Wheels popping off in every direction.
The Oilers got doubled up by the last place team in the league, which isn’t the end of the world.
Seeing Taylor Hall get unintentionally stepped on by Corey Potter during the warmups pretty much encapsulated this season for me.
When Taylor Hall gets stepped on and needs thirty stitches to repair his mug, the game report can’t get any more pedestrian.
So come on and join us for a pedestrian game recap.
If I see Taylor Hall, I’m going to ask him what was the last thing he saw before this happened.
30 stitches. I really feel terrible for the guy. Corey Potter can’t feel good either. It’s this year’s version of ‘Sam Gagner got cut on the bench by a skate’, except more garish.
A game that saw the Oilers go up by two by the end of the first period (!) would see them surrender two pairs before the night was over.
Let’s talk about the good times.
Ben Eager had a goal. So did Anton Lander. Lander gets the nod in this update.
“A great feed by Josh Green” might be a little overboard, but Green does earn his second point in an Oiler sweater. Give Lander a little bit of daylight and he impresses. I don’t care that Josh Green’s pass bounces off some Jacket legs. It’s the first of two goals, and then the Jackets would charge back with four unanswered.
Curtis Sanford picked up his eighth win, the Oilers were outshot, and they dropped another two points.
Hall’s injury was the story in this one. I can’t imagine how the guy’s feeling today. Any feel-good stories that this writer was going to conjure up to this point will be postponed for at least a day. It’ll be better tomorrow versus St. Louis. I promise.
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