July 5, 2015


Record: 43 – 26 – 13

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Edmonton arrived in Winnipeg after falling 4-1 to the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul on Thursday. The Wild scored three goals over a span of 3:22 late in the second and early in the third to break open a 1-1 tie. This is the last of a four-game road trip through the Central Division for the Oilers, who have lost to Chicago, Dallas and Minnesota.

Goaltender Ben Scrivens, making his first start for the Oilers since being acquired from the L.A. Kings on Wednesday, made 29 saves in a losing cause.

Oilers forward Nail Yakupov suffered a head injury late in the second period after being knocked off the puck by Matt Cooke and falling into the boards. He was not on the ice at the MTS Centre Friday and is doubtful for today's game against the Jets.

Edmonton has three players heading to the Olympics: Ales Hemsky (Czech Republic), Martin Marincin (Slovakia), Anton Belov (Russia).

Edmonton is 2-6-2 in its last 10 and at 7-18-3, have the second-worst road record in the NHL to Buffalo (4-14-3).

The Oilers and Jets have split two meetings this year, Winnipeg winning the season-opener 5-4 in Edmonton on Oct. 1 and the Oilers pummeling their visitors 6-2 on Dec. 23.

WINNIPEG JETS

31 Ondrej Pavelec

35 Al Montoya

2 Adam Pardy

4 Paul Postma

5 Mark Stuart

7 Keaton Ellerby

8 Jacob Trouba

12 Olli Jokinen

14 Anthony Peluso

16 Andrew Ladd

17 James Wright

18 Bryan Little

22 Chris Thorburn

25 Zach Redmond

26 Blake Wheeler

27 Eric Tangradi

33 Dustin Byfuglien

39 Toby Enstrom

40 Devin Setoguchi

44 Zach Bogosian

55 Mark Scheifele

58 Eric O'Dell

67 Michael Frolik

EDMONTON OILERS

30 Ben Scrivens

80 Ilya Bryzgalov

2 Jeff Petry

4 Taylor Hall

14 Jordan Eberle

15 Nick Schultz

19 Justin Schultz

20 Luke Gazdic

21 Andrew Ference

23 Matt Hendricks

26 Mark Arcobello

27 Boyd Gordon

28 Ryan Jones

57 David Perron

64 Nail Yakupov

77 Anton Belov

83 Ales Hemsky

85 Martin Marincin

89 Sam Gagner

93 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

94 Ryan Smyth

-- Tait

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 18, 2014 C2

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