Ducks Can’t Slow Down Oilers

Photo: AP

By Michael Walters

The Anaheim Ducks continued their road trip against the Edmonton Oilers. John Gibson was in net against Calvin Pickard.


The Oilers took the lead just under four minutes into this contest. Former Duck Adam Henrique wrist a shot from the slot, which was blocked, but he put the rebound home.

Connor McDavid scored later in the period to make it 2-0. He got to a loose puck and beat Gibson on his blocker side. Mattias Ekholm then scored about 30 later to make it 3-0. The Oilers held a three goal lead after the first period.

McDavid struck again on the power play in the middle frame. He beat Gibson glove side to make it 4-0 just before the halfway point of the period.

Warren Foegele make it 5-0 with about four minutes to go in the period. He scored five-hole on a breakaway. Edmonton held a 5-0 lead heading into the third period.

Zach Hyman made it 6-0 about seven minutes into the third period. He scored on a one-timer from the left face-off circle.

The Ducks did finally get on the board with just under five minutes to play. Alex Killorn tipped a Cam Fowler point shot on the power play for the score. The Ducks ended up losing 6-1.


As expected another rough outing for the Anaheim Ducks. They got behind 3-0 in the first period and could never recover after that. The Oilers outshot the Ducks 37 to 22 and posted a 61.68 CF% and 64.29 FF% at even strength. Oilers won almost two-thirds of the face-offs.

The Ducks did play more discipline and were only called for three penalties, whereas they were called for 10 in their last contest. Edmonton scored on one power play and the Ducks scored on one of their two chances. Anaheim should have had another power play in the second period when Trevor Zegras was high-sticked. The officials announced a penalty originally on Edmonton, but then for some reason reversed the call. You don’t see that happen often and of course it happened to the Ducks.

This game was a microcosm for both teams’ seasons. The Oilers are going to make the playoffs and are pushing to win the Pacific Division. The Ducks continue to lose and are pushing to get a top draft pick.

What’s Next?

The Ducks face the Canucks tomorrow at 12:30 PM.

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March 30th, 2024


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