DALLAS - The Edmonton Oilers felt they blew an opportunity in Columbus, Ohio.
Having played so well in a victory over the Nashville Predators to start a three-game road trip, the Oilers didn’t show up for two periods against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Now they’ll close out the trip against an inconsistent Dallas Stars team, needing a win to make the three-game excursion a success.
“It would have felt a lot better if we could have won (Friday), you would have had a lot of momentum going into Dallas,” said Jordan Eberle. “But now we get a day off and get a chance to regroup here. The best part about hockey is that you get a chance to play again right away. It’s not like football where you have to wait a week. We have a day to regroup our minds and go up against a team that is playing well.
“This is a must-win for us, we have to start making up some ground and it starts against Dallas.”