The Edmonton Oilers fell victim to two defensive breakdowns at one end and at the other…a great 50-save performance by goaltender Ilya Sorokin, in a 3-0 loss.
This is the club record for Edmonton, by the way, the most shots at net in a shutout loss. The Oilers were also 0-5 on PP with shortstop allowed, 1-2 on PK.
The effort was undoubtedly better. But they started again slow and from behind. This is tough at the best of times, let alone being a “throwaway”.
Here is the story of the tape…
Cult hockey player scores
Jack Campbell. 6. Close the door at 1Street While his teammates took some time to warm up (1Street The shot was for 12 minutes in). Kick save on Dobson, things on 1Street Turning period, he came home to a close chance of Nelson with 7 seconds remaining in the 1Street. 3 by 2 is allowedAbbreviation II2 at close range deviations, 3Research and development In a close blast amid weak defensive coverage. 28 of 31 stopped. Decent rebound effort from Campbell.
Connor McDavid. 5. Play gentle along the wall to help clear the area on 1Street PK period but there are no screenshots in the opening frame. 4 residents walked their way to the grid on 2Abbreviation II Rush period but Sorokin could not be resolved. Fed Draisaitl dangerous 2Abbreviation II Chance period PP. A nice spin and charge created an opportunity for Ceci. Lightning 3Research and development The rush of the period turned into a shot and it rebounded for Hyman. Get away from covering it on 1-0. 55% per night in raffles.
Warren Voegele. 5. Playing a hard game in straight lines. hard drive through the slot in 2Abbreviation IIHe fired a shot from her wrist that Hyman twice attempted to clip home on the rebound on a two-stroke.
Zack Hyman. 6. It is probably the best oiler. 11 (counting) shots at the net and nothing to show for any of them. NYI’s tireless circular rush at 1Street You end up trying to turn around. He forcefully took Draisaitl’s beautiful pass into the net, but Sorokin flashed a single flick onto his back. A couple of shots at Foegele rebounding in the 2Abbreviation II. An initial snap from a McDavid rush on the 3Research and development and follow-up recovery.
Darnell Nurse. 6. Best Oiler Coupling by the Mile. 23-19, 53% 5v5, high risk v/v 5-7. 3 shots at 26:48 (to lead the team). I drew a penalty.
Cody this. 6. Two-stroke, two-stroke and 20-15, 57% CF 5v5. He and the nurse weren’t the problem.
Leon Drystel. 5. AUTHORITIES Whistled him for a sketchy call at 1Street (Not an arm went up at any time) after Leon slammed Lee into the boards but his fellow 29ers killed him. A great pass to Hyman in-shide who swooped in at an opportunity. Not just 1 turn but 2 in the same shift in 2Abbreviation II, one lead to a shot against. Just missed the top corner in 2Abbreviation II PP period. Fed Bouchard for a PP chance but shot blocked. 5 shots.
Ryan hopes. 5. Good 1Street The period snapshot created some consternation in the crease of the islanders. Drew 3Research and development PP period and hit the crossbar on the resulting leg advantage. His pass was slanted, taking the Islanders a 1-0 lead, but it was 2-on-3 the other way.
Jesse Bulgarvey. 5. I managed to get Niemelainen’s recovery on the net at 1Street. Clever shot from the rush at 2Abbreviation II. Some decent scans, 0 hits.
Brit Air. 4. He couldn’t lock on his leg fast enough to block a pass from the front 2-0. He then had no puck holder at 3-0. It was that kind of night for him. She wasn’t primarily responsible for either but didn’t help much either.
Evan Bouchard. 3. Really after my approximation of it. He went 2-0 straight from his stick into the hole and into it. The puck was caught watching and then ended up in empty zone at 3-0. Bouchard’s point shot was nearly overturned by Holloway. A 3Research and development PP shot period blocked.
Ryan MacLeod. 5. She seemed a little more confident. He had 5 shots. Swing back to Bouchard for a chance. Particularly good shot from the rush Sorokin got. Only 38% are in draws.
Matthias Jean-Marc. 4. Calm. All zero in boxcars.
KILM feature. 4.1Street Period clipping, 1 of 3. Sketch 3Research and development PP period. 2 hits. Go to the fourth line later in the game.
Markus Nimelinen. 5. 1 was createdStreet Chance round with a shot Bulgojarvi stopped the rebound from it. Two strikes, played 8:45, all 5v5.
Tyson Barry. 3. A lot of his game was okay, but there were two glaring mistakes. He can’t corner his man in front 1-0. Then, he forced a man down after a blocked shot and scored the Islanders on the resulting Power Play. Part of two units can not pay one house on PP.
Brad Malone. 5. Dangerous 2Abbreviation II Period snapshot of Sorokin. 2 shots, 3 hits, 75% draws, 1:05 on PK. consistent effort.
Dylan Holloway. 5. A 2Abbreviation II The period area continues to offer opportunity at the top of the slot. 2Abbreviation II The period is clear. He just missed 1Street NHL goal with 3Research and development period deviation. Played healthier 10:39 including 1:30 on Power Play.
Derek Ryan. 5. Gritty D- Workspace at 2Abbreviation II It led to a pass that Malone sought for a chance. Spin-o-rama’s chance is 2Abbreviation II.
The Oilers are now “meh” 10-10. Next Rangers.
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