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Positives in 6-3 win over New Jersey sharpened Saturday at practice

by Paul Gazzola /

There was plenty to be happy about for the Oilers after Friday's 6-3 win against the red-hot New Jersey Devils.

Oilers put up 42 shots on goal, won 67 percent of the faceoffs, went 1-for-1 on the power play and closed out the game with a hearty third-period effort.

Video: RAW | Zack Kassian

"When you're losing games, it's frustrating but the mood in here was we can get out of it, we just need to stick with it," said Oilers forward Zack Kassian Saturday. "We had some good zone time, we got pucks to the net, we played fast, we were physical. If we want to win hockey games, we have to play like that more often."

There was an internal belief that the team would win if they kept their foot on the pedal but Kassian maintained there's more work to be done.

"We felt like the last few games, the game was coming," he said. "We've had mental lapses that cost us games but it's definitely nice to get two points. 

"It's one win, we have a long way to go."

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