Ben Scrivens G EDM 4 Hrs
Scrivens' four-game win streak came to an end Wednesday in a 4-1 loss to the visiting Predators. He stopped 31 of 35 shots.
Tough luck for Scrivens, who ran into a surprisingly potent Nashville offense in this one. He was bound to take a step back at some point after rattling off four straight wins at home, but he definitely flashed his upside and will give prospective fantasy owners something to think about should they need a goaltender. Despite the run of victories that saw him stop 102 of 110 shots for a save percentage of .927, Scrivens' mark on the year still sits below the coveted .900 mark (.896) to go with a 3.01 GAA, so he's still far from an elite option on an inconsistent Oilers team.
Ben Scrivens G EDM 2 Days
Scrivens turned in a gem Monday, stopping all 29 shots to blank the visiting Canadiens 3-0. He's now won four in a row after going 0-3 to start the season.
The goose egg marks the seventh career shutout for the Alberta native, who has turned aside 130 of the last 138 shots he's faced for a scorching .942 save percentage over his last five games. Of course, banking on the Oilers is always a gamble, but the team has looked good over it's four-game winning streak, so this could be a good time to pounce on Scrivens if you need some help between the pipes.
Ben Scrivens G EDM 3 Days
Scrivens will start in goal Monday against the Wild.
The Oilers have won each of Scrivens' last three starts after a dismal start to the season in which Scrivens allowed 14 goals in his first three games. He's allowed eight in four games since and has 81 saves over his last three contests.
Ben Scrivens G EDM 5 Days
Scrivens recorded his third consecutive victory Friday against the Hurricanes, stopping 27 of 30 shots in the 6-3 win.
Scrivens performed a little less steadily against the Hurricanes than he did earlier in the week in wins over the Capitals and Lightning, but he didn't require his best effort to dispatch the league's only winless team. The goalie seems to be settling in nicely after a horrendous first three outings of 2014-15, which continue to keep his season GAA above 3.00 and save percentage below .900, despite the winning streak.
Ben Scrivens G EDM 6 Days
Scrivens will be in the crease Friday against the Hurricanes.
After a woeful start to the season, Scrivens has righted the ship the last two times out with victories against quality teams in the Lightning and Capitals. A matchup with the offensively-impotent Hurricanes should allow him to further trim down his 3.36 GAA.
Ben Scrivens G EDM 7 Days
Scrivens thwarted 32 of 34 shots Wednesday in 3-2 win over the visiting Capitals.
After failing to record a victory in his first four appearances, Scrivens has turned things around against two very good teams in the Capitals and Lightning, who the Oilers beat Monday. If this isn't just an aberration, Scrivens could provide some much needed stability between the pipes for an inconsistent Oilers squad. We wouldn't jump the gun just yet, but go ahead and keep an eye on Scrivens to see if he and the rest of the boys from Oil Country can parlay their short-term success into something more.
Ben Scrivens G EDM 8 Days
Scrivens will be between the pipes for Wednesday's game against the Capitals, Mike Vogel of WashingtonCaps.com reports.
Scrivens has a less-than-impressive 3.65 GAA over his first five games this year, but has shown signs of improvement, allowing just three goals in his past two contests. He'll take on a Washington squad that is fourth in the league with 3.40 goals scored per game.
Ben Scrivens G EDM 10 Days
Scrivens turned aside 22 of 24 shots en route to his first victory of the season over the visiting Lightning on Monday.
It took five starts, but Scrivens finally erased the goose egg in the win column for the Oilers, who are now 1-4-1 on the season. Despite his solid play against one of the league's most formidable offenses in Tampa Bay, we wouldn't go scrambling to grab him (or any other Oilers netminder) off your wire just yet. It's probably best waiting for the skaters in front of Scrivens to prove they're capable of stringing a few wins together, first.
Ben Scrivens G EDM 10 Days
Scrivens will be in goal Monday against the Lightning, reports Tom Gazzola of Oilers TV.
Scivens will make his third consecutive start in net for the Oilers on Monday. During Friday's loss to the Canucks, he managed to stop 28 of 29 shots in his best start of the season. He'll try to continue his short-term success despite giving up a total of 11 goals in his first two starts.
Ben Scrivens G EDM 12 Days
Scrivens stopped 28 of 29 shots in Friday's loss to the Canucks.
Scrivens turned in by far his best outing of the season, but with the Oilers unable to get anything past opposing goalie Ryan Miller, his record fell to 0-3 on the season. The netminder made several impressive saves throughout the evening, even claiming first-star honors over Miller. While Scrivens' improvement is encouraging, the Oilers still look like a mess on both ends of the ice, which may make it difficult for the goalie to pick up wins with much regularity.