Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl during media scrum after Sunday's game.
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Draisaitl throws jab at Silovs in post-game scrum; Silovs responds

Published May 13, 2024 at 10:09

Leon Draisaitl and the Edmonton Oilers were left pretty frustrated on Sunday night after being defeated by the Vancouver Canucks by a score of 4 to 3. With the win, the Canucks have taken a 2-1 lead in their second-round series.

Arturs Silovs was solid in the game, making a career-high 42 saves to pick up the victory for the Canucks. Since being forced into action in Game 4 of their first-round series against the Nashville Predators, Silovs has been great for the Canucks, and he's showing the coaching staff and front office that he deserves to be the backup to Thatcher Demko next season.

Following the game, Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl met with reporters and threw a bit of shade at Arturs Silovs. Draisaitl was asked about Silovs' performance, and he said that the post was not good goaltending, meaning that the post saved the Canucks netminder in the game.

"Post is not good goaltending," Draisaitl said.

Granted, later in the media scrum he did say that Silovs played well, but after losing to a goaltender who had a 42-save performance and saying it was because of the post is a bit ridiculous. But, Draisaitl was likely frustrated with the game and let his emotions get the best of him.

During the Canucks' media scrum, Arturs Silovs responded in a hilarious fashion. He was asked about a big save he made late in the third period on Leon Draisaitl and gave a great response.

"Which one?" Silovs said with a grin and a chuckle.

Game 4 is going to be a feisty affair between the two teams after the antics following the buzzer at the end of the third period. There's no doubt that Silovs will get the start between the pipes, too, and will look to stand tall against the Oilers once again.
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Draisaitl throws jab at Silovs in post-game scrum; Silovs responds

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