Leon Draisaitl calls out Arturs Silovs after Game 3.

Leon Draisaitl calls out Arturs Silovs after Game 3.

Leon Draisaitl makes it clear that he is not impressed with rookie goaltender Arturs Silovs.

Jonathan Larivee

The Edmonton Oilers have coughed up home ice advantage in their second round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Vancouver Canucks in Game 3, and many are pointing to the stellar play of rookie goaltender Arturs Silovs as one of the primary reasons why.

Following the conclusion of Game 3, Oilers star forward Leon Draisaitl was asked about the performance of Silvos in goal and Draisaitl quickly used the opportunity to take a shot at the Canucks netminder.

"Post is not good goaltending," said Draisaitl.

When asked if perhaps he and the other Oilers forwards needed to do a little extra homework on Silovs, given that he is relatively new to the National Hockey League, Draisaitl simply laughed.

"I don't think so," said Draisaitl with a laugh. "I think we've got enough guys in here that can put the puck past him."

Throughout his comments with the media Draisaitl came off as more than a little agitated, which is understandable considering his team was coming off of a very tough loss in Game 3, but if Draisaitl was hoping to shake the confidence of Silovs with his comments, I fear he may have achieved the opposite effect.