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Kris Knoblauch is credited with the Oilers' stunning comeback

Published March 3, 2024 at 5:40 PM


The Edmonton Oilers secured a significant 2-1 victory over the Seattle Kraken, further establishing their position in the NHL. Goalie Stuart Skinner was pivotal in the win, saving 24 of 25 shots. This victory places the Oilers in second in the Pacific Division, a remarkable turnaround from their earlier season struggles. They were 16 points behind the Golden Knights in November but have since made a dramatic comeback, now only nine points behind the Canucks with four games in hand over Vancouver and six games in hand over Vegas.

With Momentum And Games In Hand Oilers Can Claim Pacific Division

The Oilers' resurgence is largely attributed to the coaching change to Kris Knoblauch and Paul Coffey, which led to a significant improvement in their performance, boasting a 33-11-1 record since the switch. Their success is not just in winning but in how they are winning, with strong defensive play and a potent offense, especially in five-on-five situations. They lead in several statistical categories, including a formidable power play and an effective penalty kill.

With a realistic chance at winning the division, the Oilers face a manageable schedule ahead, while the Canucks, their closest competitors, face a more challenging lineup of games. Edmonton's transformation from early-season struggles to a top contender showcases their determination and strategic gameplay, underlining their potential for postseason success.

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