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Game Notes Maple Leafs @ Oilers: Bounce Back

Good teams avoid losing streaks. They find ways to rebound after a subpar effort. The Edmonton Oilers are 6-2 after a loss this season. They’ve lost two games in a row twice, but have found ways to avoid any lengthy losing streak. After a terrific run where they won 11 of 13 games, Edmonton didn’t…

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Game Notes Oilers @ Canucks: 28 Day Difference

What a difference four weeks makes. On January 28th the Edmonton Oilers lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs and saw their record drop to 3-6. They were 29th in points%, 27th in goals against/game at 3.67, and 16th in goals/game. Mikko Koskinen had started all nine games and had a .895Sv% and 3.50 GAA. He…

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Game Notes Oilers @ Canucks: Winning Is Fun

Oilers fans have experienced more losses than any fanbase over the past 20 years. Since 2000/2001, the Oilers have won 655 times. They’ve played 1,533 games. There were 47 ties, and 147 OT/SO losses, where the team got a point, but Oilersnation only celebrated after 42% of the Oiler games. Some years were really bad,…

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Game Notes Oilers @ Flames: Appreciate Greatness

The Edmonton Oilers are 7-2 in their last nine games. They’ve outscored opponents 25-20 at 5×5, and 10 of the goals against came in their two losses to Calgary and Winnipeg. Slowly the Oilers are showing signs of reducing their 5×5 goals against, and they will be looking for a bounce back effort tonight in…

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Game Notes Jets @ Oilers: Limit the Mistakes

The sky is not falling in Edmonton despite the Oilers 6-5 loss on Monday. Was it a frustrating loss for Oilersnation? You bet. Edmonton was the better team for long stretches of the game, but their arch-nemesis — shoddy-defensive-play — cost them the game. Imagine how Dave Tippett felt watching his team toss out multiple…

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Game Notes Oilers @ Canadiens: Blueline Snipers

The Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens are tied for the NHL lead with 11 goals from their defencemen so far this season. It isn’t a surprise the Canadiens are near the top, as they were fifth last season with 42 goals from their blueline, only three behind league-leading St. Louis. The Oilers were 28th with…

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Game Notes Oilers @ Senators: A Winning Record?

For the fourth time this season the Oilers have an opportunity to surpass the .500 mark. They lost opening night to Vancouver, game three to Montreal and game 13 to Calgary the previous three times when they had a chance to surpass the .500 mark. A win tonight would boost their record to 8-7, and…

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Game Notes Oilers @ Senators: Stop The Bleeding

The Edmonton Oilers have a goals-against problem. It has been an issue for years, and until they lower their goals against it will be extremely difficult to win consistently. They’ve allowed three or more goals in 10 of their 13 games, and seven times they’ve allowed four or more. It is not a recipe for…