The Ducks escaped with two points against the Oilers, despite giving up two short-handed goals. Thank you James Wisniewski and Steve Eminger for making that happen. Still, James Wisniewski gets a reprieve for doing what he's supposed to do, namely shooting the puck. His slap shot was deflected in by Todd Marchant in the third period, and that was the game winning tally for the Ducks. Bobby Ryan had a pair of goals to round out the scoring, and Corey Perry's assist on the first goal kept his point streak alive.
Speaking of streaks, the Ducks have won 11 in a row at the Ponda Center, and the Oilers have lost 11 in a row on the road. You've gotta like that symmetry. The Ducks have two more games before the break and winning both could go a long way into deciding what Murray will do at the trade deadline, which occurs almost immediately following the Olympic break. Murray is going to have to try to pull some clever deals if he expects to keep Anaheim competitive for the rest of the year and in the future.