The Day After Highlights 24.0: Edmonton Oilers lose 5-3 to Minnesota Wild

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Zach Laing
11 months ago
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Far from an ideal night.
A tough one, at that. The Oilers have had a rigorous travel schedule the last 10+ days with an east coast road trip, one game at home, then a mid-west back-to-back.
And on Thursday night against the Minnesota Wild, the Oilers looked gassed. It cost them as they lost 5-3.
There were some bright spots for the Oilers. Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl both had two-point nights with each scoring a goal and an assist. Evan Bouchard got on the scoresheet for the fourth game in a row with an assist. Klim Kostin, with three seconds left on the clock, got his first with the Oilers.
There were also some uh… not-so-bright spots. Jack Campbell struggled once again posting a .833 save percentage. His game hasn’t been good enough, and I’m very sure that he’s more than aware of it. While the Oilers scored first, they allowed two back-to-back goals in the second. Yin and the Yang, I suppose.
All in all, the Oilers are heading back home for a nice little homestand. Let’s see if they can rack up some wins.


Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at zach@oilersnation.com.

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