The good news? The Oilers were very much alive in this one. The Oilers and Jets traded goals in the first period, including a gigantic shorthanded goal by Leon Draisaitl that was orchestrated by Connor McDavid. The Jets would put a pair up in the second period, while Jujhar Khaira would help the Oilers fight back to within one.
Unfortunately for the Oilers, that’s where the fun ended. Once Jujhar Khaira scored his seventh goal of the year, there’d be no more goals for the good guys. There’d be no more goals for the Jets either, but it was too late by that time. The Jets would end Edmonton’s four game win streak by a 4-3 score. Let’s crack this one open a little bit.
Goal of the year? Maybe. Shorthanded goal of the year? Definitely.
Many fans (including myself) have advocated for McDavid to shoot the puck more, though it looks like he’s got a pretty good grip on what hes doing here. Notice the hook on 97 before he breaks free. We are not worthy.
You’ve seen a good goal, now here’s a bad goal.
Yeesh. Where to start. 18 takes a bad line change and Adam Larsson is in no-man’s land for that goal. Kyle Connor taps home his eleventh goal of the year, it would be the eventual game-winner.
- MORE GOOD: Jesse Puljujarvi scored his seventh goal off a rebound to tie the game up at 2. It’s Puljujarvi’s seventh goal of the season, his ninth point in 20 games.
- JJ: Jujhar Khaira also scored his seventh goal of the season to bring the game to within one. Don’t look now, but Khaira’s scoring at a better than point-per-game pace (7-6-13 in 24). A well-deserved promotion to the third line.
- There are many ways to lose a game, but if you had Joel Armia scoring two on Cam Talbot tonight, come collect your prize. The goals are Armia’s fifth and sixth goals of the year
- SPECIAL TEAMS: Hey, no goals were allowed on the PK last night. That’s great news. Oilers had just one power play last night, no dice.
- Oilers need to have short memories and put this one behind them. The loss puts them below .500 one more time (17-18-2), but they’ll head home to face Chicago on Friday to begin a four-game homestand.