The Edmonton Oilers improved by 33 points last season, but they are on pace to finish with only 72 point this year, which would be a 31-point decrease from their 103-point season last year. Tonight’s opposition, the Colorado Avalanche, are having a remarkable bounce-back season.
Ryan Strome scored the game winner in Colorado on Sunday. It was his first goal in 23 games. “Maybe it will get the piano off my back,” he said post-game. Strome wasn’t the only Oilers carrying a piano, or monkey, on his back. Many Oilers are struggling through a goal-scoring slump.
The Oilers gave their fans a glimmer of hope with a huge win over the Lightning but gave it all back with three losses on their California road trip. Elsewhere, the Flames could be without starting goalie Mike Smith after he suffered an injury on Sunday.
The Oilers aren’t making the playoffs. Oilersnation is, sadly, too familiar with being out of the playoff race before Valentine’s Day, but let’s make one thing clear: Trading Leon Draisaitl makes no sense.
For just the second time this season, the Oilers will face the team that took them down in last spring seven-game second round playoff series. We’ll be seeing a lot of the Ducks to close out the season, so hopefully, the Oilers can do some damage to their playoff hopes.
The Oilers flew into Los Angeles yesterday afternoon for a crucial three-game road trip versus three Pacific Division rivals. It starts tonight against the Kings, Friday in Anaheim, and Saturday in San Jose. The Oilers will look to continue their dominance over the Pacific division.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are the best team in the NHL. They have been all season and the Oilers will need to be awake and ready from the opening faceoff, or the Lightning will embarrass them.
The Golden Knights are running away with the division while the Flames, Kings, Sharks and Ducks battle for what appears to be two spots in the playoffs.
The Oilers are finally back in action after a three-day All-Star break followed by three practices. They had an odd schedule in January, playing only three games between January 14th to 31st, but they should be well rested when they face the Colorado Avalanche tonight. The Avalanche will likely be without their leading scorer, Nathan…
The Golden Knights are running away with the division while a logjam in the middle is being created between San Jose, Calgary, Anaheim, and Los Angeles. The Oilers could be a little closer to a playoff spot, but all these losses to the Buffalo Sabres are adding up.
The Oilers will try and bounce back from a pathetic performance against Buffalo on Tuesday night. Odds are they will, because they are playing a Pacific Division opponent. The one thing that has carried over from last season is the Oilers’ ability to beat division rivals. The Oilers are 9-2 against the Pacific this season…
The 30th place Buffalo Sabres did the Oilers a favour last night defeating the Calgary Flames 2-1 in overtime. The Oilers slim playoff hopes need all the help they can get, and Calgary only picking up one point is a small benefit. Now the Oilers must ensure they pick up two points against the Sabres…