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The Edmonton Oilers Looking Better

from Craig Custance of ESPN,

In the end it may not mean a thing, but there are signs of growth from the Edmonton Oilers lately under Dallas Eakins.

On Sunday, the Oilers beat the Hurricanes 2-1 on the road. No great accomplishment, but it helped Edmonton earn five of a possible eight points on its four-game road trip.

The midseason tweaks GM Craig MacTavish has made in Edmonton have been positive. Goalie Ben Scrivens won again and has a .932 save percentage with the Oilers, so far fending off the expectations that his stats would take a nosedive when he left the protection of the Los Angeles Kings' defensive system.

Matt Hendricks has been another positive influence on this young team, scoring occasionally but also setting an example on how to work. There are still offseason changes to be made by MacTavish, but at least there's some hope for Edmonton fans to grab on to.

read on for Burnside on the Flyers, LeBrun on the Canadiens and Strang on the Sharks...

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