By JIM MORGAN | NHL.com Staff WriterIt’s a perfect way to end a memorable night in Edmonton, but what if the Oilers needed to turn the game on its head to get back in the game?
The Kings and Oilers have been in a deadlock the past five games.
They haven’t won a single contest in this stretch.
With the Oilers trailing the Kings 3-2 in the third period and a one-goal lead, it seemed like an appropriate time to bring up a few “let’s get some offense!” chants from fans.
This time, however, the Kings were in control.
They were led by Mark Barberio with three goals and five assists.
Barberio has five points in his last three games.
The Oilers have just three points in those five games combined.
With the Kings outscoring the Oilers by two goals and outscoring them by three, it looked like the Kings would be able to score on the power play and get back into the game in the fourth.
The Kings were able to get three shots on goal, including a power play goal by Matt Greene, but the Oilers managed just two shots on net.
With that in mind, it seems like a perfect time to take a look at some “Let’s get offense!” signs for the Oilers to use to get in on the action.
Here are a few of them:The Oilers can use some offense as well, especially if the Kings are scoring on the man advantage.
The Sharks lead the league with a league-high 30.6 percent of the power-play goals and the Oilers are fourth at 28.5 percent.
Both of those numbers are well above the league average, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Oilers use some offensive “Let the puck fly” signs as they continue to try to win games.
The Oilers have the second-best power play in the league at 12.3 percent and are tied for first in the NHL with five power-plays that have scored at least one goal.
The goalies have been great on the penalty kill at 17.9 percent, which is tied for third best in the League.
The Kings are tied with the Los Angeles Kings at the bottom of the NHL in shorthanded goals per game at 2.7.
The penalty kill is also fourth worst in the NFL at just 1.2.
The Ducks, Jets and Kings are the only teams in the playoffs with worse shorthanded numbers.
The only team in the NBA that doesn’t have a better shorthanded goal differential is the Toronto Raptors, who are currently tied with Brooklyn for the worst.
The Ducks are currently riding a five-game winning streak and are in control of their own destiny at home against the New Jersey Devils.
The Devils have allowed 20 or more goals in six of their last seven games and have lost their last five.
The next game is against the Devils on Sunday night at 7 p.m. ET.