While the team is known mostly for it’s tremendous skill, players like Milan Lucic, Patrick Maroon, Zack Kassian and Darnell Nurse give the Edmonton lineup some much-needed muscle and it was a factor in Game 1.
“They were sucks before,” Don Cherry said on Coach’s Corner Thursday. “Let’s face it, they got all these big, tough guys…I’ll tell you, that’s a tough team. Nobody pushes them around with Lucic and guys like that. They’re a team you don’t push around.”
Anaheim plays a physical brand of hockey with a roster featuring many big, strong bodies, so the Oilers will have to once again match them in Game 2 Friday.