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BLOG: Oilers hoping to split goalie tandem

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers are hoping that when it comes to their goaltenders, they don’t have to choose just one starter. The team feels they have two quality NHL goalies in Ben Scrivens and Viktor Fasth.

“I hope they both play well enough that they both play 41 games,” Head Coach Dallas Eakins said. “I hope they both play so well that we just are able to split it. I hope that happens. Will it? I don’t know. Unless something happens and somebody falls off, which could happen, or somebody springs ahead then we will deal with it then. Knowing the two guys and how competitive they are and how supportive they are of each other, I think you’re going to see a real even match and I’m hopeful that they can both do the job.”

Scrivens played 21 games for the Oilers last season, posting a 3.01 GAA and .916 save percentage. Fasth played seven games, recording a 2.73 GAA and .914 save percentage.

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