Photos: Oilers rally but fall short against Coyotes

 

After scoring three answered goals the Oilers looked like they were ready to tally their first win against the Coyotes this season, until Phoenix handed Edmonton a reality check, and a 4-3 loss at Rexall Place on Friday. This marks Edmonton’s second six-game losing streak of the season.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Jesse Joensuu, right, of the Edmonton Oilers exchanges words after the whistle with Derek Morris of the Phoenix Coyotes during an NHL game at Rexall Place on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.</div>
 

Jesse Joensuu, right, of the Edmonton Oilers exchanges words after the whistle with Derek Morris of the Phoenix Coyotes during an NHL game at Rexall Place on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.

Photograph by: Derek Leung, Getty Images

 
<div id="page1">Jesse Joensuu, right, of the Edmonton Oilers exchanges words after the whistle with Derek Morris of the Phoenix Coyotes during an NHL game at Rexall Place on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.</div>
Ilya Bryzgalov, left, and Nail Yakupov of the Edmonton Oilers, face the fans before and after each period at Rexall Place as the players walk to the ice from the dressing room on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
David Perron, right,  of the Edmonton Oilers battles in the corner with Keith Yandle of the Phoenix Coyotes at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Ryan Jones of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates after assisting the goal of his teammate Matt Hendricks, not pictured, against the Phoenix Coyotes during an NHL game at Rexall Place on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Phoenix Coyotes&#8217; Martin Hanzal, right, is stopped by Edmonton Oilers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov during first period NHL hockey action in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Boyd Gordon of the Edmonton Oilers against the Phoenix Coyotes at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Jeff Petry, second left, of the Edmonton Oilers fights for the puck against Shane Doan, left, of the Phoenix Coyotes during an NHL game at Rexall Place on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Ilya Bryzgalov of the Edmonton Oilers, watches a rolling puck that Rob Klinkhammer of the Phoenix Coyotes can&#8217;t control at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Radim Vrbata, left, of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates after scoring his team&#8217;s second goal against the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game at Rexall Place on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Nail Yakupov, right, of the Edmonton Oilers, fights off Antoine Vermette of the Phoenix Coyotes after a race for the puck at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Anton Belov of the Edmonton Oilers makes a play against the Phoenix Coyotes at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
David Perron, right, of the Edmonton Oilers battles in the corner with Keith Yandle of the Phoenix Coyotes at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Mark Arcobello, left, of the Edmonton Oilers, skates away from Keith Yandle of the Phoenix Coyotes at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Phoenix Coyotes&#8217; Shane Doan, left, is checked by Edmonton Oilers&#8217; Boyd Gordon during first period NHL hockey action in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Phoenix Coyotes&#8217; Antoine Vermette, right, checks Edmonton Oilers&#8217; Andrew Ference during first period NHL hockey action in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Jordan Eberle of the Edmonton Oilers, tries to elude Jeff Halpern of the Phoenix Coyotes at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Ryan Smyth, centre, of the Edmonton Oilers watches as Zbynek Michalek of the Phoenix Coyotes cuts off a pass in front of goalie Mike Smith at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Matt Hendricks, left, of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates his goal against the Phoenix Coyotes which was assisted by Ryan Jones during an NHL game at Rexall Place on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
The bench of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates the goal of Derek Morris, No. 53, against the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game at Rexall Place on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Ilya Bryzgalov, right, of the Edmonton Oilers stops the shot of Mikkel Boedker of the Phoenix Coyotes during an NHL game at Rexall Place on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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