Wild 2, Oilers 7
Edmonton Oilers finally found his finishing on Friday night, exploding for three goals in the first ten minutes to drive former Oiler and current nemes Devon Drewk from the cage, then add three more in the last ten to run 7: 2 over Minnesota Wild.
Meanwhile, things were a bit stifled when visitors spent a lot of time at the end of Edmonton's ice, but Cam Talbott had the answers in critical moments, rejecting at least two crazy excitements of close chances that would have diminished once the Oilers' one goal. It is not very often seen that the star gets a star in a 7-2 win, but Talbot has been declared a third star and deserved.
He slipped right behind the two large weapons of the Oilers, Connor McDavid and Leon Dresaill, who gathered for 3 goals and 7 points to attack the offensive.
This game was closer than the score. The attempts to shoot were 64-61 Oilers, 33-32 Wild, although, of course, the result of the record continued to play almost a game. In the absence of mine Hockey culture colleague David Staples, we do not have details yet about the chances of this, although the preliminary number of my chances of "A" was at 14-13 hours in Edmonton. 7 goals out of 14 seems not to be bad.
The Edmonton Oilers fired at all – well, most – the cylinders on Friday night, pouring seven goals after their old nemesis, Minnesota Wild, on the road to a 7: 2 victory. Bruce McGrdey of the "Hockey Cult" vocals in ecstasy for victory.
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Ranking of the players
# 4 Chris Russell, 6. One of those who spent too much time behind their own blind, having lost a lot of battle, but did a few strong plays on their own network. An early sequence saw him display a dangerous passage on the edge of the crease, then blocked a hard shot from the middle slot seconds later. He broke another dangerous pass in the mouth of an important game in the middle of the game. He was winning the assistant to the winner in the game with an almost sure pass for McDavid (who actually had a lot of work!). His unsuccessful release from the boards led to the second division. He finished the night 0-1-1, +1 with 2 shots, 2 strokes, 2 gifts and 2 blocks.
# 5 Kevin Gravel, 6. He burned the first goal of the Mini when Matt Hendrix easily pulled out his mark on the wall to feed Marcus Folinha in the slot, but otherwise he had a solid map. He won a second assistant to the winner in McDavid's match and was in +2 of the night in 13 equal minutes. There was a dangerous shot from the slot when he cleared the play.
# 6 Adam Larsson, 7. The game had an eerie start when Larson made the "unseemly" elbow from Jason Zucker just on the button and went down for the census. Luckily he returned after the required 15 minutes in the quiet room (almost 10 minutes clock time) and still recorded 21 minutes of action, almost the usual ones. He returned back to his usual hard rock style, leading the Oilers with 6 strokes and 2 blocked shots and winning more of their share of battles across the walls. I thought twice that he could get a "cheap" second aid, but none of them was rewarded in both cases, so he had to settle for a well-earned +2 at night.
# 8 Tay Rathie, 6. He played very effectively under the sixth row that did not allow any unblocked attempt to launch during his 11 minutes at equilibrium (Fenwick from +8 / -0). There was 1 shot and did some good mutilation of the puck. He is very good on the walls and his stick has a much longer range than can be expected from 6 players. They also took the body effectively (3 strokes) and really pulsed a wild defender with a wicked straight along the edge boards.
# 16 Gadjar Haira, 8. Strong of speed and cycle. He also had 2 (primary) assists and suddenly reached 10 points for the season, including 5 in his last 4 games. The first assistant was denigrated for a bad Beck's behavior, though his presence on the net was definitely more complicating the recovery of the DD that was fired. But it was full of value, and then second for the second apple with some extremely grinding on the end wall, winning a few battles before throwing Chiasson with an amazing centering passage that hid the wing. 13 minutes on productive second line and another one minute on PC.
# 23 Ryan Spooner, 6. Valuable an effective line between Zykov and Rattie, which dominates the flow of play, giving up flat nothing. 2 shots, 3 beats, and some pretty washers and skates.
# 25 Darling Sister, 5. Status line shows neatly 1-1-2, +1 at 23:50 with defense-leading 4 shots in the net. The assistant was a little cheaper, the goal was a full value for a nice shot from the slot to complete the scoring. But the chaos behind her own blueline had slipped into the nurse's game late, and there was plenty on Friday. His weak shot and the resulting failure to cut a cross pass gave a wonderful look at Mini's play. He failed to cover neither his zone nor his man on the goal of Nino Neiderreiter who made 4: 2 in the third. A few minutes later, there was a comedy of mistakes when he dropped his way to allow a clean shot from the slot, then collided with a teammate and tried but failed to cover a free washer from his knees and could only look helplessly from 15 feet as Talbott saved the day with several big stops, or it would have been 4-3 matches with remaining time.
# 27 Milan Lucic, 5. One of those who were defeated in the Wild's first goal won this back with help for a good neutral zone to move to Cassian at the start of the third to end the 11th senseless drought. Later, he had ten bells of chance, but the only thing he called was iron, stretching his carefree guitar in 28 games. Watching Lootch playing these days is hard to believe that he has reached 20 goals and 50 points five times each.
