Oilers fail to match Sharks’ desperation, miss shot to pull away in Pacific - Sportsnet.ca
|Sportsnet.ca 13 Nov 2019 at 04:19|
The beauty of jumping out to such a fast start was that the Edmonton Oilers , with a couple of well-placed victories over the San Jose Sharks , could bury them almost for good in the Pacific Division.
Alas, theres a reason theyd want to put the Sharks as far in the rearview mirror as possible. It is because the Sharks own the Oilers they gave up just one point to Edmonton in five games last season and that continued Tuesday with their 6-3 pasting as they met for the first time during the 2019-20 season.
It was the first time all season the Oilers gave up three goals in the first period, and the first time theyve been beaten up like this, trailing by scores of 4-0 and 5-1. Edmonton gave up six goals only once before this season, a year in which theyve reined in their goals against considerably.
So this was an aberration. In the end, the Oilers split a two-game road trip, after having handled the Anaheim Ducks in a similar fashion, winning 6-2 on Sunday.