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BLOG: Eakins on Yakupov joining scrum

by Staff Writer / Edmonton Oilers

Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins talked about Nail Yakupov jumping into the defence of Matt Hendricks after he was jumped by two Hurricanes.

"That doesn’t show up on the stat sheet, other than Nail got himself a two minute penalty. We’ve got Hendy in there, actually quite handling himself quite nicely against two guys and then Nail’s the first one in. Then the rest of the guys are in," Eakins began.

"At the start of the year we had scrum where there were two guys in there pushing and shoving and there was nobody else coming. That’s what I’m talking about, this team coming together. They care about each other. They’re working hard with each other on the ice. The guys are in. That’s a huge thing for me for Yak and I’m proud that he was the first one in there."

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