Simply put, the Oilers played the Caps game and were timid physically due to the Caps having the best PP in the league and the Oil not wanting to take any chances at all. It was very apparent.
Oilers were toe to toe with them 97% of the game and had a zillion chances.
The 4th line was way better tonight and on the 3rd line, Jones and Pitlick were bright highlights on the forecheck.
But overall, the Oilers played a safe game and despite the basically even shot and chance differential, they also just couldn't pot anything, except Justin's pinching goal.
But this safe style...
How did that work out for them?