|9-7-1, 19 points, 1.118 p/g||Ranks||7-9-1, 15 points, .882 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 2nd||Pacific Division - 4th|
The Well's Still Dry
The Oilers will win more games if they can score more than two goals a game. That's not a bold statement. The trouble is, the Oilers are scoring about half of that number in recent days. A lone goal from Leon Draisaitl was a nice splash, but the Oilers were behind by three goals at this point. John Gibson turned aside 33 shots, and the Oilers lumbered to their fourth consecutive loss.
The good? Oilers are still getting off a bunch of shots. The bad? A little bit more. Cam Talbot's play has dropped off. Not many shots going in. The losses are piling up, and the club is no longer first in the Pacific.
But other than that, things are great.
The Oilers look to halt a four game losing streak tonight with a visit to Los Angeles. The Kings are also winless in their last four.
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"Tonight as opposed to some others there were more aggressive plays around the net and we missed some open nets, too...But we had too many shots from the blue line that were blocked or missed the net which is frustrating."Source
That's Oilers coach Todd McLellan on his team's one-goal performance against Anaheim on Tuesday night.
I miss it when the Oilers averaged four goals a game when the season started. Can we play Calgary more?
The opponents are saying
"It's a play that happens about 20 times a game and it was just one of those things where it was just a little bit awkward going in and that was it." Source
Poor puck maintenance led to some ugly odd-man breaks for the Ducks.— Bob Stauffer (@Bob_Stauffer) November 16, 2016
Don't be bluffed by the shots.
Oilers deserved what they got!