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BLOG: Recent success is in the numbers

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

After the Edmonton Oilers overtime win in Minnesota last night, the team is now 8-3-2 in their last 13. Despite being outshot in all 13 of those games, the Oilers have managed to come out on top in the win column.

A big reason for the team’s success has clearly been the play of Edmonton’s goaltenders. In each of their eight wins in that 13-game span, Oilers goalies have allowed an average of 1.62 goals against on an average of just under 38 shots per game by their opponents.

While the Oilers still rank at the bottom of the Western Conference, it would appear that there have been strides made. Overall, they have accumulated the fourth-most points in the standings since January 26.

They rank just behind tomorrow’s opponent, St. Louis, and Colorado and Boston in that category. St. Louis is the top team in the NHL with 95 points while Boston is second in the East (89) and Colorado is fifth in the West (89).

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