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Connor McDavid had a piece of all three Oilers’ goals as they lost 4-3 to the Ducks Wednesday night.

McDavid provided an assist to Leon Draisaitl at 5:58 of the first and scored his own goal with an assist from Draisaitl and Kris Russell at the 8:49 mark of that same period. Both of these goals gave the Oilers an unsustainable lead. McDavid’s second assist had the opportunity to be far more impactful. Trailing 4-2, he charged down the ice and made a pass to Mark Letestu with seven seconds remaining. Lestestu’s goal gave the Oilers a little hope, but they were unable to win the ensuing faceoff. McDavid now has 26 goals and 59 assists for the season.
Mar 23 - 1:09 AM

Cam Talbot gave up four goals on 18 shots and lasted only a little more than 31 minutes Wednesday night as the Oilers lost a 4-3 contest to the Ducks.

The Oilers went to the well once too often. They thought Talbot had the hot hand after back-to-back shutouts against the Canucks Saturday and the Kings Monday. That capped off a four-game winning streak for the netminder. The decision to pull Talbot came after Rickard Rakell’s goal at the 11:23 mark of the second. Laurent Brossoit stepped into the crease and was perfect against 16 shots.
Mar 23 - 12:52 AM

Matthew Benning, Jujhar Khaira, Iiro Pakarinen will each be scratched against the Ducks on Wednesday.

Benning has posted three goals and 13 points with 27 PIMs, 60 blocks and 98 hits through 55 games thus far. Khaira has a goal with 16 hits in nine games this season, as Pakarinen has picked up three points and 18 hits in 10 contests.
Mar 22 - 8:53 PM

Matt Hendricks will be scratched against the Ducks on Wednesday.

He'll sit in favor of Anton Slepyshev. Through 40 games this season the veteran winger has posted four goals and seven points along with 27 PIMs, 37 blocks and 78 hits.
Mar 22 - 7:31 PM

It will indeed be Cam Talbot in net for the Oilers on Wednesday against the Ducks.

Talbot has been sensational over his last four starts, winning each with five goals against and consecutive shutouts in his last two games. He's also gone 2-1 over the Ducks this season with just six goals against.
Mar 22 - 6:15 PM

Cam Talbot is expected to start Wednesday's game against Anaheim.

He has posted a 4-0 record in his last four starts, while earning a .961 save percentage and a 1.25 goals-against average. Talbot has picked up shutout wins over Los Angeles and Vancouver in his past two appearances. He has 37 wins on the year along with a 2.32 GAA and a .922 save percentage in an NHL-high 65 starts this campaign.
Mar 22 - 5:49 PM

Anton Slepyshev is expected to be in the lineup Wednesday.

He is projected to replace Matt Hendricks on the fourth line. Slepyshev has collected 10 points in 36 games with the Oilers this year.
Mar 22 - 3:01 PM

Patrick Maroon is tied for first in goals and is first in fights with Edmonton.

Maroon has 25 goals and nine fights respectively with Edmonton. He's always been a tough player, but his ability to find the back of the net at that pace is new to this season. Prior to 2016-17, his career-high in goals was the 12 he scored last season. He's becoming more selective when it comes to dropping the gloves though and he might have to trend further in that direction if he continues to develop into more of a skill player. "I probably have to slow down a little bit, my hands are starting to hurt," Maroon noted in reference to his fights. "Maybe hold off until April."
Mar 22 - 9:38 AM

Connor McDavid registered a pair of assists in a 2-0 win against Los Angeles on Monday.

That extended McDavid's point streak to four games. He has 25 goals and a league-leading 82 points in 72 contests. Sidney Crosby, Brad Marchand, and Patrick Kane are all still very much in the scoring race as well as the first two have 80 points while Kane has 79.
Mar 21 - 8:29 AM

Leon Draisaitl has enjoyed four consecutive multi-point games.

Draisaitl kept that run going by assisting on both of Edmonton's goals in a 2-0 win over Los Angeles Monday night. His latest hot streak has pushed him to 24 goals and 65 points in 72 games this season.
Mar 21 - 8:27 AM

Milan Lucic found the back of the net in Edmonton's 2-0 win over Los Angeles on Monday.

That was the second time in less than a week that Lucic played against a former team and in both cases he managed to score a goal. Of course, Lucic has been hot in general lately with three goals and six points in his last six games.
Mar 21 - 8:25 AM

Patrick Maroon scored at the 1:04 mark of the first and as it turned out that was all that was needed to beat the King 2-0 Monday night.

Maroon’s goal tied him for the team lead with Connor McDavid and lifted him one above Leon Draisaitl. Notably McDavid and Draisaitl provided assists on the goal. The pair also assisted on Milan Lucic’s 12:47 insurance goal.
Mar 20 - 11:52 PM

Cam Talbot shutout the Los Angeles King Monday night with a score of 2-0.

Talbot was coming off another shutout Saturday night against the Canucks, which made this the third time in his career that he earned back-to-back shutouts. Talbot did not have an easy night. The Kings rifled 35 shots in his direction. Talbot has seven shutouts this season and came close to getting another back-to-backer in October. He blanked the Jets October 23, let in only one goal on 35 shots three nights later, and then shutout the Canucks on October 28.
Mar 20 - 11:44 PM

Matthew Benning and Anton Slepyshev are scratched on Monday against the Los Angeles Kings.

Gryba and Hendricks will tag in for the duo. Benning is having a pretty solid rookie season but like most rookies, he has had to sit out from time to time. He has 13 points in 55 games this season and should not be owned in any fantasy formats.
Mar 20 - 8:42 PM

Cam Talbot will start for the Oilers in goal vs the Kings on Monday.

Talbot comes into the contest tied for 2nd in NHL wins with 36. He boasts a 2.35 goals against average and .921 save percentage this season. He has a 2-5-0 career record against the Kings with a 3.16 goals against average and .903 save percentage.
Mar 20 - 8:35 PM

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