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Video- Bad Goal Of The Night Goes To Mikko Koskinen

Dougie Hamilton from center ice.


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The Attention On Connor McDavid

from Jack Harris of the LA Times,

EDMONTON, Canada —  Cameras and tape recorders crisscrossed the Edmonton Oilers’ locker room, cycling from stall to stall to capture the stories of the day. A familiar buzz filled the circular space, questions and conversations between players and reporters floating through the air the morning before a home game.
But the moment Connor McDavid stood up, everything else stopped. The rest of the room fell silent. When the most prominent athlete in Edmonton was ready to speak, all the attention came flocking to him.

“He could run for mayor and win tomorrow,” said Tom Gazzola, an Edmonton sports radio host in his 13th season covering the team. “He’s basically a god, worshipped for what he does.”

McDavid never asked to be the Chosen One in Edmonton, to procure the prophetic pressures placed on him as the Oilers’ prodigal son. Had draft lottery luck played out differently when he entered the league as the highest-touted prospect in years back in 2015, he might have ended up in Arizona or Buffalo, Carolina or New Jersey.


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A Bad Home Loss For The Edmonton Oilers

from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

How do you lose 5-2 to the floundering Ottawa Senators, a team that came off a fifth straight loss the night before on the coast, when you are a top of the tables team playing at home with two days of rest?

How does a sinking, at times stinking, draft lottery team now have a six-game winning streak in Edmonton?

I mean, come on.

Just when you start to toast this Oilers team for their growing character, developing culture and commitment to each other, they lose by three.

At home.

To Ottawa.


The Senators beat the Oilers 5-2, watch the highlights below.

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Video- All Ken Holland On After Hours

via Sportsnet,

Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland joinedAfter Hours and answered questions from fans.

With Louie DeBrusk and Scott Oake.


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Video- A Good Hockey Hit Then… Avs/Oilers

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Watch as Alex Chiasson gets leveled by Ryan Graves with a clean hit. His teammate Adam Larsson is then given a game misconduct for what looked like an elbow towards T.J. Tynan.


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Connor McDavid And Leon Draisaitl Combine For 11 Points In Win Over Colorado

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

Zack Kassian sometimes sees himself in his 50s or 60s, his feet up, watching the hockey highlights. They’ll be showing the top plays by NHL duos. The Gretzky-to-Kurris, the Lemieux-to-Jagrs and the Trottier-to-Bossys.

Then the Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl will pop up on the screen, and there, at the edge of the screen, or joining in the celebration, will be Kassian. His grandkids will cheer.

“There’s not a day I take it for granted,” said the right winger on hockey’s most dynamic line. “You don’t think about it much right now, but when you sit back, I’m going to be watching them for many years when I’m done playing. It’s pretty special. Every day.”

McDavid had a career-high six points in a 6-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche Thursday, while Draisaitl chipped in with five assists. Kassian, who is as perfectly suited to that line as Dave Semenko was to Gretzky’s flank back in the day, had a goal, a huge hit on Nathan MacKinnon on the game’s first shift, and a decisive win in the ensuing scrap with poor Matt Calvert, who was punished for being first on the scene and doing his duty.


Below, watch the game highlights from Edmonton's 6-2 win over Colorado.

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Video- Connor McDavid Leads The Way For An Edmonton Win In Anaheim

from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Journal,

Dallas Eakins said before Monday’s (Sunday's) game that the unpleasant memories he has of his brief stint with the Edmonton Oilers are so long ago he barely remembers them.

Unfortunately for Eakins, the Oilers gave him a fresh batch of misery to digest.

In Eakins’ first game against Edmonton since he returned to the NHL coaching ranks in Anaheim, he ran into a buzz-saw of an Oilers team that turned his evening into a 60-minute nightmare, dominating all three facets of the game in a 6-2 beating.

“I thought we were solid all over,” said Oilers captain Connor McDavid, who lead the way with a hat-trick. “Our PK was great, the power play scores two, goaltending (Mikko Koskinen) was really good when we needed him. It was a good effort by everyone.”

The convincing rout of an Anaheim team that was 6-2-1 at home this year comes on the heels of Friday’s 4-0 victory over New Jersey as the Oilers improve to 12-5-2 and appear to have regained the stride that lifted them to a 5-0 start.


Watch the 3 goals from McDavid below.

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The Other Star In Edmonton

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

Edmonton Oilers winger Leon Draisaitl has 64 goals in his last 100 games, which puts him in the same stratosphere as Alex Ovechkin, who has the same 64 in 98 for the Washington Capitals.

Ovie has affection from fans in every rink in the NHL. Draisaitl can feel the love here, obviously, with all the fans wearing his 29 jersey. But his feats have been slow to catch on elsewhere, which seems crazy to Oilers teammate Alex Chiasson who played with Ovechkin when the Capitals won the Stanley Cup in 2018.

“In my opinion the three most underrated players in the league are Leon, (Sasha) Barkov in Florida and I thought (Ryan) O’Reilly the other day when St. Louis was here was just deadly, such a smart player,” said Chiasson, who always has a good grasp of the league and his own team.

“Those others are great players but Leon has more upside. When he decides to play … he’s big, physical, there’s his skating. His skill takes over and he sees the play two or three moves before.


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Afternoon Line- Dave Tippett

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The Edmonton Oilers Faced ‘Big Boy’ Hockey Last Night

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

“You look at that team, they are deep all the way through,” began the Oilers head coach, after a 5-2 loss to St. Louis. “You see who measures up to that and who is not up to the standard. How many players you have in that standard.”

“What did you think you had in there tonight,” Tippett was asked.

“Not enough.”

That assessment is, of course, both big- and small-picture.

On the night, the Oilers didn’t have enough players on their roster who can match the heavy, stout Blues as they roll four lines and three pairings. It is ‘big boy’ hockey at its best — the kind of game the Toronto Maple Leafs are going to have to figure out how to play if they’re ever going to win anything. Same for the Oilers.


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