Posted by TheHockeyGuy on 12th February 2010
The Edmonton Oilers continue to be the NHL’s free spot on the bingo card.
They played infinitely better than in their previous two desultory losses in Denver and Phoenix, pouring 39 shots at Jonas Hiller and getting two short-handed goals within an eight-minute span in the middle period, but still fell 3-2 to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night at the Honda Center.
Todd Marchant handed the Oilers their 11th straight road loss and gave the Ducks a franchise-record 11th straight home win by deftly tipping James Wisniewski’s long slapper past Jeff Deslauriers’ glove in the third period of a game that neither Oilers coach Pat Quinn nor Ducks coach Randy Carlyle will be using to reinforce how to play defence.
But the fans loved it.
“What can I say? Wiz was trying to hit me in the high slot for a tip and it found its way in,” said Marchant, who was matched most of the night against the Oilers’ top line of Ryan Potulny, Dustin Penner and Robert Nilsson.
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