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Sports Edmonton Oilers searching for answers with Leafs up next

10:15  14 december  2019
10:15  14 december  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Edmonton Oilers practice on Friday began with a longer than usual on-ice meeting lead by head coach Dave Tippett.

"Just that we've done a lot of good things well," answered goalie Mike Smith when asked about Tippett's message. "There are parts of our game that on a consistent basis need to be better. We're not going to sit here and be in a grump about it."

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The Oilers don’t have answers here, and you can tell they don’t because their most recent solution was to practice with Connor McDavid as a right wing for That’s flailing for answers to an extent that is legitimately shocking and pathetic. If Todd McLellan — who by the way feels like he’s about two days

For the first time this season, the Oilers have gone three games without a win. They've been outscored 15-10 over that stretch.

"We're giving up way too many goals a game," said forward Alex Chiasson. "We have to understand where we're at as a team. We're facing a little bit of adversity right now. Once we get into the groove of defending, we'll get our opportunities and capitalize. It's more of a mindset than about structure or playing a certain way."

"All year long we've embraced the process of learning," Tippett said. "When you lose, there's extra emphasis put on certain things that made you lose."

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The Oilers will host the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night. The Leafs have won the last six meetings and always have a lot of crowd support at Rogers Place.

"It's always an exciting game. The crowd is 50/50 and going back and forth," said Sam Gagner. "It's loud in the building."

Mikko Koskinen is expected to start in goal. Joakim Nygard didn't practice Friday but may be able to play. Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl will likely start the game on the same line.

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