The Oilers beat the Sharks in San Jose to close out their pre All-Star Weekend schedule and tie them atop the Pacific Division with 64 points. Now firmly entrenched in the playoff conversation, Oilers captain Connor McDavid told the media on Saturday their fans are and should be excited.
"I think the fans are definitely excited about it and we've put ourselves in position at the All-Star break to chase down a playoff spot," said McDavid. "The city is definitely buzzing about that, they're excited and they should be. They deserve to be. They've been loyal fans for 10 years with no playoffs and not very good teams. Now we've given them something to be excited about and they should be."