Ottawa Senators center Clark Bishop (62) checks Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29) during second period NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on April 7, 2021.

Surprise! It’s a Segment Review/Game Day mash-up as the ever-evolving NHL schedule suddenly sees the Edmonton Oilers play Games #40 and 41 on consecutive days. Let’s concentrate primarily on reviewing the last 10 contests, then look ahead to tonight’s rematch in Ottawa at the bottom of this post.

It was steady as she goes for Dave Tippett’s Oilers in their fourth 10-game segment of the season. 6 more wins, with a couple of Bettman Points sprinkled in for a change and just 2 regulation losses. Not quite enough to keep pace with the red-hot Toronto Maple Leafs (8-1-1 in their last 10) in the race for first place in the NHL’s North (Canadian) Division, but very solidly in a playoff position with a fighting chance for home-ice advantage when the time comes.

The Oil relied on a familiar recipe to keep things heading in the right direction, namely their two-headed scoring monster, strong special teams, and adequate-to-excellent netminding.

Games 1-10: 4-6-0, .400 | 30 GF, 36 GA | 316 SF, 327 SA | 0.985 PDO

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Source:: Edmonton Journal – Sports


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