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Cam Talbot is expected to start in Friday's game.

Talbot will be playing in his sixth straight contest. He's riding a four-game winning streak.
Jan 20 - 4:07 PM

Jujhar Khaira sustained a wrist injury during Wednesday's game.

Khaira might miss Friday's contest as a result. The Oilers summoned Anton Lander Thursday night as a result of Khaira's status.
Jan 20 - 11:06 AM

The Edmonton Oilers have some back-to-back sets coming up, which might result in Laurent Brossoit playing.

Brossoit was summoned on Jan. 11 to serve as the Oilers' new backup goaltender, but he hasn't made his 2016-17 NHL debut because the team leans heavily on Cam Talbot. Edmonton is set to play on Friday and Saturday though and then it has another back-to-back set on Jan. 25-26, so it shouldn't be long before Brossoit gets some work.
Jan 20 - 11:04 AM

The Oilers recalled Anton Lander from AHL Bakersfield on Thursday.

In just 16 games down on the farm, the 25-year-old has posted 14 goals and 27 points. Which is by far his best point-per-game rate so far as a professional. With just 35 points in 213 career NHL matches however, it's far from certain he's yet to put it all together at the game's highest level.
Jan 19 - 6:34 PM

Among active players, Connor McDavid was the fourth fastest to 100 points.

McDavid reached that milestone on Wednesday, which was when he played in his 92nd career game. Alex Ovechkin needed 77 games to reach that mark, Sidney Crosby took 80 contests, and Evgeni Malkin reached the milestone in 89 games. As far as McDavid is concerned, getting to 100 career points doesn't mean much. "I guess it’s (100 points) nice. But it’s not much of a milestone," said McDavid. "Tough to be excited about it when you see a guy like that (Jagr) coming in and the numbers he’s got." Jaromir Jagr, who ranks second in points behind only Wayne Gretzky, needed 118 games to get to 100 career points.
Jan 19 - 8:44 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is on a three-game point streak.

Nugent-Hopkins also has recorded a point in four of his last five contests. He's up to nine goals and 23 points in 47 games this season.
Jan 19 - 8:38 AM

Leon Draisaitl recorded the 100th point of his NHL career on Wednesday.

Draisaitl reached that milestone with an assist on the game-winning goal in Edmonton's 4-3 overtime victory against Florida Wednesday night. Draisaitl is the first player of the 2014 NHL draft class to collect 100 points and he did so in 156 games.
Jan 19 - 8:37 AM

Jordan Eberle has finally ended his goal scoring slump at 18 games.

Eberle scored the game-tying goal in Edmonton's eventual 4-3 overtime win against Florida on Wednesday. "Yeah, I was pretty excited. It’s a relief. I haven’t scored in awhile and found a way to put it in. Over the last 10 games I’ve probably had more chances than I’ve ever had before," said Eberle. "You start to question yourself a bit but when one goes in, especially when it was to get it to overtime." It wouldn't be surprising if Eberle starts to heat up now that the burden of that drought has been lifted.
Jan 19 - 8:34 AM

Cam Talbot made 28 saves on 31 shots Wednesday night as the Oilers beat the Panthers 4-3.

The number of saves was important because both Talbot and the Panthers’ goalie James Reimer faced an identical number of shots. Talbot’s one extra save was the difference maker. This is Talbot’s fourth straight win and third with a save percentage above .900.
Jan 19 - 12:48 AM

With three seconds on the clock in overtime, Connor McDavid scored a controversial game winning goal in a 4-3 win over the Panthers.

McDavid’s shot went into James Reimer’s glove, but it was adjudged that the puck was caught behind the goal line. McDavid also had two assists in the game, which lifted him over the 100-point mark for his career. Last year, he scored 48 points in 45 games and so far this year he has 54 points after 47 contests.
Jan 19 - 12:31 AM

Matt Hendricks will be a healthy scratch when the Oilers host the Panthers Wednesday night.

Joining him in the press box will be defenseman. This will be Hendricks second straight scratch. Benning was a surprise scratch, with Eric Gryba taking his spot in the lineup. Its highly unlikely any rosters need adjusting, but if there is, that must be one very deep league.
Jan 18 - 9:17 PM

Cam Talbot will be in goal for Edmonton Wednesday night against Florida.

The Oilers netminder leads the NHL in games played (41), saves (1,214) and starts (41). Talbot has won five of his last six appearances and he has permitted three goals or less five times during that span.
Jan 18 - 4:57 PM

Jordan Eberle admitted that his 18-game goal scoring drought has been frustrating.

"I feel like the last 12 games I could have had 10 goals," Eberle said. "It’s just not going in. I’ve hit six or seven posts, had a couple of breakaways. Last game, I actually thought I scored on the breakaway. "Everyone goes through slumps, I’ve had stretches where I haven’t scored, but nothing like this. This is for sure the longest. It’s for sure frustrating." Eberle's next chance to end the drought will come Wednesday night against Florida. He'll be worth keeping an eye on when it does end because that might open the floodgates.
Jan 18 - 4:50 AM

Jordan Oesterle has been sent down to the minors.

He has six assists and 31 shots in 23 games with the Oilers this season.
Jan 17 - 5:25 PM

Adam Larsson has three points in his last four games.

That's a deviation from the norm for Larsson in 2016-17 as he has two goals and nine points through 45 games. There was a time when Larsson was seen as a defenseman with a significant amount of offensive upside, but that never materialized in New Jersey and it seems the move to Edmonton hasn't changed that.
Jan 17 - 4:33 AM


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