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January 21 2017 10:00AM
The Oilers and Flames face off for the second Saturday night in a row and we've asked writers from both OilersNation and FlamesNation to give us their take on tonight's matchup. As always, we've also put together a few quick stats to get you ready for the last (regular season) BOA of the year.
Please note that this article was posted at both OilersNation and FlamesNation.
January 20 2017 10:45PM
Take the point and run. Final Score: 3-2 Predators in the shootout
January 20 2017 04:30PM
One commonly cited statistic with regard to Patrick Maroon’s transformation in Edmonton is his goals total. After scoring 26 goals in 204 games with Anaheim, he now has 26 goals in just 63 games with the Oilers.
The other way of putting that is that after scoring 26 goals on his first 300 shots (8.7 shooting percentage) he now has 26 goals on his last 144 shots (18.1 shooting percentage). Normally, this sort of thing does not end well, but is there reason to think that Maroon could be an exception to the rule?
January 20 2017 02:23PM
The Edmonton Oilers will close their six-game homestand on a five-game winning streak. They did not play well on Wednesday despite defeating Florida, and head coach Todd McLellan and the players are looking to respond with a much better effort.
McLellan has chosen to start Cam Talbot, the right move in my eyes, and he said tonight's game will have some impact on who starts in goal tomorrow in Calgary. However, the Oilers are focused solely on the Nashville Predators, and once again they need to take advantage of an injury-depleted lineup playing their second game in as many nights.
January 20 2017 07:00AM
The Edmonton Oilers spent the first decade of this century striking out in the first round, but finding quality NHL players in the later rounds. The current decade seems to have seen a flip—mostly successful first-round selections but day two is a bit of a wasteland. One of the repercussions of this drafting issue is about to make itself known at the deadline this year. What's in the cupboard? Not as much as you think. (Brandon Davidson photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved).