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GameThread: Getting Our Mojo Back - Ducks at Oilers

The Oilers broke their six-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday. And, if you haven't noticed, we're in a bit of a skid as well. Can we re-discover our confidence by beating a team we've historically dominated?


Next Game

Anaheim Ducks
@ Edmonton Oilers

Sunday, Apr 21, 2013, 5:30 PM PDT
Rexall Place

TV: Prime Ticket

Radio: KLAA AM 830

Your Enemy: The Copper & Blue

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Season Series Record, Ducks vs. Opponent: 1-0-0


Record (Points):17-19-7 (41)

Place in Northwest Division:3rd

Place in Western Conference:12th

Who's Hot? Jordan Eberle. He broke out of a six-game scoring slump with a three-point night against the Avs. He also was honored as the game's first star.

Who's Not? The rest of the team. The Oilers moved in to 8th place in the West after compiling a 5 game win streak earlier in the month. However, this recent slump as eliminated them from the playoff picture.

Numbers for Nerds: The Oilers have only scored 15 goals against the Ducks in nine straight contests at Rexall Place. And thanks to Toronto clinching Saturday night, they now hold the longest playoff-free streak in the NHL.

Enemy Dossier:The Copper and Blue



I believe that the Ducks have lost focus because there is nothing to play for - their playoff berth is locked up. But there is much at stake today. If they win, and the Sharks and Kings lose in regulation, they'll lock up the Pacific Division title. While this might seem like small potatoes, it would be our first Pacific Division title since our Stanley Cup season (and a major feat for a team that finished outside the playoff picture last season).

Edmonton, in particular, should be a good "rebound" team. The Ducks' last win was against the Oilers on April 8th. We are 12-2-0 in our last 14 contests of Edmonton, and have not had such a large losing streak since the November Collapse last season. Yet, this has all the markings of a classic "trap" game -if Edmonton gets a point and Columbus beats the Sharks tomorrow, the Oilers playoff hopes stay alive.

How can the Ducks prevent this? Show up. Play 60 minutes. FOWL.


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