After losing a close game to the Ottawa Senators yesterday afternoon, the Oilers jumped right back into action Sunday night against the Anaheim Ducks. On their third game of their 6 game homestand, the team was hoping to secure a win and snap a six game losing streak at home while overcoming any fatigue they might have after playing a game yesterday.
The game did not start off well for the home team. The Oilers found themselves down by a goal just 34 seconds into the game. Even with a powerplay two minutes later, the Oilers spent a lot of the first period in their own zone. It wasn't until around the midway point that the Oilers were able to create chances, due in large part to the Paajarvi-Gagner-Omark line and the Hall-Cogliano- Eberle line.
After a fight between Steve MacIntyre and George Parros at 7:40 of the second, the Oilers seemed to be putting pressure on. They had a great shift after the fight, where they kept the puck in the Ducks' zone for an extended period of time. However, that was the only luck they had in that period. The Ducks' scored two goals less than 2 minutes apart towards the end of the second, and the Oilers found themselves down by 3 goals entering the final frame.
The Ducks only added to their lead once the third period started. Ryan scored his second goal of the night for the opposition just 1:31 into the third. Dubnyk was pulled after the goal, and Nikolai Khabibulin
took over. The rest of the period was riddled with fights and penalties, but the Oilers still couldn't buy a goal and lost the game 4-0.
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