The Edmonton Oilers didn’t fare too well against the league’s worst team last night, losing to the San Jose Sharks by a 3–2 margin.
However, that might not have been the worst thing that happened last night for the Oilers organization.
Jack Campbell finds a new low
Jack Campbell, the Oilers’ $5M goaltender, has not had a great start to the season. Despite a solid preseason and being named the starter on opening night, he has put up just one win, a 4.50 GAA, and .873 SV% in five games this season.
Campbell was put on waivers and sent down to the AHL Bakersfield Condors presumably to get his game back on track two days ago, and had his first taste of inferior AHL competition last night as the Condors took on the Abbotsford Canucks.
Things did not go according to plan.
After all was said and done, Campbell’s AHL stat line looks eerily similar to his embarrassing NHL one: zero wins, 4.00 GAA, .800 SV%. It included this one, too:
Not even close to the type of game that is supposed to be a confidence booster to get Campbell’s game back to NHL-level quality.
The Oilers have a massive salary cap boat anchor by the name of Jack Campbell, and there is no solution in sight.