Though the Red Wings and Oilers kept pace with each other, Edmonton ended up walking away with the 3-1 win tonight.
“Those two quick goals there for them hurt us,” said Henrik Zetterberg, when reflecting on the nights events.
After Oilers Mark Letestu lit up the scoreboard midway through the first period, Connor McDavid and Teddy Purcell followed suit in the second, scoring just 30 seconds apart from one another.
“I think in the first there we had five shots but it felt like we had a lot more. We felt pretty good after the first period,” said the Zetterberg.
“It was a pretty tight game the whole way. They’re playing with some better structure and when they get the odd-man rushes — you can’t give them that — they’re really good.”
Progress always involves risk and Zetterberg says that some adjustments have been made, and will continue to be made, until they find the right chemistry that works.
“We tried to change it up a bit today, tried to play a little different, we’ve got to get more shots though and the power play has to be better. We know what has to be done and what has to be better and we just have to keep going at it.”