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Edmonton Oilers (6-1)


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@ Chi
L 1-3
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vs. Phi
W 6-3
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vs. Det
6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 PM MST8:00 PM EST5:00 UAE (+1)21:00 ET22:00 BRT
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@ Wpg
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 PM MST6:00 PM EST3:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET20:00 BRT
@ Min
5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ET21:00 BRT

Oilers try to bring D up to speed vs. Wings

The Edmonton Oilers have built a 6-1 record on the strength of their offense. With the Detroit Red Wings coming to town on Friday, coach Dave Tippett would like to see his team provide more assistance on the back end.

The Oilers defeated Philadelphia 6-3 on Wednesday despite allowing a whopping 52 shots on goal. Mikko Koskinen literally saved the day by making a career-high 49 stops.

"It wasn't a 6-3 game or a 6-1 game. The score was that, but it wasn't that kind of game," Tippett told reporters. "We've already talked about it as coaches -- this is a really good teaching one just because you can't play like that and expect to be a playoff team."

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Leaders
Points: C. McDavid17
Plus/Minus: Z. Kassian8
Shots on Goal: L. Draisaitl28
PIM: E. Bear8
Win: M. Koskinen3
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 28 (4)
Shots: 179 (28)
PP%: 45.5% (1)
Penalty Minutes: 54 (18)
Assists: 49 (3)
SH Goals: 0 (22)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L OTL Pts
Edmonton 6 1 0 12
Anaheim 5 2 0 10
Vegas 5 3 0 10
Calgary 4 3 1 9
Vancouver 4 2 0 8
Arizona 3 2 1 7
San Jose 3 4 0 6
Los Angeles 2 5 0 4
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 19 (20)
Shots Against: 231 (10)
PK%: 88.5% (5)
Penalty Minutes: 48 (23)
Shutouts: 0 (15)
Sv%: 0.918 (9)
Injuries
Date Player Status
10/16 J. Nygard Ribs (IR)
10/16 J. Persson Concussion (day-to-day)
10/3 A. Larsson Fractured right fibula (IR)
10/1 R. Mantha Left eye (IR)
10/1 L. Day Undisclosed injury (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/17 W. Lagesson Called up from minors from Bakersfield-AHL
10/13 C. Cave Sent to minors Bakersfield-AHL
10/12 C. Cave Waived
10/10 T. Vesel Signed with European team IF Bjorkloven-Sweden
10/5 W. Lagesson Sent to minors Bakersfield-AHL
10/4 W. Lagesson Called up from minors from Bakersfield-AHL
10/4 E. Bear Called up from minors from Bakersfield-AHL
10/4 E. Bouchard Sent to minors Bakersfield-AHL
10/3 E. Bouchard Called up from minors from Bakersfield-AHL
10/3 E. Bear Sent to minors Bakersfield-AHL