EDMONTON - With the Oilers 1-13 when returning home after a road trip and with the Washington Capitals 1-8 in their last nine trips to Edmonton, the statistics said both teams were supposed to lose the same game.
Something had to give. And that something was Edmontonís top line.
In what began as a fast and competitive contest, it was the Oilers who blinked first. And second. And third. And fourth. They gave up one goal on the first, one more in the second and two more in the third to drop a 4-1 decision.
Edmonton falls to 3-7-1 with the loss while Washington improves to 5-5-0.