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Game Notes Oilers @ Lightning: Injuries Abound

The Oilers’ second and third leading goal scorers, Connor McDavid (30) and James Neal (19), are out with quad and ankle injuries. McDavid is also tied for second in NHL scoring with 81 points. Nikita Kucherov, who has the most points (29) in the NHL since January 1st and is seventh in the NHL scoring,…

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Game Notes Oilers vs Blackhawks: McDavid and Nurse

When Connor McDavid leaves practice early because of a leg injury/issue sustained in the previous game, it is a big story. Oilersnation will be slightly on edge this morning waiting to hear if McDavid will play tonight. He is the most dynamic player in the NHL, and when you add his injury is on the…

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Game Notes Oilers v. Sharks: San Jose Struggling

The San Jose Sharks have made the playoffs in 19 of the past 21 seasons. Since Doug Wilson took over in the summer of 2003, the Sharks have the most wins in the NHL, and have only missed the playoffs once — 2014 with 89 points — but they skate into Edmonton in 26th place…

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Game Notes Oilers @ Coyotes: One Injury Has Been Costly

Is it simply a rough stretch, or do the Arizona Coyotes need Darcy Kuemper healthy to stay in the race for home ice advantage in the Pacific Division? If you look solely at the numbers they suggest Kuemper’s absence, since December 19th, is the main reason the Coyotes have slid down the standings.

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Spector: Kassian contract likely in $3.25-3.5-million range

News surrounding a new contract for Edmonton Oilers F Zack Kassian continues to come out with the latest identifying what the contract could look like. During Saturday afternoon’s matinee against the Arizona Coyotes, Sportsnet’s Mark Spector said Kassian’s new contract is likely in the range of four years with an AAV of $3.25-3.5-million.

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Game Notes Predators @ Oilers: The Race Is On

The race in the Pacific Division is the closest we’ve ever seen this late in a season. The top five teams are separated by two points and all of them are in a playoff position. Yesterday morning the Calgary Flames were in first place with 55 points. They lost in Montreal, and dropped to second,…

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Game Notes Oilers @ Habs: Owning Carey Price

The Oilers are 10-5-2 against bottom-10 teams in the NHL, which the Montreal Canadiens are after a seven-game winless streak has them plummeting down the standings to 25th place. They were winless in eight games earlier this season, and going 15 games without a win almost guarantees you won’t make the playoffs. But despite their…

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Game Notes Oilers @ Maple Leafs: Tough Test

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a league-best .775 points percentage, and the second most points, 31, since Sheldon Keefe was hired as their new head coach on November 20th. Since firing Mike Babcock the Leafs have dominated their opposition going 15-4-1, and outscoring them 82-54. The Leafs were 6-4 in their first ten games with…

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Game Notes Oilers @ Sabres: New Year New Results?

Is 2020 the year the Edmonton Oilers finally begin a streak of consecutive playoff appearances? Oilersnation sure hopes so, and when the puck drops in Buffalo tonight the Oilers find themselves in a playoff position with 40 games remaining. They control their destiny and starting 2020 on a five-game road trip might be a good…