The Oiler perspective on Thursday night's 6-3 drubbing at the hands of the Nashville Predators.
The oft-cited mantra of NHL coaches is that their teams have to play 60 good minutes of hockey to win on any given night. Tonight in Edmonton, the Nashville Predators only played 55 good minutes, but fortunately for them it was the final 55 minutes, as they came back from an early 2-0 deficit to beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-3.
The red-hot Nashville Predators start a 3-game swing through western Canada tonight in Edmonton, against an Oilers squad that lost Tuesday to Los Angeles, ending a 5-game winning streak. Can the Preds finish off an excellent December with some wins on the road?
|- 1, Edmonton Power-Play Goal - Robert Nilsson (3), from Lubomir Visnovsky and Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers at 3:05. 2, Edmonton Goal - Lubomir Visnovsky (8), from Gilbert Brule and Dustin Penner at 5:01. 3, Nashville Goal - Ryan Jones (4), from Wade Belak at 12:13. 4, Nashville Goal - Joel Ward (6), from David Legwand and Ryan Suter at 16:09. 5, Nashville Goal - Marcel Goc (5), from Jean-Pierre Dumont and Patric Hornqvist at 16:59. Penalties - Cody Franson, Nashville (Interference), 2:27.|
|- 6, Nashville Goal - Patric Hornqvist (9), from Jason Arnott and Jean-Pierre Dumont at 8:18. 7, Edmonton Power-Play Goal - Robert Nilsson (4), from Shawn Horcoff and Sheldon Souray at 14:10. 8, Nashville Power-Play Goal - Patric Hornqvist (10), from Ryan Suter and Martin Erat at 19:56. Penalties - Jerred Smithson, Nashville (Holding), 5:00; Ladislav Smid, Edmonton (Holding), 9:53; J.P. Dumont, Nashville (Too many men/ice - bench), 11:52; Shea Weber, Nashville (Delaying Game-Puck over glass), 13:34; Dustin Penner, Edmonton (Holding), 19:03.|
|- 9, Nashville Goal - Jerred Smithson (6), from David Legwand and Joel Ward at 19:16. Penalties - Steve Staios, Edmonton (Holding), 3:04; J.P. Dumont, Nashville (Hooking), 7:32.|