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Edmonton Oilers host Washington Capitals

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2014-10-22

The Oilers host the Washington Capitals tonight. Follow along live.

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TUMBLING DICE

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-10-22

In May of 2009, the Edmonton Oilers and Steve Tambellini had to decide between centermen Kyle Brodziak and Marc Pouliot. Why? Well, the plan was to have a tough guy on every line, be it J-F Jacques or Ryan Stone or Zack Stortini, and these centermen weren't gritty enough to be successful in the 2009 NHL. A choice would have to be made.

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GDB 7.0: Streaking?

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-10-22

Two consecutive wins is usually not a big deal, but if the Oilers can win tonight many in Oilersnation will be tempted to follow in the footsteps of the enthusiastic Frank "the Tank." Wins haven't been plentiful in Edmonton for the previous eight seasons, so I can understand why people get excited after a win. People were honking their horns on Wayne Gretzky drive after Monday's win, so it is clear the citizens of Oilersnation needed a win, and are hoping for another.

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Oilers Gameday – Vs. Capitals

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2014-10-22

The Oilers finally claimed their first victim of the season on Monday night, and enter tonight’s tilt looking for their first winning streak of the season. It’ll be game three of a seven game home-stand for the Oilers, and the first of two meetings between Edmonton and Washington on the season. The two faced each other twice early in the year last year, and have both changed quite a bit since then. The Caps will be without veteran center Brooks Laich, who was placed on the IR earlier this week. Forward Jay Beagle will be in the lineup after being activated, while youngster Tom Wilson will not after being assigned to the AHL’s Hershey Bears. Oilers forward Luke Gazdic is cur

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Eakins Talks About Yakupov's Ice Time. Sort Of.

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2014-10-22

Dallas, why doesn't Yakupov play more? This morning the subject of Nail Yakupov's ice time, or lack of, came up during Dallas Eakins media availability. Courtesy of Reid Wilkins here is his answer: My only thought going into the game is to win the hockey game. This is about our team. I know there's a lot of chatter out there about individuals ice time, this is about our team. The team. The team. The team every time. You guys can talk about guys ice times. We've got guys that are improved this year and playing less, we've got guys that are improved and playing more. There are situational things that happen on the ice, you guys can read whatever you want into it. I'm not talking about

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Which shooters and goalies are the Edmonton Oilers’ best shootout options?

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-10-22

No team in the NHL has participated in more shootouts this season than the Washington Capitals. Through five games, the club has gone to the skills competition three times, posting a 1-2-0 record. This is a continuation of a trend from last season that saw the Caps participate in the shootout an NHL-leading 21 times; they managed a 10-11 record. All this is in contrast to Edmonton, a team which went to just seven shootouts last year and has one in the books this season. But with Washington one of the league leaders in the category, it’s a good time to look at how the individuals on the Oilers’ roster have done over their careers. Because the samples tend to be small, I’ve compiled each

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WWYDW: Nail Yakupov

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-10-22

Nail Yakupov’s place in both the NHL and as a member of the Edmonton Oilers is one that’s been given a lot of scrutiny since even before he was drafted. Some talking heads like to rip the Oilers for selecting Yakupov rather than a defenceman at the 2012 Draft, and generally add that trading him for help elsewhere is a thoroughly logical move. Others don’t understand why taking the consensus No. 1 pick was so controversial and are leery of moving out a forward with his incredible offensive potential. In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday we look ahead and ask what should be done with Yakupov’s future.

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Trade Partners – Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers

Source: Oil Drop
Date: 2014-10-22

With both the Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers struggling to find their way, it should surprise no one to hear players from both teams making their rounds in the NHL trade rumour mill. While the chances of a Sean Couturier or Jordan Eberle being moved appear to be highly unlikely, the same can not be said for the likes of David Perron, Jeff Petry or Brayden and Luke Schenn.

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Matt Henderson: G7 Oilers vs Capitals: Problems With Ice-Time

Source: Hockey Buzz
Date: 2014-10-22

FORWARDS If a team is going to run all 4 lines there will be casualties when it comes to ice time. You cant play everybody all the time, however, it will be up to the coach to still make sure the team puts the players on the ice who will give the team the best chance to win. For the Oilers, that means Taylor Hall and his line will get the minutes. For others, not so much. The Edmonton Oilers...

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Oilers game day: A Capital challenge

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-10-22

Follow Edmonton Journal hockey writers Jim Matheson and Joanne Ireland, and sports columnist John MacKinnon along with others as the Edmonton Oilers prepare to face the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night, Oct. 20, 2014.

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CAPITALS AT OILERS G7 2014-15

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2014-10-22

After the thrilling victory on Monday, Edmonton will be a fun city today. I spent 15 years driving around Edmonton during winning and losing streaks and it’s so much better when the W’s are fresh. The win against the Lightning had real appeal, quality goals, great stops, and an opponent who not only could have won but probably lost because of bad luck. Man it felt good to see it happen to the other guy. ESTIMATED LINEUPS Hall—Nuge—Eberle Purcell—Draisaitl—Perron Pouliot—Arcobello—Yakupov Hendricks—Gordon—Joensuu Marincin—Fayne Ference—Petry Nikitin—Schultz Scrivens (Bachman) Dallas Eakins may want to give the Nuge line some of those cherry ZS’s he&#

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Capitals @ Oilers Game 7 Preview

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2014-10-22

And we can build this dream together Stand each storm forever Nothing's gonna stop us now @ 3-0-2, 8 points, 1.6 p/g Ranks 1-4-1, 3 points, .5 p/g Eastern Conference - 3rd Western Conference - 14th 5th P/G 27th 18th ST 15th 5th ES 29th 7th Goal 29th 7:30 PM MDT - SN 360, SN 1 Rexall Place The opposing view: Japers' Rink Tickets - TiqIQ Winners! A late third period goal by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins gave the Oilers an opportunity to hold on for a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Taylor Hall scored the first penalty shot goal for the Oilers since the dark ages, and even Justin Schultz had a nifty goal.  The team didn't have to rely on Ben Scrive

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