Edmonton Oilers: Three key takeaways from team’s 4-2 loss vs Red Wings

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The Edmonton Oilers were unable to erase a three-goal deficit on Monday, falling 4-2 to the Red Wings in the first game of their roadtrip.

Winners of their last 10 road games, the Edmonton Oilers suffered their second loss of the season on Monday night, falling 4-2 to the Detroit Red Wings.

Prior to the game, the team announced that Stuart Skinner would get the start between the pipes, giving Mikko Koskinen a mental break. With Devin Shore out for four to six weeks, forward Ryan McLeod was called up from Bakersfield of the AHL.

Here’s what Oilers’ head coach Dave Tippett had to say about both after the morning skate.

On McLeod

“He went down [to Bakersfield] and played a lot of key minutes. He’s going to get an opportunity on that fourth line, touch a little bit of the secondary power play, so we’ll see. He’s a good young player, we’ll give him another opportunity, and hopefully, he can grab it and run with it.”

On Skinner

“There was no training camp, no exhibition games, and it was basically his first NHL game out of the blue, so you didn’t know what you were going to get. Now, he’s had a body of work with training camp, exhibition games, and he’s played very well. From a coach’s standpoint, you have an idea of what you’re going to get.”


  • DET: 39
  • EDM: 33


  • DET: 48%
  • EDM: 52%


  • DET: 0/2
  • EDM: 0/2

Here are a few takeaways from the loss.