# 28 Kyle Broghiq, 5. He was also the owner of the Divat's first goal but bounced with a hard effort that included a good job of punishment and the best team 12/18 = 67% on the face. He made a beautiful passage for Lucik for a great chance he could barely get in touch. 1 shot, 2 beats, 1 pill.
# 29 Leon Dresaill, 8. He played "only" 22:07, his lowest maximum in two weeks, but still enough to lead Edmonton for the 6th consecutive game as Hitchcock continues to heavily rely on the bigger German. Beat Dabnik with a quick hand in the first period and beat Stallock with a similar drive in the third. He was robbed by Stallock for another great look in the middle frame. They had escaped the chances of going to their first (harer) hat-trick at the end of the race instead of feeding the sister in the last claw slot. On the neutral zone, which was as intelligent as it was daring, a front of a sauce was captured. Make only 4 faceoffs for any reason by winning 3 of them. His 7 attempts and 5 shot shots led to the two divisions. Published beautiful boxes of 2-1-3, +4 at night. Against a beat of> 40 goals and> 90 points.
33 Cam Talbot, 8. I was not excited about Minnie's first target, which found a hole on the screen and another in Talbot to get out of the door but he did not look that well. It stops almost everything he sees, including a dazzling sequence of 4 save to Charlie Coyle and Zach Parise in 5 seconds, these shots that come from 11, 9, 7 and 8 feet. He rejected another 4 shots of the dangerous force that followed to keep the lead. He extinguished another five-alarm fire in the middle of the third when he crippled Mikael "Dash-Pet" Grantland and Eric Staal in a quick sequence, just seconds before Dresiattl scored at the other end to remove him by 5-2. The final result was lazy, but it would not have been without a strong display of "propensity", especially in the uncooperative middle frame that was most in the immediate vicinity. 33 shots, 31 savings, .939 save the percentage.
# 39 Alex Chiason, 6. He scored his 12th annual match when he covered with fine-tuned Hira from close range – his only shot of the night. Otherwise, he played a lot of bait while McDavid and Drailsil worked behind him. Whether some struggles won battles on the walls at their own end of the ice. It's hard to argue with +4 night though.
# 44 Zac Cassian, 6. His line lost the battle for possession, but he broke even on the board, thanks to Cassian's coward, who overwhelmed Stallock and cast iron on his way into the net. His second goal and point of the season in his only shot of the game gave Euler some nice breathing room. He played a 2:25 PK team who was struggling with a sequence when he climbed out of Ryan Sutter high in the area and could not help drive out the fire that came but the puck stayed away and the unit managed to keep a clean sheet through night.
# 73 Valentin Zikov, 5. He hit the score in his debut at Oiler when he made an unnecessary punishment in the neutral zone, but his friends killed him with ease. Otherwise, he has contributed to a solid, though impromptu line with Spooner and Rati, who control the flow of the game. 0 shots but 2 strokes, one toy and blocked shot in its first game in blue and orange.
# 77 Oscar Cleopham, 6. He led the team on ice with another 24:33, and in an attempt at 8, even only one of them found their way out to test the goalie. He imposed the necessary penalty when he grabbed the stick of Paris during the four shot barrels that barely held the wild-bearded Wildcat forward.
# 83 Matt Benning, 6. He's really engaged in the regular pairing of gravel. Think in the last six games (in which Oilers are 5-1-0) Benning's ice shot shot is 68%, 68%, 53%, 64%, 54% and 62%, with the latter based 16 attempts to, 10 against against the wild. There was a quick moment when he was walking. He was loaded with 3 gifts, but he had 4 beats, assistant, and shaken +3 in the morning.
# 93 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, 7. Another strong night on the line with Jaara and Putjajarvi. He played 14 minutes at equilibrium, during which Oilers outpaced the Wild 9-6 and beat them 2-1. One of these targets came out of Nuge's rod when he followed his own outside strike and headed for the greasy rebound that had slipped out of Dublin. Massive 10/18 = 56% of Oilers' one-night stand as a team went 33/57 = 58%.
# 97 Connor McDavid, 9. I had jumped in my footsteps from the hub (so to speak), and that meant a tremendous trouble for the Wild this night. It was of paramount importance to the first, third, fifth and seventh Oilers. His perfect diagonal passes through the newly created stitch and discovers the Dresseatl strip to open the score. He led the final winner into an absurd cycle of one man through the offensive zone, went up, down, around, and finally through the defending defenders before pulling a bullet from the high slot that crashed into the back of the net. Drew moved his muscle. He turned a broken game into a second chance with one touch to Draishitl for another wide-open look that basically sealed the deal at 5-2. A pretty good game started with Drassilter and Sister who finished the game. 3 shots, 2 more doses, and unrelated but non-zero number of large shots and / or close gaps. The failure is only 4/11 = 36% in the circle on the front. Jokes aside, these are important, albeit significant, flawed compared to the number of loose washers that earns in the evening.
# 98 Jesse Puglia, 6. Shows signs that he studies the process, plays a bit more patiently, dumped rifles deep and then uses his speed, lever, reach and hands to work the final boards and participate in the cycle. Progress has been made. Rome was not built for one day, and "Rome" is a much shorter word than "Puljujarvi".
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