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Odd Man Rush: Oilers giving homegrown Scrivens a chance

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - On paper, Ben Scrivens' reward for playing like a starting goaltender during his brief stint with the Los Angeles Kings may appear to be fool's gold.After all, Scrivens is going from a Kings club that is built to win a championship now to an Oilers club that is stuck in neutral and in danger of landing yet another top pick in the upcoming draft.The styles couldn't be more different. Los Angeles plays sound defense as evident by its NHL-leading 1.96 goals per game allowed, while Edmonton has invested high draft picks in forward after forward, making sacrifices on the back end to the tune of a league-high 3.52 goals per game allowed.That doesn't matter to the 27-year-old Scrivens. What does matter is the chance to solidify himself as a No. 1 goaltender in the NHL."He's hungry, that's for sure," Oilers coach Dallas Eakins said of his new goaltender. "Ben's trying to establish himself in this league. He believes that he can be a very good goaltender i...

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