Game Day Notes: Carolina Hurricanes at Edmonton Oilers

Some stats, thoughts and notes heading into tonight’s tilt between the Oilers and Hurricanes. >>Drake Caggiula and Leon Draisaitl skated on their own this morning. The Oilers were monitoring Draisaitl’s heart rate, which is normal protocol coming off a concussion, and didn’t let him do too much to elevate it. Caggiula skated well and might...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-10-17

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Oilers find opportunity to give Brossoit start, despite struggles

EDMONTON — It’s never easy to slip the backup goalie in for a start when the team is struggling. When you’re the Edmonton Oilers, finding time for Laurent Brossoit these days is even t

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-10-17

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Why are Coyotes and Sabres suffering more than Oilers?

Source: Fan Rag Sports
Date: 2017-10-17

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Laurent Brossoit gets the start as Edmonton Oilers look to turn things around vs. Hurricanes

Game Day 5: Hurricanes at Oilers The spotlight will be squarely on backup goaltender Laurent Brossoit tonight when his Edmonton Oilers take to home ice to face the Carolina Hurricanes.  Hard to call Game 5 of an 82-game campaign “crucial”, but after three straight regulation losses by increasing margins, the Oilers should be desperate to turn things around on their own ice before heading out on a tough three-game roadie to Chicago, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.  I

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-10-17

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GDB 5.0: Long live the WhaleTail (7pm MST, SNOil)

I don’t recall the exact day I started cheering for them, but I became a fan for two reasons: my favourite colour and a strong dislike for the Montreal Canadiens. I was nine years old when I decided I liked the Hartford Whalers. Growing up outside Edmonton I was an Oilers fan, of course, but the Whalers...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-10-17

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Oilers Gameday vs. Carolina: Bounce Back Ad Infinitum

The Oilers are back in action tonight, looking to end a three game losing skid against the Carolina Hurricanes. I just looked at my calendar and it’s not 2008. Or 2009. Or even 2014. It’s 2017 and the Oilers have Connor McDavid and their best hope to win their second game of the year is to beat the Carolina Hurricanes, a team that is probably more dangerous than people give them credit for. The Oilers are in a slump, and while it’s very early in the season, it’s easy to see wh

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2017-10-17

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Weekly Recap: Oil Kings grind out four game road trip

The Oil Kings are back at home following a four-game road trip that saw them travel through Saskatchewan and Manitoba over the past week. The trip kicked off on Wednesday against a Wheat Kings team that had already handed them a 7-3 loss just 5 days earlier. The Oil Kings did not get off to...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-10-17

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Carolina Hurricanes @ Edmonton Oilers Game Preview

Oilers try to shake three game funk Carolina Hurricanes (1-1-1) @ Edmonton Oilers (1-3-0) Rogers Place - Edmonton, AB 7 PM MDT TV: Sportsnet O

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Date: 2017-10-17

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Game Five 2017-18: Hurricanes at Oilers

Never in one million years did I ever think the New England Whalers could hurt me so; there it was, Justin Williams skating down the ice G7 SCF, empty net and it’s all over now, baby blue. A beautiful feeling slammed against a wall right here in the very same room I’m writing this down, that day in 2006. There’s a difference between that kind of pain and real life pain—losing someone close—but that night remains as fresh in my mind over 12 years later as it was on the night it happ

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Date: 2017-10-17

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On Draisaitl, Puljujarvi and The Oilers Lines

Take three for a bounce back comes tonight for the Edmonton Oilers as they host the Carolina Hurricanes at Rogers Place. The topic of Edmonton’s early season struggles has been beaten to death so I don’t want to rehash them in this post. All I’ll say about tonight is that, with a three game road trip on the horizon, it is a damn big game. In terms of the struggles, they have been frustrating. I’ve read articles comparing this team to the

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2017-10-17

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NHL Injuries: Canes, Habs, Devils, Pens, Caps, Coyotes, Avs, Oilers, Wild, Sharks and Blues

On the Carolina Hurricanes … Cory Lavalette: Defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk is meeting up with the team on their road trip. No known if he’ll get back into the lineup. On the Montreal Canadiens … Renaud Lavoie: Defenseman David Schlemko is still having issues with his broken hand and is not traveling with the team.

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2017-10-17

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What’s Wrong with the Oilers?

Two weeks in and things haven’t gone as planned for the Edmonton Oilers. While many pegged them as a Stanley Cup contender, they’ve stumbled after their shutout win against Calgary on opening night. What’s concerning about the Oilers and how much should fans worry? Is this just a slow start or a result of a...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-10-17

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