A quick turnaround awaits our heroes as they’re back in action again this evening against those very same Ottawa Senators they haven’t lost to yet this season.
Last night was more of the same, as 4 points by each of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl — including a hat trick for the latter — powered the Oilers to regulation victory over a seemingly better Marcus Hogberg.
Game 40: Good game. Draisaitl and McDavid were excellent offensively (although they had some shifts where they were hemmed in their zone), Jones - Bear was great, and Koskinen was pretty solid.— Sid (@KoskiWin) April 7, 2021
One concern is how Turris and Kassian continue to struggle. Bring Haas back. #Oilers pic.twitter.com/w0cOJcnOvd
After this one, Edmonton gets Calgary on Saturday night before a couple of scheduled games against the Vancouver Canucks that, if I were to wager, won’t be played. What that means for Edmonton next week remains to be seen.
Big trade between the Islanders and Devils with Palmieri and Zajac the main pieces going to the Isles. Teams will now shift to Hall and the Sabres.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 7, 2021
One of the bigger trade targets was dealt last night, meaning the list of teams in for Taylor Hall is shorter by 1. Might Ken Holland get off his ass and do something?! The Oilers won’t be playing Ottawa come playoff time. No guarantees.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Episode IV: The Kenpire’s Quite Whack
(IDK what I’m going to do when we get past Episode IX or however many Star Wars’ there are now.)
Join our heroic hosts this week as they bask in the glory of another win over those hapless, helpless Calgary Flames. Then stay awhile and listen to Preston, Shona, and Corey form tackle some of the bigger stories from the week that was, Oscar Klefbom’s return, and some rumors from everybody’s favorite lasagna loving cat.
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