It was a moment of déjà vu for Oil Country.
In February, during the 2014-15 season, Rexall Place saw the Oilers and Bruins settle a tie game in a shootout that lasted 12 rounds. Edmonton skated to victory that night.
Tonight, the Oilers and Bruins settled a 2-2 score in a round of shootouts. Once again, Edmonton clinched the win.
“I think we were average tonight,” said Boston Bruins Coach Claude Julien.
“Our skating game was there but we didn’t play a real hard game tonight and that’s what we needed to do. We needed to skate, we need to play hard against this team and we chose to kind of play a little bit more their type of game. We were going up and down when there were some plays being made but there were also a lot of chances that were traded off and that’s not the way we play.”
The Oilers, having returned from a five game road trip, denied the Bruins a sixth straight win.
“We definitely need to be better, I mean, we played a team that worked hard and they have obviously a lot of skill, they’re a very dangerous team and we didn’t have our best game, we need to be better,” said Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara.
“We certainly need to work much harder — winning more battles and races — and it just wasn’t good enough. We got a point out of it but I think we have to realize if we keep playing like this it’s just a matter of time where we’re going to burn ourselves.”