You have to feel for Mikko Koskinen. He went 0/4 last night, which would be a tough night in baseball but counts as an horrific outing for an NHL goaltender.
Feels to me like any chance he may have had to play some playoff games this year evaporated in those 15 minutes.
Connor McDavid factored into all three of Edmonton’s goals, however, so he keeps himself well in the race to 100 points in 56 games. Even typing that is wild. At this point he needs 4 points in 4 games — two of which come against Vancouver.
It seems like a genuine formality.
Otherwise? It’s Friday. The Oilers go again tomorrow night and will look for a bit of get right after some discombobulation yesterday. Onward.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Episode 9 - “There’s Something About Connor McDavid”
(Hey, you try doing something with The Rise of Skywalker.)
Shona and Preston recap the week that was, and ponder what the signing of Ilya Konovalov might mean for the Oilers. They dive deep into Philip Broberg’s assignment to the taxi squad and how it could affect the roster ahead of the playoffs.
GAME RECAP: Vancouver 6, Edmonton 3 (Copper and Blue)
GAME THREAD: Game 52/56 Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks (Copper and Blue)
Hot Links: Thursday, May 6 (Copper and Blue)
Ahead By A Century (LT)
Looking North: Caufield Wows With Clutch Week, Jets Stumble Into Clinch (TS)
Koskinen Continues To Cement Himself In Oilers Infamy With Latest Debacle (SN)
4 Goals On 4 Shots To Begin Game Power Canucks To Slump-Busting Win Over Oilers (CBC)
No Load Management Planned For Workhorses (ES)
Oilers’ Mike Smith is putting himself in the all-time old-guy goalie conversation with a stunning season at 38 (TA)
Lowetide: Oilers’ Adam Larsson playing his best hockey with playoffs on horizon (TA)