Waking Up With The Edmonton Oilers- 4 Game Road Trip Ends With A Win

The Edmonton Oilers finished up their 4 game road trip with a win against the Pittsburg Penguins.
Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29)
Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29) / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Edmonton Oilers have concluded their four-game road trip with a solid victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins, capping off a rollercoaster journey that saw them show glimpses of greatness as well as some dips. With a final record of 2-1-1 on this stretch away from home ice, the Oilers have shown some resilience and determination in the ability to bounce back quickly from losses.

The Oilers started their road trip with a thrilling overtime victory over the Boston Bruins, clinching a hard-fought 2-1 win. This early success set a positive tone for the road trip and proved the team's ability to rise to the occasion when faced with a top-tier opponent.

Unfortunately, not all the games went smoothly for the Oilers. In a poorly played first period against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Oilers fell short, succumbing to a 4-2 defeat. The Oilers spotted the Blue Jackets a lead and were unable to come back. Despite the setback, the Oilers were hoping that they could bounce back against in the next game.

In the Oilers' attempt to get back in the win column against the Buffalo Sabres, where they had a 2-goal lead, but let it slip away and narrowly missed out on victory, suffering a 3-2 loss in the shootout. This was the opposite gameplay of the Blue Jackets game, where this game started strong but finished weak.

The Oilers saved their best for last, delivering a dominant performance yesterday against the Pittsburgh Penguins, securing a commanding 4-0 win. This solid victory not only showcased the team's skill and their ability to play a whole 60 minutes.

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Throughout the four-game stretch, the Oilers faced mostly weaker opponents and probably should have come home with more points, but getting 5 points out of a possible 8 isn’t so bad. It was just the way they lost the games that I would be more concerned about. They almost seem to be coasting through some games right now. This is something they need to work out of their game by the time playoffs roll around.