Fasth surrendered four goals on 24 shots in the Oilers victory over the Capitals last Tuesday. Don’t look now, but Fasth has won two in a row and will look for number-3 tonight vs. the Wild. However, he has gone 0-4-0 with a 3.74 GAA and .870 SV% at Rexall Place this season.
Hall will miss tonight’s game after suffering a leg injury when he was hit by a shot in Monday’s practice. He will undergo further testing this afternoon which will help determine the severity of his injury. Benoit Pouliot will be on the top-line with Hall out.
Fasth stopped 35 of 37 shots that he faced in the Oilers shootout win over the Panthers on Saturday. It was one of Fasth’s best games this season, which earned him a second straight start tonight in Washington. Despite the strong outing, we would like to see some consistency out of Fasth before he can be trusted in fantasy circles.
Fasth gave up three goals on 40 shots in the Oilers 4-2 defeat to the Red Wings on January 6th. Fasth has gone 2-10-2 with a 3.47 GAA and .886 SV% on the season. Tonight he will start vs. the 20-13-9 Pantehrs, who have allowed 12 goals in their last two games. Fasth has gone 2-6-2 on the road this season.
Scrivnes allowed four goals on 29 shots in the Oilers 4-2 loss to the Blues on Tuesday. After winning two straight, he has lost two in a row while allowing eight goals on 56 shots (.857 SV%). Things won’t get any easier tonight as he gets set to take on the NHL’s highest scoring team in Tampa Bay—they average 3.22 goals per game; Edmonton, a full goal less at 2.23.
Scrivens surrendered four goals on 27 shots in the Oilers 4-2 loss to the Panthers on Sunday. Scrivens is enjoying the best stretch of games of the season and he has been strong going 2-1-1 with a 2.21 GAA and .917 SV% since the calendar turned over to 2015. Avoid him tonight in St. Louis though.
Scrivens stopped 19 of 21 shots in the Oilers shocking 5-2 win over the Blackhawks on Friday. He has won two in a row and three of his last five with a 1.99 GAA and .929 SV%. This is the best he has played all season, so you might be able to trust him tonight with the 19-11-9 Panthers in town.
Scrivens allowed two goals on 33 shots in the Oilers win over the Islanders on Sunday. He was given Tuesday night off, but will be back in goal tonight vs. the Blackhawks. It is not a desirable matchup for any net minder, but especially not an Oilers goalie. Scrivens has a 3.01 GAA and .898 SV% on the year.
Scratch that, Fasth will start vs. the Red Wings, not Scrivens.
Fasth was pulled after surrendering three goals on six shots in a loss to the Flames on December 27th. Ben Scirvens started the last four games, but it will be Fasth tonight vs. the Red Wings. Fasth is 2-9-2 with a 3.51 GAA and .881 SV% this season, but has gone 2-0-0 at home versus 0-9-2 on the road.
Scrviens stopped 27 of 28 shots in the Oilers shootout loss to the Avalanche on Friday. Scrivens is 6-13-7 with a 3.05 GAA and .896 SV% this season. He is hard to trust with any matchup, but he should definitely be left on the bench against the high-scoring Islanders.
The Oilers have officially sent Leon Draisaitl back to the WHL.
Draisaitl, 19, opened the season as the Oilers’ second line centre. The experiment did not really go as planned. He registered nine points (2G / 7A) in 37 games and now heads back to the Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL. It is best for Draisaitl’s development, especially in a tough year for Edmonton.
Pouliot (foot) is expected to return to the Oilers lineup on Friday.
Pouliot took part in the morning skate and skated on the second line. It looks like he will be back after missing over five weeks with a broken foot. He has eight points (3G / 5A) in 20 games this season .
Scrivens allowed four goals on 28 shots in the Oilers loss to the Flames on Wednesday. After a big win over the Kings, the Oilers quickly got back to their losing ways, losing to the Provincial rival for the second time in the week. Scrivens finished December at 2-4-4 with a 2.78 GAA and .903 SV%.
The Oilers have acquired Rob Klinkhammer and a 2015 first round pick from the Penguins for David Perron.
This is the second time this season that Klinkhammer, 26, has been traded. He had three goals in 19 games with the Coyotes, before being dealt to the Penguins, where he registered one goal and two assists in 10 games.