Ben Scrivens Shatters NHL Record

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Ben Scrivens of the Edmonton Oilers broke a NHL record when he had the single greatest goaltender performance in a regular season game on January 29, 2014. The "Professor" schooled the San Jose Sharks, making 59 saves in regulation for a shutout win. The previous record was held by Mike Smith who made 54 saves for a shutout in regulation.

The Oilers looked helpless at many times throughout the game as the Sharks attacked their net over and over again. Scrivens appeared godlike as he turned away all the shots, including many high quality scoring chances. The Oilers sit at the bottom of the Western Conference in part because their goaltending has been atrocious. GM MacTavish hopes newly acquired Scrivens is the number one goaltender that his team has been lacking.

Now it is time to fix the defense, which is the worst in the NHL. The big 4 - Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle and Nail Yakupov - have to be put in play in order to acquire a top pairing defenseman. How about a trade of Jordan Eberle and Nail Yakupov for Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators?

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