Monday, March 29, 2004

Oilers keep on the trail

"We want the playoffs, We want the playoffs". That was the cry from the sold out Rexall Centre Sunday night, as the Edmonton Oilers did their part to keep the bargain. The Oil continued on their winning ways with a 4-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.

Igor Ulanov, Petr Nedved, Fernando Pisani and Mike York were the goal scorers for the Oil as they collected points in their sixteenth consecutive game. Shane Doan scored twice in a losing cause for Phoenix.

The win keeps the Oilers tied for the eighth and final playoff position in the NHL West with the Blues. The two teams go head to head on Tuesday night. Trailing by two points are the Nashville Predators, who also have a game in hand. St. Louis had back to back games against the Chicago Black Hawks this weekend, helping them to keep pace with the three contenders in the West.

For the Oilers it's one game at a time. With three road games to come, St. Louis on tuesday, Dallas on Wednesday and in Vancouver on Saturday. They have a bit of work to do, if they want to give the Edmonton fans what they were chanting for at games end Sunday.

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