What now, Oilers? Another disheartening loss

Edmonton's Lennart Petrell hits Calgary's T.J. Brodie during Saturday night's NHL game (Codie...

Edmonton's Lennart Petrell hits Calgary's T.J. Brodie during Saturday night's NHL game (Codie McLachlan, Edmonton Sun).

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:28 PM ET

So where do they go from here?

After another disheartening loss, the Edmonton Oilers were left searching for answers, wondering why when the games became really meaningful, they were unable to respond to the challenge.

Saturday’s 4-1 loss to a Calgary Flames team that featured six American Hockey League players, proved to be a new low for the Oilers. No one could understand why they were so flat.

“It’s not the result we were looking for and definitely not the game we wanted to play,” said Oilers winger Lennart Petrell, who scored the lone goal in the loss. “I think that we all recognize that we’re in a pretty bad situation right now.”

The Oilers woke up six points out of a playoff spot Sunday, with seven games to play. By the time they step back on the ice Tuesday to host the Minnesota Wild, it’ll likely be an eight-point spread.

 


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