Oilers Game Recaps

Oilers Visual Recap 82: Edmonton reaches 50 wins, finishes second in Western Conference

The Edmonton Oilers had a chance to finish the regular season first in the Western Conference. It would have required that the Vegas Golden Knights lose in regulation and Edmonton winning in any manner, as the Oilers lead the West with 45 regulation wins with the Dallas Stars second with 39.

However, the Golden Knights won their game and finished the season with 111 points to the Oilers’ 109. The bigger take away is that the Oilers reached the 50-win threshold, which per Hockey-Reference.com has not happened since 1986–87, ten seasons before Connor McDavid was born.

After 82 games, the Oilers finish second overall in the Pacific and will have home ice to start their series versus the Los Angeles Kings. They went on in strong fashion, putting up a dominant fashion against a much weaker opponent in the San Jose Sharks. The on-ice offence of the Oilers is clearly about getting in close before shooting as seen by the shot plots below. In their 60 unblocked shot attempts, a majority came from in close with shots from the blue line sparse.

We’ll see how their game translates in the playoffs. All charts from the final regular season win are below!

Game events


Mattias JanmarkMattias Ekholm, Stuart Skinner04:16 | 1stSJS 0 – 1 EDM
Leon Draisaitl (PPG)Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Connor McDavid06:56 | 1stSJS 0 – 2 EDM
Noah GregorThomas Bordeleau, Steven Lorentz09:44 | 1stSJS 1 – 2 EDM
Evan BouchardLeon Draisaitl, Kailer Yamamoto05:02 | 2ndSJS 1 – 3 EDM
Mattias Janmark (SHG)Derek Ryan14:04 | 2ndSJS 1 – 4 EDM
Steven Lorentz (PPG)Tomas Hertl, Erik Karlsson18:48 | 2ndSJS 2 – 4 EDM
Evander KaneLeon Draisaitl, Cody Ceci15:55 | 3rdSJS 2 – 5 EDM

All situations Corsi

5v5 Corsi

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