Scrivens gave up three goals on 33 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Avalanche on Tuesday. The Oilers goalie rotation continues as Scrivnes and Viktor Fasth have now split the last seven games. Scrivens has gone 1-1-0 with a 2.01 GAA and .939 SV% against Vancouver this season (W with LA).
Smyth will play his final NHL game on Saturday vs. Vancouver.
Smyth has played most of 14 of his 18 year career with Edmonton. The 38-year-old was drafted sixth overall in the 1994 NHL Draft and went on to score 386 goals and 456 assists (842 points) in 1,269 regular season games. Smyth also had 59 points in 93 playoff games, but never won a Stanley Cup. He came close in 2005-06, but the Oilers were downed by the Hurricanes in the finals. He won six gold medals while representing Team Canada. One at the Olympics (2002), two World Championships (2003/2004), one World Cup (2004), and one at the World Juniors (1995) and at the 2012 Spengler Cup. Happy Retirement Captain Canada.
Fasth stopped 34 of 36 shots in a 4-2 win over the Ducks on Sunday. He went 1-1 with a 2.52 GAA and .919 SV% in two straight starts vs. his former team. Fasth has amassed a 3-2-1 record, with a 2.68 GAA and .907 SV% in six starts with the Oilers. Tonight, he will face a familiar foe from his time in Anaheim with the L.A Kings in town.
Scrivens allowed two goals on 26 shots in a shootout win over the Coyotes on Friday. He was then given Sunday night off so Viktor Fasth could face his former team, but will be back in the cage tonight vs. Colorado. Scrivens has lost six of his last nine starts with a 3.87 GAA and .892 SV%.
Fasth gave up three goals on 26 shots in a loss to the Ducks on Wednesday. He will get a second crack at his former team tonight, this time around in Edmonton. Fasth is 2-2-1 with a 2.83 GAA and .896 SV% since coming to Edmonton. There are a number of spot start options on this crucial Sunday, so take a look at your alternatives before going all in on Fasth.
Scrivens allowed five goals on 33 shots in a Tuesday's loss in San Jose. He has allowed a total on 24 goals in his last six appearances (4 G/G). Since coming to Edmonton he has seen his GAA go from 1.97 to 2.55 while his SV% has dropped from .931 to .922. Tonight, he goes up vs. the Coyotes, who are fighting for their playoff lives.
Yakupov (ankle) is not expected to play again this season.
It has been a forgettable season for Yakupov who will look to improve his play in both ends of the rink in 2014-15. At the start of the season he was viewed as a strong keeper option, after this disastrous season there are a number of better options as long as he remains in Edmonton.
Fasth will face his former team tonight in Anaheim.
Fasth has sat out the last four games with a sore neck, but will be back in goal tonight vs. the Ducks. Fasth has gone 2-1-1 with a 2.77 GAA and .899 SV% in four starts with the Oilers. He will face the guy who replaced him as Jonas Hiller's crease-mate. The Ducks have won four of their last five while averaging 4.4 goals per game.
Scrivens surrendered five goals on 32 shots in a 5-0 blowout loss to the Rangers on Sunday. He has lost four of his last five with an ugly 4.13 GAA and .887 SV%. He was just shelled by the Sharks last week, so I would bank on that being more likely to happen than another 59-save shutout.
Ference will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.
The Oilers are dropping like flies right now, but with their playoff hopes completely down the drain, it is not that big of a deal. Ference had one goal and five assists in his last nine games. Those six points make one-third of his scoring output this season -- 18 points in 71 games.
Scrivens allowed three goals on 51 shots in a win over the Ducks. After losing three in a row, Scrivens dazzled with a nice win against Anaheim on Friday. Scrivens is seeing an average of 37.33 shots per game. When your seeing that many shots per night, it is difficult to have a lot of success.
Fasth (neck) was back on the ice with the Oilers Saturday morning.
Fasth has missed the last two games after suffering a neck injury in practice on Monday. He is listed as day-to-day, and while it seems unlikely that he will be ready to return on Sunday, this is a positive sign for the Oilers.