Too bad the Edmonton Oilers waited so long to play to their ability.
With the help of improved goaltending by newcomer Ben Scrivens, the Men of Oil went on a 10-4-3. At least they can carry that success forward.
“Absolutely, we started 4-15-2 to start the season and you look at right now, we’re a .500 team,” winger Jordan Eberle told the Edmonton Sun. “If things were different and we were getting some of those wins, who knows? But at the end of the day we’re in the spot that we are and there’s nothing we can do about it.”
Eberle scored twice as Edmonton rolled the Predators 5-1. That was the type of offensive outburst we expected to become more commonplace.
“Our team hasn’t been scoring much, but we have been winning and that’s a positive,” Eberle said. “It’s great to release the hounds (Tuesday) night and get a few goals. At the end of the day we’ve been winning hockey games so it really hasn’t matter at all.”