The Edmonton Oilers suffered their fifth straight loss Saturday evening, falling 3-1 to the Carolina Hurricanes at Rogers Place.
With Zack Kassian within the field for boarding, Sebastian Aho jammed in his personal rebound for an influence play marker. It was the 14th time within the final 17 video games the Oilers had allowed the primary aim.
The Hurricanes went up 2-0 on mid-range wrister by Nino Niederreiter six minutes into the second. The Oilers lastly broke by way of midway by way of the second when Ryan Nugent-Hopkins sniped his third of the season.
Carolina utilized tons of stress late within the second. Tyson Barrie lifted Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s stick to save lots of a aim. Lower than 30 seconds later, Koskinen stopped Steven Lorentz in tight. The Hurricanes outshot the Oilers 14-4 within the second.
“We tried making performs, we tried blasting it by way of (Andersen), however he was good,” Connor McDavid stated. “We weren’t sharp sufficient across the internet. That’s the best way it goes.”
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Through the Oilers second energy play of the third, Zach Hyman missed an open internet off the rebound from a Nugent-Hopkins’ shot. Seconds later, Connor McDavid was on their own within the slot, however shot it simply broad.
“Our sense of urgency has to go up,” McDavid stated after the sport. “ begin buys us a droop, and we’ve used our droop right here.”
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With 2:44 left, Mikko Koskinen misplayed the puck behind his personal internet, giving Aho a tap-in aim.
“Once you’re not scoring on the degree you’d wish to, it magnifies that (mistake) too,” Oilers head coach Dave Tippett stated. “We really feel like we’re working so onerous for our targets proper every now and then you quit a simple one and that drags the group.”
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Hyman was hit into the boards by Brady Skjei with simply over three minutes left within the recreation and didn’t play one other shift.
“They took him into precautionary so he didn’t play the remainder of the sport, however I haven’t talked to him but,” Tippett stated, including he expects an replace on Hyman’s standing on Sunday.
The Oilers, 16-10, will host Toronto on Tuesday.
With information from Brenden Escott, 630 CHED
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