GDB 29.0: Flying in Philly

Jason Gregor
December 08 2016 12:59PM

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The Oilers skate into Philadelphia with the Flyers riding a six-game winning streak. Steve Mason has started five in a row, allowing only nine goals and stopping 162 of 171 shots (.947sv%). He's been great and the Flyers are on a roll.

The Oilers, despite many expressing massive concerns, are 5-2-3 in their last ten games. They've accumulated 13 points, while the Flyers, 7-3-0, have 14 in their previous ten.

The Flyers have 33 points this season while the Oilers have 32. These teams are evenly matched.

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UP AND DOWN

Robin Brownlee
December 08 2016 07:00AM

SeeSaw

With a 14-10-4 record for 32 points through 28 games, the Edmonton Oilers are off to their best start in a decade, since they got out of the gate at a 16-10-2 clip for 34 points in 2006-07. So why is there so much angst and consternation in Oiler Country?

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Amid slew of injuries, Oilers recall Musil

Zach Laing
December 07 2016 04:00PM

The injury bug has once arrived again in Edmonton. As a result, they have called up Condors' defender David Musil

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Searching for consistency

Jason Gregor
December 07 2016 02:00PM

Inconsistency

The Oilers find themselves in first place in the Pacific division, although San Jose has three games in hand and is one point behind, yet they have only won five of 12 games versus the eight weakest teams in the NHL.

The Oilers are 9-6-1 versus the top 21 teams in the standings.

It seems they play to the level of their competition. They've dominated Chicago, Washington and St.Louis, yet they've been unable to defeat Toronto, Buffalo or Arizona in six contests.

The standings in both conferences are very tight, and if the Oilers continue to struggle against the bottom teams it could cost them a playoff berth.

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The Capilano Rehab Injury Report: Defence Surplus

Chris the Intern
December 07 2016 12:12PM

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Ah the injury report, we meet again. Remember in last week's article when I mentioned that the injury pace has been much slower for the Oilers this year than it was last year? With that said, let's welcome three more players to the injury report! *tugs collar*

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