Although the Oilers got into a bit of penalty trouble, their strong kill was able to get them out of it. The Oilers PK kept the Colorado Avalanche scoreless on three power plays.
Their 5-on-3 kill was most impressive, in which they successfully held the Avs off the board for 1:18 in the second.
“It gave us momentum for sure,” said Benoit Pouliot. “I think we kind of played pretty hard after that too. We were in their zone the whole time, we were cycling and we were playing pretty well. That was a huge kill for us. It gave us a big boost, but unfortunately we didn’t get enough goals.”
Oilers defenceman Brandon Davidson logged a good chunk of time on that 5-on-3 PK and played 3:55 total TOI shorthanded.
“I want to contribute,” said Davidson. “That’s a spot where I can shine and (assistant coach Jim Johnson) knows that. He put me in a safe spot where I felt comfortable and where we had that big kill, especially from our forwards and d-men rotating in and out. I felt we all just did a great job.”