McDavid hits 100 points, Eberle has hat trick and Oilers win

Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers- 4/8/17 NHL Pick Odds and Prediction

It only took fans five minutes to snap up the few hundred tickets made available for two games this week as the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks in a first-round match-up. Are they in a prime position to unseat the defending Western Conference champions? Eberle isn't anxious about it.

"But I think we're a mature enough team and have a lot of experience in games played, by some guys in the playoffs and other guys during the regular season, that we'll be fine".

McDavid scored his 100th point of the season in the Oilers' regular-season finale on Sunday, a 5-2 win over the Canucks, and it's merely a round number for the plaque on his Art Ross Trophy, which has been his to clinch for a while.

Eberle is especially looking forward to the tournament.

Of course, you can find isolated replays that will make any National Hockey League player, and especially any National Hockey League d-man, look bad, but Benning has made a high rate of such major mistakes on Grade A scoring chances in recent weeks.

"It's been frustrating. This is usually the last day (of the season) for me", Eberle said.

"I thought we played well tonight", Canucks center Bo Horvat said.

Elsewhere, Shea Theodore scored 53 seconds into overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks the Pacific Division title with a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings. Martin Jones has been reliable in both regular seasons, but when he went to the playoffs previous year, he established just how dominant he could be. Burns (76 points) will nearly certainly win the Norris Trophy, after becoming the first defenseman to have back-to-back 75-point seasons since Brian Leetch in 1995-96 and 1996-97.

"Another fan, who goes by cindershadow on Twitter, tweeted "@EdmontonOilers wow #oilers, guess im not going to a playoff game.

And then there's Milan Lucic, a veteran of 101 playoff games and a Stanley Cup in Boston. "I hope they're rocking". Selected with the first overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Game 1 will be McDavid's first career playoff game. Talbot stopped 13 shots in picking up his 41st win of the campaign against the Sharks in San Jose on Thursday to pass the Oilers single-season record set by Grant Fuhr in 1987-88.

We all know that the playoffs are "a new season", and everyone starts from scratch. "They've done a good job down the stretch, we just need to keep doing that". "It's just a matter of outworking and outplaying them". Regression over a short sample size could certainly turn the tables in favor of the Sharks, but Logan Couture and Joe Thornton's injury status make that task even taller.

Couture is a critical piece as he would be tasked with shadowing and shutting down McDavid, the NHL's fleet-footed scoring champion.

Vancouver visits Edmonton on Sunday night in the final game of the National Hockey League regular season.

"We believed in ourselves in the locker-room", said Oilers captain Connor McDavid.

The power play extended from late in the second period when Vancouver's Reid Boucher took a double-minor for high-sticking Letestu.

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