Hard night in Cowtown for the Edmonton Oilers First they lost two players to an injury in the first period The short-term team, which had fallen two goals behind, fought with 3 at the beginning of the third round: 3, but allowed immediate feedback, which ultimately proved the difference in a 4-3 Flames win In the regulation natch

The Oilers got so close to equalizing in the final seconds when Jesse Puljujarvis’ hard wrist shot right at the far post appeared to hit Jacob Markstrom under the blocker but caught the shaft of the Netminder bat and far from the cage it was the final “Wanna, Canna, Wanna” moment in a game that featured many of them, especially on the defensive side of the puck

After an energetic but uneventful first phase in which only 9 shots on goal and 0 (zero) Class A chances were scored for both teams, things have opened up in the last two frames Edmonton had the edge on the shot clock 31-27, while Calgary had an 11-9 lead in Class A scoring chances as recorded by David Staples and me here at Cult of Hockey (running count)

# 4 Kris Russell, 7 He did well on his return to the line-up, made a good defensive stop on his first shift and moved on from there was pushed into double duty when Barrie left the game after a break and divided his time almost equally between three different partners (Bear, Larsson, Nurse) who switched from left to right defense as needed.In 17 minutes of 5v5 hockey, the Flames only collected 2 shots in the net, the Oilers 6 chipped in another 2:40 on the penalty unit, which scored a perfect 3-on-3 result on the night

# 6 Adam Larsson, 6 Kickmonted Edmonton’s comeback as he ventured deep into the zone to join Ennis and Yamamoto’s thrust, found the rebound and shot two quick shots at Markstrom, the second to find Paydirt off the D Zone McDavid ran deep in the Calgary area into a terrific praise pass Had some defensive problems early in the second period but settled afterwards Took his normal pounds of meat in 3 hits to lead the D Corps Logged 22 : 52 at night

# 13 Jesse Puljujarvi, 6 Drew the only minor penalty in Calgary Made strong progress in the third period and was one of Edmonton’s most dangerous threats. Winning a bout leading up to Draisaitl’s then tied target, Oilers 4-3 down , he was up front and in the middle of the team’s 3 best chances to tie and switch everything in the last 3 minutes.He was stopped by Markstrom while trying to get a rebound home and let his perfectly placed shot into the last 5 seconds by thwarting the shaft of the netminder racket

# 14 Devin Shore, 6He made a great pass that Archibald tipped home late in the second to pull the Oilers within 1 otherwise, played an honest two-way game, playing 9 minutes at even strength and another 2:38 on penalties

# 15 Josh Archibald, 7 He scored the 3-2 home goal as he raised Shore’s beautiful pass over Markstrom’s pad had a great chance of tying it to a short-handed runaway but Markstrom dropped a block flash out to thwart his deke 4 shots in the net, 2 hard hits and 3 minutes of good penalties, including a diving clearance

# 16 Jujhar Khaira, Incomplete Left the game after just 2:55, even though it was an eventful 2:55. First, he hit Oliver Kylington with a hard blow that made head contact with the bent flame, which was predictable from Flames’ hard Challenged fellow Brett Ritchie on a subsequent face-off, accepted this challenge, but took by far the worst of it in the following fight.Ritchie was already spot ahead when he hit Khaira with a hard right right on the button Khaira went down, stayed down and disappeared then with support in the tunnel His night lasted only half an hour

# 18 James Neal, 3 Just played 7 minutes and didn’t achieve much Has broken off a protruding stretch pass from Smith and wired a heavy outside shot over the crossbar for an open look, but had 0 shots in the net, 0 hits His only other mark on the stats sheet was a well-deserved -1 on the second Flames goal when his weak backcheck from F2 allowed the Flames to beat the Oilers in a 4-on-3 onslaught led by a Flames defender / p>

# 22 Tyson Barrie, 4Played 7:02, all in the first period, enough to qualify for a player mark. At a time when the Oilers beat the Flames 5-4, the count was on barries Clock 0 for, 4 against 0 shot attempts, 1 giveaway

# 25 Darnell Nurse, 4 Played a monstrous 30:15 in 30 shifts, both team highs, and carried a lot of mail. 7 shot attempts were credited, 3 of them on goal, but by our count the Oilers had 0 chances Class A involved, 3 times in the Flames, including permission to score the 2-0 goal

