The Oilers outplayed the Leafs last night but didn’t win. The team badly needs to start winning games, and as nice as good underlying numbers are, there isn’t enough runway left to just assume things are going to naturally turn around.
C’mon, really? Final Score: 1-0 Maple Leafs
Balanced scoring? ✅ Power play goal? ✅ Excellent goaltending? ✅ Win? ✅ Final Score: 6-2 Oilers
You can’t sleepwalk through two full periods and expect to win a game, even if it’s against a team that goes nearly a month at a time without winning like the Flyers. The Oilers put forward a terrible effort last night and got a result they deserved.
At least the last 10 minutes were alright? *sigh* Final Score: 4-2 Flyers
Hey, Oilers Nation! Emergency Backup Cat here, taking on the Battle of Alberta for our lovely friends on the full-time writing staff to help them out with a prior engagement. Holy smokes, what a barn burner. Coming into this game, I was excited to see what both Laurent Brossoit and Mike Smith had to offer…
It’s always a good time when the Leafs and Oilers play. The two teams engaged in a wild barnburner last night with non-stop action back and forth. Edmonton, without Adam Larsson and Cam Talbot, struggled early but showed some resilience, battling back from multiple deficits, but Toronto ultimately came out on top 6-4.
To his credit, Kris Russell smashed that puck home. Final Score: 6-4 Maple Leafs
The Coyotes are bad. But the Oilers didn’t make them look bad last night. The two bottom teams in the Western Conference played a tightly-contested game that the Oilers edged out on a beautiful overtime goal by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
The Year of Nuge continues. Final Score: 3-2 Oilers in OT
After laying in egg in Buffalo, the Oilers came out and played a strong game against the Bruins in Boston. I kind of like the idea of having the team’s top three centres playing on their own line.
That, right there, was a damned good road game. Final Score: 4-2 Oilers