With one win in the past four games, it could be easy for the Oilers to feel some final stretch blues.
Instead, forward Milan Lucic is preaching positivity.
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"It's a fun time of year," he said. "It's almost spring time - even though it might not feel like it - but as a competitor, this is the time of year you want to be playing, in games like this. You want to rely on what's got you to this point. That's sticking to the system and playing the right way."
With about four weeks remaining in the regular season, the urgency is increasing.
"I think things get magnified when you go through a skid like this at this time of year," said Lucic.
But the winger is convinced the Oilers can regain success.
"It's about being confident in your group, being confident in your team and your teammates and your coaching staff that we're going to get the job done. It is a mindset and it's the mindset that you have to come to the rink with."