"We didn't play well", said Bruins assistant captain Patrice Bergeron. Draisaitl restored the Oilers' three-goal lead at 6:46, Lucic scored at 14:49 at make it 7-3, and Krejci converted on a two-man advantage at 19:28 to make it 7-4 after 40 minutes and round out the scoring. Third in the Pacific Division, the Flames are one point up on the Edmonton Oilers, who hold a game in hand.
Well, they had to be feeling a little queasy the night before too, watching the Edmonton Oilers turn back the clock and then beat the Bruins senseless with it in their second-consecutive bloodletting at Rogers Place.
You knew the Calgary Flames' record-setting winning streak wouldn't last forever, and it's now toast after Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Boston Bruins at the Saddledome. "If you watched us for the first time, you'd probably say, 'Geez, their slot coverage must be terrible and their penalty kill must be bad.' But it's two of the best things in the league, they just happen to let us down tonight".
"We wanted a good start, we talked about a good start and I thought we had a really good start", said Maroon.
"Panic & apprehension isn't going to help our group..."
The Bruins have gone 12-3-0 since Bruce Cassidy replaced Claude Julien as head coach, including a 5-2 win in Calgary Wednesday.
Elliott's absence was felt, with Johnson looking shaky on the first two goals. After beating Dallas 7-1 on Tuesday, the Oilers have scored seven goals in back-to-back home games for the first time since December of 1988.
Edmonton made it 5-2 two minutes into the second on the power play.
The goal-scoring frenzy continued in the second period.
"He got some treatment in between periods and told us he was going to give it a try and it worked out well for us". That somehow resulted in a two-on-none in the other direction, and a goal by Beleskey. "The games are tight".
Rickard Rakell and Ryan Getzlaf scored goals to give Anaheim a win over St. Louis at the Honda Center. Marchand has now tied his career high in goals, which he set last season. Add to that, points from three of their six blueliners and nothing more than average netminding from goaltender Cam Talbot and the results are all the more impressive.
"The game against Pittsburgh a couple nights ago was the best game of the season so I think everybody's excited, everybody wants it and Boston is playing great - it won't be easy", he explained. That gave Draisaitl 60 points on the year, moving him past Marco Sturm for the most points ever in a season by a German-born player. That is especially true when the opponent is the explosively talented Edmonton Oilers. Sturm had 59 with the Bruins in 2005-06.
The Bruins did have some quality chances, though, including on a David Pastrnak scoring chance when Boston was down 2-0 early in the first period. Oilers C Connor McDavid has 23 multi-point games this season, the most in the National Hockey League.