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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

Jordan Eberle snapped his six-game point drought on Monday with an assist.

Eberle's goal scoring slump extended to 18 games though despite firing four shots on goal. He has eight markers and 27 points in 46 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 17 - 4:31 AM

A power-play goal at the 17:56 mark of the second period was the only one allowed by Cam Talbot in a 3-1 win over the Coyotes.

Talbot was perfect for nearly 38 minutes until Radim Vrbata slipped one past him with an assist from Alex Burmistrov and he went right back to being perfect. Talbot has won five of his last six games and recorded a save percentage of .912 with a GAA of 2.02 in that span.
Jan 17 - 12:19 AM

In only his second start of the season and 17th of his career, Jujhar Khaira scored his first career goal in a 3-1 win over the Coyotes Monday night.

Khaira was relieved to get his first goal and now wants to build on that. He has eight goals and 10 assist so far this year with the AHL Bakersfield Condors in 24 starts. In 2015-16 with the Oilers he managed two assists in 15 games.
Jan 16 - 11:47 PM

Jordan Oesterle will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.

Oesterle was recalled on Sunday. The 23-year-old has six assists in 23 career NHL games. Matt Hendricks and Eric Gryba will watch the game from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 16 - 8:58 PM

Jujhar Khaira (illness) is good to return on Monday.

Khaira missed Saturday's contest due to the disease. He made his NHL season debut on Thursday.
Jan 16 - 6:13 PM

Cam Talbot is expected to play for Edmonton on Monday.

Talbot will be going for his third straight victory. He has a 22-12-6 record, 2.45 GAA, and .918 save percentage in 40 contests this season.
Jan 16 - 6:11 PM

Milan Lucic won the hardest shot in Edmonton's super skills competition Sunday.

Lucic's shot was 102.7 MPH. That's nice but Lucic has gone 10 games without a goal and it has been 17 games since he scored at even strength. Poolies who took Lucic in part for his penalty minute totals have been so disappointed this season as he has only 18. Even teammate Connor McDavid has more with 20. It's been a tough go of things of late for the tough winger who has nine goals and 26 points this season.
Jan 16 - 7:20 AM

Jordan Oesterle was recalled by the Oilers on Sunday.

The 24-year-old has three goals and 11 points in 18 games for AHL Bakersfield this season. He's yet to suit up for the Oilers this season, but he does have six points in 23 games.
Jan 15 - 7:21 PM

Brandon Davidson is still unhappy on Matthew Tkachuk's opening night hit on him.

Davidson missed two months from an upper body injury after he was slew-footed by the rookie. "I was miserable for a long time over that," Davidson said. "It’s definitely a game I had circled on the calendar for a long time. It was a dirty play. It put a damper on things and put me behind the eight ball...He shot the puck, it went up off my stick and into the mesh (above the glass). The whistle blew, we skated three seconds to behind the net and it was a slew foot, you can clearly see from the video." The two teams battled Saturday for the first time but there were no incidents between Davidson and Tkachuk.
Jan 15 - 8:41 AM

Patrick Maroon is already at the 18-goal mark after he scored the Oilers' only goal in Edmonton's 2-1 shootout win against the Calgary Flames on Saturday.

Maroon is already well beyond his career-high for goals, which he established with 11 in 62 games with Anaheim back in 2013-14. His 24 points puts him in a great position to exceed 34 hots, which marks the best point total he's ever collected at the NHL level.
Jan 15 - 1:14 AM

Cam Talbot grabbed his 22nd win of the 2016-17 season as the Edmonton Oilers edged the Calgary Flames 2-1 via a shootout on Saturday.

Talbot stopped 24 out of 25 shots in the game. Suddenly, the Oilers are protecting their starting goalie quite well, as he's faced less than 30 shots on goal in each of the last four games. He's generated wins in four of his last five games to boot. The 29-year-old's outlook sure looks optimistic.
Jan 15 - 1:11 AM

Matt Hendricks will return to the Oilers' lineup on Saturday versus Calgary.

The veteran winger has posted three points along with 18 PIMs, 24 blocks and 28 hits in just 18 games of action this season.
Jan 14 - 2:04 PM


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