EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers were still feeling good about their win over the Vancouver Canucks as they hit the ice Sunday for a brisk practice.
But as happy as they were with a dominant 4-0 victory over the Canucks Saturday, the club is equally aware a loss to the Calgary Flames Monday would negate all the good vibrations.
It's like letting in a bad goal after making a terrific save.
"If you win one then lose one, it's pretty hard to make the playoffs that way," said Taylor Hall. "We've won three games in a row for the first time this year, and we want to make it four.
"We need to keep winning. We're still not even in the playoffs yet. We have a good chance in front of us and we feel we're playing well."
The Oilers played, arguably, their best game of the season against the Canucks Saturday.
They scored four times on their first five shots, chasing starting goaltender Cory Schneider two shots into the game, then greeting Roberto Luongo with a pair.