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Oilers win 2-1: Overcoming Adversity.
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01-25-2013, 01:52 AM
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I kinda disagree that the 1st line isn't clicking.
They are generating a lot of chances and even being able to hold the offensive zone for a lot longer than last year, a clear sign they are maturing physically. They played the Sedin line 1 on 1 for much of that Vancouver game like it was no big deal.
I don't even know what to do with myself when I see us pin other teams in their own zone for extended periods of time, it's been so long since I've see an Oiler line be able to create sustained pressure on shifts, lol.
They're just not finishing, Eberle, RNH, Hall all probably could easily have an extra goal or two each.
I think the first line is doing just fine as well.
They break out from own zone real well, control the play with nice passes, cycling very fluidly, and they haven't given up too many scoring chances to opponents.
The goal is harder to come by on even strength because opposing teams are all going to send out their top defensive d and fwd against them.
Also the way they have been drawing penalties during the 5 on 5 is a good indication that they are doing well.
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