In an interview with CBC Edmonton’s Hockey Night in Canada, Edmonton Oilers assistant coach Todd MacLellan said he’s not optimistic about the postseason.
The Oilers are 0-8-1 in their past 10 games and are on a five-game losing streak.
McLellans first season as a head coach in Edmonton saw the Oilers lose seven straight games from Jan. 5-26.
That included a 6-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Jan. 28.
The team finished the season with a 6.3-point-per-game mark, tied for third best in the NHL.
MacLellanas record-setting season was ended when he was fired on March 3, 2018.