The Edmonton Oilers knew they were entering a tough game Monday night against the Calgary Flames on the road, and Leon Draisaitl expected more from himself and other top offensive Oilers options. Instead, Edmonton ended up absorbing a 3-1 loss, and that got Draisaitl expressing his frustrations on his and his other teammates’ failure to show up on offense following the defeat.


“You can’t expect Brad Malone to come in here and score three goals tonight, right?” Draisaitl said. “That’s our job. That’s on Connor, that’s on me, that’s on the top guys that are getting paid to create. Probably didn’t do enough of that tonight.”

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The Oilers’ power-play attack was a main problem for the team in the game. They went 0/4 on the man advantage and got their only score from center Devin Shore. Draisaitl has every reason to be disappointed, especially in himself, as he only took one shot on goal. McDavid was 0/3, while Evander Kane went 0/4.

Edmonton has now lost three games in a row, during which the Oilers have been outscored 12-6. Despite the losses, the Oilers remain on the outside looking in for a playoff spot via wild card in the Western Conference. They currently have 64 points, just two points behind the Nashville Predators (66 points) for the last wild card spot in the conference.