Stuart Skinner called out by Tim Peel

The controversial former NHL referee weighs in.

Michael W.

The Edmonton Oilers have no choice but to win four straight games against the Florida Panthers in this year's Stanley Cup Final; they trail three games to none after last night's 4-3 victory at Rogers Place, the first Cup Final matchup in Edmonton since June of 2006. 

And unfortunately for the Oilers, they're not getting the kind of performances that they need from their key players - namely goaltender Stuart Skinner between the pipes. He's once again facing the music after allowing four goals on the 19 shots that he faced, including from controversial former NHL referee Tim Peel: 

Peel, who has never been shy to voice his opinions on the current goings on of the hockey world, had the following to say on his X (formerly known as Twitter) account: 

"I’m not blaming Stuart Skinner but this is the Stanley Cup Final. 4 goals on 19 shots is not good enough! #LetsGoOilers #TimeToHunt."

Meanwhile, Skinner himself is remaining optimistic despite the daunting odds.  

"I'm not too sure what the stats are coming back (from being down 3-0), but if anyone can do it, it's the Oil," Skinner said as part of his postgame comments. "I think the way that we finished this game too, also brings a strong belief in this group, the way that we battle back."

"If we play like that for 60 minutes, we'll give ourselves a really good chance to win games," he added. "I think that gives you a lot of belief," he added. We've got nothing but hope in this room."

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Source: Sportskeeda