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Nashville Predators (19-7-4)


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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: F. Forsberg31
Plus/Minus: V. Arvidsson8
Shots on Goal: V. Arvidsson101
PIM: C. McLeod72
Win: P. Rinne17
Shutouts: P. Rinne2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 99 (8)
Shots: 923 (25)
PP%: 26.3% (2)
Penalty Minutes: 424 (1)
Assists: 164 (9)
SH Goals: 3 (19)
Standings
Central Division
  W L OTL Pts
St. Louis 21 9 2 44
Nashville 19 7 4 42
Winnipeg 18 8 5 41
Dallas 18 13 1 37
Minnesota 16 11 3 35
Chicago 15 11 5 35
Colorado 14 14 2 30
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 82 (25)
Shots Against: 977 (17)
PK%: 82.7% (10)
Penalty Minutes: 360 (1)
Shutouts: 2 (13)
Sv%: 0.916 (8)
Injuries
Date Player Status
10/4 R. Ellis Knee (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/13 F. Gaudreau Sent to minors Milwaukee-AHL
12/12 S. Perfetto Signed with European team Rogle BK (Sweden)
12/11 J. Saros Called up from minors from Milwaukee-AHL
12/11 A. Lindback Sent to minors Milwaukee-AHL
12/8 A. Lindback Called up from minors from Milwaukee-AHL
12/8 J. Saros Sent to minors Milwaukee-AHL
12/3 J. Saros Called up from minors from Milwaukee-AHL
12/3 A. Lindback Sent to minors Milwaukee-AHL
11/30 A. Lindback Called up from minors from Milwaukee-AHL
11/30 J. Saros Sent to minors Milwaukee-AHL