The Oilers managed to bust a slump tonight, but unfortunately, it wasn’t the right one. The Avalanche rolled into town on a five-game losing streak and the Oilers, being incredibly obliging hosts, let them slide back into the win column.
Boy, that was disappointing. The Oilers wrapped up their four-game road trip and span of eight games in 13 games with a game against the last-place Florida Panthers. On paper, this looked like an easy win and a nice way to wrap up this tough stretch. Unfortunately, the games aren’t played on paper.
The Oilers, playing in the second leg of a road back-to-back, got outclassed by one of the best teams in the league last night.
You think we would have learned our lesson last night about coming out flat? Final Score: 5-2 Lightning.
Capitals 4, Oilers 2 post-game Oil Spills: Ugly start buries Edmonton’s chance to sweep season series
The Oilers got down 2-0 early and the Capitals didn’t look back, working their way to a 4-2 victory. The frustrating thing about last night’s game is how Washington’s fourth line did a big chunk of the damage early on and the Oilers couldn’t crack Washington’s backup goalie.
It was a decent effort but the Oilers shot bullet holes in their dinghy. Final Score: 4-2 Capitals
That’s a good way to start off the road trip, boys! Final Score: 4-3 Oilers
After getting dropped by the Minnesota Wild, the Oilers responded with a big 4-0 statement win over the Chicago Blackhawks. They were firing on all cylinders as Mikko Koskinen stood tall, the blueline was able to shut down Patrick Kane, and multiple depth players chipped in with offence.
Koskinen we’ve never doubted you! Final Score: 4-0 Oilers
Death, taxes, and the Minnesota Wild being opportunistic. Despite outplaying the Wild, the Oilers ended up with the loss as Minnesota was able to capitalize on their chances and then lull the game to sleep. That’s wild!
Giving up three separate leads and losing without even a point is tough to take. Final Score: 4-3 Wild
The Oilers rolled into Nashville and Chicago this weekend for back-to-back afternoon games and came out with two wins. This is a different team than we watched last year, folks.