Found October 16, 2013 on
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It would have been easy for the hapless Edmonton Oilers to just let their three-game losing streak stretch into four.
Not only had they just come off a 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals one night earlier they were in the home of the Pittsburgh Penguins who outshot the Oilers 15-3 in the first 20 minutes.
But the Oilers battled back and really deserved a better fate than a 3-2 loss Tuesday night at the Consol Energy Center.
Instead they’ll drag a 1-5-1 record to their next stop on the six-game roadtrip: a Thursday night meeting with the New York Islanders.
The three goals against was the fewest the Oilers have allowed in seven starts this season.
“We battled hard we did a few good things and (goaltender Jason LaBarbera) gave us a chance to stay in the game to be in the game but in the end it’s not enough” said Ales Hemsky who scored his second goal of the season.
“We should have won some of the games we could have but didn’t and it’s hurt us. It looks bad on us. If we play li...
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Nail Yakupov’s road trip didn’t get any better Wednesday.
Pointless on the season and a healthy scratch in the first two games of Edmonton’s eastern swing the Oilers winger took a direct hit from the head scout of Russia’s Olympic team.
Igor Kravchuk speaking on TSN radio in Ottawa told Steve Lloyd that he isn’t at all happy with No. 64’s game right now.
Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal answers some emails...
Q: If the Oilers were to go after a new No. 1 goaltender, who would be better, Ryan Miller or Jonas Hiller?
A: Miller. Both guys are UFA in July. The Oilers aren’t giving up on Devan Dubnyk, certainly not after four starts. He’s a good goalie going through a rotten patch, looking like the Penguins’ Marc...
There are still customs he may never shake like not talking after the pre-game skates so he can focus on the night ahead but after seven games in the National Hockey League Anton Belov is settling in with the Edmonton Oilers defence corps.
He knows now he needs to make quicker passes something he didn’t have to do in the Kontinental Hockey League. He’s even used to rough starts...
The Edmonton Oilers are doing a lot of losing again — again or still take your pick — but they refuse to believe that this year’s losing team has anything common with all those losers in the past.
The results might suggest the 1-5-1 Oilers are the same old disappointment they’ve always been but the ghosts of failures past haven’t made their way into the dressing room....
Edmonton Oilers star Taylor Hall is one of the best left wingers in the NHL, and he showed his remarkable goal-scoring talent on Thursday night by scoring two goals in just eight seconds against the New York Islanders.
The impressive feat resulted in the former No. 1 overall pick breaking Wayne Gretzky’s Oilers record for the fastest time taken to score two goals in a single game...
After it was over after the Edmonton Oilers had given up another lead followed by an overtime point to the Toronto Maple Leafs Devan Dubnyk sat in his stall his pads still strapped on his head buried in his hands.
He didn’t move not for the longest time.
It was he said the next day the lowest he’s felt since his trying season began. He knew could have changed the outcome of...
Nail Yakupov trade rumors are fun, aren't they?
Yakupov is embroiled in a controversy of his own outside of the trade chatter.
Today, Team Russia Sochi Olympic scout and former NHL veteran Igor Kravchuk took a metaphorical two-hander to the shins of Yakupov when he called out the former 1st overall draft choice for his laissez-faire approach to his on ice play.
Three number one overall picks, another mid first round pick, a former Olympic gold medal winner, and last year’s AHL defenseman of the year. All of that and the Edmonton Oilers still find a way to be awful. They came into Pittsburgh with the bottom spot in the Pacific division and one of the worst…
TSN's latest "Insider Trading" segment is up on TSN.ca's video page, and TSN provided a transcription of Darren Dreger, Pierre LeBrun and Bob McKenzie's comments, too:
How are the Edmonton Oilers reacting to their poor goaltending to start the season?
Bob McKenzie: Devan Dubnyk's sub-par performance on Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs...
WASHINGTON — Adam Oates’ coaching has fianlly paid off. He preached to his team to calm down and be patient, as they have struggled to score goals early this season. Monday night he was rewarded as his team netted four goals in a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Oates kept his same three lines hoping they […]
Nassau Coliseum isn't usually thought of as a difficult arena for opposing teams. Just don't tell that to the Edmonton Oilers.
Losers in four straight and at the bottom of the Western Conference, the Oilers look to notch their first road win against the New York Islanders in almost 14 years Thursday night.
After three consecutive last-place finishes in the Northwest Division...
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Ouch! Not a good hit, actually, this is a very dangerous hit by Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera on former Wisconsin Badger and Edmonton Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz. I would call this a push check. Chimera only received a two-minutes penalty for his efforts. Schultz appeared to be okay.
Lets assume that Sidney Crosby, Geno Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins take beleaguered goalie Devan Dubnyk and the Edmonton Oilers behind the barn for a beat down tonight. Poor Dubnyk has zero confidence in himself and his game is off the rails right now. The Oilers need a goalie that they can rely on for 60 minutes of superior goaltending on a nightly basis. Dubnyk has proven that he is n...
Pittsburgh Penguins (4-1-0) @ Edmonton Oilers (1-4-1)
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Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov and the Edmonton Oilers roll into Pittsburgh to play the Penguins.
Beau Bennett is day-to-day with a lower body injury, James Neal is on injured reserve and Harry Zolnersdasdnaosncuicachzyk...
By: Casey Johnston (@CaseyR82)
Last Game for the Pens: Saturday, a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Sidney Crosby scored his first hat trick since 2010, which says all you need to know about how his last couple of seasons has been derailed by injuries. He added an assist on Matt Niskanen’s game-winning goal.
Last Game for the Oilers: Last night, a 4-2 loss to the Washington...