While the shot counter was deceivingly close, the Oilers were bombed in a 7-3 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on the first of a long road trip. This loss puts the Oilers at an embarrassing third from last in the Western Conference, above only Anaheim and Minnesota, both of whom have three games in hand on Edmonton.
This has not been the best of times, as the Oilers are now 4-11-3 in their last 18 games. Add to that, in those last 18 games, the Oilers have lost the services of Ales Hemsky, Nikolai Khabibulin, Fernando Pisani, Mike Comrie, Denis Grebeshkov, and others who are important pieces to most Oiler victories.
So what can Edmonton do? Well, they can take five full days before they head into Detroit (a team they were able to get two points against), ...
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Article written by Jim Parsons