Oilers @ Flames Game 50 Preview

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-01-31

Winners of three of their last four, can the OIlers knock the Flames down a peg? @ 13-27-9, 35 points, .714 p/g Ranks 26-20-3, 55 points, 1.122 p/g Western Conference - 14th Western Conference - 8th 29th P/G 18th 25th ST 28th 28th ES 14th 27th Goal 15th 8 PM - CBC Scotiabank Saddledome The opposing view:  Matchsticks and Gasoline Tickets - TiqIQ Don't breathe too hard, but the Oilers are winners of three in their last four.  Edmonton's latest victory comes over a Sabres team that's been designed to fail.  Edmonton handed Buffalo their thirteenth consecutive regulation loss in a contest that saw Buffalo register just twenty shots on goal.  Ant

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Oilers’ Nikitin out 4-6 weeks with shoulder injury

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-01-31

Nikita Nikitin will be out of Edmonton’s lineup for the next four-to-six weeks with a shoulder injury according to Oilers broadcaster Jack Michaels on Saturday. Nikitin was injured in Thursday’s 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres after receiving a hit from Zemgus Girgensons in the third period. Jack Michaels on Twitter The original prognosis on the injury wasn’t positive, with the Oilers expecting the 28-year-old defenceman to miss a chunk of time. Edmonton Oilers on Twitter Nikitin has three goals and five assists in 34 games this season for Edmonton. Keith Aulie has filled Nikitin’s spot in the lineup and has been paired with Mark Fayne.

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Oilers Gameday – @ Flames

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2015-01-31

The Oilers hit the road tonight and visit their rivals, the Calgary Flames, in the fourth meeting between the sides this season, and final meeting at the Saddledome. The Flames still hold the final playoff spot in the west, while Edmonton has started moving up the standings. The Oilers will be without F Taylor Hall, who is close to returning, and D Nikita Nikitin, who suffered a shoulder injury on Thursday. The Flames will be without F Curtis Glencross and D Ladislav Smid tonight, both are on the IR. Ben Scrivens is likely to start for Edmonton, while Jonas Hiller gets the nod for Calgary. Last Games: Edmonton: The Oilers last played on Thursday, when they hosted the Buffalo Sabres. Buffalo

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Keith Aulie returns for the Edmonton Oilers; Taylor Hall close but no cigar

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-01-31

Keith Aulie has played a grand total of four minutes and 11 second since the Edmonton Oilers fired Dallas Eakins. In his last game, he took a five minute major and a match penalty for a check to the head of Calgary’s Matt Stajan at the end of the first period (a check for which he was suspended two games) and he hasn’t been seen since as the Oilers committed to Nikita Nikitin on the left side of their third pairing. With Nikitin now injured and out for the foreseeable future (Oilers’ play-by-play man Jack Michaels has the timeframe pegged at four to six weeks), Aulie might get a real chance here. On the other hand, with plenty of prospects sitting in the minors, he’s far from assured

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GDB 50.0: Crushing the Dreams of the Calgary Flames

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-01-31

Todd Nelson is, as everyone knows, coaching for his life in the NHL; opportunities to run an NHL bench don’t come along very often and if he can get the Oilers pointed in the right direction he has a very good chance of finding himself at the helm of the team for Game 1 of next season. Beating the Calgary Flames would be a big help in his quest for continued employment, and just for good measure would really, really hurt Alberta’s other team in the process.

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Matt Henderson: G50 Oilers vs Flames: Renew The Rivalrly

Source: Hockey Buzz
Date: 2015-01-31

Hopefully by now it's clear that there are 2 teams I still can't stand and actively cheer against: The Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames. It's a rivalry. For Western Canadian teams the Flames and Oilers were the FIRST rivalry. The Canucks only recently in their history started to matter enough to hate and those 80's Flames/Oilers battles were legendary. It's the way I was raised. Sadly,...

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THE PACIFIC WAR ROOM

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-01-31

As you know, our friends at The Royal Half have created a weekly segment known as the Pacific War Room… It's a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover the Pacific Division. Well, those writers have spent another week smashing their faces on their keyboards until something spilled out, and here we are.  Ladies and gentlemen, we present the Pacific War Room.

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NHL Fantasy Hockey: Who to play Saturday

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-01-31

Here are some players that are undervalued between DraftKings and FanDuel for Saturday’s slate of games. Different scoring systems make discrepancies not always accurate, but some gaps are too large to ignore. Keep in mind it’s not a blind list, it’s comprised of players that have good matchups regardless. Jakub Voracek (Philadelphia – Right Wing) DraftKings: $6,200 – Use on DraftKings 
FanDuel: $8,200 The Toronto Maple Leafs are struggling to win games, but they’ve been better defensively under coach Peter Horachek. That doesn’t mean they’ve stopped allowing goals altogether, though. There are eight forwards that have averaged at least 4.2 DraftKings fantasy points per gam

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson? Make it Happen, Oilers

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2015-01-31

There needs to be tempered expectations on this one. Coyotes GM Don Maloney uttered the words that “everybody is up for grabs”, and attention immediately turned to 23 year-old defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. Maloney went on to say they would be “reluctant to part with” Ekman-Larsson, but that ball is now in the air. And it’s certainly an interesting nugget. Arizona has been dreadful this season. They need to re-build and start over. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) The Coyotes will Trade Anyone? Shane Doan is untouchable, so don’t even ask about him. But trading Keith Yandle makes sense. Parting with Antoine Vermette makes even more sense. But OEL is on hi

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OILERS AT FLAMES, G50 2014-15

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2015-01-31

Don’t look now but there are signs of chemistry between Justin Schultz and Oscar Klefbom, they may end up being a pairing next season. Coach Nelson may feel he can run that pairing with a veteran duo (Ference/Fayne or Nikitin/Fayne) and then a third pairing that might be Darnell Nurse/Nikitin. I know, I know, they could always trade for Shea Weber but failing another Pronger deal, it seems to me spending money on a free agent this summer would be lunacy. LOWETIDE TOP 30 PLAYERS IN THE 2015 DRAFT (1)C Connor McDavid, Erie Otters (OHL) Brock Otten: Everyone knows about his offensive talents (elite speed and vision), his overall game has improved. (2)C Jack Eichel, Boston U (NCAA) Scou

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DESTINATION PETRY: THE DETROIT RED WINGS

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-01-31

We're one month away from the NHL trade deadline and the deals are picking up in pace. The Edmonton Oilers have made only one deal—a major one, David Perron to Pittsburgh—and will make at least one more (or so it seems) before time expires March 2nd. Jeff Petry is leaving town.

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Predict The Final Score: Game 50 - Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-01-31

Edmonton is locked on Jack Eichel, Calgary is sliding out of the playoffs. Oilers at Flames Today's Goaltenders: Ben Scrivens (2,008 minutes played ESSvPct: .900 SvPct: .895) vs. Jonas Hiller (1,794 minutes played ESSvPct: .930 SvPct: .914) Please put your prediction in the subject line like this: Oilers n - Flames n Please list the Oilers score first, regardless of the team being home or away. Make your own prediction and do not comment on anyone else's prediction. Any comments that are not in the format above, or in response to someone else's comment will be deleted. Points distributed as follows: Predict both teams correctly: 5 points Predict the Oilers score correc

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