Regrets? The Edmonton Oilers had a few when they left Columbus with a 4-2 loss.

Unable to duplicate the game they had played a night earlier against the Nashville Predators, they moved on to Dallas with a record of 4-2 in their last six games. In their previous 11, they were an abysmal 1-9-1 — all the more reason to regret their lack of urgency against the Blue Jackets.

They will take on the Stars in Dallas on Sunday, then head home for a five-game homestand that opens Tuesday against the Phoenix Coyotes.

“We just couldn’t execute,” said Jordan Eberle. “It’s frustrating when you get a win in Nashville then come out with an effort like this. Plain and simple, we had to win this game and we didn’t.

“It would have felt a lot better (going into Dallas) if we could have won this one. We would have had a lot of momentum.”

Instead, the players will revert to their recent objective, which is to avoid doubling up on losses. It’s a modest goal, to be sure, but with a record of 8-17-2 and 13 Western Conference teams ahead of them in the standings, there’s not much else to shoot for.

“We have to go into Dallas with the mindset that we can’t be a hockey team that loses two in a row. We have to go get that one,” said Sam Gagner.