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Although important, the extra minutes represented this post written a week after the Oilers’ ability to avoid long streak defeats.
Four comeback wins, which have prevented three consecutive losing streak. The last three of them all in settlement, against the Western Conference contenders. Indeed, the Jets, Preds and Canucks currently occupy the top three wild card spots just 3-5 points behind the Oilers, making these regulations even more important. When you consider that the Oilers came back from a losing position every time, these 60-minute wins were four-point swings … in each case, Leon Draisaitl was in sight, scoring two goals each, scoring the match winner himself three times and placing him directly in fourth position. Four times, the great German has been named the first star of the match.