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Opponents

EDMONTON OILERS

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Statistics (as of 2012-2013 season)
SEASON
 
GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
T Ties - Games that have ended in a tie
PTS Points - Team points, calculated from W, L, T, OTL and SOL; used to determine standings
GF Goals for - Number of goals the team has scored
GA Goals against - Number of goals scored against the team
HOME 35 19 11 4 43 119 111
AWAY 40 18 19 0 39 128 139
TOTALS 75 37 30 4 82 247 250
SEASON
 
GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
PTS Points - Team points, calculated from W, L, T, OTL and SOL; used to determine standings
GF Goals for - Number of goals the team has scored
GA Goals against - Number of goals scored against the team
HOME 2 0 2 0 4 9
AWAY 1 0 1 0 2 6
TOTALS 3 0 3 0 6 15
After a brief stay in the WHA (1972-79), the Edmonton Oilers joined the NHL in 1979. The Oilers made quite the impression in their early days in the NHL, winning five Stanley Cups and six Conference titles between 1983 and 1990. The Oilers of the 1980s are the last team to have earned a “dynasty” title by the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The Canadiens played their first game against the Oilers on December 14, 1979 in Edmonton, falling 5-3.

Montreal and Edmonton, who captured the Stanley Cup in 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, and 1990, have met just once in the playoffs, back in 1981. The Oilers swept the Canadiens in three games in their first round series.