Oilers shut out by Stars farm team

Stars right wing Valeri Nichushkin looks to shoot on Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk during Friday's...

Stars right wing Valeri Nichushkin looks to shoot on Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk during Friday's pre-season game in Oklahoma City. (Brett Deering/Reuters)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:20 AM ET

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. - You know what the O stands for in OKC?

Yup, the number of goals the Edmonton Oilers were able to score Friday night against what amounted to the Dallas Stars farm team.

In a rather ignominious end to what had been a pretty good pre-season, the Oilers were no match for a bunch of guys in Dallas uniforms, losing 4-0 in front of 8,841 disappointed fans at the Cox Convention Centre in Oklahoma City.

In the end, the Oilers travelled a long way not to show up.

“I have a couple of assistant coaches in there who are about to climb the wall with anger,” head coach Dallas Eakins said after the humbling was complete.

“All I said is that it’s good that it happened. It’s good to let our team know that our diapers do stink.

“But that’s not going to happen again. I let the players know that that’s their free pass. If this was October I would have shortened that bench down fast and the guys who weren’t doing what was asked of them would have been on the bench.


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