Game 33 2018-19: Flyers at Oilers

Game 33 2018-19: Flyers at Oilers

An entertaining game on the prairies last night saw the Edmonton Oilers fill the net in the second period and then hold until overtime against the Winnipeg Jets. The home side won in extra time (seconds after Connor McDavid drilled a post) and the Oilers headed home for a game tonight against the reeling Philadelphia Flyers. That single point earned last night in Manitoba is important and could be vital by the time this season’s done.  THE ATHLETIC! The Athletic Edmonton is going to b

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-12-14

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Do The Oilers Need To Make an Addition on Defense?

Do The Oilers Need To Make an Addition on Defense?

If you told me that the Edmonton Oilers would return from their two game road trip to Denver and Winnipeg with three out of a possible four points, I’d tell you that the team had a successful run. That’s exactly the situation Edmonton comes home in, but many can’t help but think the club is in a worse spot than when they went out on the road. That’s because the Oilers had to IR both Oscar Klefbom and Kris Russell, who both sustained injuries during that wild win in Denver. Darnell Nurse

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-12-14

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Lowetide: Jesse Puljujarvi as an offensive player and what that tells us about his future with the Oilers

Puljujarvi remains a promising young hockey player at 20, but it's difficult to get a feel for his offensive ability today.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2018-12-14

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Wild first half comes to a close for the Oil Kings

If you’ve been keeping up with the Edmonton Oil Kings this season then you’ve been reading phrases like “rollercoaster ride”, “streaky”,  and “consistently inconsistent”. There are plenty of cliches you can use to describe how the first few months of the season have gone and they’re all accurate. This team has basically been riding lengthy streaks, both good and bad, since the season began. After a brief slump, the team has now grabbed points in five consecutive games and the

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-12-14

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4 things we learned in the NHL: Oilers’ Connor McDavid races past 300

4 things we learned in the NHL: Oilers’ Connor McDavid races past 300

A second period flurry, a dog taking over Twitter, and a matchup living up to its hype headline. Here are four things we learned in the NHL on Thursday night. There’s never enough time Time wasn’t on the Los Angeles Kings‘ side Thursday night. Pick whichever period you’d like. In the first, the Kings saw their one goal lead disappear just 96 seconds after they earned it. In the second, the Columbus Blue Jackets scored a pair of goals just 20 seconds apart — setting a new season-bes

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-12-14

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Jets continue to win while searching for their ‘best game’

Jets continue to win while searching for their ‘best game’

WINNIPEG — Josh Morrissey had just sent Bell MTS Place into a tizzy after ripping the overtime winner under the glove of Cam Talbot, and then the defenceman pointed out a little something about his Winnipeg Jets. “I think we still haven’t found our absolute best game,” Morrissey said, shoeless and from beneath the brim of a Jets ball cap, following a 5-4 win over the visiting Edmonton Oilers. “We had high aspirations for ourselves, and we wanted to come in and build off last season.

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-12-14

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Jets Win 3rd Straight With Victory Over Oilers

Jets Win 3rd Straight With Victory Over Oilers

WINNIPEG — Defenceman Josh Morrissey scored 41 seconds into overtime to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday. Morrissey took a pass from Mark Scheifele and fired a high shot past goalie Cam Talbot for his fourth goal of the season. The Jets have won three straight, while Edmonton’s win streak ended at four games. Scheifele, Mathieu Perreault, Nikolaj Ehlers and Patrik Laine also scored for Winnipeg. Dustin Byfuglien, Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler eac

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-12-14

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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Hitchcock’s impact, Klefbom’s injury and previewing tonight’s game

I joined host Alicia Asquith on the CBC Edmonton News for my weekly segment to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 16:00 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, December 13) Topics we covered: The contributing factors to the Oilers recent success The Oilers team numbers this season, before and after Hitchcock’s arrival Todd McLellan Edmonton Oilers (2018/19) Ken Hitchcock 20 Games 11 9-10-1 Record 8-2-1 0.475 Points% 0.773 -9 Goal differential +5 31.4 Shots per game

Source: The Super Fan
Date: 2018-12-14

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Takeaways: Oilers show fight but unable to hold on against Jets

Takeaways: Oilers show fight but unable to hold on against Jets

You’ve got to say it, this is a feisty Oilers club, a trait that — all by itself — marks a major improvement in Edmonton. But it’s also thin on the back end, a manpower deficit that came home to roost in the third period Thursday night. Down 3-1 on the road, against one of the NHL’s premier clubs in the Winnipeg Jets — and missing two of their top four defencemen in Oscar Klefbom and Kris Russell — the Edmonton Oilers turned a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 lead before losing in overtime,

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-12-14

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Cult of Hockey Player Grades: The Edmonton Oilers scratch out a point, come within an inch of 2 in a 5-4 O/T loss to Winnipeg

Cult of Hockey Player Grades: The Edmonton Oilers scratch out a point, come within an inch of 2 in a 5-4 O/T loss to Winnipeg

Could-have? Absolutely, a Connor McDavid post in overtime is all that separated the Oilers from 2 points in Winnipeg Thursday night. Should-have? No, you can’t really argue that the Edmonton Oilers were the better team on the evening. So while I don’t think they were necessarily lucky to get one point, I do not think they deserved more than that. After-all, Winnipeg was clearly the superior club in the 3rd Period, out-shooting Edmonton 17-2 and out-attempting them 41-5. Yes, that last stat

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-12-14

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