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Hitchcock calls out Oilers: 'Coaches can't want it more than the players'

Hitchcock calls out Oilers: 'Coaches can't want it more than the players'
Published On: Sun, Feb 10
Apr 26, 2015; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Saint Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock talks to players during a time out in the third period in game six of the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Blues 4-1 advancing them to the second round of playoffs. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

Ken Hitchcock criticized hisA Edmonton OilersA players at length following a 5-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.

"At this time of year, the coaches can't want it more than the players," the head coach toldA reportersA postgame. "At the end of the day, it's going to be decided whether we want to play the right way because it's successful, or whether we just want to do our thing. (This) was a game (in which) we just wanted to do our thing and paid dearly for it."

The Sharks jumped out to a 2-0 lead through 20 minutes, outshooting the Oilers 12-5 in the opening frame. Edmonton played a better middle stanza, but the Oilers trailed 3-1 through two periods. Then they allowed two more San Jose goals, includingA Kevin Labanc's third of the game.

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