There's no doubt that some players seem to play with that extra pep in their stride when returning to a former team. Zack Kassian quipped that his performance Friday night might have had something to do with the food in Vancouver.
"I went to my favourite restaurant," he said. "I don't know. It might have been the omega-3 in the fish or something. Good fish in Vancouver."
Kassian's performance in the Oilers 2-0 win over the Canucks was no joke. The Oilers winger played well against his former team, finishing with a team-high five shots on goal. He also had some big hits, a fight and chipped in several scoring chances.
"I thought Kass played tremendous," said Head Coach Todd McLellan. "I think it was a big night for him to come back here and participate as a regular player. He was physical, he created chances, he checked well. If we keep getting games like that from him it will just increase our chance of success."