The Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils are participating in the 2018 NHL Global Series. The Oilers won an exhibition with the Kolner Haie 4-3 in overtime at Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, on Wednesday and will open the regular season against the Devils at Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Saturday (1 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, MSG+, NHL.TV).
Oilers forward Tobias Rieder, born in Landshut, Germany, has detailed his experiences on the trip in his own NHL.com blog. Here is Rieder's fifth entry: