EDMONTON -- The Edmonton Oilers are not a big, strong, heavy team.
So going up against the Boston Bruins on Thursday night at Rexall Place, they won't try to match up physically.
Oilers coach Dallas Eakins concedes it would not be a wise tactic.
"I think it might not be the smartest game plan to try and match them physically," Eakins said. "If you don't match up that way, there's no use trying to do it. I want to use more of our speed, and our smarts against them.
"I'm not sure if they're as big as they have been in the past. They still have some heavy guys, but I want to get into a game where we're playing quick with really good puck support, and if we do have to give up the puck, then we're going to be first to it. To go in and try to match a team like this physically, I don't think it gives us a chance to win the game."