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Edmonton Oilers (13-16-2)


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W 7-2
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Oilers on upward trajectory as Predators visit

(TSX / STATS) -- EDMONTON, Alberta -- Maybe, just maybe, the Edmonton Oilers are turning the corner.

The Oilers spent most of the first two months of the season wearing the title of NHL's most disappointing team. They were a club that was a preseason co-favorite for the Stanley Cup but couldn't put two good games in a row through October and November, falling to second from the bottom in the Western Conference.

However, the Oilers (13-16-2) return home from a three-game road trip to face the Nashville Predators on Thursday in the midst of their best stretch of the season.

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Leaders
Points: C. McDavid39
Plus/Minus: D. Nurse8
Shots on Goal: O. Klefbom89
PIM: M. Lucic49
Win: C. Talbot10
Shutouts: C. Talbot1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 93 (15)
Shots: 1072 (6)
PP%: 19.0% (15)
Penalty Minutes: 339 (4)
Assists: 157 (15)
SH Goals: 5 (3)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L OTL Pts
Los Angeles 20 9 3 43
Vegas 19 9 2 40
San Jose 16 10 3 35
Calgary 16 12 3 35
Anaheim 13 11 7 33
Vancouver 14 14 4 32
Edmonton 13 16 2 28
Arizona 7 21 5 19
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 100 (7)
Shots Against: 945 (24)
PK%: 73.3% (31)
Penalty Minutes: 275 (19)
Shutouts: 1 (21)
Sv%: 0.894 (30)
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/1 A. Larsson Upper body injury (IR)
11/29 C. Talbot Upper-body injury (IR)
10/4 A. Sekera Knee (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/3 B. Davidson Claimed off waivers
12/3 R. Stanton Sent to minors Bakersfield-AHL
12/2 I. Pakarinen Sent to minors Bakersfield-AHL
12/1 R. Stanton Called up from minors from Bakersfield-AHL
12/1 N. Walker Claimed off waivers
12/1 I. Pakarinen Waived
11/30 N. Ellis Called up from minors from Bakersfield-AHL
11/23 R. Stanton Sent to minors Bakersfield-AHL
11/22 R. Stanton Called up from minors from Bakersfield-AHL
11/22 B. Malone Sent to minors Bakersfield-AHL