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Edmonton Oilers: 6-5-1 13 pts

Key wins: 6-4 over Columbus, 2-1 over Vancouver

 New note on the table, the NHL Rank will now feature a indicator if the ranking given for that team is above or below Detroit's ranking. A=Above, B=Below the ranking that Detroit is currently at.

Category Stat NHL Rank

 

Leading... Stat Player
Goals per game 3.08 15th (1A) Scorer (Points) 15 (8 G, 7 A) Dustin Penner
Goals Against per game 2.92 16th (9A) +/- +8 Dustin Penner
Power Play 19.2% 17th (7B) Hits 45 Jean-Francois Jacques
Penalty Kill 77.8% 18th (7A) PIM 30 Zack Storntini
Shots per game 25.1 28th (23B) Shots 36 Patrick O'Sullivan
Shots against per game 33.3 28th (16B) Blocked Shots 22 Ladislav Smid
Faceoff percentage 48.4% 22nd (7B) Faceoffs 52.1% Shawn Horcoff
PIM per game 14.6 18th (15B) Wins 5 Nikolai Khabibulin
PP drawn 52 6th (12A) GAA 3.07 Nikolai Khabibulin

Much like Detroit, this team has been up and down. Detroit needs to take advantage of the amount of shots the Oilers give up per game and keep the shots down from guys like Sam Gagner and Ales Hemsky. Resident brawler Zack Stortini and some other Oilers bring a physical aspect to this team so it will be interesting to see how the Wings match up against them. 

Players to watch on offense: Ales Hemsky, Dustin Penner, Sam Gagner (top line)

Players to watch on defense: Lubomir Vishnovsky, Denis Grebeshkov

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