Stars 0, Oilers 1 (OT)
On Tuesday night, Oskar Kleffbom was the main character, but he has Mikko Koskinen in gratitude and in several ways than one. Koskinen made the most of his 28 savings with less than 2 seconds left in the regulation when he robbed the former Art Ross winner Jamie Benn from the empty range to replace Edmonton Oilers, which would have been a devastating defeat, after Klefbom was among those caught in the game – watching the game . Disaster prevention, Oilers and Dallas Stars continued overtime, still locked in 0-0 deadlock.
Not surprisingly, the deadlock was canceled in the 3-on-3 game, and Oilers Power Trio from Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Klefbom took over. McDavid came to Billimetre ™ who won the winner, but the video review was officially "inconclusive". In his second shift, the trio was once again connected to the McDavid game, while Draisaitl and Klefbom worked on the wheel, and Leons beat Jason Dickinson and became "Oscar" with the perfect pass for clinic decoration. It was Kleffbone's 81st time of season, but the first was a twine. Pretty good time to stop the ice.
Except this heart stopping Benn option, it was a solid 60+ minute effort on the part of the house. They came out with stars 31-28 and scored a significant 10-6-grade A grade rating, as in the table Hockey CultDavid Staples (magazine and Summary) Oilers dominated the opening frame, then the two teams settled in a conservative, grinding style that did not have much breathing space and a healthy spike with their wits. Probably 1-0 was the best result of Ken Hitchcock's first home game in Edmonton against his old team, which over the years has caused so much poverty in the city.
# 4 Kris Russell, 7. Rock solid on blueline, playing for 21 minutes alone and another 2 penalty to kill without a single mistake A chance against. The veteran was at home in the first opponent's competition. Does some decent work squeeze into the offending area.
# 6 Adam Larsson, 6. He saw the ridiculously dangerous Benn-Seguin-Radulov trio bones, much of it with the Oilers' own highest trio on his ribside. Won the tone ship battles, often with a physical dominant position (6 hits), and moved the puck effectively. Generate a lock from the blue free wheel. Between a group that could not hold Radulov-to-Benn in dying seconds.
# 13 Jason Garrison, 5. It only played at 9:57, when Hitchcock leaned heavily on his top 4. The third pair had a very steady flow of results when Garrison shot 3 of his shots, although his most remarkable moment came when he tried to climb onto a 4-2 rush to blueline and it quickly became a 3-on-1 site. Fortunately Koskinen had a solution for this time too.
# 16 Jujhar Khaira, 4. Broke down a treasure little attack (0 shots, 0 point mockups), had another bad turnout inside his blueline, and took an unnecessary harassment penalty that his friends were killed off.
# 19 Mikko Koskinen, 9. Only a perfect 28-cleansing shutout, his second only 9 starts as Oiler. There is not much work in just the 6th chance against, but the 0-goal game did not have a place to become. He has received a rare 2nd impulse in his grade for one game, for every position on which his final second minute, with the exception of Benn, is ultimately worth it. Not just save no season, this stop could have kept the actual season. What would have been a devastating loss, Big Som denied one of the best in the game. If a couple of fine pauses against Benn, including the 3-on-1 rushing, and turned 10 aside from all of Dallas stacked the top line. He is a very cool cucumber with skills to play stagings when his friends get around.
28 frames, 28 saves, 1,000 saves percentage.
# 23 Ryan Spooner, 5. Postered at 4 ° C, which is the same position, but one cut down from the track chart from the man for whom he was marketed. Played at only 7:39 level when very little happened, only 1 shot per team. The team has the worst 3 gifts, but the point is 5/8 = 63%.
# 25 Darnell Nurse, 6th A fairly passive, almost conscious game from a defender who so often plays with his heart on his sleeve. There are no big mistakes, a couple of secondary investment Oilers chances, and partly because it was a game with a small event. View Profile
# 27 Milan Lucic, 5. Played 12 of the most hard minutes, including solid grinding and bicycle o-zone. 5 hits to move forward but 0 shots.
# 28 Kyle Brodziak, 6. He was also in a stable cycle, collecting 3 shots to the goal, including a good glance at Kassian set-up in the third. Only 5/13 = 38% per point, but very strong stream-of-play numbers (shot attempts + 16 / -9, best between Edmonton forward).
