The Edmonton Oilers’ matinee game against the Anaheim Ducks was an extremely one-sided affair with the former severely outplaying the latter. Despite that, the Oilers walked away without any points as Ducks rookie goaltender Lukas Dostal was stopping nearly everything that came his way.
The game opened with Edmonton controlling much of the play as Anaheim was held to very low shot volume to start. However, the Ducks not only responded to the Oilers’ early goal, they finished the period with a one-goal lead. They’d extended that lead to two, but as soon as Anaheim scored their third goal, the game was completely taken over by the Oilers.
Shot after shot, after shot… after shot, the Oilers peppered the Ducks and managed to tie the game at 3–3 early in the third period on a two-man advantage. However, the Ducks had a short sequence of pressure where they scored the go-ahead goal, and they completely lost their ability to play in the offensive zone afterwards.
The Ducks’ last shot attempt came before the midway mark of the third, as it was all Edmonton trying to tie up the game again. However, Dostal was suddenly impermeable as he backstopped the Ducks to just their third regulation win of the season. The Oilers were visibly frustrated as they walked off the ice after the final buzzer, but there were lots of positives to their game despite the unfavourable outcome.
|Darnell Nurse||Derek Ryan, Evan Bouchard||05:07 | 1st||ANA 0 – 1 EDM|
|Sam Carrick||Mason McTavish, Jayson Megna||14:37 | 1st||ANA 1 – 1 EDM|
|Cam Fowler (PPG)||Mason McTavish, Adam Henrique||17:19 | 1st||ANA 2 – 1 EDM|
|Ryan Strome||Unassisted||08:31 | 2nd||ANA 3 – 1 EDM|
|Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (PPG)||Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl||19:32 | 2nd||ANA 3 – 2 EDM|
|Connor McDavid (PPG)||Leon Draisaitl, Tyson Barrie||02:06 | 3rd||ANA 3 – 3 EDM|
|John Klingberg||Frank Vatrano, Ryan Strome||06:08 | 3rd||ANA 4 – 3 EDM|
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