the recap right here at C&B.
- Old news by now, but Seattle will be the 32nd NHL team beginning play in 2021. Alex Thomas takes a look at a very early expansion list over at the Oilers Rig. Griffin Reinhart suspiciously absent.
- DID YOU KNOW: Barring a trade or buyout, Milan Lucic will still be a member of the Edmonton Oilers by that Seattle expansion draft? (Staples / Cult of Hockey)
- Early indicators suggest that the salary cap might reach 83 million next year. That could open a door or two for the Oilers, writes Jonathan Willis (The Athletic)
Let’s check out the standings.
In the hunt. The good thing is that everyone ahead of them save for Calgary has played at least one more game. Edmonton’s next game is against Minnesota tomorrow night at home.