Edmonton Oilers: 6-5-1 13 pts
Key wins: 6-4 over Columbus, 2-1 over Vancouver
New note on the table, the NHL Rank will now feature a indicator if the ranking given for that team is above or below Detroit's ranking. A=Above, B=Below the ranking that Detroit is currently at.
|Goals per game||3.08||15th (1A)||Scorer (Points)||15 (8 G, 7 A)||Dustin Penner|
|Goals Against per game||2.92||16th (9A)||+/-||+8||Dustin Penner|
|Power Play||19.2%||17th (7B)||Hits||45||Jean-Francois Jacques|
|Penalty Kill||77.8%||18th (7A)||PIM||30||Zack Storntini|
|Shots per game||25.1||28th (23B)||Shots||36||Patrick O'Sullivan|
|Shots against per game||33.3||28th (16B)||Blocked Shots||22||Ladislav Smid|
|Faceoff percentage||48.4%||22nd (7B)||Faceoffs||52.1%||Shawn Horcoff|
|PIM per game||14.6||18th (15B)||Wins||5||Nikolai Khabibulin|
|PP drawn||52||6th (12A)||GAA||3.07||Nikolai Khabibulin|
Much like Detroit, this team has been up and down. Detroit needs to take advantage of the amount of shots the Oilers give up per game and keep the shots down from guys like Sam Gagner and Ales Hemsky. Resident brawler Zack Stortini and some other Oilers bring a physical aspect to this team so it will be interesting to see how the Wings match up against them.
Players to watch on offense: Ales Hemsky, Dustin Penner, Sam Gagner (top line)
Players to watch on defense: Lubomir Vishnovsky, Denis Grebeshkov
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