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(Sports Network) - It wasn't all that long ago that the Edmonton Oilers stood in first place in the topsy-turvy Northwest Division, before a month-long rough stretch sent the inconsistent club tumbling to the bottom of the standings.

Edmonton enters a crucial month of February tied with Colorado for last place in the balanced Northwest. However, the Oilers are still just one good hot streak away from possibly climbing back towards the top, and their recent strong play suggests such a run could be on the horizon.

The Oilers picked up their fourth win in six games after disposing of the Columbus Blue Jackets Wednesday at Rexall Place. The 5-2 victory was spearheaded by wing Raffi Torres, who broke out of a lengthy scoring drought with a pair of goals.

Torres had failed to score a goal in 11 consecutive games coming into the contest and had just one marker over his previous 17 outings before Wednesday's performance.

"It's great, it's obviously a monkey off my back," said Torres, who recorded a career-best 27 goals in 2005-06 but has just 10 through 51 games this season. "I haven't really been helping these guys out too much this year offensively, so it definitely feels good to help these guys out."

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