Oilers' Mikko Koskinen Calls Out Teammates

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen is clearly fed up. In response to the criticism he's been receiving from head coach Dave Tippett and the media, the 33-year-old had this to say: "It’s not nice being thrown under the bus. I have to be better, but at the same time, we scored seven goals in my last six losses. I can’t score goals."
For those of you who are not aware, Koskinen lost in each of his last six appearances for the Oilers. During those contests, he allowed a combined 24 goals on 179 shots. That equates to roughly a .866 save percentage, so yes, he's been immensely underwhelming. However, Edmonton's low goal totals are also concerning, too. 

All of this can be blamed for the Oilers struggling so much as of late. Over their last 10 games, they have a disastrous 2-6-2 record. With that, they also have lost in four straight contests. They also have fallen to fourth in the Pacific Division after originally being at the top.

It's becoming clear that the Oilers need to make some new additions as soon as possible. Although one can understand Koskinen's frustrations, goaltending is still an area that they need to focus on at this year's trade deadline. Running with a Koskinen-Mike Smith tandem just isn't getting the job done. 

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