Mondays are for brevity so let’s get right to it.
Last night, in a game I did not watch even a second of, the Edmonton Oilers’ ragtag roster of NHL bona fides and camp hopefuls beat the absolute brakes off a similarly composed Calgary Flames team 4-0 in Calgary.
Just pre-season.— Bob Stauffer (@Bob_Stauffer) September 27, 2021
But…a hungry @EdmontonOilers team outshot Flames 49-15 in 4-0 win.
EDM won all the races to loose pucks.
The Koekkoek-Bouchard pairing completely controlled the game.
Ryan and Bourgault, smart and creative.
Perlini with shooter’s mentality.
Woof. I don’t know about you but owning more than 75% of the shots seems...good. Sure, it’s the first game of preseason and both sides were missing players. But, still. Shutouts for both Stuart Skinner and Ilya Konovalov to boot.
That’s a team full of net-positives. Let’s have 82+ more of those, yeah? The Oilers will be back at it tomorrow night against the NHL’s newest expansion team, the Seattle Kraken. Puck drops a shade after 7PM.
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