Jack Campbell has tied the Edmonton Oilers record since 1999-00 for most wins in a season allowing 4+ goals
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By Zach Laing8 months ago
Who doesn’t love some obscure stats on a Tuesday morning?
Because boy, we got an obscure one for you here.
According to Brian Swane, Jack Campbell tied the Oilers record since 1999-00 for most wins in a season while allowing 4+ goals.
His fifth win of the season came last night during the Oilers’ 5-4 thriller over the Arizona Coyotes. It was once again one of those games where the Oilers struggled defensively in front of Campbell and he let in a few he shouldn’t have.
We’ve written a lot this season about Campbell’s tough year. He’s massively underperformed this season posting some of the worst numbers among all qualified goaltenders: a .882 save percentage and a 3.59 GAA. Against all odds, the Oilers are still managing to win games in front of him .
With Campbell in net this season, the Oilers have scored 4.19 goals for per hour in all situations, while with Skinner in net, the Oilers have scored 3.56 goals for per hour in all situations. The jump of .63 goals for per hour is huge.
Here are the games the Campbell has won this year giving up 4+ goals:
- October 20 — 6-4 win over the Carolina Hurricanes
- October 27 — 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks
- November 1 — 7-4 win over the Nashville Predators
- March 20 — 5-4 win over the San Jose Sharks
- March 27 — 5-4 win over the Arizona Coyotes
The Oilers have done a great job of outscoring their issues this season and the good news is that the team has played much better in front of Stuart Skinner all season long. It’s clear he’s the guy now and in the future and that’s good news for a franchise that’s been longing for a true number one.
JACK CAMPBELL’S CAREER SO FAR
Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at email@example.com.
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