It wasn’t that David Perron had erased all memory of the first frightful forty minutes. He was acutely aware of the fact that the Edmonton Oilers had been out battled, outshot, outscored by the Calgary Flames.
But given that the Oilers had dragged a five-game losing streak into the Scotiabank Saddledome, he was not about to downplay the value of Saturday’s 4-2 victory.
He wasn’t alone.
Nor was he the only one suggesting that the challenge now is for the Oilers to channel some consistency.
“This is the team that everyone knows,” said Jordan Eberle, pointing to the team that showed up to play in the third.
“We just need to find a way to put it together for 60 and play like that the whole time.”
Down 2-0, the Oilers proceeded to score three goals in just under 10 minutes to steal the game.
“We have to get that feeling that we’re going to win every night,” said Perron, who scored the deciding goal.
“They played a better game than us, for the most part, and we were able to come b...