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Oilers hope to end skid at home against Coyotes

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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.