Strome snipe turn the tide as Edmonton Oilers break losing slide in style

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cheap moncler jackets sale Another pleasant surprise was a fine showing by the penalty kill, which held Colorado to a single cheap moncler outlet shot on net over three opportunities. On the night the Oilers held a 40 26 edge on the shot clock including a 15 6 margin in the decisive third period, by which point the Avs were down two defencemen and struggling to keep up. So a damn good afternoon for Oilers fans, even as the team got off to its usual rancid start. Bruce McCurdy of the Cult digs in.4 Kris Russell, 7. Excellent in all three zones. 18 minutes at even strength, during which time Edmonton held a 13 5 edge in shots on goal. Added 2 on the penalty kill. Made a terrific play on the 2 2 goal when he batted down a puck inside his own line, then dove to sweep it ahead to McDavid and Draisiatil on the counter attack, and was rewarded with his 21st point of the season. 3 shots, 2 hits, 1 block, 1 takeaway. cheap moncler jackets sale

6 Adam Larsson, 6. Played 22 minutes, got a steady diet of Colorado top unit of Landeskog MacKinnon Rantanen, and sawed off. 3 shots on cheap moncler goal, and chipped in an assist on the game winner.

moncler outlet sale 13 Mike Cammalleri, 6. Bled a little defensively but more than made up for that with some good work in the offensive zone. Involved in a couple of good sequences with Lucic, and threaded the needle with a great pass to Strome for the game winner. Chipped in on the penalty kill. moncler outlet sale

moncler factory outlet 16 Jujhar Khaira, 5. Quiet game but solid enough, giving up absolutely nothing: Colorado got 0 shots on net during his 11 minutes at evens and ditto for his 1:39 on the PK. moncler factory outlet

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25 Darnell Nurse, 6. Played 22 minutes with 2 shots, 2 blocks, 2 hits and a solid all around performance. Made a key play to pre empt a MacKinnon wraparound in the early going, and another to limit a 2 on 1 caused by a Maroon turnover to an outside shot that Talbot handled routinely.

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29 Leon Draisaitl, 8. Led the forwards with 20:36 TOI, and had it going for much of the game, skating hard and firing away moncler sale at every opportunity (9 shot attempts, 5 on goal). Strong on the penalty kill, especially on the dot where he won 3 of 4 d zone faceoffs that helped the Oilers clear the zone multiple times. Overall went 11/19=58% on the dot. Took a somewhat lame slashing penalty in a game the zebras largely pocketed their whistles. Made a terrific play to set up McDavid on the 2 2 goal, feeding the puck to 97 in the neutral zone, driving the slot and surreptitiously engaging Patrik Nemeth stick for the crucial split second that allowed McDavid to get his shot away unimpeded. Burst away for a partial breakaway in the late going, showing terrific speed and puck control in the process. cheap moncler jackets Later sent McDavid away for the empty netter that sealed the win.

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58 Anton Slepyshev, 6. Played 10 minutes of mostly one way traffic (shots 5 0 Edmonton). Fired one of those shots himself following up a Strome chance, and later missed the net on an absolute rocket from the high slot that probably had many Oil fans thinking only he could harness that weapon Oscar Klefbom, 7. Led the defence in the following stat categories: time on ice (22:46), PP TOI (1:06), SH TOI (2:59), shots (4), shot attempts (7), plus (+2). Had excellent shot shares at evens, and looked good running the point on Edmonton lone powerplay opportunity. Was rewarded with an assist on the empty netter for a safe outlet pass to Draisaitl.

83 Matt Benning, 6. Returned to the lineup with a mostly solid effort that included a secondary assist on McDavid first goal. (Four different defenders had a secondary assist on the four Edmonton tallies, a welcome infusion of offence from the back end.) Had 4 hits. Did however take a penalty late in the third, buy moncler jackets less than a minute after the Oilers had finally taken the lead. Thankfully, his mates along with Talbot post had his back. Played just 13:33 including nothing at all on the penalty kill.

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