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‘You need to score to win games,’ says Oilers coach after shutout loss

Nov 14, 2013, 2:16 AM EDT

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The search for answers in Edmonton continues. It’s been a long, hard process. And it’s still ongoing, by the looks of things.

On Wednesday, the Oilers lost 3-0 to the Dallas Stars, making it three consecutive home games in which they have been shut out. That sets a rather humiliating franchise record. Other more important records are getting battered around, too.

The Oilers have four wins in their first 20 games to begin the 2013-14 season. Against the Stars, the Oilers had chances, but couldn’t score.

Two empty-net goals in the final minute secured the win for the Stars, while Oilers’ fans went home dismayed and disappointed yet again. This one was there for them and their team.

“Well, you need to score to win games,” Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins said afterward, according to the team’s website.

“I thought early we had chances, some great chances that could have been easily converted. We didn’t, obviously, convert on them.”

  1. metalization1 - Nov 14, 2013 at 2:54 AM

    Wow, that’s some amazing insight into how you win a game. I always thought you needed pixie dust, rainbows and sunshine. Man was I wrong… Score goals, who would have thought??

    • Jefe - Nov 14, 2013 at 9:22 AM


    • darksidecowboy - Nov 14, 2013 at 2:19 PM

      doesn’t hurt to have a goalie like Leht-none-in

  2. canucks30 - Nov 14, 2013 at 3:35 AM

    How soon before Craig “Man of Action” MacTavish fires Eakins and steps behind the bench himself?

  3. malvaren18 - Nov 14, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Someone should give this Coach the Novel Prize for such an insightful comment.

    • pxland - Nov 14, 2013 at 10:49 AM

      Well novelty is nice….

  4. mlhegs - Nov 14, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Kevin Lowe is responsible for all the foolishness for the last 10 years, get rid of lowe and save the team.

    Are you proud of the thing you have built Kevin?

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