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by Ryan Frankson / Edmonton Oilers

Oilers winger Taylor Hall is absolutely on fire right now, as he’s been for the majority of the season thus far.

Hall has scored four goals in four assists in the last three games, bumping him up to 34 points, which slots him fourth in League scoring behind only Patrick Kane, Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin.

“Together with our line and the team, this is probably the best I’ve felt and probably the most positive I’ve been in the last six years,” Hall said. “It’s a nice feeling.”

“This is the best I’ve seen him play,” said Oilers President/GM Peter Chiarelli. “He’s playing with confidence, he’s seeing the ice better and there’s obviously something going on with him and Leon.”

“Taylor has a team-first mentality right now and he’s committed to winning,” added Head Coach Todd McLellan. “He’s been a catalyst for our team. I’ve used the word bully a number of times, and he plays that way… He’s becoming a very complete player.”

A lot of Hall’s success can be attributed to some phenomenal chemistry with linemates Leon Draisaitl and Teddy Purcell, who have seven and six points in the last three games, respectively.

“We’re different players, but we think the game the same way,” Hall said. “A lot of non-verbal communication out there, which you look for when you have chemistry… It’s been a lot of fun playing with those guys.”

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