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Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM
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Edmonton Oilers vs. Phoenix Coyotes

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By Dave Vest
GLENDALE -- The Coyotes will put their season-high six-game winning streak on the line tonight when they host the Edmonton Oilers at Jobing.com Arena. The puck drops at 7 p.m. (Arizona time).

Phoenix (10-5-5) will enter the matchup with 25 points, one behind Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles, which is idle tonight.

"I think we've done a nice job of scoring timely goals (during the win streak) and we've had some really big saves at key times," Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris said. "We're just starting to find ways to win games."

Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov will make his sixth straight start and 18th of the season.

The Coyotes recalled defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson from the American Hockey League on Tuesday and he will play tonight. Defenseman Adrian Aucoin is nursing a minor injury, but he did skate with teammates on Tuesday morning. Defenseman Ed Jovanovski did not participate in the morning skate because of illness.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Click here to watch Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett answer questions after Tuesday's morning skate.

Center Kyle Turris definitely will not play tonight. The Coyotes placed Turris on the injured reserve list on Tuesday retroactive to Nov. 19 when he suffered an upper-body injury vs. Edmonton.

The Oilers (5-10-4) will enter tonight's game fresh off a road victory on Sunday night at Anaheim.

These teams played each other just four days ago. The Coyotes, of course, rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win 4-3 in a shootout.

The Oilers have not forgotten that outcome.

“Obviously it’s a chance to get a little bit of redemption, giving up three unanswered and losing in the shootout," Oilers forward Jordan Eberle told the Oilers Web site. "We’re coming off a pretty good game and we need to continue that.”

Devan Dubnyk will make his third consecutive start in goal in place of Nikolai Khabibulin, who is nursing a groin injury.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Click here to listen to Oilers Head Coach Tom Renney answer questions after Tuesday's morning skate.
Who's Hot
 
Bryzgalov
Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, who is 6-0-2 in November, ranks second in the NHL in shots against (591) and saves (543).
Hemsky
Oilers right wing Ales Hemsky has notched two goals and two assists in the past two games and leads the team in plus/minus at plus-5.
Did You Know?
 
  • Coyotes winger Ray Whitney grew up in the Edmonton area and served as a stick kid for the Oilers during the 1980s. 

  • Coyotes winger Scottie Upshall will play in his 300th NHL game tonight.
  • This game can be seen on Fox Sports Arizona. This game can be heard on XTRA Sports 910 (AM). A link to the radio broadcast will be provided at phoenixcoyotes.com at 7 p.m.
Podcasts
 
Fiddler

"We're getting that winning mentality back."

• Vernon Fiddler

• Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Injuries
 
  Nikolai Khabibulin
  Ladislav Smid
  Adrian Aucoin
  Kyle Turris
2010-2011 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Mar 17 '11PHX 3 at EDM 1R. Whitney
Jan 25 '11EDM 4 at PHX 3D. Penner
Nov 23 '10EDM 0 at PHX 5M. Hanzal
Nov 19 '10PHX 4 at EDM 3 - SOE. Belanger
PlayerGPGAP+/-PIMPPGW
R. Whitney2001717+02300
A. Hemsky206915+3411
S. Horcoff176612-21041
J. Eberle204812-7400
D. Penner207411-62220
S. Gagner205611-31101
T. Hall20459-8410
K. Foster19268-61220
R. Jones20426-4900
M. Paajarvi19246-3600
T. Gilbert20325-91600
T. Peckham17145+05600
A. Cogliano20134-112501
C. Fraser20213+13800
G. Brule19213-92511
L. Smid16033-22500
J. Vandermeer15022-41400
Z. Stortini13022+13400
J. Strudwick11000-9700
S. MacIntyre6000+01700
J. Jacques4000+0000
S. Belle4000-1000
GoalieGPRec.GASAGAASv%
N. Khabibulin154-10-1564624.07.879
D. Dubnyk71-1-3202463.11.919
PlayerGPGAP+/-PIMPPGW
R. Whitney1931215+5610
L. Stempniak217613+5420
R. Vrbata216713+6420
W. Wolski194913+0200
E. Belanger214812+0411
K. Yandle213811-52810
L. Korpikoski215510+4201
M. Hanzal15639+51423
E. Jovanovski18369+61411
A. Aucoin19099+61600
S. Upshall21527-11401
K. Turris15426-3200
T. Pyatt21336+41001
V. Fiddler21314+21901
D. Morris18134-31110
S. Doan11134-52510
O. Ekman-Larsson15044+21200
D. Schlemko14044+11200
S. Lepisto15213+1900
A. Ebbett6101+1201
P. Prucha11011+0400
N. Yonkman4011+4200
P. Bissonnette9000+11500
G. Stafford2000+0000
GoalieGPRec.GASAGAASv%
I. Bryzgalov1910-2-5486142.61.922
J. LaBarbera41-3-0101043.45.904
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