GDB 57.0: Home Ice Advantage – Brossoit Returns!

Jonathan Willis
February 13 2016 01:29PM

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Laurent Brossoit is back in Edmonton, and tonight will start his second career NHL game. His previous start was a beautiful 49-save performance against Todd McLellan’s San Jose Sharks in which he allowed just two goals, though as he was playing for the 2006-present Oilers he is still looking for his first career win.

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THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY

Lowetide
February 13 2016 09:43AM

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As we edge toward the NHL trade deadline, Oilers fans await the return for two free agents—Justin Schultz and Teddy Purcell. Since the past informs the future, will the Oilers be able to peddle more than two players at the deadline?

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The Korpikoski Catastrophe

Matt Henderson
February 13 2016 07:00AM

The last game against the Leafs was absolutely magical. For fans of the Oilers and the game in general, it was special to watch something that happens so infrequently occur right in front of our eyes. Sure, McDavid had his first ever five point night. That wasn’t it. Sure, Eberle had his first ever career hat-trick. That wasn’t it either. No, it was incredible watching Korpikoski and Hendricks finish the game without ever being on the ice for a single shot attempt against the Leafs at even-strength.

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AHL TARGETS (NORTH DIVISION)

Lowetide
February 12 2016 09:01PM

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In our continuing look at possible additions at the trade deadline, we arrive at the Northern Division. A bunch of Canadian teams and some outstanding talent that could shake loose at the deadline or in summer.

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McDavid and five point nights

Jason Gregor
February 12 2016 07:05PM


Last night Connor McDavid became the third rookie in Oilers history to score five points in a game joining Dave Lumley (February 1st, 1980) and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (November 19th, 2011). RNH and McDavid tallied five points in their 19th NHL game. Lumley did it in his 50th game, and Wayne Gretzky (who wasn't considered a rookie due to playing in WHA) had his first five-point game in his 49th career game on January 30th, 1980, the game before Lumley tallied five.

McDavid and his linemates, Jordan Eberle and Benoit Pouliot, put on quite the show last night, and Oilers fans should get used to watching special performances from McDavid.

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