The Oilers face the Coyotes this afternoon. The Oil played a retty good game in their last outing, vs. the Capitals, but for whatever reason, they couldn’t put the puck past Holtby until late in the game, while the Capitals… capitalized (booooooooo) on their chances when needed.
The Oilers won 2 and lost 1 against the Coyotes last year. Both of the Oilers’ wins had to come in extra time.. one in OT, the other in the shootout.
So this could be a fairly close game. The Oilers are stuck in a serious rut, where the bounces just don’t seem to be going for them. They need to just keep on battling hard, however, and hopefully the wins will finally come. Of course having some guys like Gagner and Joensuu back couldn’t hurt.
Looks like LaBarbera will start against his former team.
Enjoy the game..