Perception versus reality. Recency bias. First impressions matter. You’ve likely read about them. Discussed them or experienced them. They exist in some form or another, and they ignite our emotional triggers when watching sports.
The four North playoff sports are virtual locks and there is a chance we could see an Edmonton/Montreal playoff series for the first time in 40 years. Their only playoff matchup occurred in 1981, when the 14th-seeded Oilers swept the third-seeded Canadiens in three straight games. The following season the NHL playoff format switched to…
The Edmonton Oilers are 4-2 against the Calgary Flames this season. They’ve outscored them 26-17. Thirteen players have scored a goal and 20 players have at least one point. They have defeated the Flames by getting offensive contributions throughout the lineup. It is trend they hope to continue tonight.
Despite winning only two of their first eight games against Toronto, a regulation win tonight puts the Oilers only one point behind Toronto for first place in the North division. A win tonight likely won’t significantly alter their season, but it could give Edmonton a more positive outlook if they meet Toronto in the playoffs.
For the first time in nearly a week, we’ve got a fresh GDB on the site to help us all get ready (hopefully) for tonight’s matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Happy Monday, everybody! I hope everyone is refreshed and relaxed after the weekend because we’ve got a big week of Oilers hockey coming up, starting with the first of three matchups against the Montreal Canadiens.
Welcome, dear Internet friends, to a brand new GDB that’s here to help us all get prepared for the second game of the mini-series between our beloved Edmonton Oilers and the Winnipeg Jets.
There’s no time to waste thinking about last night’s win over the Flames because the Oilers are right back at it tonight against the Winnipeg Jets for the fifth round of their season series. With second place in the North division on the line, this one should be a beauty.
When the Edmonton Oilers lost three in a row to Toronto they didn’t play well — in any of the games. The Oilers lost Saturday in Vancouver and Tuesday in Calgary, but they didn’t play poorly in either game. Monday’s loss in Calgary was due to them missing the net on three of their best…
There is no time to relax in the North division. With every game against a divisional foe, there are very few low-stress games. The Oilers are in third place with 36 points. Winnipeg also has 36 points, but they have three games in hand, so they are in second spot. Calgary is in fifth place…
Welcome, dear Internet friends, to a brand new GDB that will help us all get prepared for the second half of a back-to-back set where our beloved Edmonton Oilers will take on the Vancouver Canucks for the fifth time this season.
After sweeping their three-game series with the Ottawa Senators, the Oilers will head to Vancouver looking to keep their winning streak going against the Canucks.