October 20 2014 12:05PM
Steven Stamkos hasn't played at Rexall Place since December 10th, 2010, a span of almost four seasons, however, he has had personal success both times he laced them up in Edmonton. He scored in a goal in both games, but the Lightning lost both times.
Oilers fans are hoping history repeats itself tonight. Let the best sniper in the game score on a wicked one-timer, but also allow the Oilers to pick up their first W of the season.
What will be more difficult for the Oilers: stopping Stamkos from scoring -- he has five goals in five games this year -- or skating away with their first victory?
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October 20 2014 11:45AM
The Nation Network brings you the Nation Minute, a rapid fire look at stats and news around the network or NHL. On tap this week: The Canucks offense, Jonas Hiller, Ben Scrivens, Mark Fayne and more.
October 20 2014 10:22AM
As is tradition around these parts, it's time for another edition of the Mailbag. It's time to find a chair, grab some coffee, learn a few things and waste as much company time as possible on a Monday. This segment depends on you, so if you have a question you can email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Without further delay, the Mailbag. Enjoy.
October 19 2014 08:10PM
Martin Marincin's return to the Edmonton Oilers gave head coach Dallas Eakins more options, and allowed him to deploy the troops in a more effective way. How did he use him in Game one? Will that be Marincin's job for the rest of the year?
October 18 2014 08:50PM
The Edmonton Oilers are struggling with injuries and ineffective play among their centers at the NHL level. Their prospects on the farm include Anton Lander and several rookie pro's or second-year AHLers like Bogdan Yakimov, Jujhar Khaira and Travis Ewanyk. Their most effective AHL center is Jason Williams (in photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved). If we can agree the Oilers need a bridge to the youngsters who can play NHL hockey until they're ready, what would it look like?