Edmonton Oilers taken down by Phoenix Coyotes

Edmonton Oilers and Phoenix Coyotes players mix it up at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Dec. 3, 2013....

Edmonton Oilers and Phoenix Coyotes players mix it up at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Dec. 3, 2013. (DEREK LEUNG/Getty Images/AFP)

Robert Tychkowski, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:01 AM ET

EDMONTON - The Phoenix Coyotes picked a good time to visit Edmonton.

Sure, the city is knee-deep in snow and getting brutally cold, but the sunshine dwellers got to play the Edmonton Oilers.

And when you’re a road team looking for points, there’s nothing better than an opponent who's hapless at home.

Which the Oilers were.

They lost on their own ice for the ninth time in 12 games, dropping a 6-2 decision in front of a Rexall Place crowd that’s been dwindling with each passing defeat.

About 15,000 and change took in the latest loss.

It was close enough for about 40 minutes, until the Coyotes ran away with things in a three-goal third period rally, exposing Oilers defenceman after Oilers defenceman in the collapse.


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