Oilers Injury Update: Pouliot, Hendricks, and Nikitin miss Sunday night's game

Edmonton Oilers left-winger Benoit Pouliot, center Matt Hendricks, and defenseman Nikita Nikitin missed Sunday night's game against the San Jose Sharks due to injuries. #459191714 / Pouliot is out indefinitely with a broken foot, and injury he sustained during the November 21st game against the New Jersey Devils.Hendricks sustained a leg injury during a game...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes ' gradual youth movement likely to continue

Coyotes (9-12-3) at Oilers (6-14-4) When: Monday, 7:30 p.m. Where: Rexall Place, Edmonton TV: FOX Sports Arizona Injuries: Arizona: F David Moss (upper body) and D Brandon Gormley (lower body) are day to day. Edmonton: F Benoit Pouliot (broken foot), F Matt Hendricks (undisclosed) Quick facts: The Oilers are reportedly shopping F David Perron with Columbus among the possible destinations...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers F Matt Hendricks injures leg vs Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Hendricks has injured his leg against the Nashville Predators. Facing his former team, Hendricks blocked Shea Weber's shot from just a few feet away in the right faceoff circle at 2:12 of the first period Thursday night. Hendricks hobbled back to the Edmonton bench and proceeded directly to the locker room. During the first intermission...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers-Predators Preview

The Nashville Predators are eager to return to Music City after an outstanding road trip put them atop the Central Division. The Edmonton Oilers are hoping to post a third straight victory and finally beat a Western Conference opponent. The Oilers were the last team to hold red-hot Predators winger Filip Forsberg without a point heading into this matchup Tuesday night. Nashville...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 11/3 – 11/9

We haven’t hyped up our first installments of Hockey Fights of the Week this year because the action within didn’t deserve an abundance of praise. We’ve seen some good fights, but it’s doubtful that any of the early scraps would be included in our recap of the year’s best. Thankfully, that all changes this week. This time it was difficult to select just five and we feel...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 11/3 – 11/9

We haven’t hyped up our first installments of Hockey Fights of the Week this year because the action within didn’t deserve an abundance of praise. We’ve seen some good fights, but it’s doubtful that any of the early scraps would be included in our recap of the year’s best. Thankfully, that all changes this week. This time it was difficult to select just five and we feel...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers 1, Oilers 3

The New York Rangers dropped their second straight game to Sunday night to the Edmonton Oilers by a score of 3-1. For a box score, click here. Where do I even begin with this #$%*show? The turnovers? Lifeless play? Getting dominated by an inferior opponent? Yup, this one had it all. This was not the response you would expect to see after last night’s defeat in Toronto, which somehow...
Via NY Rangers Blog
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks' Tom Sestito whiffs big time on body check (VIDEO)

Canucks forward Tom Sestito was making his season debut on Saturday night against the Edmonton Oilers and he was looking to make a big impact. Too bad only the boards felt it. Early in the first period he had his sights set on Matt Hendricks — who was handling the puck below the goal line. Sestito committed himself to the hit but all he got was air. Ouch!
Via The Other Paper
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes fall to Oilers, remain winless

EDMONTON, Alberta -- It was just last week that the Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes were the two remaining teams without a win in the NHL. Things have picked up for one of those clubs. Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist and the Oilers won their third straight game, defeating the Hurricanes 6-3 on Friday night. Jesse Joensuu, Leon Draisaitl, Matt Hendricks and Ryan...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Eberle powers Oilers past Hurricanes 6-3

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 on Friday night for their third consecutive victory. Jesse Joensuu, Leon Draisaitl, Matt Hendricks and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers, who have rebounded from a difficult start to the season. Ben Scrivens finished with 30 saves. Riley Nash, Jeff...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nicklas Backstrom records his 500th point

After playing in his 500th game on Saturday night against the Florida Panthers, Nicklas Backstrom has now recorded his 500th career point in the NHL. In his NHL career, Backstrom has registered 128 goals, 372 assists, and 500 points in 501 games. It all started with former Capital, Matt Hendricks, tripping Alex Ovechkin to give the Caps a power play. The Caps’ power play unit was...
Via DC Sports-Kings
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: Liam O’Brien vs. Matt Hendricks

Liam O’Brien – 6’1″, 205 lbs. 2 Career NHL Regular Season Fights Matt Hendricks – 6’0″, 211 lbs. 57 Career NHL October 22nd, 2014. 13:29 into the first period. Score tied 1-1. Matt Hendricks smiled when he woke up this morning. He knew he was going to be able to see his old buddies. Alex […]
Via Capitals Outsider
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings' Andy Andreoff makes presence felt in first NHL game

