With the Edmonton Oilers coming into town last night, GM Glenn Merkir knew this was going to be a statement game for either team. Two teams in the same conference. Two teams that have undergone a lot of change in the past couple of years and a young team that's still developing.  Game one went to the North Stars in this battle in a big way.  The North Stars came out with a huge 8-4 win over the Oil thanks to the offensive explosion throughout the lineup.  Khristich led the way with a 2 goal, 2 assist performance and, not to be out played, newly acquired Peter Ihnacek also had a 4 point game that included a hat trick.  Throughout the lineup, we saw contributions, GM Glenn Merkir was happy to report.  The powerplay went 2 for 4 and the PK shut down the only 2 opportunities the powerful Oil powerplay had. 

Some notes from the game that still seem to be ongoing concerns this season is the slow start for Marty Brodeur.  Yes, he sits with a 6-3 record. However, Marty's GAA sits at a 3.76 and his save percentage is only .857.  Not the numbers you want to see from your franchise goalie. We have to give Marty every opportunity to succeed and we know we have to make some tweaks yet and GM Glenn Merkir is working on that as we speak. But if this team wants to push far into this year playoffs, Marty HAS to be at the top of his game.  Look for some changes to come despite the hot start for the North Stars.

Stay tuned.