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#Oilers return home and steal one from #Flyers thanks to the heroics of Mikko Koskinen and Connor McDavid. In that order, if you can believe it.

Philadelphia Flyers v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images

Morning, all.

Another game, another win, right? What a start it’s been so far for our Oilers. Granted, they had no business winning that game but Mikko Koskinen played out of his skin and Connor McDavid chipped in with 5 (!!!) points of his own to help carry the Oilers to all the points in a game they probably deserved none.

Coach Tippett was very much in agreement as his presser did not reflect that of a man whose team won 6-3 to improve to 6-1 on the year, but that all happened regardless of his mood.

In other words, we’re two full weeks into the NHL season now and the Oilers are tied for the league lead in goal difference (all strengths), points (with one fewer GP than Carolina), and trail only the Maple Leafs in goals scored.

Connor McDavid is on pace for 199 points at the moment, and Elliotte Friedman thinks there’s a non-zero chance Taylor Hall comes back to Edmonton. It was a crazy day, Oil fans.

Not all good news yesterday as Joel Persson and Joakim Nygard were confirmed to be out for up to 10 days and 4 weeks respectively.

The Oilers get the Red Wings (7 PM MST) on Friday after they play the Flames tonight.

From Us

Oilers Ground Flyers In 6-3 Win (Copper and Blue)

GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers (Copper and Blue)

5 Questions with SB Nation’s Broad Street Hockey (Copper and Blue)

GAME PREVIEW: Edmonton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Wednesday, October 16 (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Elliotte Friedman Thinks The Oilers Might Be Interested In Bringing Back Taylor Hall (Oilersnation)

McDavid’s Magnificence Ruins Braun’s Night, Saves Outplayed Oilers (Sportsnet)

Koskinen Rock-Solid Until McDavid Goes Super-Nova In An Uneven 6-3 Oilers Win Over Philadelphia (Sun)

Oilers Snapshots: Joakim Nygard Out Two-To-Four Weeks (Sun)

Connor McDavid’s 5-Point Night Helps Oilers Upend Flyers In Carter Hart’s Homecoming (CBC)

For Money

‘That Was Pretty Sick’: What Teammates And Opponents Are Saying About Connor McDavid’s Latest Goal (The Athletic)