When Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning strolled into Edmonton’s Rexall Place to take on the Oilers last night, they had a fresh face in the lineup: 2013 third-overall pick Jonathan Drouin. Drouin, who coach Jon Cooper had earlier said would not…Upvote Share Tweet
yahoo.com 9 hours agoNo. 1 Star: Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers Scored a goal on a slick backhanded breakaway move on a penalty shot. Hall’s dogged forecheck helped lead to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ game-winner. He also assisted on Justin Schultz’s score earlier in the game. No. 2…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com 12 hours agoEDMONTON - The long-awaited NHL debut of Jonathan Drouin for the Tampa Bay Lightning is now a reality. Despite reports earlier in the day that he would be a healthy scratch against the Oilers in Edmonton on Monday, Drouin was inserted into th...Upvote Share Tweet
Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens supports mental health via special masksthehockeynews.com 14 hours agoBen Scrivens is one of the more conscientious NHLers of his generation, so it was entirely within character to see the Oilers netminder stand up for mental health Monday by announcing he’d wear a series of goalie masks to raise awareness of the issue. S…Upvote Share Tweet
Blink and you’ll miss it: Rangers score twice in four secondsthehockeynews.com Oct 19 (yesterday)Scoring goals is hard enough these days for NHL teams, but the New York Rangers got two in a hurry Sunday against San Jose. In fact, when Rick Nash scored on Sharks goalie Alex Stalock just four seconds after teammate Martin St-Louis did, they set a fra…Upvote Share Tweet
Miller record 30th career shutout as Vancouver blanks Edmonton 2-0NHL.com Oct 18 (3 days ago)EDMONTON - Ryan Miller made 28 saves to record his 30th career shutout as the Vancouver Canucks remained undefeated on the season, getting past the struggling Edmonton Oilers 2-0 on Friday. Radim Vrbata and Daniel Sedin scored for the Canucks...Upvote Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Oct 17 (3 days ago)The year has just begun, but already we’ve seen more than our fair share of surprises. Here’s your top-five before we enter the second Saturday of the season: 5. Gustav Nyquist continues to shoot out the lights After the summer of Advanced Statistics, i…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)Just about everyone predicted that the Oilers wouldn't be very good this year. They'd have been picked to finish last in their division were it not for the existence of the Calgary Flames, and these days even their southern provincial rivals are doing m…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. @JordanErcit best I've seen pic.twitter.com/TQt1szAWOn— John Matisz (@MatiszJohn…Upvote Share TweetThere are bad starts and then there’s what the Edmonton Oilers have done in the first four games of the 2014-15 season. No wins, three losses and one overtime loss. A goal differential of minus-12, which by comparison makes the Buffalo Sabres look like …Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Eric Staal in Toronto’s sights?thehockeynews.com Oct 16 (5 days ago)In their quest to land a true first-line center, the Toronto Maple Leafs have reportedly cast their eyes south to Carolina and Hurricanes captain Eric Staal. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports the Maple Leafs held discussions with the Hurricanes during the summ…Upvote Share TweetMikkel Boedker scored two of his three goals in the third period and added an assist, helping the Coyotes outlast the winless Oilers 7-4.Upvote Share Tweet
25 years ago today, Wayne Gretzky broke the all-time scoring mark in astounding fashionThe Los Angeles Kings slaughtered the Edmonton Oilers 6-1 last night. Today’s Kings are a powerhouse, while today’s Oilers are a punchline. In 1989, both were model franchises. Almost entirely because of Wayne Gretzky. And today marks the anniversary of…Upvote Share Tweet
Los Angeles was playing chess, Edmonton was playing checkersDarryl Belfry is a skills coach who works with elite NHLers such as Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane and John Tavares. So when he breaks down game tape, the analysis is pretty sound. And if you needed any more evidence of how big a gulf exists between the Lo…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Oct 15 (6 days ago)The Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday placed goaltender Viktor Fasth on injured reserve with a groin injury. Fasth was injured in the first period of the Oilers' 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. He stopped eight of 11 shots before being...Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Philadelphia Flyers shopping for blueline beast?The Philadelphia Flyers suffered a scare last week when defenseman Braydon Coburn was sidelined by a lower-body injury. It raised speculation they might go shopping for blueline help if the injury was long term, but it appears he could return to action …Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 14 (7 days ago)After backstopping Canada to a second straight Olympic gold (and humbling of the Americans), Shannon Szabados made some history for women’s hockey last season. She practiced with the Edmonton Oilers, and seemed in line to be an emergency backup for them…Upvote Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Oct 13Buffalo Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers remains a fixture in the NHL’s early-season rumor mill. TSN’s Darren Dreger reports Myers’ name is “out there,” though the Sabres are downplaying it. Dreger suggests moving the 6-foot-8, 227-pounder blueliner could …Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Leafs not shopping Kadri, but they’ll never say neverthehockeynews.com Oct 11Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri and defenseman Jake Gardiner were subjects of trade speculation throughout last season. In a recent interview with the Toronto Sun’s Mike Zeisberger, Leafs GM Dave Nonis claims he never actively shopped the pair. N…Upvote Share Tweet
Pissed Off Oilers Fan Throws Hoodie, And Phone, Onto The Icedeadspin.com Oct 10The Edmonton Oilers have been pretty terrible since losing the Stanley Cup Finals in 2006, and they're probably going to be terrible again this year. But Oilers fans can take solace in the fact that bitter rivals Calgary are supposed to be even worse. W…Upvote Share TweetMason Raymond scored three goals and the Calgary Flames spoiled the season opener for their provincial rivals, beating the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Thursday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Canucks Shut Out OilersOct 17Radim Vrbata scored his third goal of the season, and Ryan Miller recorded 28 saves in Vancouver's 2-0 win over Edmonton.
Kings Crush OilersOct 14Tanner Pearson scored twice in the Kings' 6-1 win over the Oilers.
NHL's Best And Worst Fashion SenseSep 26NHL players make their picks for who on their team is the best and worst dresser in the locker room.
Players Make Their Hart Trophy PicksSep 26Stars from the NHL make their preseason predictions for who will win the Hart Trophy.
Sources: Wizards near deal with vet LucasOct 21The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.
The Week 7 MailbagOct 21Many of you wrote in Monday to ask about the fumble at the end of Rams-Seahawks, the miscue that infuriated Seattle and had a huge effect on the outcome of the game, a 28-26 St. Louis victory. I spoke to the NFL officiating czar, Dean Blandino, on Monda…
Behind the HOF’s New Contributor CommitteeOct 21A little inside football this morning. Tonight in Washington D.C., nine members of the new Pro Football Hall of Fame Contributor Selection Committee will gather at a hotel. On Wednesday, they will meet to select two candidates for the Hall’s Class of 20…
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