Edmonton Oilers 6:3 Ottawa Senators: Reactions
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The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Ottawa Senators by a score of 6-3. As a result of his two goals, Leon Draisaitl reached 100 points. It was impossible for him to hide his happiness. In particular, he would like to thank his teammates, without whom he wouldn't have been able to accomplish anything.
"I feel very fortunate, obviously, very happy about it," Draisaitl said, as quoted by nhl.com "But this is my job, this is what I get paid to do. I couldn't do it without any of these guys in here, and I am well aware of that and very appreciative of them finding me and putting me in the right spots.
I am very happy about that." Ottawa coach D.J. Smith believes that it cost his team that they made a lot of mistakes. "I thought we worked hard, I thought we had lots of chances," -D.J. Smith said. "We'll have to look, [but] I thought they were even or maybe a little bit our way.
Just the mistakes we made ended up in our net."
Foegele on his team
Foegele emphasized how strong the team spirit is within the team. "After the first period, as a group, we thought we could be better," Foegele said. "In that second period, I thought everyone was kind of going and we engaged, and we were really on the throttle there and we were fortunate enough to get a couple of goals." Smith emphasized that his team never gives up.
"It was deflating for sure, but in saying that, we didn't come out [for the third period] that way," Smith said. "This group is not going to quit. They're not going to give in." Edmonton coach Jay Woodcroft is not satisfied with the start of the match, but in the continuation, his team showed the right spirit.
"I thought we were a little bit sloppy early in the game; I didn't think we were skating at the level that we normally skate at," -Jay Woodcroft said. "I thought our special teams could have been better. I saw as improve as the game went on.