Video: RAW | Jordan Eberle
Through four games, the Oilers have only scored five goals in their series with the Sharks. It's something the team has felt they need to improve upon for quite some time even before the 7-0 loss on Tuesday in San Jose.
Oilers head coach Todd McLellan was asked about that after the game Tuesday.
"Our top scorers haven't experienced this level of hockey. When you look at Thornton, Marleau, Pavelski, Burns, those are experienced guys who have lived through these types of games and know where to take it," he said.
"I'm pretty confident in predicting we're not going to get eight in Edmonton so we have to prevent some goals, too. Eventually it's going to get through to our group."
Mark Letestu commented on Wednesday morning at the team's hotel media availability prior to departure for Edmonton that the offence will come at some point for the team.
"It's going to be a little bit more difficult for us but this team's been up to the challenge all year and our big boys are going to get going at some point. It's going to be a good three games," Letestu stated.
Jordan Eberle commented that the team has had their chances and he expects the offence to get going sooner rather than later.
"The chances are there. Last night was a bit of a weird game just the way it went," Eberle said. "We've had the chances, two-on-ones, things like that. The biggest thing we need to get going is the power play. We've got to find a way to start putting the puck in the net there."