by Lisa Brown on 12/20/11 at 03:45 AM ET
Oilers lose 3-2 to the Red Wings
The Edmonton Oilers continue on their annual December downward spiral. Where oh where are the Oilers of October? With this loss to the Red Wings, the Oilers have now lost all but two games for the entire month of December. Of course there are some players that don’t look as though they are on a losing team, but the players struggling are definitely affecting the team the most.
Goals by Ryan Jones and Jordan Eberle were not enough to get an Oilers win, but they were enough to keep the team competitive. The Oilers also remained competitive with the Red Wings in terms of shots on net, but again, it wasn’t enough. Overall, the team stayed in the game and put in a valiant effort, but the Red Wings were one of the last teams the Oilers would have chosen to take on at this point in time.
“You’d love to be able to win and learn.” Oilers’ head coach Tom Renney said of his team’s losses. “But we can’t feel sorry for ourselves. Nobody is going to give us points.” Renney didn’t feel that his team was completely outmatched in all ways, but it is of course his job to be the face of the media and being completely negative helps absolutely no one. “We were with this team all of the way and that’s something to build on.”
The most interesting part of the game may have been when @MeiksModified sent a couple of alarming tweets:
Wall fell down in rexall section 205
My wife is at the game and she said part of the wall fell, cinder block pieces were all over where you walk
Although the City of Edmonton is currently working with the Katz group to finalize design plans, reports such as this remind Oilers’ fans and Rexall goers just how old and in need of repair Rexall is becoming.
Next up, the Oilers host the Wild Thursday night before heading out on the road to make way for the World Juniors tournament.
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