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Video- The New York Rangers Lead 3-0 At Home After 40 Minutes

11/26/2022 at 4:11pm EST

Then 4 unanswered goals from the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd period to win 4-3.

Here are the Edmonton goals.

The Edmonton Oilers Need To Figure It Out

11/22/2022 at 9:07am EST

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

Soft and loose — it doesn’t win November, and it sure as heck won’t win in May and June.

But here are the win-one-lose-one Edmonton Oilers, trundling along playing one strong game in a row, then tuned in by a New Jersey Devils team that is hockey’s best example of an outfit that brings it every night.

The Devils won their 13th straight game, beating Edmonton 5-2 Monday night in Newark, while the Oilers haven’t won back-to-back games since Nov. 1.

After a hard, responsible win on home ice versus Vegas on Saturday, the Oilers were shy on the details and deserving of the ‘L’ as they opened up a three-game road trip with a loose, soft loss at the Prudential Center.

What’s the solution?

“We're gonna need to find a solution,” offered winger Zach Hyman. “We need to start stringing games together. Not just have a good one, then an OK one, then a good one and then a not so good one … We need to have some consistency to our game.

“And it's not early in the year anymore. We're closing in on the 20-game mark. So we need to figure that out.”

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Videos- One Goal And All The Goals

11/20/2022 at 2:22am EST

Raise your hand if you thought Connor McDavid was going to try to cut across the crease.

Below, find all the goals scored in the NHL on Saturday.

Edmonton's Power Play Needs Improvement

11/16/2022 at 1:03pm EST

from Travis Yost of TSN,

Having a dominant first line or a stifling top-pairing is a major competitive advantage in the NHL. Possessing both at the same time can mean the difference between fighting for a playoff spot and being a true Stanley Cup contender.

Some of the most dominant teams in league history had an elite five-man unit capable of taking the air out of games for shifts for long stretches.

The late 2000s Detroit Red Wings could get the Pavel Datsyuk line on the ice with the Nicklas Lidstrom pairing, a silly advantage that guaranteed Detroit would own more than 60 per cent of the shots on a nightly basis. The Chicago Blackhawks (Jonathan Toews’ line with the Duncan Keith pairing) and Boston Bruins (Patrice Bergeron’s line with the Zdeno Chara pairing) of the 2010s had similar success and weren’t knocked off their pedestal for many years.

It’s not difficult to see what those elite units look like in 2022. Two of the most prominent examples probably can be found in Colorado and Vegas, where the unifying of players like Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar, or Jack Eichel and Shea Theodore, has meant staggering advantages for their respective teams. They are, simply put, blowing opponents off the ice. The idea here is that the sum of the parts can be greater than the whole, even when it concerns top-tier players.

That brings me to the Edmonton Oilers and Connor McDavid. McDavid is easily the league’s most dominant player and elevates the play of everyone around him. The Oilers have tried to address the team’s blueline for years with what has been limited success, owing in part to the realities of a hard-cap league where most of the talent skews to the forward position, but also owing in part to misevaluations at the player level.

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Sloppy Play Cost The Edmonton Oilers

11/11/2022 at 7:06am EST

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

Too many turnovers, not enough saves.

The Edmonton Oilers coughed up pucks all over the ice, allowing goals in the final seconds of two separate periods, and struggling goaltender Jack Campbell was — once again — just not good enough in a 7-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

“This league is too hard to recover from self-inflicted wounds,” said head coach Jay Woodcroft, “and tonight there were a lot of self-inflicted wounds.

“Pucks that were on our tape. We didn’t guarantee it out, or we didn’t get it deep, and a very good hockey team made us pay.”

The math, it’s simple.

If you’re going to hand pucks away, you’d better have a spectacular goaltender to clean up those messes. If you don’t — and Campbell’s game is anything but spectacular since joining the Oilers — then you’d better take care of the puck.

Campbell got ventilated for seven behind a sleepy Oilers group of skaters, but was shaky on a couple of early ones when the game was still well within reach. By the time it was over it wasn’t about the goaltending, as much as it was about a team that just didn’t give itself a chance to win.

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Game highlights are below.

