SUN Hockey Pool

Upcoming three-game series should tell what direction the Oilers are heading

The Oilers practised in Leduc Wednesday before boarding their flight bound for Nashville, Tenn....

The Oilers practised in Leduc Wednesday before boarding their flight bound for Nashville, Tenn. (MARK WIERZBICKI/QMI Agency)

Robert Tychkowski, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:10 AM ET

EDMONTON - Time for the real Edmonton Oilers to stand up — or lie down.

Fans of the team don’t know what to expect from a group that, in a span of a few days, proved capable of both a 14-0 scoring run and a willingness to curl up in a ball at home when the going got tough.

Are they the team that just won three games in a row, or the team that rolled over for the Chicago Blackhawks in a 5-1 home-ice loss?

If you’re looking for measuring sticks, never mind Chicago, a three-game road trip that begins Thursday in Nashville will tell us who and what the Oilers are.

“For sure,” said third-year centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. “Obviously we didn’t have our strongest game against Chicago and we have to get back on track here. We have to get back to where we were (when they were winning).”


Videos

Photos