The Edmonton Oilers stumbled with a 5-3 loss to the Florida Panthers, highlighting persistent issues. Defensive lapses continue to plague the Oilers, contributing to their 5-11-1 record. For the second consecutive game, the team failed to protect an early lead, revealing an inability to play a full 60 minutes. Evander Kane’s undisciplined penalties proved costly, while Evan Bouchard’s defensive errors raised concerns. Facing the need to play at a 106-point pace to potentially secure a playoff spot, the Oilers’ next challenge is against the Carolina Hurricanes.