Ben Scrivens G EDM 2 Days
Scrivens lasted only five minutes into Tuesday's start against the Coyotes, as he was pulled after giving up two goals on the first three shots he faced in an eventual 5-1 loss.
Viktor Fasth wasn't very good in relief, but at least he put up a save mark higher than .333. Scrivens has been fairly awful over the last three games -- with a big shout-out to his awful defense -- as he's given up 11 goals on just 78 shots. He remains without a win since Dec. 7, and before that since Oct. 27, so Scrivens is about as bad a fantasy option in goal as there is out there.
Ben Scrivens G EDM 3 Days
Scrivens will get the start in net Tuesday against the Coyotes, team broadcaster Jack Michaels reports.
Scrivens enters Tuesday's contest against Phoenix with a five game losing streak, and has allowed nine goals in his last two starts alone. If at all possible, the 28-year-old goaltender should be avoided in all but the deepest of fantasy formats as the Oilers continue to struggle through an abysmal season.
Ben Scrivens G EDM 4 Days
Scrivens made 40 saves but allowed five goals in Sunday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Stars.
Scrivens now has suffered through five consecutive defeats, allowing nine goals in the last two. His defense hasn't helped the 28-year-old as he's faced 119 shots in the last three games and should probably be avoided as both he and the team struggle through the season.
Ben Scrivens G EDM 4 Days
Scrivens will start in net against the Stars on Sunday, play-by-play announcer Jack Michaels reports.
Scrivens struggled in his last start Thursday, allowing four goals on 30 shots against the Sharks. He will start again Sunday against the Stars, as he looks to break a stretch of four straight losses between the pipes.
Ben Scrivens G EDM 7 Days
Scrivens took yet another loss Thursday, giving up four goals on 30 shots to the Sharks.
That's four straight defeats for Scrivens and his 13th in his last 14 starts. Though he'd been better lately, it seems to always just be a matter of time until he takes a step back with a four- or five-goal outing.
Ben Scrivens G EDM 8 Days
Scrivens will man the net for the Oilers on Thursday against the Sharks.
Scrivens has turned in back-to-back credible outings for the Oilers against the Rangers and Coyotes, but he's been cruelly handed the loss on both occasions. If it's not Edmonton's horrid defense that lets him down, Scrivens has too often seen the Oilers' offense fail to provide him with much support. Simply put, the Oilers are a disaster right now and could struggle mightily over the remainder of the season, making their goalie situation one to avoid whenever possible.
Ben Scrivens G EDM 9 Days
Scrivens stopped 42 of 44 shots Tuesday in Arizona, but the 44th shot was the game-winner with one second left in overtime off the stick of Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
Scrivens turned in a heroic goaltending performance, and in fact has allowed just three goals on 72 shots over his last three appearances, but wins remain precious rare in Edmonton even with the team's change in coaching, so Scrivens isn't a reliable fantasy option.
Ben Scrivens G EDM 10 Days
Scrivens will be in the crease Tuesday against the Coyotes, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Scrivens will make the first start of the post-Dallas Eakins era, after the Oilers' bench boss was fired Monday. Though Edmonton has lost 15 of its last 16 games, it wouldn't be surprising if Scrivens led the Oilers back into the win column against the sagging Coyotes, who have lost five in a row to assume the second-worst record in the Western Conference. Scrivens has played respectably in three of his last four outings, but goal support from his mates has been at a minimum, saddling him with a 1-3 record during that stretch.
Ben Scrivens G EDM 11 Days
Scrivens gave up only one goal on 21 shots Sunday, but got no offensive support in a 2-0 loss to the Rangers.
The Oilers have just been a disaster this season, picking up only one win in their last 16 outings. Sunday was a good bounce-back effort from Scrivens, who gave up five goals in his last start Tuesday against the Sharks. With an ugly 5-11-3 record,.890 save percentage, and 3.10 GAA on the season, Scrivens can't be counted on in any leagues right now. If by any chance the Oilers turn their season around, Scrivens will become a solid fantasy option, as he sees the bulk of starts in the Edmonton crease.
Ben Scrivens G EDM 12 Days
Scrivens will start in net against the Rangers on Sunday, play-by-play announcer Jack Michaels reports.
Scrivens allowed five goals in his last start Tuesday against the Sharks, but will receive the start Sunday after coming in to relieve Fasth on Friday and saving all seven shots he faced. Scrivens carries a 3.21 GAA and .887 save percentage into a tough matchup against the Rangers.