Edmonton's Ryan Jones can't get a shot past Nashville's Pekka Rinne during the second period of the Edmonton Oilers' NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alta., on Sunday, March 17, 2013. (CODIE McLACHLAN/QMI Agency)
EDMONTON - Jordan Eberle has never been alive this late in a season.
And it feels great, especially after being dead and buried just 10 days ago.
“It’s amazing how things can change,” said the Oilers winger, after he and Lennart Petrell scored third period goals in a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators that extended the Oilers points streak to four games (3-0-1) and closed the gap on eighth place to two points.
“Five games ago it looked like we were out of the playoff picture and now we’re right back in it. Two points? We’re right back in it.
“I haven’t been in this situation in March before. It’s exciting.”