Connor McDavid to return to Oilers lineup in game against Kings

Connor McDavid to return to Oilers lineup in game against Kings

"You see the plays he makes and he's just so risky every time he touches the puck, and every team knows that. We were getting opportunities so we were able to reinforce that in-between periods".

Goalie John Gibson turned away 22 shots versus Vegas and has now gone 17-24-5 for the ongoing campaign with a 3.01 GAA and a.903 save percentage.

Connor McDavid has returned to the Edmonton Oilers, and if his first game back on the ice in three is any indication, a run at the Pacific Division title is well underway.

"Overall it wasn't a awful game, but I think defensively we could have been a little sharper, a little quicker", Nugent-Hopkins said.

The matchup between the Ducks and Oilers is the first between the teams since November 10.

"It's not like they did anything insane". He scored three goals in a 5-3 win against the Washington Capitals on January 4, 2014.

Edmonton regained the lead with just under seven minutes left in the first on a 3-on-2. I mean, it's no secret, and he still goes in and does it every night. He also matched teammate Leon Draisaitl with a game-high six shots on net. They played a solid game, but we just shot ourselves in the foot by giving up preventable goals.

Minnesota took its first lead midway through the third as a Spurgeon backhand tipped in off Oiler defender Adam Larsson's stick. "That's pretty much the story of the game". James Neal is injured, and even if he wasn't, the two don't seem to work together; for all his shooting ability, Neal has yet to convert any pass of McDavid's into a goal at five-on-five and (as Allan Mitchell pointed out this morning) has just a single marker for all his time on the top line.

Both teams return to action on Sunday.

The Oilers superstar resumed suitable the place he remaining with a intention and two helps in a four-2 victory above the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday evening.

The Kings couldn't get the tying goal past Smith, though, and the Oilers clinched the win at 19:10 with an empty-netter from Archibald, his 10th.

Green brings experience to a position group for Edmonton that is now missing two of its top defenders in Kris Russell, recovering from a concussion, and Oscar Klefbom, out with a shoulder injury. Zack Kassian missed the game due to a suspension.

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