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GAME STORY: Oilers 4, Avalanche 2

McDavid nets hat trick, Strome scores winner as Oilers snap their six-game losing skid

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

DENVER, CO - Connor McDavid netted a hat trick and Ryan Strome scored the game-winner, as the Oilers snapped their six-game losing skid with a 4-2 win over the Avs.

Edmonton improves to 24-30-4 on the season.

Video: OILERS TODAY | at Avalanche Post-Game

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LIVE BLOG: Oilers at Avalanche

Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

DENVER, CO - The Oilers visit the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center.

You can watch the game on Sportsnet West or listen live on 630 CHED and the Oilers Radio Network.

Follow along during the game for tweets, commentary, live updates, highlights and more.

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IN DEPTH: Inspired

Personal loss is channeled into so much gain as an entire community rallies around the World's Longest Hockey Game

by Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

INSPIRED

BY CAIT MACPHAIL

 

On day five, that particular Tuesday in mid-February must have felt like tropical relief - at least in temperature.

The players who were approaching the halfway point of the event said the rain falling around them didn't do any favours for the playing conditions. The ice softens, the skates drag through the fresh layer of water that won't freeze, the knees start to work overtime - overtime being the operative word, as these skaters have to work in shifts according to the guidelines set out by the Guinness Book of World Records.

In the first four days of the marathon fundraiser, temperatures on Dr. Brent Saik's property just east of Edmonton had not risen above -15 degrees Celsius, and in the dead of night that number had fallen, at points, to a bone-chilling 40 degrees below zero with wind chill.

But the frigid cold is something that can be combatted when you know what to expect and how to prepare. With several of the skaters participating for the fourth, fifth or even sixth time, their wily vet status has them ready for anything the Albertan winter might throw their way. The experienced skaters are quick to send their list of must-haves when a player signs up for the first time.

Despite what the sudden temperature twist did for conditions that particular day, the group of 40 players welcomed a balmy two degrees Celsius as they attempted, for the sixth time, to break the record for the World's Longest Hockey Game - all in support of cancer research.

The pace the teams skate is slow and labored. It has to be.

But that pace does not emulate the urgency the group feels for the cause. It will take over 10 days, and over 250 hours, this go-around to break the official Guinness World Record, but it's a blink in time to people who have witnessed countless family members and friends suffer through months and even years of chemo treatments, radiation therapy, pain, recovery and more.

It's an inspired group of humans, doing inspiring work.

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PREVIEW: Oilers at Avalanche

The Oilers close out their three-game road trip in Denver against the Colorado Avalanche

by Chris Wescott & Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

DENVER, CO - The Oilers close out this three-game road trip in Denver against the Colorado Avalanche.

The game begins at 1:00 p.m. MST and can be seen on Sportsnet West or heard on 630 CHED and the Oilers Radio Network.

As it is an afternoon game, there is no morning skate. Check out post-game coverage from Saturday's game against the Coyotes and read our preview below.

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GAME STORY: Coyotes 1, Oilers 0

Raanta makes 40 saves, Dvorak scores lone goal as Oilers drop sixth straight

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

GLENDALE, AZ - Antti Raanta made 40 saves and Christian Dvorak scored the lone goal as the Oilers lose to the Arizona Coyotes by a score of 1-0.

The club drops their sixth straight, falling to 23-30-4 on the season.

Video: OILERS TODAY | at Coyotes Post-Game

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LIVE BLOG: Oilers at Coyotes

Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

GLENDALE, AZ - The Oilers visit the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena.

You can watch the game on Sportsnet West or listen live on 630 CHED and the Oilers Radio Network.

Follow along during the game for tweets, commentary, live updates, highlights and more.

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RELEASE: Oilers recall Brossoit

The Oilers have recalled goaltender Laurent Brossoit on emergency basis

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled on an emergency basis goaltender Laurent Brossoit from the American Hockey League's (AHL) Bakersfield Condors.

Brossoit, 24, has appeared in 13 games with the Oilers this season, posting a 3.22 goals against average and a .886 save percentage. 

The 6'3", 204-pound goaltender, has appeared in 11 games for Bakersfield this season, recording a 5-4-2 record, a 3.08 goals against average and a .901 save percentage.

The Edmonton Oilers have also assigned defenceman Keegan Lowe to the Bakersfield Condors.

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PRE-GAME REPORT: Oilers at Coyotes

The Oilers continue their three-game road trip with a match against the Arizona Coyotes

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers continue their three-game road trip with a match against the Arizona Coyotes.

You can watch the game on Sportsnet West or listen via 630 CHED and the Oilers Radio Network.

Video: OILERS TODAY | at Coyotes Pre-Game

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MIC INJURY REPORT: Sekera, RNH out

Oilers have lost 95 man games to injury or illness this season

by Staff / EdmontonOilers.com

As of February 16, 2017

Current man games lost due to injury: 95 games

See below for a full injury report. 

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FEATURE: Larsson's return to Oilers is therapeutic

"Hockey is the best therapy for me right now. Being around the guys gets your mind off everything," said the defenceman

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

GLENDALE, AZ - Hockey is a multitude of things.

It's fast and physical.

It exhibits displays that are both beautiful - like nice goals - and ugly - like gruesome injuries.

It's stressful and intense.

And for some, like Adam Larsson, it's therapeutic.

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