The Anaheim Ducks took control of this contest with three second period goals, allowing them to head to the dressing room with a 4-0 lead after two periods. Ryan Getzlaf would assist on four goals and Corey Perry would score two helping the Ducks win the game 5-0.
It was the second game back at home for the Oilers who fell 2-1 in Overtime to the Devils on Wednesday night. The Oilers record now stands at 16-23-4 for 36 points on the season.
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With the Oilers already trailing 2-0, Anaheim forward Ryan Getzlaf showed the skills that have made him a top playmaking center in this league. Getzlaf would drive to the net and send a behind-the-back pass down low to Bobby Ryan who would beat Khabibulin.
Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf was a force in tonight's game, dominating the Oilers with his blend of size and skill. Getzlaf would finish the game with four points (0G, 4A) and was named the 'second star' of the game.
In a game lacking many positives for the Edmonton Oilers, one small sign of life was Sam Gagner standing up in a fight with Francois Beauchemin. Gagner was willing to try and provide a spark for his team by taking on the much stronger Beauchemin.
Former Oiler Andrew Cogliano made his first trip back to Rexall since being traded to Anaheim. Cogliano who spent four seasons in Edmonton played in all 82 games in every year he was an Oiler, impressive.
"There's more inside to give than we did tonight. I don't see too many ice bags in the room right now"
-- Oilers head coach Tom Renney on the team's effort in a 5-0 loss to the Ducks.
Sunday, January 15 vs. Los Angeles 6:00pm MDT (SNET-W / 630 CHED)
The Oilers will finish up their three-game homestand Sunday night when the Los Angeles Kings come to town. It will be the second meeting of the year between these two teams with the Oilers winning the previous game on the road, 3-0. The game can be seen live on Sportsnet West.