The Oilers feel like a weight has been lifted. They’ve won two straight games after an 0-4-1 start to the season.
“It definitely lightens the load a little bit, especially getting that first one when you start out the first five winless,” Defenceman Mark Fayne said. “You’ve got to stay focused. You can’t dwell on the past of even get too happy about past games because there are a lot left.”
Even through the tough start, the Oilers were focused on just sticking through the process. That remains unchanged following two wins.
“I don’t think the mood has changed a lot in the room,” Winger Matt Hendricks said. “It feels good to get two wins, no doubt. But it’s what we’ve been talking about since day one and we’re going to keep harping to (the media) as well just like the coaches harp to us, it’s about the process. Our record, our wins and losses are going to take care of themselves as long as we continue to pay the right way.”