It was rough going for the Oilers after their 2-0 lead turned around in the third period and resulted in a 3-2 loss to the Lightning on Friday.
Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan admits that it was a rough aftermath for the team.
“Today was a tough day for our group for a number of different reasons. One, we lost, we had a two-goal lead in the third period and everybody feels that a little bit,” said McLellan.
“But, there was [also] some sense of confusion a little bit between ‘Why did it happen?’ And a lot of us, myself included, threw the hockey gods — if you will — into the equation and that we scored three on our own net.”
Beyond figuring out the Oilers faux pas during the game, or why the fates may have been against the Edmonton team’s success, McLellan said that regardless of the result, there were decisions that were made (or not) that still needed review.
“We did some things in that game that are a little uncharacteristic of us lately, as far as sorting out the rush and giving out unnumbered rushes and that type of stuff,” he said.
“They’re situational plays that we have to make better decisions on and maybe even be more aggressive on — if we’re going, let’s go. Let’s not get caught in-between, if we’re clearing the puck let’s clear it.”