We need a little less love and little more blood and vinegar. No need to fear retaliation... this is their game to lose and the Oilers' to win through hard work. They need to go out and give it some elbow grease.
Theo Peckham is recalled in place of the concussed Smid.
Reel in the chariots. Prepare the war horses. It's Edmonton in Pittsburgh and it's the biggest game for the Oilers this season. We win, we keep up the success on the road trip. We lose... well... the OilersNation folk will be buying PensBlog merchandise for a while, not that it wouldn't be funny either way.
But back to the Oilers... we need to stay at least 2 games over .500 on this road trip to be heading in the right direction, in my opinion.
Also, it would be useful to use this game as a way to rally the troops. We haven't been getting a full 60 minutes from everyone on this team and its time to get everyone on the same page for a common goal - the elimination of the Penguin threat.