|15-15-2, 32 points, 1.00 p/g
|14-18-2, 30 points, 1.161 p/g
|Western Conference - 10th
|Western Conference - 13th
Pump the brakes!
The memories of a six game winning streak are fading fast as the Oilers have now dropped three straight. The Oilers managed to hang forty shots on Colorado, but it was the Avalanche who skated away with a 5-1 victory on Saturday night. Blake Comeau got the Avalanche on the board on an Oilers power play. The Avalanche would add two more with PPG's from Tyson Barrie and an even strength tally from Nick Holden in the second. Andrej Sekera would score Edmonton's lone goal from Taylor Hall and Leon Draisaitl early in the third, but Jarome Iginla and Jack Skille would give Colorado two more notches in the belt. The Avalanche finished with five, the Oilers, just one.
The holidays are here, and Edmonton won't play again until Saturday after tonight. If nothing else, it would be nice to head into the break with a win and a bandage on a three game skid. Let's go to the tape
The Oilers are saying
"Are we expecting to score six on him? Not a chance...Even on his bad nights we're not getting six on him. We gave up way too many to have a win."
That's Oilers head coach Todd McLellen on Edmontnon's 5-1 loss to the Avalanche on Saturday.
It started bad, and it ended...more bad? Worse?
Colorado's Semyon Varlamov turned aside 39 of 40 shots, holding more than his end of the bargain up.
The opponents are saying
"It's tough to explain sometimes...You're together as a team (on the road) and don't have to worry about anything else but hockey and concentrating on the games. You can get on a roll. That's what we need to do."