|21-27-5, 47 points, .887 p/g||Ranks||26-18-6, 58 points, 1.115 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 7th||Metropolitan Division - 5th|
Absolutely No Success In Montréal
Aside from a late shorthanded goal for Benoit Pouliot, the Edmnoton Oilers got absolutely slaughtered on Hockey Day in Canada by a score of 5-1. Less than eight minutes into the first, Brendan Gallagher got the Habs on the board. Lars Eller made it 2-0 with four minutes remaining in the first frame, and the Canadiens never looked back. By the time Pouliot scored a shorthanded goal, the Habs had made it 4-0. Former Oiler Tom Gilbert made it 5-1 midway through the final frame, and goaltender Ben Scrivens won his first game since being dealt to the Canadiens back in late December.
The Oilers have got to flush this game from the bowels of their memory as they look to gain some ground in the Pacific Division. Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"We'll get some rest, we'll get on the plane. We've got to look at some of the things we obviously want to fix...We're going to play a different opponent. This is another learning opportunity for us. We played two real good games, got maybe a little comfortable and didn't put in the work to be successful. Maybe we learn and get into New York and try and repair a few things."Source
That's Oilers head coach Todd McLellan after his team dropped a 5-1 contest in Montréal
What an ugly game for the Oilers. After all of t't hose good feelings from Thursday's game against Ottawa, they were just crushed by Ben Scrivens and the output of one lonely shorthanded goal from Benoit Pouliot. Oilers continue to search for road wins. After yesterday's loss, the club has seven wins in 29 road contests so far this year. (7-17-4)
The opponents are saying
"I can't fault the guys for their effort...You run into a goalie like (Petr Mrazek), that's what happens. You give up 20, 21 shots. I don't know how many scoring chances we gave up. But (the Oilers) are a quick, fast team. They're a young team, so they're going to have their legs on (a) back-to-back. We're going to have to be ready to skate. " Source
Have some of this
Justin Schultz played 15:35 at evens today, during which time Oilers got outshot 11-0.— Bruce McMcCurdy (@BruceMcCurdy) February 6, 2016