Bruce Cassidy: You can’t lean on the same guys every night

Vegas Golden Knights failed to get a win vs Edmonton Oilers

by Sead Dedovic
Bruce Cassidy: You can’t lean on the same guys every night
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The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Vegas Golden Knights with a score of 5-4. Connor McDavid once again showed how important he is to the team after scoring a goal and providing two assists. Although the Edmonton Oilers had a 4-2 lead, the Vegas Golden Knights came back into the game near the end.

Ultimately, the Oilers had to secure the win in a shootout.
“We’ll take wins any way we can get them at this point,” McDavid said, as quoted by! “Obviously it would be nice to close it out up two with five minutes to go -- you expect to close that out -- but we will take the win any way we can.

Definitely there is momentum in our room. I think we can feel it. I think what we have seen out of our last three (games) and it is something to build off of”.
Vegas coach Bruce Cassidy could not be satisfied with the performance of his team, which has not been in great shape lately.

Cassidy emphasized that the team cannot always rely on the same players. In the end, it cost them. "You can’t lean on the same guys every night, and we’ve done that well all last year and this year. We are grinding points out.

We’d rather have wins and some have not gone our way recently; I think we won three shootouts in our first 12 games, so there’s a bit of a pendulum that swings the other way. ”- Bruce Cassidy said.

Ben Hutton reacted

Ben Hutton is happy that his team managed to get back into the match after going down 4-2.

They showed character this time as well. In the end, they lacked luck to win. Hutton believes that this match can be an indicator that the team will go in the right direction again. "We talked about it in between periods; we needed to come out hard, we were down a couple and we needed to be a little more aggressive and find ways to score, and we did that.

We were able to get into overtime and a shootout and we were able to get the point, so you have to take the positive out of it. The last few games we haven’t had the best record, but I feel like we’re getting our chances.

We’re getting a lot of Grade A [chances], but we’re hitting posts or we’re nicking a stick or whatnot. But we’re going to keep grinding and eventually those are going to go in and we’ll be on the winning side”.

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