Posted October 08, 2013 on AP on Fox
Jordan Eberle and David Perron scored in the shootout for the Edmonton Oilers, who erased a three-goal deficit in the third period against goalie Martin Brodeur and beat the New Jersey Devils 5-4 on Monday night. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Andrew Ference, Perron, and Taylor Hall all scored their first of the season in a 7:47 span to make it 4-3. But despite getting a power play with 2:51 left in regulation, the Oilers (1-2) couldn't hold on for a regulation win. While the Devils were still a man down, New Jersey pulled Brodeur for an extra skater, and Patrik Elias netted the tying short-handed goal with 54 seconds remaining. Jaromir Jagr scored his first goal for the Devils (0-1-2), and Damien Brunner added his third of the young season to give New Jersey a two-goal lead in the first. Michael Ryder made it 3-0 in the second.

Ryan Smyth scratch indicator of Eakins's requirement for all-out effort

The reason Ryan Smyth watched Monday’s game from the press box is because Dallas Eakins didn’t think it wise to bring up five players from the AHL to replace all the guys he wanted to shelve. The Oilers head coach said there were “four or five” forwards who could have been yanked from the lineup and still might be if their habits don’t change. “I could have had my pick...

Hall says Oilers have to tune out wildly swinging mood of fans

Taylor Hall can understand fans’ frustration. Things were bad in Edmonton long before he showed up on the scene as the first piece of the rebuilding puzzle. But even Hall admits getting booed off the ice after the second period in the second home game of the season Monday seemed harsh. Good thing the Edmonton Oilers came back to beat the New Jersey Devils 5-4 in a shootout to...

Arcobello trying to make most of opportunity with Edmonton Oilers

Being the opportunist that he is Mark Arcobello managed to turn a training camp audition into a spot in the Edmonton Oilers’ opening day lineup. He then parlayed that appearance at centre into another game. So even when Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was ready to return Arcobello was able to hold down a spot in the lineup which also meant the Oilers could then move Taylor Hall back to left...

Oilers rally, beat Devils in shootout

The Edmonton Oilers certainly didn't take the easy route to their first win of the season. Jordan Eberle and David Perron scored in the shootout for the Oilers, who erased a three-goal deficit in the third period against goalie Martin Brodeur and beat the New Jersey Devils 5-4 on Monday night. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Andrew Ference, Perron, and Taylor Hall all scored their first...

Hall to the Wall

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'Awesome' to Dallas Eakins that Edmonton Oilers fans care

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Oilers’ Mike Brown Nominated for 2013 Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year Award

Move over Movember. Edmonton Oilers’ winger Mike Brown has sported a fashionable mustache in many forms during his career, and his 2013 handlebar lip sweater is finally getting the recognition it deserves — Brown has been nominated for the 2013 Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year Award. The prestigious award is organized by the American Mustache Institute,...

Morning Line

"Pretty cool. I only got to do it when I was a kid creating my own player in NHL '97." #oilers David Perron on scoring on Martin Brodeur. — Joanne Ireland (@jirelandEJ) October 8, 2013 Perron had two goals last night, one in regulation and the winning shootout goal. Below, you can watch the highlights of the game.  The Devils were up 3-0 at the start of the...

Canucks chase Dubnyk from Oilers net with five goals in 34 minutes

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Oilers' Mike Brown up for Mustached American of the Year Award

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Devils-Oilers Preview

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Oilers rewrite tired script with comeback win over New Jersey Devils

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