February 18, 2013
Oilers need to keep winning momentum going

Ryan Smyth and Kings' Trevor Lewis battle for the puck during the teams first meeting of the season on Jan. 24. (Perry Nelson/QMI Agency)

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers dressing room is still buzzing with confidence and positive energy after Saturday night’s thrilling comeback victory over the Colorado Avalanche, where five goals in the final 24 minutes turned an unmitigated disaster into the biggest win of the season.

Unfortunately, the Oilers can’t pull a George Costanza and leave on a high note.

The Los Angeles Kings are here. Lose Tuesday night to an L.A. team still trying to establish its footing and a lot of that momentum is gone.

Hockey is funny that way. You have to win more than one in a row sometimes.

So far, however, following one big game with another hasn’t exactly been the strong suit for an Oiler team that’s only won two in a row once. That’s the odd thing about this group, they seem to respond pretty well when the chips are down, but not so much when the chips are up.

“As much as we’ve never gone two games without some sort of points, we need, badly, somewhere here, to put games toge