Posted December 24, 2011 on AP on Fox
The Edmonton Oilers haven't won very often away from home lately, making their upcoming seven-game road trip against some tough competition appear all the more daunting. They'll look to avoid their fifth straight road loss Monday night when they face the Vancouver Canucks. After starting 8-2-2, the Oilers (15-16-3) have cooled considerably, and they occupy last place in the Northwest Division - having lost eight of their last 10 road games. Edmonton, though, ended a four-game overall losing streak with a 4-1 victory over Minnesota on Thursday with the help of two goals from Jordan Eberle and 30 saves from Nikolai Khabibulin. The Oilers killed all five Wild power plays. "Every win brings you some kind of relief," forward Taylor Hall said. "I didn't care what the score ended up being, I just wanted to be able to say that we played well. We showed near the end that we can still hit the panic button pretty well and the penalty parade didn't help us bu...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

G35 Oilers at Canucks & WJ Day One

The Oilers have faded in the NW standings, but remain one of three teams with a positive goal differential. A closer look reveals a lot of what the Oilers are about is the powerplay. Oilers 11-12 are 59-65 at even strength, 28-23 on the PP and 4-3 on the PK. The powerplay has been outstanding at home--19 goals leads the league and the 24.4 home percentage is 2nd in the entire league...

No Suspension for Lennart Petrell

The announcement that Edmonton Oilers’ winger Lennart Petrell would receive no further suspension following his hit Thursday night on Wild defenceman Marek Zidlicki was not made as a breaking news comment on TSN, ESPN or any other sports channel. It was instead a simple tweet from NHL Senior VP Player Safety Brendan Shanahan. Sportsnet’s Mark Spector pointed out how quickly and...

Merry Chritmas From the Edmonton Oilers Family

The Edmonton Oilers are on the forefront for their social media program, and with this holiday season, it has extended through to the Edmonton Oil Kings. Daily, the Edmonton Oilers are making and publishing videos that not only allow fans to see what is happening with the team at practice, but also providing updates on the players themselves and from time to time what the team is...

Lennart Petrell will not be suspended

I think this was a bad hit, I think Petrel should have been at least suspended because it was a dangerous hit, but I am not surprised that that hit didn't garner a suspension. I also said this last night. While Lennart Petrell's hit On Marek Zidlicky might not have appeared to be malicious, it's unnecessary, it's a dangerous hit and it's also a hit that...

Smyth scores twice in Oilers' 4-2 win over Blues

Ryan Smyth had a pair of goals as the Edmonton Oilers won their fifth in a row, 4-2 over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night.

Ryan Smyth scores two goals as Oilers win fifth straight, 4-2 over Blues

(source feed provided no summary content for this entry)
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.