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Jordan Eberle had a goal and two assists, David Perron scored twice and the Edmonton Oilers won their fourth straight preseason game, defeating the New York Rangers 5-3 Tuesday night.
Taylor Hall and Ben Eager also scored for the Oilers.
Marc Staal, Dan Girardi and J.T. Miller replied for the Rangers.
New York scored 7:42 into the opening period when Staal's long shot through traffic beat Jason LaBarbera glove side.
Hall tied it at 12:47 and Perron scored with 31 seconds remaining in the first and on a power-play 1:07 into the second to put the Oilers ahead 3-1. New York got within 3-2 after Miller's goal a minute later, but Eager's short-handed goal restored the Oilers' 2-goal margin.
Eberle padded the lead 13:15 into the third before Girardi tallied on a power play at 16:19 to close out the scoring.
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On Sunday, Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner suffered a broken jaw after Canucks’ winger Zack Kassian essentially slashed his face with a high stick. Gagner will be out of the Oilers lineup indefinitely, but seems to be in decent spirits despite the fact that his face is probably permanently destroyed. Thank you all for the support. Excited to come back stronger and hopefully better...
The Edmonton Oilers have been stuck in rebuilding mode for some time, but the hope this season is that this youthful bunch - laced with first-round picks - returns to a place this franchise used to dominate.
Indeed, the Oilers - a once-dynastic franchise - has not qualified for the playoffs in seven straight seasons. But there is a benefit to Edmonton's on-ice...
The Edmonton Oilers were already on the lookout for an enforcer to beef up their team a hunt that only seemed to intensify when Sam Gagner suffered a broken jaw on Saturday at the hands stick of Zack Kassian.
They found their man on Monday in the form of a waiver claim from the Penguins. Former Oiler Steve MacIntyre is headed back to Edmonton.
It's not every day that a waiver...
Good night Nurse.
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse who surprisingly saw action in four exhibition games when many thought he’d only get one or two as the team’s 2013 first-round draft pick was sent back to his junior team in Sault Ste. Marie after the Oilers’ 5-3 pre-season win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.
Nurse played almost 20 minutes and had an assist...
Following a hearing with the NHL’s disciplinary brass on Monday, Vancouver Canucks right-winger Zack Kassian was suspended for eight games – three presason games and the first five of the regular season — as punishment for a reckless high stick that caught Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner in the face during a preseason match-up between […]The post Edmonton Oilers center...
Centre of gravity?
Those gaping month-long holes down the middle of Edmonton’s line-up are as grave as it gets for a team that was already Spandex thin at centre.
With Sam Gagner and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins lost until November the Oilers are now left with the urgent task of having to replace their top two centres for as many as 14 games.
“We’re hopeful we have the...
Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner was the recipient of a brutal high stick from Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian and took to Twitter to share the damage on Monday.
Seen here is a busted up Gagner, who suffered a broken jaw when Kassian violently swung and struck Gagner in the face during a recent preseason game.
Kassian has been suspended for the rest of the preseason...
from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,
For years now, Oilers’ opponents have looked at the pre-game lineup sheet in search of the type of player who might deter those kinds of plays, and they’ve seen an open stretch of highway. Sure, Mike Brown stepped up to fight Weise to a draw, but he stands just five-foot-10 and is a cruiserweight at best. It was an admirable response, but...
A familiar feeling washed over fans of the Edmonton Oilers last night when the Winnipeg Jets opened the scoring: Contempt for their goaltender. Late in the first period of a scoreless game, Chris Thorburnâs innocent shot from the right faceoff circle would have gone wide if it hadnât been touched. Instead, Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk attempted to swat the shot away with...
Eric Belanger, who was bought out by the Edmonton Oilers at the conclusion of the 2012-2013 season, has announced his retirement from hockey after starting the season with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the KHL. Bélanger had a disappointing season with the Oilers, recording no goals and three assists in 26 games with the club. He signed a three-year contract worth $5.25 million [...]
Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers is the #9 forward points-only hockey pool pick. He is a Canadian born left winger who is 21 years old. Hall is the youngest and has the most upside. He led his team in points last season with over a point-per-game pace. The question is whether he continues to improve and climbs the ranks higher. Look for Hall and the Oilers to have a breakout season.
The Edmonton Oilers training camp ended abruptly last night for 4 hopefuls and there may be one more coming soon. Darnell Nurse, Anton Lander, Tyler Pitlick, and Taylor Fedun were all cut immediately after last nightâs game. Iâm sure these men still lost sleep last night, but it wasnât because they didnât know what was going to happen next. There are some rumblings...
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
Five non-playoff teams from last season that will jump into a playoff spot this season:
Edmonton Oilers: OK, so this sounds like a broken record but finally, truly, really, the young Oilers will break through and get in after stockpiling all that talent over the past several years. Dallas Eakins was a brilliant hire as head coach.
Vancouver Canucks winger Zack Kassian swung his stick at Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner's face, breaking his jaw. Want to see the gross photo?
I’m pleased to welcome another new free agent signing to RobTheHockeyGuy: Steve Lancashire. Steve lives in Calgary but is originally from Duncan, BC. He is a lifelong Canucks fan and has experience writing for the University of Victoria newspaper.
I was going to start my blogging venture with a nice fluff piece about what a good job John Tortorella has been doing thus far. Then...