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Perhaps captain Shawn Horcoff can save the Edmonton Oilers. That reeling team desperately needs a turning point and his return from a broken knuckle could provide that.With Horcoff in the lineup this season, the Oilers are 4-2-1. Without Horcoff, the team is 4-9-4.When healthy, he anchors Edmonton’s match-up line against the opponent’s top scorers. He will resume that role when the Oilers play in Chicago.“You see what he brings when he’s out. He’s a guy who does everything so well and he really is an emotional leader for this team with his worth ethic and his compete,” Sam Gagner told the Edmonton Journal. “He competes and battles better than anybody. We’ve missed him.”This was supposed to be the season the Edmonton Oilers finally broke out. The time had come for all this young talent to mature into a playoff threat.Or so it seemed. After an encouraging start, the Oilers tanked. They hit rock bottom with Friday night’s 6-0 loss at Nashville.The Predators aren’t a high-scoring bunch....
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Edmonton Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk has left Sunday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks after a collision at the net in the second period.
Dubnyk made a nice pad save on a streaking Marian Hossa before the posts were dislodged when the right winger and Edmonton center Teemu Hartikainen converged on the goal. Hartikainen practically skated over the prone Dubnyk, who was...
This has got to be a goalie’s worst nightmare, especially for Devan Dubnyk, who has been under the microscope recently in Edmonton. Nashville’s David Legwand dumped the puck into the offensive zone, presumably to make a line change, but the puck ended up bouncing right past Dubnyk and into the Oilers net. We’ve seen plenty of flukey goals blasted in from the red line, but this...
Sam Gagner scored two of Edmonton's four goals in the first period and the Oilers beat Chicago 6-5 on Sunday night, sending the Blackhawks to their second consecutive loss after their record-breaking start.
Ryan Whitney and Taylor Hall each had a goal and an assist for Edmonton, which snapped a five-game losing streak. Captain Shawn Horcoff also scored as the Oilers went 3 for...
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The "streak" is over, as is the Myth of Hawk Invincibility. But the Hawks remain a very good hockey team, albeit a little battered and bruised, physically and psychologically. And the key...
David Legwand scores from center ice.
Getting off to a good start was one of the main keys to the game for the Nashville Predators on Friday night against the Edmonton Oilers. A two-goal first period,(More here)…
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The thought on everyone’s mind entering the game Friday night was, “What is going to happen tonight?” With the new additions and lineup shake-up, it was anyone’s guess.
The Nashville Predators snapped a three game losing streak Friday night by defeating the Edmonton Oilers, 6-0. During their losing streak, the Predators...