The Edmonton Oilers started the weekend off poorly as they fell to the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Friday. Edmonton followed suit on Sunday afternoon in a game down in Nashville. The Oilers battled well in the game, but ultimately they ended up losing 5-4 to the Nashville Predators. The big buzz with the game is the perceived wrong call on an offside where Nashville ended up scoring.

Nashville/Edmonton NHL recap February 26th

The Nashville Predators opened the scoring at the 4:55 mark of the first period as Ryan Ellis scored his 10th of the season.

The two teams would then exchange goals over the balance of the period with Connor McDavid getting his 21st goal of the year for Edmonton and Filip Forsberg scoring his 24th for Nashville. Heading into the 2nd period, the Preds lead 2-1, but the second frame would prove to be a wild one as the two teams combined for five goals.

Edmonton's scorers in the frame were Milan Lucic, Mark Letestu, and Jordan Eberle.

Vernon Fiddler and Colin Wilson had goals for the Predators. The result was a 4-4 tie game heading into the third period and a competitive game that ultimately seemed to hinge on a poor goal.

Nashville game-winning goal controversial

Nashville would score what would ultimately be the game winner early in the third period (Viktor Arvidsson's 21st). However, Todd McLellan would challenge that the Predators had illegally gained the offensive zone on the play.

The video replayed seemed to show just that although seemingly not to the satisfaction of the NHL. The goal would stand, Edmonton would lose, and Nashville would tally two points in the standings.

As they so often do, sports fans and commentators took to social media to vent their frustration.

At the end of it all, Edmonton are in the midst of a bad road trip. They are tied for 2nd spot in the Pacific Division as the San Jose Sharks start to build a comfortable lead. Following play on Sunday, San Jose will have a five-point advantage in the standings with two games at hand. The Sharks, besides the Predators, are one team that won't be complaining about the apparent missed call that had Edmonton's supporters up in arms on Twitter.

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