The Edmonton Oilers will take two points anyway they can get them. Any NHL team would.
But coach Todd McLellan isn’t going to pretend that the Oilers’ sixth straight win was fully deserved.
“The wins are what it’s about, but I’m still about how we perform and get things done,” he said after last night’s 3-2 overtime victory in Boston.
“We defended most of the night, got a win and I’m happy for the guys in there but I’m not naive enough to think we were the better team tonight.”
That being said, every once in a while there’s nothing wrong with your goalie stealing you one, which Cam Talbot most certainly did. The Oilers led 2-0 after one. They were then outshot 38-10 in the second and third, as the Bruins tried to crack their shell.
Edmonton has actually been getting solid goaltending for the last few weeks, mostly thanks to Anders Nilsson. Funny how those two things go together so often, good goaltending and winning. Almost like it’s the most important position in hockey.
Next up for the Oilers? The Rangers, tonight at MSG, where New York will be looking to avenge Friday’s 7-5 loss in Edmonton.
“There’s no doubt that [Edmonton] right now is on a roll,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault told NHL.com. “We’re going to have to be at our best right now. This team right now is one of the better teams in the league and we’re going to have to be real good.”