Wayne Gretzky gives vote of confidence to direction of Edmonton Oilers
Summary of 4 articles · Updated Mar 7, 2014
Wayne Gretzky was back in the building where he saw much of the success in his Hall of Fame career on Thursday night for the game between the Oilers and the New York Islanders. EDMONTON - The best player ever to don an Edmonton Oilers uniform still has confidence in the brain trust of the team, despite the fact the 29th-place team will miss the playoffs for an eighth straight season. It was the 11th short-handed goal Edmonton has allowed this season. The Islanders outshot Edmonton 13-4 in the first period. Ryan Smyth and Philip Larsen also scored for the Oilers , who have won two games in a row and are 7-2-2 in their last 11 games. Oiler Sam Gagner stole the puck in the neutral zone and danced around defender Brian Strait before sending it on net, where Hall was able to slip it past goalie Evgeni Nabokov 2:29 into the overtime session.
Taylor Hall scores overtime winner as Edmonton edges Islanders 3-2
EDMONTON - Taylor Hall scored the overtime winner as the Edmonton Oilers rebounded from a listless start to earn a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the New York Islanders after trailing 2-0 after the second period on Thursday night. Oiler Sa...