Edmonton’s defence and the Washington Capitals

Jonathan Willis
November 24 2015 12:03AM


On Monday night, the Edmonton Oilers played the Washington Capitals, a game which I figured was sure to be an offensive extravaganza, featuring goals, goal and more goals. I decided to track defensive performance in two very specific ways to see how the Oilers defended against one of the game’s best offensive teams.

As it turned out, the answer was “extremely well” and the Caps were limited to just the one goal. That’s one more than the Oilers got, but as my primary focus was on the defence this is till going to be a pretty cheery piece.

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GDB 21.0 Wrap Up: Oilers @ Capitals

November 23 2015 07:46PM


Moral victories don't pay the bills. Final Score: 1-0 Capitals.

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GDB 21.0: Capital Punishment

Jason Gregor
November 23 2015 05:14PM


The Oilers begin their season-high five-game road trip in Washington tonight before stops in Carolina (Wednesday), Detroit (Friday), Pittsburgh (Saturday) and Toronto next Monday. The Oilers have played much better the past two weeks, and five games against the Eastern conference should result in at least five points for the Oilers.

In 2013/2014 the Oilers were 14-14-4 vs. the East. They were 15-14-3 last year and they are already 4-2 this year. The Oilers like playing Eastern teams and with two healthy scoring lines and better defensive zone coverage this should be a productive road trip.

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North By NorthGretz Podcast - Episode 4

North By NorthGretz
November 23 2015 02:30PM


We're back at it for at least one more week! This time we talk about the Oilers ALMOST winning, Neon Leon Draisaitl taking the league by storm, Chris The Intern gives Jeanshorts some sage dating advice and we're joined by our first ever guest, goalie apologist and Nation writer Cat Silverman

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The Future & Teddy Purcell

Jonathan Willis
November 23 2015 12:00PM


Teddy Purcell has found some rhythm. After recording just two points in his first 10 games of the year, he has nine in his last 10 contests. He’s filling the same role he played with such success in Tampa Bay a few years back, as the complementary winger on a line with bigger talents, and he’s filling it well.

The question now is what the Edmonton Oilers should do with the pending unrestricted free agent.

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