Viktor Fasth was rather conflicted when he readied himself for his first game against his former teammates. And it wasn’t just that the Edmonton Oilers goaltender was back in the Honda Center. He was also back in the net.

It’s there where Fasth’s strife settled because if he could elongate what’s left of this season, he would. If he could turn back the clock on his last six months, he’d certainly do that, too.

Instead, he is determined to make the most of the remaining games, a mission he had wanted to start on Wednesday in the Oilers 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

“For me personally, it’s about ending the season on a high note. You don’t want to go into the pre-season with bad memories,” he said on a night he’d turn away 23 shots but couldn’t contain a one-timer from Francois Beauchemin in the remaining two minutes. The win was the Ducks 50th of the season.

“It’s important to get a couple of games here now,” Fasth said.

“It’s been a tough year. I’ve been battling some injuries, going back and forth on the ice, but now finally, my body feels good. It’s good to be back on the ice again to just practice and play some games.”

Less than 24 hours after the injury-riddled Oilers mustered enough pluck to make a game of it in a 5-4 loss to the San Jose Sharks, they reported to Anaheim to take on the mighty Ducks. And once again, they pushed another playoff team to the final whistle.