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One of the most bizarre and frustrating a hockey games the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings can remember playing in years ended, fittingly enough, in controversy. It started out that way, too. And, frankly, the middle was all controversial, too. But when the screaming finally stopped, the Edmonton Oilers had somehow pulled out a 2-1 overtime victory from the flaming train wreck of officiating at Rexall Place. “If we do end up making the season special, I think this is a night that we can look back as being the start of it,” said Edmonton winger Taylor Hall, after Nail Yakpov scored with 4.7 seconds left in regulation and Sam Gagner won it in overtime. “I know it’s only the third game, but for us to show the wherewithal to stick with it was very impressive.” Both sides were fuming all night as referees Tom Kowal and Greg Kimmerly made a royal mess of things. The Oilers played shorthanded for 10 of the first 14 minutes and had what should have been a good goal wiped out b...
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COOL AS ICE
Check out the game-tying goal from last night’s Edmonton Oilers- Los Angeles Kings game. 19-year-old Nail Yakupov, the No.1 pick from this past year’s NHL Entry Draft and one of our Top 10 Breakout Candidates, scores with only 4.7 seconds left to knot the game at 1-1, and doesn’t hold back on the celebration, excitedly sprinting all the way out of the Kings’ zone and sliding...
The Edmonton Oilers and the city have agreed to resurrect a deal to build a new downtown arena.
City councilors have voted to accept a cost-shared deal for a $480 million rink. After surrounding infrastructure is added in, the final bill will be $601 million.
The money will come from taxpayers, Oilers owner Daryl Katz and a ticket tax. The deal is still more than $100 million short...
EDMONTON, Canada -- The first casualty of the Kings slow start turned out to be left wing Dustin Penner, a healthy scratch for Thursday nights game against the Oilers.
Kyle Clifford will be taking Penners spot on the second line with Jeff Carter and center Mike Richards, at least at the start. Penner thought this move might be serving as a wakeup call for the Stanley Cup champion...
Sam Gagner scored a power-play goal 3:01 into overtime and the Edmonton Oilers rallied past the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Thursday night, leaving the defending Stanley Cup champions winless in three games this season.
Nail Yakupov tied it for the Oilers with 4.7 seconds left in the third period. His exuberant celebration took him to center ice, where he dropped to his knees and slid...
EDMONTON, Canada -- Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, the minister of bluntness, was at it again on this textbook winter day in Alberta.
With the Kings trying to avoid a 0-3 start, attention turned to the future availability of veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell. Mitchell had knee surgery during the lockout and is moving along.
Not fast enough, apparently.
"You know what, he'...
Check out this goal by Edmonton Oilers rookie forward Nail Yakupov. There is a school of thought that the NHL is starting to look like the European soccer leagues with some of the over the top celebrations of the players after they score a goal.
I don't know what to think... I don't like showing up an opponent. I get it the kid is excited as well.
The Edmonton Oilers were just seconds away from suffering another home defeat, this time to the Los Angeles Kings. With just a few seconds left, though, one of the game’s best young players scored a game-changing goal to tie things up.
That’s where things got got fun.
No. 1 pick Nail Yakupov was able to bat the puck out of the air past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick to make it 1...
Here's the question of the day...???
Was the goal celebration of Edmonton Oilers rookie Nail Yakupov not enough, just enough, or too much...??? Considering it was a game-tying goal and not a game-winner... considering he's a rookie fresh off the Draft...
Considering all of that stuff...
The "Hockey Central" folks discuss...
Thursday night’s epic win over the defending Stanley Cup Champions Los Angeles Kings, was one of the most thrilling endings to a NHL game I have ever seen in my life. The Edmonton Oilers pulled off a miracle tying the game with 1.11 to play, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored to make it a 1-1 game. But wait the referees who had been making bizarre calls all night, catch Sam Gagner for...
If you went to bed early of missed the game, here is how the latst ninute or so of regulation played out plus OT.
Edmonton thinks they have tied the game at 1 with about 66 ticks left on the clock....
Then Nail Yakupov did tie the game with 4.7 seconds left... Continue reading "LA Kings/Edmonton Oilers Finish"
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from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
These are not your father’s Edmonton Oilers, this swashbuckling young team, and for proof, consider the father of Thursday night’s scoring hero, Sam Gagner. Gagner was 7 the year his dad, Dave, played for the Flames. Dave Gagner was Jarome Iginla’s first centre in Iginla’s rookie season and helped him find his way in the NHL...
By: Miranda Martin Miranda@prednecknation.com The day after a 10-game showcase around the league Thursday night, people are still talking about Edmonton Oilers Nail Yakupov’s goal. But it wasn’t the beautiful goal that tied the score in the final seconds of the game versus the LA Kings that fans are talking about. Instead, people are talking about Yakupov’s rink slide celebration ...
The Los Angeles Kings have yet to find their offense in getting off to a slow start after hoisting the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history.
Having top center Anze Kopitar getting healthier by the day could help them break out of that funk sooner than later.
Kopitar and the low-scoring Kings look to avoid losing their first three games for the first time since the...
The Los Angeles Kings and Phoenix Coyotes are both angry from blown opportunities leading up to their first meeting since last year's Western Conference finals.
Last season could be a distant memory for these teams at the bottom of the Pacific Division heading into Saturday night's matchup in Arizona.
Los Angeles (0-2-1) allowed the tying goal with 4.7 seconds left in regulation...