The Oilers had to take the Devils to the limit in their last game. However, it was worth it for the Oilers who came out on top in the game. The downside is it was not the resounding victory that the Oilers would have liked to had. Instead, it was a 4-3 game that went to a shootout before the Oilers were able to lock down the win, but did help show the resilience of the Oilers team.
This year the Oilers have been able to play decent hockey so far with a total of 4.67 goals a game. The team has converted on 33.3% of the power plays they have picked up on the season. Defensively the Oilers are not doing horrible either as they are giving up only 3 goals a game, but have an amazing penalty kill that sits at 90.9% on the year.
The Rangers are unbeaten in their first 2 games of the season. However, one major for the Rangers is they have a scoring offense, but the offense is one that has yet to face a really good defense and with the way Rangers have been able to play defensively if the offense has a let down, it could be a loss. The good news is the Rangers are facing a team in this game that does not really have the killer instinct on defense this year.
When it comes to scoring the Rangers have been able to score at a clip of 5 goals a game. The defense for the Rangers is giving up 2.50 goals a game so far. The Rangers have ended up converting on the power play at a clip of 60% this season, but have ended up killing off 90% of the opponents power plays on the season.