Phoenix (16-13-4) at Edmonton (14-14-3), 9:30 p.m. EST
EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) — The Rextall Place was supposed to
give the Edmonton Oilers refuge after they began the season with
a plethora of road games. That just has not been the case.
Trudging through a three-game losing streak, the Oilers look to
turn things around at home on Monday against the Phoenix
Struggling with a 4-5-3 record at home this season, Edmonton
played 18 of its first 26 games on the road and finished with a
10-8-0 record in that stretch. After that, it hosted four of
its next five contests and won just once at Rextall Place.
The Oilers’ lone victory in that stretch came in a 3-0 blanking
of the Vancouver Canucks on December 13, and they have not won
Edmonton is coming off a 3-2 shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks
on Friday. After setting an NHL record with 15 shootout wins in
2007-08, it has only won twice in the bonus format this season.
The Coyotes, who have won four of their last six, are looking to
earn a point for the seventh straight game.
They are coming off a 2-0 triumph over the Columbus Blue Jackets
on Saturday, two days after edging the Nashville Predators, 2-1.
Captain Shane Doan has 26 points in his last 27 games.