It wasn't supposed to end the way that it did. With less then two seconds to go in the game it was for certain that the Oilers would chalk up another W for the season...until that no-good and much hated Dany Heatly tied it to force overtime.
But, how many times has this happened before in the past where the Oilers simply lose their marbles in the last few seconds of the game? Nevertheless, the Oilers spoiled it for themselves and couldn't add the finishing touches to clinch their 3rd win of the year.
"I thought we played well, but it came down to tenths of seconds. I have nothing but confidence in the this team. They're a pleasure to coach because they want to badly to the right thing." said Head Coach Tom Renney after the loss.
However, if there's any sort of consolation, our foes from the South also fell to the Rangers with one tick left. But, don't say that to Eric Belanger. The newly acquired centre managed to ring the post in the shoot-out and probably feels that part of this loss rests on his shoulders.
"We have to start closing games. We're playing well but we need to finish." said Belanger "I feel good I am working hard but soon things are going to go in I can't get down on myself." Belanger also missed a chance to put the Oilers up by two on a partial break-away earlier in the game.
Late in the first, Ryan Jones put the Oilers on the board with a tip in off of Ryan Smyth's shot. Jones now has 2 goals in the last 3 games for the Oilers.
Next up the Oilers will face the New York Rangers on CBC this Saturday.