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Sven Baertschi had a goal and an assist and the Calgary Flames hurt the playoff hopes of the rival Edmonton Oilers with a 4-1 victory on Saturday.
Mikael Backlund, Dennis Wideman and Max Reinhart also scored for the Flames, who have won three of their past four. Calgary improved to just 5-13-2 on the road this season.
Lennart Petrell scored for the Oilers, who have lost five in a row after a five-game winning streak. The skid puts Edmonton's playoff hopes in peril as it is six points behind eighth place in the Western Conference with just seven games remaining.
Calgary scored just 26 seconds in on the first shot of the game.
Edmonton did a poor job clearing the puck, allowing Backlund to get the puck and ring it off the post and in behind goalie Nikolai Khabibulin.
The Oilers tied the game just over a minute later as a Ryan Jones pass hit a skate in front and popped out to Petrell, who powered the puck past Flames goalie Joey MacDonald.
It appeared that Edmonton had taken ...
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#Flames coach Hartley on Tanguay's injury: "It doesn't look good." and "Marty Gelinas saw a replay somewher and said it's ugly."
— Randy Sportak (@SUNRandySportak) April 13, 2013
Gelinas was right, it is ugly...
video via CBC,
Steve Tambellini is out as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers.
Oilers President of Hockey Operations Kevin Lowe announced Monday that the team has fired Tambellini.
Tambellini was in his fifth season with Edmonton and was named the club's fourth general manager July 31 2008. The 54-year-old succeeded Lowe as Oilers' GM following Lowe's promotion.
Edmonton is the...
Mark Giordano scored the winning goal 4:36 into overtime, and the Calgary Flames snapped a three-game home losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday night.
Curtis Glencross and Mikael Backlund combined to set up Giordano just inside the blue line. While goalie Mike Smith was screened, Giordano put a shot just inside the goal post. Smith just shrugged his...
Forward Ales Hemsky may not play another game this season. According to the Edmonton Journal, the Edmonton Oilers are looking to shelve the hurting winger, now that a playoff spot feels (realistically) out of reach. The 29-year-old is believed to have an injured foot after blocking a shot March 7. He's been reportedly taking pills and enduring cortisone shots to deal with the...
After watching Nail Yakupov's amazing trick shot before the Oilers vs. Coyotes game from Wednesday, I decided to compile some of the best trick shots I've ever seen in one big Youtube video. The video features Nail Yakupov himself and many others including, Sidney Crosby, Linus Omark, Pavel Datsyuk... Hope you enjoy! Please subscribe to my Youtube channel.Related:Video:...
An email from the Edmonton Oilers...
Edmonton Oilers President of Hockey Operations Kevin Lowe, will host a news conference today, Monday, April 15th at 10:30 a.m.MDT at Rexall Place.
WHO: Kevin Lowe - President of Hockey Operations
WHAT: Hockey Operations News Conference
from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,
Tentative Tambellini has to take the fall for the failure of the Edmonton Oilers to rise.
Steve Tambellini can’t keep firing the coach. It’s his turn to take the bullet.
Seven games remain for the Oilers as they mop up a seventh straight season out of the playoffs and one thing has become more than obvious.
It’s been tracking...
The Edmonton Oilers have more at stake this weekend than winning their first season series in four years against the rival Calgary Flames.
Hoping to avoid falling further out of playoff contention, the Oilers can snap a four-game skid with a third consecutive victory over the visiting Flames on Saturday night.
While Calgary (15-21-4) almost certainly will miss the playoffs for...