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Oilers riding high en route to Dallas after erupting for five third period goals to stomp the Predators in Nashville.

Edmonton Oilers v Nashville Predators Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Morning, folks!

What a night in Nashville. The Oilers went absolutely bonkers last night in the third period, scoring five goals in just over five minutes in their massive 8-3 victory.

Unfortunately, Nashville then experienced actual death and destruction, after two deadly tornadoes tore through the city. This morning we’re thinking of our friends over at On the Forecheck, and wishing all the best to everyone in the area.

OTF has provided some information in case you’d like to help out:

The Oilers are in Dallas tonight to take on the Stars in their second game in as many nights. Hopefully the mojo they found in the third period last night will carry through to tonight, as Dallas will be a tough out for our heroes.

James Neal is apparently past his injury troubles, and might draw back into the lineup tonight. Oscar Klefbom will sit this one out while eyeing a return in Chicago on Thursday.

The Oilers moved 3 points clear of Calgary for second in the pacific with a game in hand, but still trail Las Vegas by 2 points for the Pacific Division lead.

Lowetide took a look at the effect the Oilers trade deadline deals might have on their summer plans.

Young Willis proffers that Dave Tippett’s willingness to split up Connor McDavid has saved the Oilers season.

And don’t forget — it’s another GAMEDAY — so wheel it back around later this morning to get acquainted with Dallas in our GAME PREVIEW and then stop on by for a chat in our GAME THREAD. We’ll be there. Or, one of us will be. Probably.

From Us

GAME RECAP: Oilers 8 (!!!), Predators 3. (Copper and Blue)

The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 14 – Cameron Thomson (@ThomsonCam) (Copper and Blue)

GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. Nashville Predators (Copper and Blue)

GAME PREVIEW: Edmonton Oilers vs. Nashville Predators (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Monday, March 2 (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Morning Report: Oilers Vs. Predators (2 March) (Oilersnation)

James Neal Likely To Return In Dallas, Klefbom Thursday (Oilers Rig)

2019-20 Game 67: Oilers At Stars (Lowetide)

NHL Playoff Bracket Update: Draisaitl’s Wild Night Gives Oilers A Cushion (ESPN)

29 Takes On (sic) 29 Days: Oilers Battle Through Adversity In February (Oilersnation)

Putting Draisaitl’s Dominance Into Perspective (Oilersnation)

Edmonton Oilers Game Day: Facing A Familiar Foe In Dallas (Sun)

Draisaitl & McDavid Bring Back Memories Of 80’S Oilers In Crazy Win (Sportsnet)

Oilers’ Draisaitl, McDavid ‘Relentless’ In Pounding Of Predators (Sportsnet)

For Money

Lowetide: How The Oilers’ Deadline Deals Might Alter Summer Plans (Athletic)

Splitting Connor McDavid And Leon Draisaitl Saved The Oilers’ Season (Athletic)