Booo Ducks Oilers lost 4-3.
When baggedmilk asked me to play tonight, I said no problem! I mean, after all, it’s a Christmas miracle that I’m even walking, yes, you know what, you probably have too many Las Vegas beers to walk right now …
On important things now, such as how the Oilers almost left Anaheim with two points after being down 2-0 after the first draw. We knew that some strange things could happen with the incorporation of three new types in Andreas Athanasiou, Tyler EnnisY Mike Green And surely that came in the first frame. Edmonton gave away too many albums, including a bad one Riley Sheahan that led to the first goal of the Ducks. It was a tumultuous picture and, honestly, Edmonton was probably lucky to be alone for 2 after 1. Ennis and Athanasiou looked shaky on the first side. Connor McDavid, but that was to be expected.
But as the game progressed, you could see how chemistry began to be built and built between the trio. Honestly, they looked very, very good when everything was said and done. McDavid ended the night with three assists, while Ennis (16:18 TOI) and Athanasiou (16:50) had a goal and an assist. Ennis seemed a little more comfortable before winning battles on the board and finding space in the offensive zone, while Athanasiou took a little more time to adapt.
Ennis’s goal was a great job of the whole line and where could you start to see the chemistry building. McDavid found Athanasiou, who hit Ennis calmly for the tip-in. Just a thing of beauty. We cannot forget our boy Leon, who scored his 37th goal and point 99 of the season in the power game.
The third goal of the Oilers night was simply a beauty. Athanasiou left the Oilers area with speed, took him to a stationary McDavid near the blue line of the Ducks that led Ennis with a pass without looking at the offensive zone. Ennis slid to the side of the Ducks’ net and fired, and Athanasiou was there to clean it. Overall, a great job of the two new boys.
In the backend, Green seems to have a solid overall game despite being out of place in the first goal of the Oilers. It was probably a bit strange, since I was still in that early stage of the game.
However, things look promising for an Oilers club that are still missing a lot of key pieces, including Oscar Klefbom, Zack Kassian, James NealY Joakim Nygard – Not even that includes Kailer Yamamoto It was announced that he suffered an ankle injury that will keep him out for several weeks.
All the new Oilers incorporations had solid games for the Oilers and are providing a great new element for the Oilers. It’s really going to be interesting to see how Dave Tippett handles the list when the cavalry returns.
The Oilers have a quick excursion to Las Vegas tonight as they seek to face a Golden Knights club fighting for a place in the playoffs. It will be two huge points, and many friends of the Nation are cheering the boys in blue.
- It seems that everyone in the #NationVacation to Vegas is having a great time!
- After the ducks scored their first goal, Leon Draisaitl Y Ryan Nugent-Hopkins He had a good look and took out a penalty. They had a very good chance, but they didn’t record an official shot (post!).
- ENNIS AND ATHANASIOU GET POINTS ON OILS FIRST OBJECTIVE !!!!!!!!!!!
- Both looked good in their first game with the Oilers. I need some time to adapt to the new equipment, of course, but oh, they both have wheels.
- What a great power play the Oilers had before reaching Draisaitl’s goal. Huge, huge congratulations to Ethan bear for keeping so many discs in the blue line.
- That third goal with Andreas AthanasiouThe rocket skates were tremendous.
- Did anyone catch Draisaitl’s brilliant album in the second period on the Anaheim blue line? He didn’t look for 180 to grab a disc that was heading for the offensive zone. The guy is very good.
- What was with that first goal Anaheim scored? Sonny Milano with one hand a past disk Mike Smith after everyone lets him in? I can’t allow that to happen.
- Ugh The second goal was as bad as the first. Too many careless gifts: five, to be exact, in that first period.
- Reffing is still a topic of conversation and tonight was not much better. Boo refs.
- The penalty of McDavid in overtime was simply bad.
- Smith continually seems to be too low in the net when facing shots. He is 6.5, and it seems strange that he is hit so often.
- Those initial goals really ended up costing Edmonton and they can’t let that happen tomorrow against Las Vegas.
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