Oilers loss to Penguins is second defeat in back-to-back

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save against Edmonton Oilers left wing David...

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save against Edmonton Oilers left wing David Perron at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Oct. 15, 2013. (CHARLES LeCLAIRE/USA Today)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:46 PM ET

PITTSBURGH - The Edmonton Oilers almost shocked the NHL on Tuesday.

Unfortunately for them, the reward for almost doing something is nothing.

No W. No points. No escape from the dark cloud that followed the sinking team east from Edmonton five days ago.

Playing their second road game in as many nights against a Cup contender playing on two days rest, the Oilers gave Pittsburgh all it could handle. Pittsburgh did handle it, through, breaking open a 2-2 game on Evgeni Malkin’s power play game winner with 12:40 left in the third period.

It was another valiant and hard-fought effort that came up short. The Oilers are 1-5-1 and 0-3 at the halfway mark of their road trip, with dates left against the New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens.


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