When Taylor Hall scored in overtime how many of you noticed Ben Scrivens race down the ice to join in the celebration? How awesome is this guy? If he keeps up this kind of play and antics we’ll be building a Scrivens statue to go along with RX2. I offer a coffee mug salute and multiple fist pumps to our hometown prince!
Since showing up from LA, Scrivens has done nothing but shoot the moon with his studlyness. He’s rocking a .941 save% FOR THE OILERS and already has nearly as many saves in 9 games played as he did in 19 for the Kings! (303 saves for the Oilers, 432 for the Kings) I’m not sure how he’s managed to keep things going, but whatever he’s doing it’s working and I love him for it. Just imagine, if Scrivens had been around at the start of the season maybe the Oilers could have been in 23rd place instead of 29th! REBUILDIN’ BABY!
When the year started, who would have thought that the Oilers would be using 6 goalies before the year was done? If it wasn’t for Montreal picking up Dubnyk for future pistachios, both of the Oilers starting goalies would have finished the season in the minors. That’s crazy! I’m not going to go and blame all of the Oilers problems on batch 1 of the goalies, but their sucktacular play certainly didn’t help. I’m excited about the Scrivens/Fasth combo and it’ll be interesting to see what happens now that MacT has his guys.
The First Lady of Edmonton
If Ben Scrivens hasn’t been awesome enough, his queen seems to be leading the charge as the new Oilers ambassador to the Nation. She’s taking pictures with fans, posting post contract jersey shots and winning Twitter every time you look at her account. She coached girls hockey in LA and one would imagine that won’t be long before she finds a team to coach here. After taking a shot from a blog, when Sir Scrivens was first traded, she didn’t respond and has been nothing but cool since they arrived. That’s champion material.
If the First Lady thinks Rexall is loud when the 29th place Oilers win in overtime – just wait until we get back to the playoffs. If you’ve got sensitive ear feelings grab some ear plugs, and you may as well start callusing your hands now – you’ll be high fiving more strangers than you’ll ever remember. Yeahhhh that’ll be sweet.
Scrivenses, we salute you!