|12-10-2, 24 points, 1.084 p/g-||Ranks||11-12-0, 22 points, .960 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 3rd||Central Division - 6th|
It's A 3 Game Skid
By the time the Oilers got on the board in the second, it was all but over. Auston Matthews scored his tenth goal five minutes into the first period, while James Van Riemsdyk made it 2-0 Leafs early in the second. Andrej Sekera would counter for the Oilers midway through the second frame, but Nazem Kadri got Toronto back up by two just a minute later. A late goal by Zach Hyman that was fuelled by a bad giveaway didn't do the Oilers any favours.
Edmonton brought out Jonas Gustavsson to finish the game, and Connor McDavid scored a beauty midway through the third, but it wasn't nearly enough to save Edmonton from their third consecutive loss.
The Oilers travel to Winnipeg to take on the Jets, winners of their last two. Can Edmonton figure it out tonight?
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"There's some things we need to clean up on and talking's one of them...Our D-Zone hasn't been that strong, we've been losing games there (with) mental mistakes and it just all comes from talking. I think that's where it started today: everybody just trying to be vocal, do things the right way and talk."Source
That's Oilers winger Patrick Maroon on talkin' it up amongst the teammates.
It's important to talk to your teammates. It's even more important to fix the power play right now, which looks good about one every four or five games. More on that in a bit.
The opponents are saying
"When he skates the way he's capable of skating, he affects what happens on the line with now Mark (Scheifele) and Patrik (Laine). He pulls people off, (and) he buys them more time." Source