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Head Coach Todd McLellan believes Drake Caggiula might be healthy enough to play in Game 3 against Anaheim tomorrow.

Caggiula left Friday's game after he crashed into the boards and did not return. He picked up 18 points in 60 games this season with the Oilers. He has played all over the lineup and his main asset is the versatility he brings to the lineup. We will have an update on his status ahead of Game 3 tomorrow.
Apr 29 - 4:01 PM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has produced two assists in his last two games.

He didn't have a point in six games in Round 1 of the playoffs against San Jose, but he has two points in two outings versus Anaheim in Edmonton's second-round series. This is the first time that Nugent-Hopkins has been in the NHL playoffs and he appears to be getting more comfortable.
Apr 29 - 11:05 AM

Jordan Eberle has registered two assists in eight playoff games.

He got his first point Friday night in a 2-1 win over Anaheim since Game 1 of the opening round against San Jose. Eberle has had a quiet postseason in his first taste of NHL playoff action, but his struggles have not slowed down the Oilers at all.
Apr 29 - 11:01 AM

Andrej Sekera opened the scoring just 65 seconds into Game 2 against Anaheim.

Sekera scored on Edmonton's first shot of the contest in a 2-1 win over the Ducks. The 30-year-old defender has contributed one goal and two assists in eight postseason contests this year. Edmonton has a 2-0 series lead heading back home for Game 3 on Sunday.
Apr 29 - 10:55 AM

Drake Caggiula exited Friday's game against Anaheim in the second period and did not return.

Caggiula entered the Ducks' zone with speed and created a solid scoring chance for his team, but after his shot was stopped by Anaheim's John Gibson, Caggiula lost his footing and crashed into the boards awkwardly. He was able to get up on his own, but he went straight to the locker room. Caggiula came back out and tried to skate prior to the start of the third period, but he went straight back to the room and never returned. We'll consider him day-to-day for now. It's unclear if he'll be able to play in Game 3 on Sunday.
Apr 29 - 1:55 AM

Cam Talbot was spectacular in Friday's 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

Talbot was clearly the best Oiler on the ice tonight, as he turned aside 39 of 40 shots in the victory. The only goal he allowed came while his team was shorthanded (Jakob Silfverberg beat him with a perfect wrist shot). With the Ducks continuously buzzing in the third period, Talbot was able to come up with huge saves to keep his team ahead (he was also bailed out by the post on two occasions in the final period). Talbot owns a 6-2 record with a 2.02 goals-against-average and a .934 save percentage. It's the fourth time in eight games that Talbot has given up one goal or less in an outing. The Oilers are now heading back home with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 3 takes place on Sunday night.
Apr 29 - 1:39 AM

Patrick Maroon scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

Not many people predicted the Oilers would take the first two games of the series in Anaheim, but that's exactly what they've done. With Edmonton on the power play in second period, Jordan Eberle's pass went off Maroon's skate before hitting Ducks goalie John Gibson and falling into the net. The power play goal gave the Oilers a 2-0 lead at the time, and they never looked back. Maroon finished the game with a plus-1 rating, four shots on goal and two hits in 17:16 of ice time. He's up to two goals and two assists in eight games during the postseason. The Oilers are now headed back home with a strong grip on the series.
Apr 29 - 1:30 AM

Anton Lander is expected to be a healthy scratch in Game 2 against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.

Lander was limited to 22 games during the regular season and he still hasn't suited up for the Oilers in the postseason. Mark Fayne, Griffin Reinhart, Iiro Pakarinen, Nick Ellis, Jordan Oesterle, Eric Gryba and Matt Hendricks will also watch from the press box. None of these players carry any fantasy value.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 28 - 10:26 PM

Cam Talbot will get the start in Game 2 against the Ducks on Friday night.

The Oilers came up with a big win in Anaheim in Game 1, and they'll look to extend their series lead to 2-0 after tonight. Talbot has a 5-2 record with a 2.17 goals-against-average and a .925 save percentage this postseason.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 28 - 7:13 PM

Connor McDavid is on a three-game point streak.

McDavid registered an assist in Edmonton's 5-3 win against Anaheim in Game 1 on Wednesday. He has two goals and five assists in seven playoff games, which is good, but not quite at the level we'd expect from him. At the same time, the Oilers have shown throughout the early portion of the playoffs that they are capable of winning games even on nights where McDavid doesn't put up big numbers.
Apr 27 - 10:57 AM

Patrick Maroon registered two assists in Edmonton's 5-3 win against Anaheim in Game 1 Wednesday night.

Maroon was relatively quiet in the first round with a goal and no assists in six games. He was a significant secondary scorer for Edmonton during the regular season, so it's important to Edmonton that he starts chipping in offensively on a more often.
Apr 27 - 10:55 AM

Mark Letestu scored twice in Edmonton's 5-3 win over Anaheim in Game 1 on Wednesday.

Letestu is up to three goals and five points in seven playoff games. That's in stark contrast to his postseason contributions prior to 2017 as he entered this playoff run with four points in 17 career postseason games.
Apr 27 - 10:52 AM

Adam Larsson scored two goals and registered an assist in Edmonton's 5-3 victory over Anaheim in Game 1 Wednesday night.

Larsson had never had a multi-goal game in the NHL before and he picked a great time for his first. His second goal of the contest came at 15:20 of the third period and proved to be the game winner. He's not much of an offensive force and we wouldn't count on him to have another big offensive game in the 2017 playoffs, but the Oilers have been led so far by unlikely heroes, so you never know.
Apr 27 - 10:50 AM

Leon Draisaitl picked up a goal and three assists in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

What an incredible night for the Oilers forward. Draisaitl helped set up Mark Letestu's power play goal in the first period (1-1) before picking up primary assists on third-period goals by Letestu (2-1) and Adam Larsson (3-1). Draisaitl finally put the game away in the third frame, as he was able to score an empty-netter with just over a minute left in regulation. Draisaitl had no points in his first four games of the 2017 playoffs, but he's now recorded seven points in his last three contests. Game 2 will be held in Anaheim on Friday night.
Apr 27 - 1:53 AM

Cam Talbot stopped 33 of 36 shots in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

Edmonton is now up 1-0 in the best-of-seven series. The Oilers appeared to take the game over in the third period, as they got back-to-back goals in less than two minutes from Mark Letestu and Adam Larsson to give Edmonton a 3-1 lead. But that's when the Ducks woke up. Anaheim got two quick goals of their own from Patrick Eaves and Jakob Silfverberg to tie it up at three. Thankfully for Edmonton, Larsson scored his second of the game to with less than five minutes remaining in regulation before Leon Draisaitl added an empty-netter. Talbot owns a 5-2 record with a 2.17 goals-against-average and a .925 save percentage this postseason. Game 2 will be played in Anaheim on Friday night.
Apr 27 - 1:43 AM


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