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Game Notes: Penguins @ Oilers G21

A victory tonight and the Oilers would have the best points% in the NHL at .761, but it won’t be easy as the Oilers will be without another top-four defender. Cody Ceci is in COVID protocol and won’t play tonight. Markus Niemelainen will play his first NHL game, and he will be welcomed to the…

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Game Notes: Jets @ Oilers G16

The Oilers return home for a brief-two game homestand after a rough 2-3 road trip where they allowed 19 goals in five games. Edmonton surrendered three goals at 5×5 in all five games. They are now 30th in 5×5 goals against. Only Seattle and Chicago, an expansion team and team with the worst defensive system…

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Game Notes: Oilers @ Sabres G13

The Oilers’ offense continues to role. They scored five goal (or more) for the eighth time in 12 games. They are averaging 4.25 goals/game. Florida is second at 3.86 and Carolina is third at 3.73. Winnipeg is 10th at 3.23. Edmonton is averaging one goal more/game than 23 teams in the NHL. It is ridiculous….

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Game Notes: Oilers @ Bruins G12

Edmonton played their most uninspired game of the season in Detroit and deserved to lose. Those types of games will happen over an 82-game season, and now the challenge is to ensure they put forth a much more consistent, and smart, effort tonight in Boston.

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Game Notes: Oilers @ Red Wings G11

The Edmonton Oilers skate into Detroit brimming with confidence. They are 9-1 to start a season for the first time in franchise history after overcoming 4-1 and 5-4 deficits against the Nashville Predators and New York Rangers four days ago. They lead the NHL in goals per game at 4.40, sit 13th in goals against…

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Game Notes Rangers @ Oilers G10: Kevin Lowe Night

Since the NHL expanded to 21 teams in 1979/1980, no NHL player has won more Stanley Cups than Kevin Lowe. He won five with the Edmonton Oilers (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1990) and one with the New York Rangers (1994). He, along with Mark Messier, Glenn Anderson and Bryan Trottier have each won six…

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Game Notes: Predators @ Oilers G9

The Edmonton Oilers have won eight of their first nine games of a season once, in 1985-1986. They won their first five games, then lost game six before winning the next three. They could match that tonight with a victory over the Nashville Predators.