EDMONTON - It’s called ‘Getting Off The Schneid.’
With every win, as the Edmonton Oilers get off life support and get on the move with a 3-0-1 record and seven points in the standings of a possible eight, somebody has managed to ‘Get Off The Schneid’.
And it’s played a big part in getting the bandwagon rolling just when it looked like all the wheels had fallen off.
First it was Shawn Horcoff, in the initial win in Chicago, coming off the shelf with a broken knuckle and scoring his first goal since the fifth game of the lockout-shortened season back on Jan. 28.
Then it was Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, in the win in Colorado, scoring his first in a dozen games.
Then, Sunday it was Jordan Eberle, in the win at home over Nashville, scoring his first in 11 games.
Ryan Smyth? He’s gone 12 games without a goal and has only scored one in his last 19.
Nail Yakupov? He’s now gone 10 games without a goal and only scored one in his last 21.