Knights snap five-game skid with win over Oilers

Willis The Oilers’ failures of 2018-19 will cost people their careers

Willis The Oilers’ failures of 2018-19 will cost people their careers

The Oilers were officially eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoff race during the game when the Colorado Avalanche picked up a point in a 3-2 shootout loss at St. Louis.

"It sucks obviously", McDavid said afterward. "It's not good enough". All year, we let streaks drag on. There were a lot of teams that were right there. "So every mistake is magnified and it just seems like when you have to climb, climb, climb, it looks like we are exhausted doing the climbing".

The Avalanche are 20-19-8 against Western Conference opponents.

Cody Eakin and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored for Vegas, which is 11-4-2 since the trade deadline.

"We had a tough little stretch the past few games", Marchessault said. "It's nice to win, but I like the way we played". Now they just need to get through the rest of the week.

Koskinen made 28 saves and Connor McDavid tied a career best with his 41st goal for Edmonton.

"I don't know", McDavid replied.

Eakin gave the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead early in the first period when he gathered the puck just outside the blue line, skated to the top of the right circle and roofed a wrist shot past Edmonton goaltender Mikko Koskinen. It was his 25th goal.

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I don't like that, to be fair - we are Chelsea , and it is a big derby against them - but we have to accept it. I honestly would be very surprised if they sailed through all of those games and win them all.

"Tonight was a ideal game, for me, going down the stretch", Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant said.

McDavid added that his frustration level is "really high" on missing the playoffs again. "We want to play in the playoffs as a team".

When it came to whether their hopes for making the playoffs affected their play, Sam Gagner said they're fighting for other matters now. I'm not happy about it, it's going to be a long summer.

Bellemare's empty-netter provided the final margin.

The takeaway? It was too early in the season to ask McDavid for an honest dissertation on what it's like to watch another year fade into obscurity, playing for an organization whose run of playoff absences has now reached Top 3 in National Hockey League history. "Coaching change, GM change". Good times and bad times. It's been a roller coaster. It's been emotionally challenging. "It's the way it goes".

"It was a good win, for sure". I really liked the way we played the game tonight.

"We've got two games left, and we have to play as well as we can at home, and go to Calgary and play as well as we can there".

Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl had an assist on McDavid's goal. The last time that these two teams played was on February 22nd, a game where the Edmonton Oilers won 3-2.

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