EDMONTON - There are two ways to approach a visit from one of the NHL’s elite teams — you either worry about what they’re going to do to you when the puck drops or you look forward to seeing how you stack up.
So after winning three straight games over Calgary, Columbus and Florida, a run that included 14 unanswered goals over six periods, the Edmonton Oilers are actually looking forward to moving up a weight class Monday night against the visiting Chicago Blackhawks.
“We’re on a bit of a run here and feeling confident about our game, so any time you get a really good team coming in it’s nice to test yourself,” said Oilers winger Jordan Eberle, who has five points in his last three games and leads the Oilers with 20 in 24 on the season.
“I don’t think there’s any better team to measure yourself against than these guys. We get this one and we really get going here.”
The Oilers and Blackhawks (third overall at 16-4-4) can always be counted on to turn in an exciting game.