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Oilers blew opportunity against CBJ

Blue Jackets center R.J. Umberger skates with the puck as Oilers right winger Ales Hemsky trails...

Blue Jackets center R.J. Umberger skates with the puck as Oilers right winger Ales Hemsky trails the play during the second period at Nationwide Arena. (Russell LaBounty/USA TODAY Sports)

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:44 PM ET

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.”


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