The Los Angeles Kings had only few roster spots open coming into training camp this season. Center Andy Andreoff got one, and he let everyone know it in the first seconds of his first NHL shift Tuesday night. Andreoff had barely been on the ice for more than few moments when he dropped the gloves with Edmonton center Matt Hendricks. It might have been one of the most polite fights...
Via Fox Sports West
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers Depth Chart 2014 2015

Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15 $9.99 Edmonton Oilers C 1. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins  2. Mark Arcobello  3. Leon Draisaitl  4. Boyd Gordon  5. Anton Lander  6. Matt Hendricks  L 1. Taylor Hall  2. David Perron  3. Benoit Pouliot  4. Luke Gazdic  R 1. Jordan Eberle  ...
Via NHL Trade Rumors
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Just another day in Oilers paradise

Tuesday started hilariously enough. After the Oilers went from a season where they had 45pts in 48 games in 2012/2013, they went to 67pts in 82 games in 2013/2014. Yet according to Oilers GM Craig MacTavish, the coaching is better, the team is in the right spot, that no major roster shake-ups are needed this summer. Is there two different Oilers teams and I just keep happening...
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The end of the road for the 13/14 Oilers

All that stands between the Edmonton Oilers and golf season is a Saturday night tilt against the equally hapless Vancouver Canucks. It's actually a good thing this season is coming to an end now, as the Oilers have been out of the playoff race for at least 50 games now. It's been hard on the fans, and even harder on the players. It was a terrible season to watch hockey in Edmonton...
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Third-line MVP

All hail Matt Hendricks
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers Matt Hendricks boards Wild's Nate Prosser

Someone tell my why Oilers forward Matt Hendricks isn't given a penalty on this play? Hendricks clearly hits Wild defenseman Nate Prosser from behind in the numbers.
Via Goon's World
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Hendricks lifts Oilers to 3-2 win over Sabres

Matt Hendricks' short-handed goal 57 seconds into the third period lifted the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres in a matchup of the NHL's two worst teams Monday night. Justin Schultz and Jeff Petry also scored for Edmonton, and David Perron had two assists. Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 42 shots in helping Edmonton snap an 0-5-1 skid against the Sabres dating to a 4...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey Fight: Mike Brown – Matt Hendricks Fight Featured Two Knockdowns

Way too many hockey fights are nothing but some dancing and hugging with a stray punch. That was not the case when Mike…
Via Busted Coverage
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Poile: Preds roster “still needs some tinkering…”

Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile has been a busy man lately. Two weeks ago, he managed to unload fourth line forward Matt Hendricks and his four-year contract in exchange for goaltender Devan Dubnyk. Then, last Thursday, he moved stay-at-home veteran defenseman Kevin Klein for the young and talented Michael Del Zotto. Could more moves be coming? “I think we’ve...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators-Oilers Preview

A spectacular individual performance wasn't enough for the Nashville Predators to win for the fifth time in six games. But with an offense that has been playing much better, they should have plenty to overwhelm the Edmonton Oilers, who are caught in another lengthy losing streak. Nashville will visit Edmonton on Sunday night less than two weeks after acquiring goaltender Devan...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers appear dedicated to losing

The Edmonton Oilers are a marvel. They possess dazzling offensive skill. They can skate and shoot and create scoring chances with slight-of-hand passing.And yet they cannot find ways to win games. Their 4-3 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes Friday night was their sixth in a row.The Oilers have changed coaches, changed general managers, changed goaltenders, swapped out and the supporting...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators find themselves in all-too-familiar first period deficit in loss against Avalanche

Nashville acquired veteran goaltender Devan Dubnyk from the Edmonton Oilers earlier in the week for forward Matt Hendricks in hopes to boost their goaltending efforts over the remainder of the season until starting netminder Pekka Rinne has the opportunity to return from the bacterial infection that has kept him sidelined since late October. Dubnyk’s first start in a Predators...
Via The Predatorial
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

A Hard League

I’ve got a post up at talking about fourth liners and how they age (spoiler: not well). That was in the context of the Oilers acquiring Matt Hendricks but it got me thinking about this player type generally. I decided to gather some data on forwards who play between 13:33 and 9:33 a night [...]
Via Mudcrutch79 Hockey
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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