It would have been easy for the hapless Edmonton Oilers to just let their three-game losing streak stretch into four.
Not only had they just come off a 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals one night earlier they were in the home of the Pittsburgh Penguins who outshot the Oilers 15-3 in the first 20 minutes.
But the Oilers battled back and really deserved a better fate than a 3-2 loss Tuesday night at the Consol Energy Center.
Instead they’ll drag a 1-5-1 record to their next stop on the six-game roadtrip: a Thursday night meeting with the New York Islanders.
The three goals against was the fewest the Oilers have allowed in seven starts this season.
“We battled hard we did a few good things and (goaltender Jason LaBarbera) gave us a chance to stay in the game to be in the game but in the end it’s not enough” said Ales Hemsky who scored his second goal of the season.
“We should have won some of the games we could have but didn’t and it’s hurt us. It looks bad on us. If we play li...