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0 to the Anaheim Ducks on New Years Eve at Rexall Place

Six game win streak? What six game win streak?

After fighting their way, however briefly, into a playoff spot by rolling off six consecutive victories earlier this month, the Edmonton Oilers washed the last of that progress down the drain Thursday with a 1 0 home ice loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

And through four games of a crucial five game stretch against Pacific Division opponents, the Oilers are 0 3 1 after losing to Vancouver in overtime and to Calgary, Los Angeles and Anaheim in regulation.

It hasn been pretty, but it was never uglier than it was Thursday against the Ducks.

was just a boring game, we just couldn find our rhythm, said winger Taylor Hall. are a rush team and we struggled to get pucks in their end and create stuff.

was just a tough night and a boring game. But we have to get to point where we are winning those games. having re invented itself as a suffocating defensive team, frustrated the Oilers all night, barely giving them any room to breathe. They took a 1 0 lead in the first period when Ryan Getzlaf scored his third goal of the season, on the power play, and held the cushion until the final buzzer, holding the Oilers to 21 shots.

They scored two goals in their tour of Alberta and won both games, beating the Flames 1 0 on Tuesday.

talked about how tight the game was going to be, how well they checked, said Oilers coach Todd McLellan. players were aware of the type of game they were going into Anaheim held Calgary to eight shots halfway through the third period, so we were well aware of it.

I not sure we handled it as well as I expected them to. I thought there was a frustration that grew throughout the night. the fans, as well. It was a hard one to watch as the Oilers seemed powerless to penetrate Anaheim defence.cheap nfl jerseys

had our chances, probably three or four really good ones, but they played well and blocked some shots, said Jordan Eberle. knew how it was going to be. Cam (Talbot) gave us a chance to win and we couldn find a way to get one.

you need a goal to win. You can win a hockey game if you don score. Oilers went back with goaltender Talbot after his 96 second collapse Tuesday against Los Angeles and he responded with an outstanding 34 save effort. He made a handful of key saves to keep the Oilers close and absolutely robbed Anaheim defenceman Sami Vatanen, twice, from point blank range in the second period.

played really well which was nice to see, said McLellan. happy for him. the other end, John Gibson didn see a lot of action in the Ducks net, but he stopped everything the Oilers threw at him, posting his second straight shutout.

LATE HITS Nail Yakupov has begun skating with the team and hopes to be back in the lineup soon Winger Iiro Pakarinen, who left the game in Los Angeles holding his head after a hit from Jake Muzzin, didn dress for the Oilers Edmonton sent D Nikita Nikitin back to Bakersfield and activated D Brandon Davidson, who played, against the Ducks, and winger Rob Klinkhammer, who didn

Six game win streak? What six game win streak?

After fighting their way, however briefly, into a playoff spot by rolling off six consecutive victories earlier this month, the Edmonton Oilers washed the last of that progress down the drain Thursday with a 1 0 home ice loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

And through four games of a crucial five game stretch against Pacific Division opponents, the Oilers are 0 3 1 after losing to Vancouver in overtime and to Calgary, Los Angeles and Anaheim in regulation.

It hasn been pretty, but it was never uglier than it was Thursday against the Ducks.

was just a boring game, we just couldn find our rhythm, said winger Taylor Hall. are a rush team and we struggled to get pucks in their end and create stuff.