# 29 Leon Draisaitl, 7 Just one more night in the office with 25:23 ice age, 10 shot attempts, 7 of them on goal, 3 hits, 9/14 = 64% on the point and something that was one at that time massive tie target appeared to be in the third that was a great inside shift and a great shot that overwhelmed Markstrom from the face point just under the crossbar.Also involved in Oilers’ first goal despite three teammates touching the puck after failing to have a few defensive problems, but nothing expensive; also made a great defensive game to thwart a dangerous-looking burst of flames 2 on the night to run his season at an impressive 22 overall, best among the NHL strikers

# 39 Alex Chiasson, 3Lost a battle deep in the Flames in early preparation for Calgary’s second goal Took a rare penalty, only his second minor of the season 1 shot, 2 hits

# 41 Mike Smith, 4 Tough night for the Oilers stopper who made a critical mistake on the third goal in Calgary when he failed to control a Calgary shot over the icing line and went out of position when the target slid in The exclusion zone settled a split second slowly returning to its net and the damage was done He guessed and guessed wrong what was Dillon Dube’s runaway goal and again Noah Hanifin’s game winner from the slot Both times they moved before the puck was released, opening the hole the disc found. Made a couple of good stops, especially at a terrific distraction from Milan Lucic, and made two fine stretch passes in the other direction 27 shots, 23 saves, save 852 percent

# 56 Kailer Yamamoto, 5 Received an assist on Edmonton’s first goal with hard work in the low slot Had a 2v1 chance with Draisaitl but failed to connect with the pass For the third time in two games, the Oilers had a wide open 2-on-1 without even generating a shot in the net. In the third phase, a minor penalty was imposed on the exact same ice rink that Mark Giordano had been on a shift earlier the ice had been forked So it went that night for the Oilers

# 63 Tyler Ennis, 7 Set up Larsson’s goal with an excellent shot from the slot in the late days he really came to life, playing the last 3 Oilers chances, including a terrific rush and pass in the final seconds

# 74 Ethan Bear, 3 The good: logged solid proportions of shots, made a great block of shots and supported Archibald’s goal with a nice cross-ice feed at the zone entrance for his first point in his last 14 games The bad: fought a large part of the Night under heavy pre-audit pressure and flipped the puck too often on his own territory The Ugly: At the first goal in Calgary there was an out of date line change when his partner, who had already committed to join the onslaught, became the last man withdrew for the change before the puck went low When McDavid was checked in the neutral zone, wham! His trainer correctly identified a damaged skate as contributing to this situation, but that doesn’t entirely explain the poor timing of the move.Later, his failed pinch in the neutral zone resulted in a wide-open 3v2 win and the game’s winning goal , just 67 seconds after Edmonton scored. Bad and expensive read

# 84 William Lagesson, 4 His first game to open to Smith’s expected pass was okay, but there was a split second delay in his reaction when Smith was caught in a no-go with the puck fatal as he couldn’t cut it out completely. Pass from the corner. A few wild passes from his own zone, one icing on the cake. Has a terribly low wrist shot into traffic that created a dangerous distraction

# 91 Gaetan Haas, 5 Played 13:27, dividing his time evenly between the third and fourth lines after Khaira left Well done, good on penalties, made a nice, if perhaps accidental, pass, the Archibald clearly made zero-shot attempts, however, 5/12 = 42% to the point

# 93 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, 4 Not much went right for the Nuge that night, which he finished with an ugly -3. He was caught trying to score the game winner, never stopping, checking his own own goalkeeper Made some nice passes for dangerous shots at Draisaitl and Puljujarvi but when he positioned himself right between the circles of the lonely power play of the Oilers, he couldn’t hit the target

# 97 Connor McDavid, 5 No question of his efforts which were sizeable, but the results just weren’t there. His turnover in the neutral zone led straight to the first goal of the game (against) Had another turnover from the Oilers’ side Network, which led to a traffic jam opportunity.At the other end, in our assessment, he was not involved in Class A opportunities, which indeed rarely happens Has Draisaitl’s goal (in a Grade B look) with a nice give-and- Go set up some other potential chances as well, such as the Yam-Drai 2-on-1 and the Nuge miss from the slot which were promising but didn’t land in shots, Mustered 3 of his own shots from different angles but his best View from the slot in late walking fluttered on his stick and landed high over the crossbar 4 hits to get all of the Oilers forward and a good performance on the face point with 8/11 = 73%

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