Tonight was totally bagworthy masked by the final score. They might as well have been the Eberbulin Hallzies tonight because those 3 were the whole show for the Oilers.
However, it's good to see Eberle break of his slump. That was much needed, i tip my bag to him.
Back in the hunt. Must win thursday at home with Columbus. They can redeem themselves on home ice. Unforunately, this looks like the best line up we can ice with a winger at centre and a 40 year old goalie. I say ride Khabi till the end of the year if necessary (except back to back situations). Hopefully Hemsky and Gagner can start clicking so we can get some secondary scoring.
I've been thinking about the Oilers chances of signing DeKesler, its been tweeted that Katz called him. It's also been tweeted that the Blues are one of the teams that DeKesler is thinking about signing with. So if he watched tonight, at least the Oilers won...
They just forgot to blow the lead in the third, this young team will make mistakes like these every once in a while... But we don't really risk making the playoffs thanks to those few clutch losses last week, so it's ok. Just let it go and focus on the next game...
Good goaltending and the top line scoring and we win.
Same bad puck management, low shot totals and possessions and unable to answer physically and defensively. Tonight's game was proof that our 23 man roster is not up to snuff. Our defenseman and bottom 6 are not good enough to win consistently.We started the third with two of our long standing veteran Oilers in the box.
Games like this kill any momentum of replacing the people in charge.. sigh
A small shot with 16 games left is a helluva lot better than no real shot. If we keep scoring goals early in games, I think it's a lot more likely we at least are in a battle in the final 5 games.
It is good that we are "in the mix" for a playoff spot and even if we don't make it i would like to finish somewhere like 11th people talk about draft picks i am thinking more about pride and a winning culture.
With 16 games left we'd need to do something special to make it, 9 or 10 wins would do it i think.
I hope we do stay in the hunt all the way the way to seasons end