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Leon Draisaitl discredits Arturs Silovs' performance in Oilers loss

Published May 13, 2024 at 7:13

Edmonton Oilers superstar Leon Draisaitl wasn't precisely singing Vancouver Canucks goaltender Arturs Silovs' praises after the Canucks nabbed a 4-3 win.

Draisaitl managed to sink one goal past him, but he got shut down on four other attempts by the Latvian goalie, who was a brick wall with 42 saves. Draisaitl even blamed the posts for their loss, saying they hit the iron four or five times.

In the post-game chat, Draisaitl didn't hold back, basically saying hitting the post isn't great goaltending.

Well, post is not good goaltending. But yeah, we can certainly do a better job of bearing down and, like I said, capitalizing on our looks.

Meanwhile, Silovs is living his best life between the pipes. The 23-year-old has a 4-2 record in his playoff career, stopping 158 of the 174 shots he's faced for a .908 save percentage.

The Canucks snagged him back in the sixth round of the 2019 draft, and he's stepped up big time, especially with Thatcher Demko and Casey Desmith out.

And when Silovs was asked about his saves against Draisaitl? Classic response: "Which one?" The kid was so locked in, that he couldn't even keep track of all the saves he was making.

Going into game 4, Draisaitl doesn't seemed rattled saying the Oilers have enough guys who can solve the cinderella story of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Leon Draisaitl discredits Arturs Silovs' performance in Oilers loss

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