EDMONTON – Sometimes the situations are blended together, a perfect mixture for a sharp slap on a cool winter night.
A strip of three games. A Christmas break. For Edmonton, it looks like a real stenbul cup racer really far away – a measurement stick game that gives you a close look at everyone.
Edmonton Oilers was defeated by Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night 6-3 and it was time to stock up for three days and half a point in the corner of the season.
"We will need somebody here for a little while, and we do not care who plays for every night … we will need a little better than anyone else," said Alex Chiasson.
Chiasson can talk and he's been a fast leader here. He came to the PTO and became the third with 16 goals in the team. He played Stanley Cup champions in Washington last season and knows what the good team is.
"This group has to learn how to play in nearby games," he said. "You want to be a playoff team … you have to learn how to play a goal or a goal, let's take 60 minutes to lose it, as it seems we want to play as the game continues." We have to address this issue as players here. "
OK. The players are Christmas homework.
As for the front offices, they are deepening.
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General Peter Peter Chiarelli, although this team has two lines that can open the score, it has a team that has two lines that do not threaten the remote from the gate and the fine defense that you can find in the West. He owns $ 6 million in Milan Lucic's first kick, and has not scored after listening to Ryan Spooner's $ 3 million Tobias Rieder's free agent on the perimeter and goes on the list.
The absence of scoring was Connor McDavid (three assistants) playing on Saturday 23:27. After watching Tampa's goal in three lines, Nikita Kucherov came out on the Hitchcock empty arsenal to avoid five points.
"People are very heavy, and other people have to deal with opportunities," Hitchcock said. He tries to help more people. Looking for a lot as long as we do not have enough support for our group. If we do not want to, we can run on smoke. "
Meanwhile, Jesse Puljujarvi's McDavid's right wing had a great chance but short of event. Big Finn drank a glass from the wall in the first place, Ryan Nugent-Hopkin fed up and made a wonderful job with McDavid for the first goal of the game. However, in the 2nd minute on the 13th minute, when Oilers were 2-1 ahead, Puljujarvi could not get a hot pass from Darnell Nurses.
The next space was a passage for Kucherov. He tied the game when he shot a former Mikko Koskinen. Not a player who wants to leave his blue line.
"(Puljujarvi) played a hockey game and then …" Hitchcock said. "But JJ (Jujhar Khaira, who serves the first game of two games in the suspense), but we need more, more people helping us – whether here or in the American Hockey League We do not get enough support players. "
When the third period was over, Edmonton replaced Puljujarvi instead of Chiasson 3-2 and played with young Finn Kyle Brodziak and Milan Lucic. His time with McDavid would have been described as a good "OK" because it was neither a commitment nor a particularly dangerous one.
On the western edge, almost everyone around the Yachts gave at least a point on Saturday, and Edmonton lost the chance to take a place. Nevertheless, with the start of their Christmas interval, Yachkers are bound to the second wildcard in the West.
It was probably a year before, and probably a better look than was buried before the half-year. Now it is necessary to squeeze every part of the game that Nobody can overcome in the 12th season of the 13th season.
"Every night I try not to rely on the same people to do everything, but try to unite people, who can help and understand who will suffer, and we will go to another level."
"We can not keep it in the same way, it does not intend to work."