Not much has gone right for the Edmonton Oilers this season and the team often finds itself at the centre of controversial goalie interference calls and non-calls.
Oilers netminder Cam Talbot was bumped into on the Coyotes’ lone goal, which stood despite a review, and Edmonton had what would’ve been a tying goal called back midway through the third period.
“It’s extremely frustrating to have what seems like every single one of these calls go against us in the past two years. It’s just unbelievable,” Talbot told reporters following the game. “I’ve never seen anything like it. We challenge a goal, it stands. They challenge a goal on us, for some reason it’s always waved off, so I just don’t understand it. It’s the exact same play that we had last week against L.A., where the guy clips my blocker. We challenge, it’s still a goal. Last year in the playoffs against [Ducks forward] Corey Perry — same play. Takes my blocker with him, puck goes blocker side, it’s still a goal on us.
“There’s just no consistency and I’m [expletive] sick of it. It’s [expletive] ridiculous. You can quote me. They can fine me> I don’t give a [expletive] anymore.”
Oilers coach Todd McLellan didn’t seem to have a problem with Arizona’s goal, but did think Patrick Maroon’s would-be tying goal should’ve held up.
“As it stands right now I think everybody’s massively confused and it continues,” McLellan said.
This isn’t the first time this season an Oilers player has been vocal about calls going against the team. Earlier this year, Connor McDavid was critical of offside challenges after the Oilers had an important goal called back.