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by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

Oilers Head Coach Dallas Eakins has taken on a more scruffy look with his facial hair recently. When asked about his beard a few games back, Eakins said it would be gone the next day. However, the coach has kept the facial hair due to the team's recent success.

Not normally superstitious, Eakins says it was a request from players and coaches in the dressing room that he'd keep the beard going while the team was successful.

"We had some requests to keep it so that's my commitment to the team," said Eakins. "I'll keep this. Actually, my wife quite likes it which is interesting. Maybe she's going blind but we'll keep it, keep it rolling and have a little fun in the dressing room… For a guy who used to make fun of everyone's superstitions, I'm starting to get there myself."

The Oilers are on a three-game win streak, hoping to extend that streak tonight.

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