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BLOG: Canadiens capitalize where Oilers didn't

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers left the ice after their 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens feeling like they lost out on a good opportunity to earn the win.

They just didn't capitalize when they needed to.

"Sometimes it happens like that and it's just a matter of fighting through and the little things that make a difference in hockey games," said Oilers forward Ryan Smyth. "Whether it's a little chance you had or hit the post or whatever, you make your breaks in this game and unfortunately we didn't tonight."

The game also came down to breaks that didn't go their way. 

"Instead of going off a post and not going in you'd like to see it go in and see what happens," said Head Coach Dallas Eakins. "Their first power play goes right between (Ryan Nugent-Hopkins') legs. We were in good position and it just happens to get through there."

Eakins told the media in his post game presser that tonight was probably the most solid game the team has played to date but things didn't work out the way they wanted.

"It's one of those things. You hate losing, it's disappointing, it leaves a bitter taste in your mouth but the same part of me says okay, we played better. We got better. That's an important thing as well but surrendering two points is not a fun thing." 

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