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by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

Head Coach Dallas Eakins made it clear that he wants his team to mirror the play-style of Pittsburgh, who downed the Oilers 3-2 tonight, and he is working diligently to install that mindset in the dressing room.

"The way they play the game, that vertical game is what we need to aspire to be," said Eakins. "It's going to take time to get there but in the future, when our team gets good, that's how we want to play."

Eakins gave credit to his team for the way they hung in the game after the Penguins came out firing. Pittsburgh outshot Edmonton 15-3 in the first period.

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