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BLOG: Road wins provide confidence boost

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers players and coaches couldn't rest easy with just moral victories as they played well against tough opposition but couldn’t get a win through the first four games of the season.

This past weekend, the Oilers went on the road and took down two Pacific Division opponents in their arenas. Edmonton cruised by Calgary 5-2 on Saturday and beat Vancouver in overtime on Sunday.

Those are the kind of wins the team hopes can lead to more confidence, more production and more positivity moving forward.

“It definitely helps out our team, confidence wise,” said Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. “I thought those were two really good games for us. We were pretty consistent throughout both those games. It’s something that we’ve obviously been working on this year, consistency in our play, and we showed that the last two games and against two rivals like that. Getting wins in their building is big for us.”

Head Coach Todd McLellan talked about the team working hard and needing a reward for that work. They got two this weekend and look for a third tomorrow night against Detroit.

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