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GDB Game Notes: Oilers @ Coyotes

The Edmonton Oilers opened the season with back-to-back victories over Pacific division foes the Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings. They haven’t faced another Pacific rival until tonight against the stingy Arizona Coyotes. The Oilers are 8-4-1 since defeating the Kings on October 5th and they really needed a hot start considering how most of…

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Game Notes: Oilers @ Blue Jackets

The Edmonton Oilers are looking to rebound tonight after a tough outing against the Detroit Red Wings, where they fell 3-1 at Little Caesars Arena to a team that was coming off an eight-game losing streak.

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Game Notes: Oilers @ Red Wings

Tonight the Oilers make their first stop on a three-game road trip through Detroit, Columbus and Pittsburgh. On paper, this should be the most winnable game on the road trip, but after a tight-checking 2-1 victory over the Red Wings in Edmonton on October 18th, and losses against 25th place Chicago and 26th place Minnesota,…

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GDB Game Notes: Oilers Goalies

The most pleasant surprise through the first ten games of the season has been the play of Mikko Koskinen and Mike Smith. The duo has been fantastic, posting a combined .929sv%. The only rough game — five goals against the Los Angeles Kings — was when Mike Smith gifted the Kings two goals when he…

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Game Notes Oilers @ Wild: Looking for Offence

It is probably unfair, but when I think Minnesota Wild hockey I equate it to boring. It likely isn’t reasonable, but I still envision them as a trapping team. It is ridiculous, but I haven’t been able to shake how I see them as an organization since they entered the NHL for the 2000/2001 season.

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Game Notes Red Wings @ Oilers: Ride The Wave

The Edmonton Oilers enter tonight’s game against the Detroit Red Wings in first place in the Western Conference. Who knows how long they will remain on top, so enjoy it while you can. This evening the Oilers will be gunning to start a season 7-1, or better, for only the fifth time in franchise history….

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GDB Game Notes: Flyers @ Oilers

The Oilers return home after a successful 3-1 road trip that ended with their first loss of the season in Chicago. The Oilers had some great chances in the first period Monday night to take the lead as Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid both found themselves in all alone on Corey Crawford, but they were…

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GDB Game Notes: Oilers @ Rangers

The Oilers are one of five teams still undefeated to open the 2019-20 season. They’ll look to keep their early-season streak rolling this afternoon as they head to Madison Square Garden for a matinee game with the New York Rangers.

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GDB Game Notes Oilers @ Devils: October Goals

The Edmonton Oilers skate into New Jersey plush with confidence and looking to start a season 4-0 for only the fourth time in franchise history. The schedule maker gave them a slight edge as the Devils played in Philadelphia last night and lost 4-0. The Devils have been outscored 15-2 over their last seven periods…

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GDB Game Notes: Oilers @ Islanders

Some might say “It is only two games,” but remember it is rare the Oilers are 2-0 after two games. This is the only the third time in the last 11 seasons the Oilers started 2-0. They went 2-0 in October of 2010, but finished the month 3-4-2 and finished last in the regular season….

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Game Notes: Canucks @ Oilers

The quest for a playoff appearance begins tonight for the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks. Both organizations are hoping they can make the postseason after years of being on the outside. The Oilers have only made it once in the past 13 years, while the Canucks have missed the past four seasons, and only made…