They fell to the visiting Vancouver Canucks 5-2 the next day, March 1st, with Jim Corsi getting the start.
The Oilers then began a difficult five game east coast road trip with that season's eventual Stanley Cup champions, the New York Islanders, who defeated Edmonton 6-4 with Mio getting the start before being replaced by Corsi after giving up his third goal four minutes into the second period.
Corsi then took the loss in Montreal two days later followed by Don Cutts starting against the Pittsburgh Penguins only to give way to Corsi after allowing four goals through two periods in an eventual 5-4 loss that extended the losing streak to five games.
Bob Dupuis was called in to stop the bleeding in his NHL debut on hostile ice in Philadelphia. The Oilers gave him a 3-1 lead after two periods only to have the Flyers come storming back with four third period goals to win 5-3, which extended the losing streak to six.
The streak was broken on this date in 1980 with the arrival of goaltender Ron Low, who was obtained from the Nordiques in exchange for Ron Chipperfield on March 11th.
early and two late ones 50 seconds apart from Hunter.
The Nordiques would not go away so easily though, and scored two in the first half of the second period, but Dave Lumley put the lead back to two just 35 seconds later. Marc Tardif made it a one goal game after two with his goal for the Nordiques at 14:38.
Gretzky took matters into his own hands during the third period with a pair of unassisted goals, the first at 6:24, his 40th of the season, and an empty netter in the final 30 seconds to end the losing streak. Low's 42 saves in his Edmonton debut set a team record which would stand for 33 years.
Low's debut made the Oilers only the second team in NHL history to use six different goaltenders in one season. Low, in fact, was the fifth different Oilers goaltender in the span of five games! Corsi, Mio, Cutts, Dupuis and finally Low all saw time in goal for Edmonton over the previous 300 minutes of play.