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by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers have relied a lot of the Connor McDavid line for their offence as of late with Taylor Hall, Leon Draisaitl and Teddy Purcell not putting up their usual numbers. On Tuesday night, there were perhaps some positive signs as both Draisaitl and Hall scored their first goals in a number of games.

Draisaitl scored his first since February 4, and Hall scored his first since January 18.

“First of all, I thought they were responsible defensively,” said Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan. “I thought they played in straight lines better. I thought they got rid of some of the fancy stuff and just got pucks to the net. Leon coming down, shooting up and pulling up. Then Taylor scoring on a rebound. They were dangerous the whole night. Maybe they’ll get some confidence and they’ve found a recipe again that allows them to have success.”

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