The Edmonton Oilers pushed their winning streak to 6 games with a 3-1 win against the Anaheim Ducks last night. They are now 9-0-1 in their last 10 games.
Last night the Edmonton Oilers did exactly what they need to do and that was to get the two points. They didn’t play their best game, but you can’t expect them to do that every night. This was a game where the Oilers’ depth won the game for them.
The only goal the top players got was an empty net goal. The other two goals were scored by the Kostin-Janmark-Bjugstad line. Kostin scored halfway through the 2nd period then 3 minutes later Kostin set up Bjugstad for the second goal. That is all the Oilers needed last night.
|Klim Kostin (11)
|Nick Bjugstad (17)
|Troy Terry (22)
|Simon Benoit, Adam Henrique
|Zach Hyman (35)
|Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Gets His 100th Point
On Zach Hyman’s empty-net goal, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins got the second assist and with that, he got his 100th point of the season. The 100th point just keeps on increasing the career-high season he is having.
Before this season Nugent-Hopkins had a career-high of 28 goals, 41 assists and 69 points. He is crushing those numbers this season. With 3 games still remaining he currently stands with 36 goals, 64 assists and 100 points.
These numbers make his $5.124 million contract look like a steal of a deal. Sitting tied for 7th in league scoring he has more points than Artemi Panarin($11.6 million), Auston Matthews($11.6 million) and Mitch Marner($10.9 million). This signing is making Ken Holland look like a genius.
Edmonton Oilers Move Closer To Pacific Division Title
With the heater they are on, the Edmonton Oilers are on they keep on creeping up on Vegas Golden Knights. The Knights currently have 104 points while the Oilers have 103 points, but have played one more game.
There is a big Pacific Division battle tonight where the Knights are facing the Kings. If you are the Edmonton Oilers you would prefer the Kings to win, so you can help catch the Golden Knights. If the Knights do win it at least helps the Oilers get home ice in the first round. The one thing that the Edmonton Oilers don’t want in the Kings/Knights game is extra time. The “Bettman” would be the worst case. This would cause both teams to gain on the Oilers.
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Back At It On Saturday
The Edmonton Oilers now have a couple of days off before they play the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. This is another game against a weaker opponent that the Oilers should win. Hopefully, by then the Kings would have beaten the Golden Knight and an Oilers win will push them into first in not just the Pacific Division, but also the whole Western Conference.