So a couple of teams to another step forward in the standings, with the Canes and Islanders both winning. Edmonton currently sits 7 points behind Toronto, 9 behind Carolina and 14 behind the Islanders. The Oilers are 3 for 3 on the road so far… I mean, 3 losses in 3 games, including a 6-1 pounding at the hands of the Coyotes on Monday, seemingly returning to their January mentality. In fairness, they did face a pretty hot goaltender in Bryzgalov on Monday. The Ducks have had a bit better luck lately, having won 4 of their last 5. The odds just keep worse and worse by the game for the Oilers.
Let’s go with another loss tonight… maybe let’s just assume a loss until (at the very least) we finally trade one or more of our supposed checking line. 5-3 Ducks.
I’m pretty certain Dubnyk will get one of the next two starts… I’ll go so far as to guess he starts tonight.
Edmonton Oilers Projected Line-Up (subject to change)
Anaheim Ducks Projected Line-Up (subject to change)
To be updated later.
|SCORING BY PERIOD|
|SHOTS ON GOAL|
- Oil are o for on the powerplay tonight (includes long 5-on-3) but have notched 2 shorties so far tonight.
- JFJ and Parros had a decent tilt in the 1st.