Well that didn’t go well.
The Edmonton Oilers (12-6-2) went into the Shark Tank Tuesday and got eaten alive by the San Jose Sharks (8-10-1) in a 6-3 lopsided loss.
The Oilers went into the game riding a two-game win streak, including impressive wins over the New Jersey Devils and Anaheim Ducks, but found themselves flat in the first period in San Jose allowing three goals in the first 12 minutes of the game.
The Oilers gave up four unanswered goals Redditlol before Leon Draisatil scored his 15th of the season. Zack Kassian would go on to score in the third period, and Sam Gagner scored his first of the year, but it was all too little too late.
Mike Smith was uncharacteristically soft in goal, allowing six goals on just 25 shots for a paltry 760 SV %.
However, in fairness to Smith, the Sharks did a great job of getting traffic to the net, tipping shots and disrupting the netminder—surely, not all of the goals allowed can be directly pinned on him.
The Oilers will need a better team effort Thursday as they return home to play the Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Place. Puck drop is at 7 p.m.
Oilers fans sure love their Twitter. Use the hashtag #OilersIn60 and we’ll include your tweets here!
Can the next apology Sportsnet issues be one to all Oilers fans for all that we’ve suffered at the voice of Drew Remenda? #AskingForAFriend
— Puck Princess 🇨🇦 (@SportPrincess89) November 13, 2019
So I missed the game last night. By the looks of my feed this morning, I’m glad I did. #Oilers
— 🇦🇺👽ᔕᑭᗩᑕEᑕᗩᗰ👽🇨🇦 (@Spacecam) November 13, 2019
This 6-3 loss to #Sharks should be a lesson for the #Oilers coaching staff to not rotate in THREE new players after a dominant victory over #Ducks. This rotation affected the sync and chemistry the team had built from the Ducks game.
— Humza_f88 (@OiLNATION) November 13, 2019Oilers in 60 playlist Oil Spills podcast: Edmonton Oilers hit November’s heavy Western playlist Oil Spills podcast: What to make of the Edmonton Oilers’ blip