Photos: Oilers home-opener highlights

 

Snap shots of Edmonton Oilers home-opening games from 2001-2012.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Edmonton Oilers celebrate Ryan Nugent-Hopkins's first NHL goal to tie the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Season Opener at Rexall place in Edmonton on Oct.9, 2011.  Oilers won 2-1 in the shootout.</div>
 

Edmonton Oilers celebrate Ryan Nugent-Hopkins's first NHL goal to tie the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Season Opener at Rexall place in Edmonton on Oct.9, 2011. Oilers won 2-1 in the shootout.

Photograph by: Bruce Edwards, Edmonton Journal

 
<div id="page1">Edmonton Oilers celebrate Ryan Nugent-Hopkins's first NHL goal to tie the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Season Opener at Rexall place in Edmonton on Oct.9, 2011.  Oilers won 2-1 in the shootout.</div>
Taylor Hall gets knocked into Miikka Kiprusoff by Adam Pardy in the second period when the Edmonton Oilers hosted the Calgary Flames in the first game of the regular season at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Thursday Oct. 7, 2010.
A dejected Edmonton Oiler defenceman Sheldon Souray after Calgary Flames winger David Moss scored the winning goal with less than a minute in the game during National Hockey League game action at Rexall Place in Edmonton October 3, 2009. Final score was 4-3.
Edmonton Oilers' Mathieu Garon makes a save against Colorado Avalanche David Jones in 2nd period action of the Edmonton Oilers vs the Colorado Avalanche at Rexall Place on Oct.12, 2008. NHL season opener for the Oilers.
Edmonton Oiler center Jarret Stoll, right, is checked by San Jose Shark Joe Pavelski during NHL action in Edmonton Thursday October 4, 2007.
Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla (foreground) scores on this shot against Edmonton Oiler goaltender Dwayne Roloson during third period NHL action in Edmonton Thursday October 5, 2006.
Oilers centre Marty Reasoner gets a shot from Colorado Avalanche goalie David Aebischer, left, as defenceman Patrice Brisebois looks on during their season opener at Rexall Place on Wednesday, Oct. 05, 2005. Edmonton Oilers opening season game after the year long labour strike against Colorado Avalanche.
Grant Fuhr skates off the ice after the Edmonton Oilers retired his sweater number to kick off the 2003-04 NHL season at Skyreach Centre on Oct. 9, 2003.
Philadelphia Flyers' Eric Weinrich, right, gives Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Smyth a face full of glove during first period of Edmonton's home opening game on Oct. 10, 2002.
Calgary Flames left winger Jeff Cowan sends Edmonton Oilers centre Shawn Horcoff flying at centre ice during the first period of the season opener at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 03, 2001.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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