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Sportsnet to replay the Battle of Alberta from January 11th

Saturday night without hockey is a weird and strange place to be, but thankfully, Sportsnet will be replaying some classic games tonight to try and fill the void. In the late slot, they’ve got round three of the Battle of Alberta from January 11th on deck which was the first time Kassian and Tkachuk met…

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GDB 71.0: Conference Contention (7pm MT, SNW)

In a playoff race, every game matters. But some games have bigger playoff implications and tonight is one for both the Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets. After tonight, the Oilers’ next five games are against Eastern Conference teams followed by four games against Western Conference teams who aren’t competing for a playoff spot in the…

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GDB 70.0: Win and You Are In (7pm MT, SNW)

The Edmonton Oilers are a good hockey team. However, due to missing the playoffs in 12 of the previous seasons some fans are still avoiding uttering the “P” word. Playoffs for the Oilers have been harder to come by than buying a bag of toilet paper at Costco recently. But trust me, Edmonton is making…

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GDB 68.0: Extend the Streak (6:30pm MT, SNW)

After a monstrous start to the week that saw the Oilers demolish the Nashville Predators and steal a win from the Dallas Stars, the boys will be looking to extend their winning streak to four games tonight when they face off against the Chicago Blackhawks.

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GDB 67.0: Offence v. Defence (6:30pm MT, SNW)

Tonight is the classic case of a dangerous offence against a stellar defence. Both the Edmonton Oilers and Dallas Stars are winning games, but they are doing so in much different fashions. Edmonton has averaged 3.63 goals/game (second most in NHL behind Philly at 3.68) since the start of 2020, while the Stars remain stingy…

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GDB 66.0: Are You Having Fun Yet? (6pm MT, SNW)

When the calendar turned to February the playoff races in the Pacific Division and wildcard looked like this: Vancouver 62 points in 51 GP Edmonton 60 points in 51 GP Calgary 60 points in 52 GP Wildcard Vegas 59 points in 53 GP Arizona 58 points in 53 GP Nashville 55 points in 50 GP…

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GDB 64.0: First Place On The Line (8:30 p.m., SNW)

The Edmonton Oilers haven’t finished first in their division since 1987. That is the longest drought in the NHL. Winning the division isn’t a must for playoff success of course, as the Oilers won the Cup in 1988 and 1990 finishing second and third in the Smythe Division, but it illustrates how long it is…

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Game Notes Oilers @ Vegas: Need A Better Start

The Edmonton Oilers didn’t play poorly overall against Anaheim, but a sleepy first period ultimately cost them one point. They only had two shots on goal 13:12 into the first period, which was when the Ducks scored their second goal of the game. Edmonton was outshot 10-6 and outscored 2-0 in the first period. @Ryan…