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Excited to respond

by Chris Wescott @TheChrisWescott /

The Oilers have dropped three straight games and are heading to hostile territory in California and Texas for three games. They'll face Anaheim, Los Angeles and Dallas in the next six days. While the Oilers bulked up their roster to better match teams like those in California, their head coach is more concerned with how the team responds internally with their play.

"(The bulking up) part of it is great, but I'm excited to see our team respond and come out and find a way to win a game," said Todd McLellan. "That's all we have to do is win one right now and get back on track. For us to do that, there's four, five or six individuals that really have to pick up their game. While they're doing that, we can't afford to lose two or three more because then we're just playing catch up all the time."

Edmonton is on top of the Pacific Division with 19 points. Anaheim is nipping at their heels with 17, setting the stage for a big matchup on Tuesday night.

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