Dougie Hamilton Scores From Centre Ice And Oilers Fans Take Off Early

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  • Even though the Edmonton Oilers entered Tuesday’s game in a tie for first place in the Pacific Division there are plenty of reasons to be concerned about what they are actually capable of this season.
  • They are still the most top-heavy team in the league, relying almost entirely on one line for offense.
  • They have also been playing below .500 hockey for the better part of the past two months, and after Tuesday’s 6-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes have won just 11 of their past 25 games.
  • Not great!
  • This most recent loss also included a rather embarrassing play as goalie Mikko Koskinen was faked out by Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton and allowed a goal from the center red line.
  • As Hamilton controlled the puck at the red line off of a face-off win, he made it look like he was going to simply dump the puck into the corner.
  • That resulted in Koskinen starting to leave the net so he could cut off the dump-in and hopefully make a play to gain possession for his team.
  • The problem for Koskinen?
  • Hamilton ended up putting the puck on net — while still looking at the corner! — and scored his 11th goal of the season, continuing what might turn out to be a Norris-worthy campaign.
  • You can see the play in the video above.
  • Giving up a red line goal is always tough for a goalie, but this one had to especially sting because the Oilers had just rallied from a two-goal deficit earlier in the period only to give up three consecutive goals — including Hamilton’s goal — to lose their second game in a row and their fifth in their past seven games.

 

Sources & Credits: NBC Sports
NHL Highlights | Hurricanes vs. Oilers – Dec. 10, 2019

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