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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…

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GDB 61.0: Eliminate A Pursuer (7pm MT, SNW)

The Edmonton Oilers can remove the Minnesota Wild from their playoff review mirror tonight with a victory. A win would put them 10 points ahead of the Wild, and Minnesota would need to go 16-3-3 or 17-5-1 in their final 22 to catch the Oilers, assuming the Oilers are only average and go 10-10-1 after…

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GDB 60.0: Not Rushing Leads to Success (6:30pm MT, SNW)

Tyler Benson sat in his stall slowly untying his skates. He and Kailer Yamamoto had stayed after practice to work on some drills, but also just to have some fun. They are 21 years young and living their dream playing in the NHL, and Benson didn’t need to rush getting undressed. Every moment in your…

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GDB 59.0: Thar She Blows (2pm MT, SNW)

Wrapping up their back-to-back weekend, the Edmonton Oilers will look for a second straight win as they land in Raleigh, North Carolina, for a Sunday afternoon date with the Carolina Hurricanes.