Leon Draisaitl 2 1 3 4 Josh Archibald 2 2 1 3 Connor McDavid 2 1 2 3 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 2 1 2 3
Jeff Petry 2 1 3 4 Phillip Danault 2 2 0 2 Arrturi Lehkonen 2 0 2 2 Jesperi Kotkaniemi 1 1 0 1
The Oilers looked like last year’s juggernaut in their Game 2 win against Vancouver, clicking on the goals of Nugent-Hopkins and McDavid twice after closing a rare 4-0 gap in The Canadiens gave two PPs to the Leafs in their first OT defeat and was an ordinary 19th last season Overall rank in the PK so this could be a disparity The Oilers, who didn’t have many breaks from the umpires last year (200 PP attempts, less than Detroit), got eight PPs in their first two games
Danault is one of the best control centers in the NHL and is usually tasked with competing against the other team’s top weapon His coach Claude Julien has to decide whether to play against McDavid or Draisaitl, however, don’t imagine he can play 40 minutes and be out against both, but Danault won 13 of 22 draws against the Leafs in the opener and was for the majority of which compared against Auston Matthews
Carey Price doesn’t look like Carey Price playing the Oilers Price is still in the top 5 in the NHL, but it has something to do with Edmonton he was 2-0 last season with seven goals 51 shots at He’s been hit 14 times in 89 strokes in the last three seasons Every goalkeeper has a team to fight and for some reason he’s struggling against the Oilers Could it be an idea for Julien, Jake Allen, the ex -St Louis Blues goalkeeper, a shot in the first of two Oiler games?
McDavid has averaged 24:30 in the first two games and got a 2:55 second shift in Game 2 win against Vancouver It’s early in the 56-game sprint but the Canadiens game will be third in four nights Seems unimaginable that he can play so much again McDavid has 14 shots in the first two games Downside: Leon Draisaitl has two How can that be?
The Oilers played 12 games in the first 21 days, and it seemed logical that Koskinen and Mike Smith would share the net, but Smith was a late, non-playable scratch against Vancouver Thursday, giving Koskinen his second straight start He will likely get three in a row if Smiths is put in reserve for long-term injuries Koskinen fired 75 shots in the first 120 minutes, obviously way too many.He got a B- on his report card in the opener and an A- in Game 2
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