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The Oilers bottom six will look to continue producing in Round 2 against the Anaheim Ducks

by Paul Gazzola /

Round 1 against the San Jose Sharks saw the Oilers get offence from unlikely sources at critical moments.

Zack Kassian scored game-winning goals in Games 2 and 3. David Desharnais had a strong Game 5, recording the overtime decider and assisting on the tying goal. Anton Slepyshev's second period breakaway tally in Game 6 ended up clinching the series for the Oilers. 

In Round 2 against the Ducks, the Oilers know their depth will be important if they want to continue their success.

"I think in the playoffs, it's a team effort with all four lines," said Kassian, who ended the series with two goals and 18 hits.

"It's going to be different guys stepping up on different nights. But if we're going to go deep in the playoffs, the third and fourth line need to chip in throughout a playoff series."

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