There was no magical comeback for the Oilers Saturday night in Calgary.
They did manage to score a last second goal from Sam Gagner, but it wasn't enough as the Calgary Flames took the season’s first battle of Alberta 4-3.
The Flames took it to the Oilers for most of the game, outshooting Edmonton 35-20 in the contest.
Devan Dubnyk wasn't perfect in net for the Oilers but he gave his team a chance to win. He talked about what he saw in front of him.
“We could probably take a look at how Calgary played the game and learn a lesson from it. They were patient, they were hard in their own end, they waited for turnovers and didn’t give up much.”
Rookie defenseman Justin Schultz was one of the lone bright spots for the Oilers. He chipped in on all three Oiler goals, scoring once and adding two assists.
He says him and his defensive partner Nick Schultz are coming along.
“It’s going good were playing well together and talking alot. We still can clean up a few things like everyone can, but were looking to improve every game and are excited for another chance Monday.”
Jordan Eberle also scored for the Oilers, but he stressed the teams slows starts as something they really need to work on.
“We haven’t had a lead yet, you can’t come back against every team and you have to be able to play with a lead sometimes, so starts are defiantly a big issue for us right now.”
With the loss the Oilers fall to 2-2 on the season. They’ll look to regroup Monday night on home ice when they welcome in the Colorado Avalanche. The win meanwhile for Calgary was their first of the season. (brenden ullrich)