# 29 Leon Draisaitl, 7. A few games played early, when he adapted to life in the left wing, but, like the night, continued to strengthen, catching some powerful defensive players down. Not in attack style (only 1 shot), but squad team high 5th chance, including 2 outstanding stream overtime to set both the winning goals of the game. For me, of course, the first one (after McDavid, after the excellent Draisaitl chip on a bar hinge), after the video review, I was aimless. Regardless of the fact that it seemed to show the white perception between the wheel and the rear edge of the gate line, it was considered insufficient to reject the ref-call from a less favorable angle than the net camera. But for the second time, there was no doubt that Draisaitl turned on a jet to blast Jason Dickinson and put Miro Heiskannen on his ice side before he supplied another full-size cap with the Klefbom tape coup de grave Played a huge 24:52 to drive all the Oilers forward, and the best team was also on the point, as well as with 11/17 = 65%. Now played 8 change of overtime hockey this season, which does not seem so much while you believe that he has 2 goals and 2 main assistants in the bonus points situations.
# 39 Alex Chiasson, 6. Raised to the top of the line, he played a reliable two-way game against one of his former teams. It was filled with the best look from the edge of the wrinkle.
# 44 Zack Kassian, 6. The third-position propulsion played a whopping 17:32, more than 2½ minutes more than its previous season high. 1 shot, 4 hits and lots of targeted skating. He was directly involved in zero-rating opportunities either because he had the best chance (too often a result), but he and his team members completed their main jobs without giving anything and doing a lot of dumps, and-a blow.
# 52 Patrick Russell, 5. Played too small (8:13) to have a big impact, but he was more than solid. The stars won only 1 shot during his time straight, and he chipped a little bit for a fine kills as well. 2 hits, 2 takeaways and no false actions.
# 77 Oscar Klefbom, 7. His massive 28:30 TOI handled comfortably both teams, as well as his 6 shots on the goal and 4 blocked shots. Over time, Oilers had territorial boundaries, although there were a few strange moments, especially this great late chance that everything would have changed. When he had survived, Clefbom won an extra frame in his first season to open and close the scoring, and he chose a good job and then forced his place against Khudobin's hustle and bustle.
# 83 Matt Benning, 5. At night, Hitchcock changed all of his third pair, the Garrison-Benning duet was accomplished, and Oilers, who had a large 15-7 edge in Benning's 9 minutes. Only one secondary mistake in the assessment of the most silent night, which was a step in the right direction fought defender.
# 91 Drake Caggiula, 6. A good bounceback from the weak game of L.A. saw Caggiula his most active with 4 shot attempts and 4 hits 17½ minutes. Unload a couple of shaking checks, including the beauty of the oily Roman Polak. Some battles in the trenches won. Supported by 3 Oilers options and 0 against.
# 93 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, 6. He played 21 minutes in all situations, and was run by both teams with 10 shot attempts. The best of these was the first-minute jam game that made video reviews and powertrain calling the iron. Combined with the 5 Oilers chance scores, made 2 mistakes, but were caught in the pounding at a very bad time leading to the late Benn option. 7/17 = 41% of the point and good PK. Drew soda
# 97 Connor McDavid, 6. Some wonderful moments, especially the overtime rush and the shot that went into the haircut by the goal line. Earlier, there was a dazzling change and go, which set up Chiasson on the threshold and released some strong shots from him (4 in all), the best of which was one timer at the draisaitl feed that Anton Khudobin blocked aside. Shadow played over 24 minutes. There were some questions about the puck protection side. In a game in which Oilers had 10-6 games in class A, McDavid was + 6 / -3, but the first time in 7 games took place. Drew soda
# 98 Jesse Puljujarvi, 5. He stepped up to the second position, with 1 round, 1 round, 1 blocked and 1 point at each end. Played 14½ minutes and was awarded the last change of regulation, although it almost blew in his coach's face, as J.P. unable to handle the normal pass through in a neutral zone, on the contrary, went to jailbreak. Fortunately, he, his teammates and this writer survived this scaring and ultimately won. Shown enough to earn another look on this line in Edmonton's next game on Thursday night compared to the King.
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