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GAME STORY: Stars 3, Oilers 2

The Oilers penetrated the Dallas net with 40 shots but Kari Lehtonen persevered, backstopping the Stars to a 3-2 victory

by Meg Tilley / EdmontonOilers.com

 Video: OILERS TODAY | Oilers vs. Stars Postgame

EDMONTON, AB -  Twenty-eight seconds.

That was all it took for Dallas to take a quick 1-0 lead as Stars forward - and former Oiler - Lauri Korpikoski fired a wrist shot that soared above Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot's glove and ultimately led to the Stars 3-2 victory.  

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PREVIEW: Oilers vs. Stars

In today's Boston Pizza Preview, the Oilers return home to battle the Dallas Stars

by Meg Tilley / EdmontonOilers.com

Video: OILERS TODAY | Oilers vs. Stars Preview

The Oilers return home after a five-game road trip that saw them go 2-2-1 and they will face off against the Dallas Stars tonight. 

The game can be seen on Sportsnet West beginning at 7:00 p.m. MST. 

Read our preview below and check back for our morning skate report, quotes, line combos, videos and more. 

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FUTURE WATCH: Benson makes his mark

Oilers prospect Tyler Benson impresses during Canada-Russia Series, with end-goal hopes of getting the call to Canada's National Junior Team selection camp in December

by Meg Tilley @MegsTilley / EdmontonOilers.com

Video: MINORS MINUTE | Benson Shines

It was his Rogers Place return and oh, what a night.

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In Depth: Splitting the Adam

Adam Larsson came to the Oilers in a polarizing trade, but what do we know about the Swedish defenceman?

by Meg Tilley @MegsTilley / EdmontonOilers.com

Four months have passed since the most significant Oilers off-season trade in quite some time.

In a whirlwind 23 minutes on June 29, the hockey world was rattled with the announcements of three substantial moves.

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Condors celebrate big win

by Meg Tilley @MegsTilley / EdmontonOilers.com

On Wednesday, the Bakersfield Condors opened their eight-game home stand with the biggest win in their American Hockey League history.

With goals from six different players, the Condors delivered a 7-1 defeat over the San Antonio Rampage at Rabobank Arena.

Five players recorded multiple-point nights with Condors forward Taylor Beck leading the way with two goals and an assist, while centreman Jujhar Khaira continued a four-game point streak with a pair of assists on the night. 

Bakersfield is now 3-3-0-0 this season.

 

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FUTURE WATCH: No opportunity wasted

World-traveler and Oilers forward prospect Patrick Russell knows what it means to seize the moment

by Meg Tilley @MegsTilley / EdmontonOilers.com

Video: MINORS MINUTE | Bear Rising

The biggest risk is not taking any risk.

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PREVIEW: Oilers vs. Senators

In today's Boston Pizza Preview, the Oilers put their five-game winning streak on the line in a game against the Ottawa Senators

by Meg Tilley @MegsTilley / EdmontonOilers.com

Video: OILERS TODAY | Oilers vs. Senators Preview

The Oilers put their five-game winning streak on the line tonight against the Ottawa Senators. The game is Edmonton's last before a five-game road trip. 

The game can be seen on Sportsnet Oilers starting at 7:00 PM MDT. 

Read our full game preview below and check back throughout the day for interviews, videos, our morning skate report and much more. 

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GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Capitals

Get live minute-by-minute updates from tonight's game between Edmonton and Washington at Rogers Place

by Meg Tilley @MegsTilley / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers face off against the Washington Capitals at Rogers Place tonight in their seventh game of the regular season. You can watch the game on television via Sportsnet Oilers.
 
Follow our live in-game blog for regular updates, including relevant tweets, highlights, photos, commentary and more!

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FUTURE WATCH: The Taylor Beck shuffle

Settled with a new team, Oilers forward prospect Taylor Beck is looking to make an impact with the Bakersfield Condors during the 2016-17 campaign

by Meg Tilley @MegsTilley / EdmontonOilers.com

Video: MINORS MINUTE | Canada-Russia Reps

"It was a pretty crazy year for me last year."

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Nurse on changing the pace

by Meg Tilley @MegsTilley / EdmontonOilers.com

It was an opportunity for the Winnipeg Jets to take the lead as the Oilers went on the penalty kill after defenceman Darnell Nurse headed to the box for cross-checking Jets forward Shawn Matthias. 

With the game still scoreless, Edmonton was now down one man on the ice. It wasn't an advantageous moment for the Oilers. 

"It was a roller coaster I think," said Nurse. "You sit in the box, you don't want the other team to score while you're in the box, and then [Mark Letestu] scored the big goal there, in the middle of it."

Midway through the power play, Oilers forward Mark Letestu intercepted a pass that was on track to make it to the stick of Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien, who fumbled on the recovery and missed the puck when trying to send it back into Edmonton's defensive zone. 

Letestu took off like a shot, bearing down on Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck and scoring a short-handed goal for a 1-0 lead. 

As the Oilers returned to play out the remainder of penalty kill, Nurse made up for his two-minute "time out". Released from the box at what can only be considered as perfect timing, the blueliner joined ranks with Connor McDavid - who was already advancing into the Jet's end - for a two on one.   

"Connor had the puck and I just wanted to get open and get a good shot off," said Nurse.

And a good shot, indeed, as Nurse buried a snap shot past Hellebuyck, giving Edmonton a 2-0 lead. 

What may have been a long-awaited, jittery start for the Oilers - who had to wait two additional hours before the ice was deemed playable - turned into highly celebrated 3-0 victory at the 2016 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic. 

"I think the first five minutes, probably for everyone kind of taking in the moment, but once the game settles in it just feels like another game," said Nurse. 

"We knew, two points, at the end of the day, once we stepped on the ice, that's what we went there to get. The experience itself was incredible, but once that puck drops it seems like, no matter where you are, it just turns into a game." 

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