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Under the Scope: Rangers vs. Oilers

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers fell behind early in this one but two late first period goals by Taylor Hall and David Perron put them in front to stay. The Oilers added to their lead with second-period markers by Perron and Ben Eager and added a goal in the third by Jordan Eberle to clinch the outcome. Marc Staal, J.T. Miller and Dan Girardi scored the Rangers goals as the Oilers continued their hot pre-season with their fifth win in seven tries (5-1-1).

Take a closer look at the game as we go Under The Scope:

The New York Rangers scored about seven minutes into this one after the Oilers had missed on a power play opportunity but just when it looked like the visitors might steal away some momentum, Taylor Hall scored moments after another power play to tie it up at 1-1. Late in the period, Edmonton made it 2-1 and didn't look back.

3 Number of shots the Rangers had in the opening period.
5 Pre-season goals by David Perron to lead the Oilers. Those five goals also lead the entire NHL
8:29 Team-leading time on ice for Oilers defenceman Philip Larsen in the first period
20% Oilers power play conversion rate in the first period of games this pre-season (3-for-15).

David Perron
2 0 2 2 +1

Mark Arcobello
0 2 2 2 +1

Jordan Eberle
1 2 3 0 +2

Martin Biron
22 17 5 60:00 .772


Jason LaBarbera
27 24 3 59:56 .889

Dan Girardi - D

25:20 - 1 PTS, -1 rating

Jeff Petry - D

21:43 - 1 PTS, -1 rating

Just over a minute after making a great feed to Jordan Eberle on a near goal, Mark Arcobello makes another brilliant pass just over a minute later, this time to David Perron who was streaking up the middle of the Rangers zone. Perron chipped it over Biron for the goal

David Perron continued his strong pre-season by scoring a pair of goals. His five goals this pre-season lead all players in the NHL in that category as his career with the Oilers is off to a great start.

One of the players battling for a position on the opening day roster, Mark Arcobello, continued his case for inclusion among the final 23. Arcobello played with David Perron and Jordan Eberle in a clear offensive role and made the best of it. He made some great passes, including one to Perron for his first of the night and one to Eberle.

The Oilers did not have a second or third period power play marker this pre-season (0-for-16) until David Perron's goal with the man advantage early in the second period of tonight's game.

"I think I'm fairly close in my head and Craig's with me. It's sorting itself out. The players are making the decisions. I'm sure there will still be some decisions to be made on Friday when we play but we're close now."
 - Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins on how close he is to deciding who will be an Oiler come opening night.

Friday, September 27 at OKC 
6:00pm MT
( / 630 CHED)

The Oilers play one final pre-season game on Friday before their regular season opener this Tuesday. That game Friday is in Oklahoma City and will be against the Dallas Stars. Game time is 6:00 p.m. MDT and it will be streamed live on

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