Was there a doctor in the house?They might have needed one if Edmonton Oilers were up two goals rather than one in the dying seconds Saturday, and Darnell Nurse had wanted to look for blood after Corey Perry’s forearm to the defenceman’s face.It was a vicious shot by Perry as the clock ticked down after his goal was disallowed earlier. Perry isn’t a fighter, and, he likely would have been infield practice for Nurse.It certainly looked like a play the NHL would look at, but they’re not doing it. No supplementary discipline.“It was a battle up the wall and the guy comes and throws a dirty elbow,” said Nurse. “If we had a two goal lead it would have a lot different situation but when there’s 18 seconds left, you don’t want to put your team in a bad place.”Nurse admits that Perry is effective as a disturber.“He’s a greasy guy, teams don’t like him, fans don’t like him. That’s his job and he’s good at it. I haven’t seen it (elbow) but I felt it,” he said.Perry said it wasn’t a play borne of frustration, just a battle for the puck Lots of low-scoring close lossesThat’s two tough plays against Nurse in a week. In Brooklyn the Saturday before, he got a stick in the face from Islanders captain Anders Lee, and when they got to fighting, a linesman pinned his arms during the scuffle. Nurse was a heavy bag.“I didn’t like the fight or six punches from that gentleman,” said Nurse.BIG NIGHT FOR CURRIEOilers call-up winger Josh Currie, who got his first NHL goal, sweeping the puck past Ducks goaltender Kevin Boyle, had a night for the ages. Never drafted, working his way up from the ECHL, which isn’t 20,000 Leagues Under the NHL, but a long way from the Promised Land.“This is quite a story, a guy who was an East Coast League player who stayed with it. He got an American League contract and stayed with it, then got a National Hockey League contract and now he’s sitting up in the NHL with the trust of the coaching staff,” said Oilers coach Ken Hitchcock, who played him 12 minutes. He’s gone from five to nine to 12 in his first three NHL games.“You’re so happy for him … it was the same when Patrick Russell was up (playing his first game), and Joe Gambardella, same thing. They don’t come with any ego and they’ve earned the right to get what they’ve got. You’re proud of guys like that.”The goal, an appearance with Scott Oake and Louie DeBrusk on Hockey Night in Canada’s After Hours, rushing to take off the motorcycle vest award from his teammates in the dressing room, to get to his first cross-Canada TV shot.“Super exciting,” said Currie, whose eyes went very big when he saw the puck loose outside the crease after a good play by Milan Lucic. “I’m thinking, ‘just make it count. You don’t get that many looks in this league. It’s pretty tight defensively.“I’m sure I had a lot of family and friends back home watching.”Oilers winger Alex Chiasson was thrilled for him.“These are super cool moments … a night he’ll remember forever,” said Chiasson. “It’s funny but one of the guys told him to put his stick (scoring) away and he said ‘nah, he had one more in it. He wanted to keep playing with that one.”People kept calling Currie a kid after the game. But, he’s not. He 26, and he’s had a lot of hard miles to get to the NHL.“I see no reason why he can’t be a (regular) NHL player,” said Hitchcock.GAGNER SCORES AGAINOilers winger Sam Gagner made like Daniel Sedin in the high-slot, taking one of brother Henrik’s slap-passes for a redirect of the Leon Draisaitl feed Saturday. Two goals in four games, and so far this looks like a steal-of-a-deal Gagner for Ryan Spooner.“I don’t know where we’d be without the addition of Sam,” said Hitchcock. “He’s an NHL player. He helps in every avenue. He’s played more minutes with us than he has in a long-time, in a lot of situations.”UNDER FURTHER REVIEWWhen Perry’s goal in the scramble with 45 seconds left went to the command station in Toronto for review, Hitchcock wasn’t sure how to react. It had been waved off by referee Dean Morton.“You’re looking at the play (on screen) at your feet and if it’s called no goal on the ice and they go to replay and take the head-sets off right away, you’re feeling pretty comfortable that it’s not counting,” he said. “But the longer it goes and it’s delayed, you’re getting nervous. I’m thinking, ‘do I have to make a call for goalie interference?’ I kept seeing the guy’s stick whacking Mikko and turning his body sideways. It looked obvious to me.”E-mail: email@example.comOn Twitter: @NHLbyMattyOil Spills podcast: Trade deadline approaches with Edmonton Oilers in sell modeThe Edmonton Oilers are indeed sellers for the 2019 NHL trade deadline coming up on Feb. 25. They dealt goalie Cam Talbot to the Philadelphia Flyers for Anthony Stolarz in order to clear salary cap room for defenceman Andrej Sekera, who returned to the Oilers lineup from injury.But can the Oilers under interim general manager Keith Gretzky reasonably do much else besides give players away for middling draft picks to try to clear salary off the books?Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Google Play or Soundcloud. You can also listen via the player below.