Video- Evander Kane Takes A Skate Blade To The Hand/Wrist Area

11/08/2022 at 8:50pm EST

Evening Line -Eric Duhatschek

11/04/2022 at 6:01pm EDT
On the other hand, it’s starting to feel as if a lot of McDavid’s big nights are getting lost in the shuffle, as if there’s one standard expected of him and a separate lower standard for the rest of the league.

-Eric Duhatschek of The Athletic. Much more ($) on McDavid, a look at Erik Karlsson and other topics.

The Edmonton Oilers Suffer A Home Loss To The New Jersey Devils

11/04/2022 at 4:03am EDT

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

On the night they put the steady, consistent Lee Fogolin, and the persistent, tenacious Ryan Smyth into the Edmonton Oilers Hall of Fame, it was the New Jersey Devils who used all of the above to take home the two points.

The speedy, entertaining and opportunistic Devils scored twice in seven seconds and three times in the third period, erasing a 3-1 Oilers lead and snapping Edmonton’s five-game winning streak like an old wooden Koho on a cold Alberta day.

“I definitely feel we should have won. I definitely feel like we created enough chances,” said Connor McDavid, who scored his 12th goal in Game 11 and added a helper for his 24th point. “We probably gave up too many chances, but I thought (goalie Stuart Skinner) gave us a great chance to win.

“You have a team on the ropes… and you’ve got to put them down. You have to find a way to close that one out.”

In the grand scheme, this 4-3 loss will provide a touchpoint for third-period leads down the road. In the short term, it was simply a case of a Devils team that has found itself, reeling off its fifth straight win in impressive fashion.

They fell behind Edmonton 3-1 after two periods, and the Oilers had laid claim to this game. But the Devils are into the details, and they took this game back with a smart, structured and sneaky game plan — including the game-winner off a nice set play that caught Edmonton sleeping.

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Video- Hat Trick Connor McDavid

10/27/2022 at 11:28pm EDT

His 12th career hat trick. Edmonton defeated Chicago 6-5.

Connor McDavid Grows Off The Ice

10/24/2022 at 4:24pm EDT

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

As former Face of the Game Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins arrive for a Monday night meeting and their only visit to Rogers Place this season, you may have noticed his successor has become a more eloquent, patient and cooperative spokesman this season, whose answers to questions let us in more than they ever have.

Off camera, he’s hanging around to kibitz or answer a few extra questions now, something he’s never done before. He’s asking questions now, not just answering them. He’s talking football, or golf, or whatever’s going on in the world outside the locker room.

At long last, Connor McDavid is becoming a spokesman for the game, not a prisoner of it, ready to accept the role that his otherworldly game thrust upon him long before he was ready for that part of the job.

“I am older — this is my eighth season now, and I’m starting to understand how the league works a little bit better,” McDavid said during a candid conversation Sunday afternoon, before he settled into the Chiefs-49ers game.

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McDavid In Motion

10/22/2022 at 6:07pm EDT

Are You Willing To Pay Your Team For More Content?

10/17/2022 at 9:54am EDT

from Avry Lewis-McDougall of The Hockey News,

The ways we watch and listen to hockey content are constantly evolving, with new ways to consume games and additional data being added to on air broadcasts.

Teams and leagues are taking the next step to put even more content on their in-house streaming services or digital networks.

In some instances, they’re ensuring a team broadcast survives at all.

In the case of the Edmonton Oilers this past week, they launched their platform known as Oilers+, a year-round streaming service with great ideas behind it that has raised a few eyebrows around the hockey world.

The paid service provides fans with unique features, original programs, pre, and post-game coverage, and practice content.

“We believe there's an audience out there,” said Stew MacDonald, the CEO of Oilers Entertainment Group. “Our fans have told us there's an audience out there that says were ready to embrace and subscribe to this.”

There's a lot on the service, and there's quite a bit of behind-the-scenes content that also features players and staff away from the rink. In an era where peeling the layers back on athletes is as big as ever, various shows on the app, from The Drop to Two Days In Toronto, do an excellent job of showcasing different Oiler personalities.

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Video- Darnell Nurse Fined For Interference

10/13/2022 at 1:08pm EDT

NEW YORK (Oct. 13, 2022) – Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for interference against Vancouver Canucks defenseman Kyle Burroughs during NHL Game No. 10 in Edmonton on Wednesday, Oct. 12, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 20:00 of the first period. Nurse was assessed a minor penalty for interference.

The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Watch the play below.

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