One of the things Oilers winger Jordan Eberle was upset with during the game was the slow start that the team had.
“Yeah, it’s definitely frustrating," he said. "I can’t remember or recall many nights last year where we played like this or we outshot a team and outchanced them, and you have to give them their credit. They played well, made some big saves for them. Their biggest thing is their start. We get behind the eight ball, their two goals and we’re just playing from behind the rest of the game. It’s not easy to win games that way.”
Eberle felt the start weighed on the team mentally, particularly starting the road trip with such a bad bounce which led to the Voracek goal.
“Yeah, it’s definitely tough when you give up two right off the bat, especially on the road you’re coming back, you’re coming from behind, it’s not easy to do. We definitely made it interesting with all the chances we had and trying to get one we just couldn’t find a way. Their goalie kind of was there to stop the door every time we were there, but you know it goes back to the things you know, we have to find ways to win. I think the biggest thing for tonight that we take away is the start. We have to be ready to play hockey games.”