2020–21 Edmonton Oilers season

The 2020–21 Edmonton Oilers season was the 42nd season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on June 22, 1979, and 49th season overall, including their play in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Oilers made the playoffs for the second straight year after being eliminated by the Chicago Blackhawks in the Qualifying Round of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Season of play of professional ice hockey team
2020–21Edmonton Oilers
Division 2nd North
2020–21 record 35–19–2
Home record 16–12–0
Road record 19–7–2
Goals for 183
Goals against 154
Team information
General manager Ken Holland
Coach Dave Tippett
Captain Connor McDavid
Alternate captains Leon Draisaitl
Adam Larsson
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Darnell Nurse
Arena Rogers Place
Minor league affiliate(s) Bakersfield Condors (AHL)
Wichita Thunder (ECHL)
Team leaders
Goals Connor McDavid (33)
Assists Connor McDavid (72)
Points Connor McDavid (105)
Penalty minutes Darnell Nurse (57)
Plus/minus Leon Draisaitl (+29)
Wins Mike Smith (21)
Goals against average Mike Smith (2.31)

Due to the Canada–U.S. border restrictions brought in as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oilers were re-aligned with the other six Canadian franchises into the newly-formed North Division. The league’s 56 game season was played entirely within the new divisions, meaning that Edmonton and the other Canadian teams played an all-Canadian schedule for the 2020–21 regular season as well as the first two rounds of the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs.

On May 3, 2021, the Oilers clinched a playoff berth after they defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5–3.[1] They were swept in the first round by the Winnipeg Jets, with a 4-3 triple overtime loss in game four on May 24.

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North Division
Pos Team

GP W L OTL RW GF GA GD Pts
1 y Toronto Maple Leafs 56 35 14 7 29 187 148 +39 77
2 x Edmonton Oilers 56 35 19 2 31 183 154 +29 72
3 x Winnipeg Jets 56 30 23 3 24 170 154 +16 63
4 x Montreal Canadiens 56 24 21 11 20 159 168 9 59
5 e Calgary Flames 56 26 27 3 22 156 161 5 55
6 e Ottawa Senators 56 23 28 5 18 157 190 33 51
7 e Vancouver Canucks 56 23 29 4 17 151 188 37 50
Source: National Hockey League[2]
Rules for classification: 1) Fewer number of games played (GP, only during regular season); 2) Greater number of regulation wins (RW); 3) Greater number of wins in regulation and overtime, excluding shootout wins (ROW); 4) Greater number of total wins, including shootouts (W); 5) Greater number of points earned in head-to-head play; if teams played an uneven number of head-to-head games, the result of the first game on the home ice of the team with the extra home game is discarded; 6) Greater goal differential (GD); 7) Greater number of goals scored (GF)
e Eliminated from playoff contention; x Clinched playoff spot; y Clinched division

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