|32-20-8, 70 points, 1.2 p/g||Ranks||28-20-10, 67 points, 1.034 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 2nd||Atlantic Division - 4th|
|9th||Points per Game||12th|
|8th||Shots on Goal||5th|
|7th||Goals Against per Game||13th|
A lone goal from Iiro Pakarinen was not enough as the Oilers fell flat against the Lightning in Tampa last night.
Ondrej Palat scored Tampa's first goal four minutes into the first period. Palat would ring once more just sixteen seconds into the second. The Oilers would draw to within one as Iiro Pakarinen scored his first goal of the season midway through the period, but Nikita Kucherov would be the next to score for the Lightning.
The Oilers did have a goal called back to everyone's favourite offside rule, but Tampa got the lead early and didn't let off the gas.
The Oilers will face Jaromir Jagr and the rest of the Panthers tonight in Florida. Can the Oilers shake last night's performance and take two points tonight?
The Oilers are saying
"You've got to tip the cap to the other team. They have a lot of skill on the other end there and they showed it on the first two."Source
That's Oilers goaltender Laurent Brossoit on Lightning forward Ondrej Palat's two goals.
Laurent Brossoit started last night's game, and it's probably one he won't remember with much fondness though you can't pin this loss on him. Brandon Davidson's stick blew up at Tampa Bay's blue line, immediately turning the puck over to Nikita Kucherov. Kucherov to Palat, and Brossoit didn't have much of a chance. Brossoit was eaten alive on the second goal as Kris Russell couldn't get it out of his own zone, turning it over to Tyler Johnson. Johnson to Palat, and...well, you know.
The opponents are saying
"We think every line can score and it's a different (source) every night winning us games.
That's Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen. Jokinen has four goals in his last six games.
The Panthers are playing with confidence, as they hover around that third playoff spot in the Atlantic. They're just one point behind the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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