The Oilers badly needed two points in Columbus, but they were only able to get one.
Sergei Bobrovsky, replacing an ineffective Steve Mason, made two spectacular short-handed saves on Jordan Eberle in overtime and stopped both shots he faced in the shootout to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Tuesday night.
"I just tried to calm the puck down, it was rolling a bit," said Eberle. "He made two good saves, I got it up maybe not as far as I wanted to.”
Jeff Petry, Ryan Whitney and Magnus Paajarvi tallied for Edmonton, who couldn't hold a 3-2 lead and fell to 1-3-1 on their season-high nine-game, 17-day road trip in which they've been outshot 111-67.
Despite the loss, head coach Ralph Krueger, felt his team responded good, after a lackluster performance in Minnesota.
“We played much better, there were alot of good things, but the result is disappointing when you look at the storyline," said Krueger.
“Going down the stretch we knew they were going to work hard, we had our chances in overtime and I think usually Eberle would be able to burry those chances, but he had a little pain that might have held him back from putting those in the roof."
The 9 game road trip for the Oilers is only going to get tougher. They play in Detroit on Thursday and again in Nashville on Friday. (BU, The Associated Press)