LFG OILERSNATION!!! pic.twitter.com/954oNZ7uaQ
— Oilersnation.com, Oily Since ‘07 (@OilersNation) April 15, 2022
What they said…
“We knew that in order for us to walk away with two points, we needed everybody firing on all cylinders. We came at that team in waves tonight, we skated well and we asserted what we wanted to do on them.” – Head coach Jay Woodcroft“Sometimes you just have a team that it seems to work a little better against them than others.” – Leon Draisaitl on scoring his 19th goal in 20 career games against Nashville.“If I can get there, it’s great I’m not going to try and stop scoring, but I’m also not going to force this, you know? So whatever happens, happens.” – Draisaitl on reaching the 60-goal plateau.“It’s not how you start. It’s how you finish. It’s been a different season, but all you can control is your next game, and I feel like I’ve been really focused on that. I feel good in the net, and that’s all it counts.” – Mike Smith on his first shutout of the season.“Holy (bleep), Smitty!” – Matt Duchene after Smith robbed him early in the third period.
“Holy Fuck Smitty,” Matt Duchene after Smith just robbed him.
Smith two key stops early in third to keep it 3-0 Oilers.
— Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) April 15, 2022
- Draisaitl’s hat-trick has put him in the conversation to reach 60 goals this season. He’s at 54 goals now and the team has seven games left. Only two Oilers have ever reached the 60-goal plateau. Wayne Gretzky did it five times and Jari Kurri did it twice. The best two goal-scoring results of Glenn Anderson’s career were two different 54-goal seasons. Draisaitl is also only five points back of Connor McDavid in the Art Ross Trophy race. McDavid is at 110 and Draisaitl is at 105.
- The Vegas Golden Knights pulled off a huge win over the Flames in Calgary on Thursday. They’re now only one point behind the reeling L.A. Kings in the standings with a game in hand. The Oilers remain five points clear of Vegas in the standings and they can extend that lead to seven points with a win over the Golden Knights at home on Saturday.