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Opposite Day

Opposite day! Photo courtesy fierth.com

A TALE OF TWO TEAMS

The Oilers seem to have a good thing going for them lately.

The Flyers, not so much.

The Oilers are denizens of the Western Conference basement, yet they have a three winning game streak in their back pocket.

The Flyers – leaders of the Eastern Conference in points…have been outscored 12-3 over their last two games, and are winless in their last four.

The Oilers are in Philadelphia today to take on the Flyers this evening, and if Opposite Day continues, the Oilers should have no problem skating out of Philadelphia with two points secure.  Right?

Half of Eight is Four

Edmonton Oilers at Philadelphia Flyers – Game 67

08 MAR 2011 – 5:00 MST / 7:00 EST

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Pregame, pregame

  • Devan Dubnyk will get tonight’s start against the Flyers.  Dubnyk was impressive in Edmonton’s 5-1 victory against the Avalanche,and he’ll look once again to emerge victorious against a Flyers squad that is no doubt starved for a W.
  • Sam Gagner is now the active points leader on the Oilers with 42 points (15G-27A).  Gagner has 11 points in his last eight games away from Rexall, including a three point outburst (1G-2A) last game versus the Avalanche.  Here’s to hot hands in Philly.
  • Claude Giroux leads the 2010-11 Flyers in scoring with 59 points (21G-38A) in 65 games.
  • Tonight is legendary voice Rod Phillips’ penultimate game in the Rod’s Classics series.  Perhaps Gagner or Eberle will be able to rile Phillips up one more time.  If you’re not smiling at 00:05 in that clip, you’re cold blooded.

Enjoy tonight’s game, and GOILERS!

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