Jason Gregor
February 25 2013 01:06PM

If you focus on statistical categories heading into tonight's tilt v. the red-hot Chicago Blackhawks it doesn't look good for the Oilers. The Hawks are 15-0-3, they have ice girls, a sold out building and right now they win for fun.

Can the Oilers pull off a major upset?

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February 25 2013 12:26PM

Tickets are selling at a pace that can be described as "mildly brisk" for the OilersNation 5th birthday party at the Pint off Whyte this Friday. We like to think that it is because each $20 ticket gets you a free 5th birthday tee shirt pictured above.

Gregor thinks its because all the proceeds go to the Inner City Children's Fund. A buddy of mine texted to say "A UFC ring girl is in the house? That sounds like a recipe for disaster. This I gotta see."

Whatever may drive you to attend the party, we hope that you will join us on Friday.

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Robin Brownlee
February 24 2013 09:04PM

It's ridiculous that the Edmonton Oilers will play nine straight games on the road during a 48-game season, but that's what they're facing as they prepare to take on the red-hot Chicago Blackhawks Monday to kick-off a road swing that will go a long way in deciding their playoff hopes.

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The Jones Factor

Jason Strudwick
February 24 2013 06:43PM

It was great to see Ryan Jones back in the Oilers' lineup Saturday versus the Phoenix Coyotes. His flow is looking good and after the eye injury he suffered during the lockout he is now wearing a shield. What he means to this lineup is more than just flow and visors though.

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Best of the Nation: 2.24.13

Jonathan Willis
February 24 2013 10:51AM

Photo: Resolute/Wikimedia

After the jump: the Nation Network turns five, predicting the end-of-season standings, talking about dirty hits and franchise-defining trades, and lots more good stuff from the past week.

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