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by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

Taylor Hall has been finding a rhythm these last few games.

To start the season, Hall and the Oilers were searching for offence. Hall had nine shots on goal in Nashville, but couldn’t find the back of the net as Pekka Rinne shut out the Oil. In Dallas the next game, the Oilers top left winger managed two shots on goal and ended the game still looking for his first points.

Since then, Hall is +4 in the last three games and has two goals and two assists as Edmonton is coming off its first two victories.

“I think he’s a little more sure of himself,” said Head Coach Todd McLellan. “He can be more aggressive, he can be skating through checks, bullying through the net, throwing pucks on the net. He’s been quite responsible defensively. There’s a lot of positive signs in his game right now. I thought earlier, when it wasn’t going quite well for him, there was a sense of frustration that held him back. I don’t see that as much anymore. He’s been effective for us, obviously.”

The last few games have been an encouraging sign for Hall and the team as a whole. They have a tough test at home against Detroit tomorrow night.

“You play well, you do some really good things in your game but you don’t get wins and that doesn’t count for much in this league,” said Hall. “It’s nice to get a couple wins, not only for our team but for our fan base. Hopefully, it’s a good atmosphere tomorrow night (against the Red Wings). I think we’re starting to really feel ourselves out and play our game.”

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