The Edmonton Oilers had a very explicit goal in facing off against the Los Angeles Kings—beating them would allow the Oilers to leap frog them into second in the Pacific Division. That was exactly what happened.
In a game where both teams had a large number of shots scattered all over the offensive zone, the Oilers were the only team successful in getting the puck past the goal line. The first goal came at the tail end of the first period, and the second came at the hands of Connor McDavid early in the third on a shorthanded breakaway for the ages. Of course, McDavid would score his 300th career goal in an extremely McDavid fashion.
Skinner also picked up a 43-save shutout to mark the Oilers’ first shutout victory of the season.
Charts from the Pacific Division showdown win are below.
|Evander Kane||Leon Draisaitl, Kailer Yamamoto||19:08 | 1st||LAK 0 – 1 EDM|
|Connor McDavid (SHG)||Unassisted||03:53 | 3rd||LAK 0 – 2 EDM|
All situations Corsi
Do you have any feedback or suggestions? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @oilrigEDM.