Welcome to Edmonton, Ben. It didn’t take brand new netminder Ben Scrivens very long to realize he’s playing behind the Edmonton Oilers now, and not the L.A. Kings. Just 60 minutes into his Oilers career, that 1.91 goals against average and .931 save percentage he crafted behind LA’s stingy defence is already taking a beating. “I felt pretty good, but I have to find a way to make another save or two for the guys, give them a little bit more of a chance,” said Scrivens, who lost 4-1 behind an Oilers team that was outshot 33-21 in Minnesota. “It was a good learning experience for me. Every game at this point in my career is another chance to develop a little more, try and get better.” Scrivens goes from the team with the best goals against in the NHL (1.98) to the team with the worst (3.51). And it’s getting worse — the Oilers have allowed four or more goals in 10 of their last 14 games.
New netminder Ben Scrivens gets taste of Oilers defence
Edmonton Sun | Jan 17