With seven games left in their regular season, the Oilers have their eyes set on the division title. A 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night vaulted them into a three-way tie for first in the Pacific.
"There's definitely satisfaction but you can't take your foot off the gas," said Oilers forward Drake Caggiula. "You've got to keep going and keep your momentum going forward and make sure we stay on top there."
Their 91 points on the season pits them against Anaheim and San Jose for the top spot. The Sharks, who were once the lone team at the top, have gone 3-7-0 in their last 10 games and have lost six in a row. Edmonton has gone 6-3-1 in that stretch.
"We're right in the fight right now," said Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. "To win the division is our goal and we're going to keep striving for that."
A win of any kind Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings clinches the playoffs for Edmonton.