Thread: Post-Game Talk: Oilers lose 4-3 in SO
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03-21-2013, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
Thank you for clarifying that point but the two goals were scored much earlier so there is no cause and effect here. Also no resultant goals scored as result of coaching decision to put Petrell in topsix. An argument could be made that it reduced chances of a 4th SJ goal. Which was looking likely as well.

The only reason I clarified that yak was not "benched" in the 3rd is that the tar and pitchforks were out killing coachs again and in this case anyway, false attribution imo.

As another poster suggested Yak playing or not had nothing to do with the two goals, had nothing to do with the outcome.
Yak got benched immediately after the best shift of any Oiler in the 3rd, didn't see a second of icetime after that. This was in a tie game, they weren't even protecting a lead. Yakupov looked hungry and didn't even get a chance to possibly win the game in regulation or OT. It's BS that Krueger took that opportunity away from the kid for no apparent reason.

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