Jay Woodcroft: "Different teams present different challenges"


Jay Woodcroft: "Different teams present different challenges"

The Edmonton Oilers won against the Dallas Stars 6-3. Mattias Janmark once again showed how important he is to his team, as he scored 2 goals and had one assist. "They're a great team," Janmark said, as quoted by nhl.com. "They've been playing some really good hockey.

It was a really big test for us on the road. We've come off a few losses here, and we're going into the (Christmas) break, so you definitely don't want to go in on a losing streak." Mason Marchment believes that his team gave the maximum.

"I thought as a whole, our group had a good game," Marchment said. "Everyone was competing and finishing their checks. Sometimes, those bounces [don't go in]." Edmonton coach Jay Woodcroft did not forget to appreciate the opposing team, which has many qualities.

"Different teams present different challenges," Edmonton coach Jay Woodcroft said. "The Dallas Stars are a well-coached, well-oiled machine right now. They're leading their division for a reason. This was an important game for us.

This is not an easy building to take two points out of. The way we played tonight was inspired."

Peter DeBoer on his team

Dallas coach Peter DeBoer believes that his team was not good enough and that they gave many chances to the opponents.

"It was a strange game,"-Peter DeBoer said. "We were a little bit sloppy. I think we anticipated we would be a little bit. I was hoping we'd work our way out of it. But you can't hand a team like that some goals, and I think we gave them some goals." Tyler Seguin doesn't want to make excuses for a bad game.

"It's five guys out on the ice that make mistakes," Seguin said. "We had a couple of looks there in the third. We had a chance; the game was there. Learn from it, obviously it's a tough situation after the long road trip. Every team does that. Every team has those games where they've got excuses if they want them, and we don't want them."

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