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TL;DR news on Oilers at December 19, 2022

Heading into the second period, I was expecting that the Oilers would pick up the pace and play like the team that steamrolled through Winnipeg in the regular season, but that was not what we got. Tragically, it was the Jets that were able to cash in on their scratch ticket first after Paul Statsny picked up the winner by lobbing a wrister through an Oilers screen from high above the circle. Not exactly a candidate for Rocket Richard trophy consideration, but if you look beyond the surface there might be cause for a further look next season and beyond with the Edmonton Oilers. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Edmonton Oilers and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. The impasse with the Oilers was nearing a close early in the fall and Puljujarvi really kicked things into overdrive.