Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun:
Put your left hand on the Bible and please repeat after me.
“I Dave Tippett, being of otherwise relatively sound mind, hereby swear I will not break up the Dynamic Duo again this season.
“Furthermore, I hereby swear I will not start Mike Smith in goal until maybe sometime in February.”
Who knows how big the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on a festive holiday and hockey night with outstanding atmosphere in the building will turn out to be.
While there were refreshing supporting stars like Josh Archibald and Riley Sheahan contributing to the mix, it was a win inspired by Tippett waving the white flag and putting Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid back together again.
And as expected, for the second game of a back-to-back set, this one only 19 hours after the game the night before ended, with the Canadiens already sitting in Edmonton, Mikko Koskinen was back in goal to pick up the win and extend his record to 13-6-2.