While it isn’t technically over, last night’s miserable showing against the St. Louis Blues was the unofficial end to the Oilers’ season. The Oilers got completely slammed over the course of 60 minutes by a good team driving in playoff mode. This team just isn’t good enough.
Aaaaaaaaand the playoffs are looking further and further away. Final Score: 7-2 Blues.
I love watching the Vegas Golden Knights. They are one of the best stories in sports the past couple years and should be talked about way more. This is an expansion team and they’ve been much better than the Edmonton Oilers who have been rebuilding for, well, ever. Maybe we’re seeing future Oilers GM Kelly…
The Oilers needed a better effort after that dud against New Jersey. The Coyotes are better than the Devils, but look at their roster. I know they’ve been on a bit of a roll but that is a very mediocre forward group and the Oilers should be competitive based on Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl…
Last night was a must-win game. The Oilers, as I discussed on Tuesday, are blessed with an easy schedule down the stretch. But no games in the NHL are ever easy, automatic wins, especially when you come out as flat as the Oilers did last night.
Blown opportunity there, boys. Final Score: 6-3 Devils
The uphill climb continues. The Oilers got themselves back into the win column last night with a gritty win over the New York Rangers, pulling them to within five points of a playoff spot with a game in hand.
Back in the win column! Final Score: 3-2 Oilers in OT
At least they made it interesting? 🤷♂️ Final Score: 3-2 Leafs
The Oilers hung on for a 3-2 win over the Canucks last night, extending their winning streak to four-game, which matches their longest run of the season. Unfortunately, all the other teams they’re chasing in the Western Conference playoff race also won, so the Oilers just stood their ground.
Long live secondary scoring! Final Score: 3-2 Oilers
The Oilers are showing a lot of resilience recently. Despite having a very steep uphill battle to reach the playoffs, the team has played hard and well in recent weeks. Last night in Buffalo, the Oilers were down 3-1, but didn’t give up and clawed their way to a 4-3 win.