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BLOG: Rest or Momentum?

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

With the Oilers winning three-straight games, they are now on the second day of a three-day stretch where they will not play a game. With a big litmus test, the Chicago Blackhawks, looming on Monday, the question is whether or not the team would have rather just kept playing and carrying momentum versus getting some rest.

"You can look at it both ways," said David Perron. "That's the way the schedule is and we'll just go with it. There's nothing we can do early on when we played a lot of road games and stuff like that. It's probably something we'd wish we'd had more home games. That just means that now we'll have more. It's something, we've just got to roll with the schedule and whatever happens, happens. We've got to pour on the best effort we can every single night and get wins."

While it would have been nice to just keep playing, the rest and extra practice time is welcomed.

"A little bit of both," said Justin Schultz. "You want to keep playing when you're playing well. It's tough, but at the same time, it's good for us to get some rest and get some practice in and we'll be prepared for Chicago."

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