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Game Notes Oilers @ Avalanche: Deadline Day

The Colorado Avalanche are having a great season, but in their past 50 games they have absolutely crushed the competition. The Avs are 38-8-4 in since November 16th. They are clipping along at a ridiculous .800 points%. They’ve outscored teams 196-133 in that time. They added Josh Manson last Monday and Nico Sturm on Tuesday…

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Game Notes Sabres @ Oilers: Start Strong, Remain Strong

The Oilers had their best start of the season v. Detroit. Only 4:35 into the game Edmonton had a 3-0 lead and the Red Wings didn’t have a shot on goal. You couldn’t script a better start. The Oilers led 4-1 after 20 minutes, but then they allowed Detroit to tie it 4-4, and 5-5…

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Game Notes Red Wings @ Oilers: Wounded Wheel

The Edmonton Oilers needed to win two of their three games last week against playoff-bound teams in Calgary, Washington and Tampa Bay to give them some positive vibes, and they did. They played well in all three games, but saved their best for last in a convincing 4-1 win over the two-time defending Stanley Cup…

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Game Notes Capitals @ Oilers: Need A Win

The Oilers are three points behind Dallas for the second wildcard spot and four points back of Vegas for third in the Pacific Division. They do not want to risk falling further behind so early in March and need a win tonight v. Washington who won 5-4 in Calgary last night. Edmonton needs to take…

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Game Notes Oilers @ Flames: Keep Pace

In a hotly contested playoff race, things can change quickly. Last Monday, the Oilers were a few percentage points behind Las Vegas and Los Angeles, but an overtime loss to Chicago and a regulation loss to Montreal and suddenly the Oilers are in need of a victory. They play Calgary, Washington and Tampa Bay this…

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Oilers Prospect Report: Three Condors Sign New Deals

Today’s report is on the news that broke on Wednesday centred around the Bakersfield Condors. Before you break into that, Tyler Tullio and Matvey Petrov continue to stay in form. Tullio had three goals and four points in as many games, while Petrov had two goals and five points in five games. Carter Savoie grabbed…

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Game Notes Oilers @ Hawks: Keith Returns To Chicago

Duncan Keith played the second most games, 1,192, in Chicago Blackhawks history. He ranks sixth in assists (520) and 10th in points (625). He won three Stanley Cups and two Norris trophies while patrolling the Hawks’ blue line for 16 seasons. He was a huge part of their success and tonight he will play his…

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Game Notes Oilers @ Flyers: Opportunities For Depth Forwards

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jesse Puljujarvi, Kailer Yamamoto, and Zack Kassian are injured. Yamamoto will be a game-time decision. Those are four of the Oilers’ top-nine forwards in TOI/game not playing. The forwards ranked 10th-15th on the depth won’t have better opportunity to impress head coach Jay Woodcroft. Will someone step up tonight?

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Game Notes Oilers @ Lightning: Bounce Back

Tonight we get to see how the Oilers respond to adversity for the first time under new head coach Jay Woodcroft. The Minnesota Wild dominated the Oilers Sunday night and as a reward the Oilers will try to get back on track against the two-time defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning. Not an easy…