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The Week Ahead for the Edmonton Oilers - October 16 to 22

A quick look at the match-ups the lie ahead for the Oilers this week.

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The Oilers didn’t look great for a full 60 minutes in either game last week, but starting the season with a pair of wins against the Calgary Flames - by scores of 7-4 and 5-3 - is a very nice way to kick off a new season. That the Flames dropped a third in a row last night in Vancouver makes the start seem even better somehow. The Oilers will look to keep the good times going this week when they host the Sabres, Hurricanes, and Blues.

Game 3 - Edmonton Oilers versus Buffalo Sabres

Oilers Record: 2-0-0
Last 10: N/A
Sabres Record: 0-1-0
Last 10: N/A

Oilers All-Time Record vs Buffalo: 39-21-10-1
Goals For/Against: 258/221
Oilers Record Last Season vs Buffalo: 2-0-0
Goals For/Against: 6/3
Streak: Oilers have won the last four

Puck Drop: 5:00PM MST
Television: Sportsnet One
The Opposing View: Die By The Blade | Twitter: @diebytheblade

The Sabres visit Edmonton on Sunday night in search of their first win of the season (they’ve only played one game, so let’s not get carried away). And they do so with injures that are almost enough to make Oilers fans feel bad for them; Jack Eichel, Evander Kane, and Dmitry Kulikov are all out with injury. The key word in that sentence is almost, none of us are actaully going to feel bad for them.

Game 4 - Edmonton Oilers versus Carolina Hurricanes

Oilers Record: 2-0-0
Last 10: N/A
Hurricanes Record: 0-1-0
Last 10: N/A

Oilers All-Time Record vs Carolina/Hartford/New England (WHA): 69-58-17
Goals For/Against: 498/492
Oilers Record Last Season vs Carolina: 1-1-0
Goals For/Against: 2/4
Streak: Oilers won the last game

Puck Drop: 7:00PM MST
Television: Sportsnet Oilers
The Opposing View: Canes Country | Twitter: @CanesCntrySBN

It’s been a decade and the first thing that comes to mind with the Hurricanes is still the 2006 Stanley Cup Final - Why was Ty Conklin on the bench in Game 1? And this will probably continue to be the case until the Oilers finally make the playoffs again, whenever that might be. I would love to separate the two in mind, and to finally start the healing process, but I’m just not there yet, and since the Hurricanes still employ Cam Ward I’m okay with not letting go.

Oilers Record: 2-0-0
Last 10: N/A
Blues Record: 3-0-0
Last 10: N/A

Oilers All-Time Record vs St. Louis: 53-6-11-4
Goals For/Against: 410/432
Oilers Record Last Season vs St. Louis: 1-2-0
Goals For/Against: 9/11
Streak: Oilers won the last game

Puck Drop: 7:00PM MST
Television: Sportsnet Oilers
The Opposing View: St. Louis Game Time | Twitter: @StLouisGameTime

Welcome back, Nail Yakupov. It didn’t work out between the team and you, and there is plenty of blame to go around, not that that matters any more. You’re a member of the Blues now and the Oilers are experimenting with players in your old spot. What’s done is done and hopefully you can find happiness in a new situation. And hopefully you score 15 goals while you’re at at.