2) Just under 7 minutes to turn the game on its head
As per Skinner's aforementioned performance, the Oilers were fortunate to enter the third period only down 1-0. While the shot count didn't have too much of a disparity at 22-18 in favour of the Rangers, they'd had the better opportunities to score.
In any event, the game was soon turned on its head in a hurry, beginning with Zach Hyman tying the game 3:07 into the third period. His connection with Mattias Ekholm was a thing of beauty, as he scored his team-leading 19th goal of the season.
This sparked another three goals in just 6:45, which saw the Oilers turn a 1-0 deficit into a 4-1 advantage. Evander Kane gave the visitors the lead with his first goal in six games and just his second in the past 10.
Then it was over to Warren Foegele, who was neck-and-neck on the night with Skinner, for who was the Oilers' best player. He made it 3-1 with a confident and emphatic finish past the Rangers goalie, before adding an assist for Ryan McLeod, to build an insurmountable 4-1 lead.
The Oilers have had concerning issues at times this season, with a lack of points production from their depth players. However, the likes of Foegele and McLeod have continued to work hard, and both were rewarded on Friday night.
In fairness to Foegele in particular, he's played well for the majority of this season even if he hasn't always been rewarded on the score sheet. Talking postgame to the media about the exuberant celebration after his goal, he said:
"That one just felt nice to finally go in. I think the shift before, I just hit one right off the post. The season's long, so sometimes you have bounces (and) sometimes you don't, so it felt nice to finally contribute in that way. "
Further alluding to the depth productivity, you know the Oilers are in a good spot when they can score four goals in a game, but not of them are from either Connor McDavid or Leon Draisaitl. Although for McDavid specifically, he did still have an assist to give him 31 total points in his last 15 games.
As for Draisaitl, he clearly did his part despite not scoring, as he connected well with Foegele and McLeod, despite it being a relatively new line combination. As Knoblauch said postgame:
"Obviously Leon's an exceptional player, one of the best in the league. He'll always be making plays, but I think (he's helped) with Foegele and McLeod, the speed, creating a lot more turnovers. And also with their speed pushing the defence back, giving Leon a little more room to make those plays, especially entering the offensive zone. Right now they're just working hard and capitalising on their chances."