Oilers 'have to be ready to go' following late Game 5 loss to Canucks
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The Edmonton Oilers waited an entire season for the opportunity presented to them in Game 5 of the Western Conference Second Round at Rogers Arena on Thursday, and again came up short. A 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks has the Oilers on the brink of elimination, down 3-2 in the best-of-7 series, just like they were in the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs before they bowed out to the Vegas Golden Knights in six games in the second round. The Oilers need to win Game 6 against the Canucks at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; CBC, TVAS, SN, ESPN) to force a deciding seventh game here on ..read more
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"He's my No. 1 supporter": Pickard has strong bond with Oilers' Skinner
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Edmonton Oilers goalie Calvin Pickard has relied on an unlikely person for support during what's been a whirlwind past few days. Stuart Skinner, the netminder Pickard replaced to become the Oilers starter, has been a staunch supporter. “He's been awesome,” said Pickard about Skinner today in Vancouver. The other night that Pickard is referencing is Tuesday when the 32-year-old won his first career NHL playoff start ..read more
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Report: Oilers star Draisaitl, a 2025 free agent, linked to Sharks
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4d ago
Could Oilers star center Leon Draisaitl join the Sharks next summer? It seems like a longshot, but two NHL insiders speculated about the possibility ..read more
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What channel is the Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers game on today (5/16/24)?
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4d ago
The Vancouver Canucks face the Edmonton Oilers in Game 4 of the second round of the Western Conference Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Thursday, May 16, 2024 (5/16/24). HOW TO WATCH: Fans can watch the games via a free trial to DirecTV Stream or via a subscription to SlingTV, which is offering $25 off any package for the first month or a three-month subscription for just $90 ..read more
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Insiders Suggest Mind-Numbing Connection to Leon Draisaitl - The Hockey Writers Edmonton Oilers Latest News, Analysis & More
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4d ago
The Edmonton Oilers are getting ready to play Game 5 against the Vancouver Canucks after tying the series 2-2 on Tuesday (May 14) on a late heroic goal from Evan Bouchard with less than a minute left in the game, winning the game 3-2. Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl has been dominating offensively and continues to be a leader at both ends of the ice as he enters the second-last season of his current contract. With Draisaitl's contract situation being one of the main topics of conversation heading into the 2024-25 season, one writer cited Jeff Marek and Greg Wyshynski in his recent article, whic ..read more
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Knoblauch undecided on Oilers' goalie for Game 5 against Canucks
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The Oilers coach is similarly confident in how the team has defended since taking over for Jay Woodcroft, who was fired along with assistant Dave Manson on Nov. 12 after starting the season 3-9-1. Knoblauch took over for Woodcroft, Hall of Fame defenseman Paul Coffey replaced Manson, and the Oilers went 46-18-5 to finish second in the Pacific Division (49-27-6) behind Vancouver (50-23-9). While much of the outside focus is on high-scoring forwards Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, the Oilers have given up 2.62 goals per game since Dec. 1, fifth best in the NHL, one spot ahead of the Los Ange ..read more
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Ex-Oilers tough guy Hendricks has become an AHL GM
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A former Edmonton Oilers fan favourite has officially become a general manager in the AHL. In a news release sent out today, the Minnesota Wild announced changes to their AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild. Among those changes was replacing former GM Michael Murray with ex-Oilers tough guy Matt Hendricks, who had been serving as the team's assistant director of player development since 2019. This is the 42-year-old's first opportunity in the GM's chair ..read more
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Pickard forcing Oilers to make hard goalie decision for Game 5
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The Edmonton Oilers will have yet another difficult decision to make ahead of Game 5 against the Vancouver Canucks tomorrow night. After a massive last-minute victory in Game 4 tied the series at 2-2 that saw goalie Calvin Pickard play fantastic, the question of who will get the start in the Oilers' net for the next game has become that much more difficult to answer. Should the team ride the hot hand in Pickard or hand the keys back to Stuart Skinner, who struggled in the first three games of the series? For most fans, the answer might seem obvious in that the team should continue to ride Pic ..read more
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"BOUCH BOMB": Oilers fans react to huge last-minute playoff win
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The roof was nearly blown off at Rogers Place last night as the Edmonton Oilers secured a Game 4 victory in the most dramatic way possible. Fresh off blowing a 2-0 lead in the final minutes of the third period, Oilers defenceman Evan Bouchard turned a dejected crowd into a frenzied one as he potted the game-winner in the final minute of the game with a laser-accurate shot from the slot. It was a rollercoaster of emotions for the Oilers faithful, as the majority probably thought that this game was destined to go into OT. Luckily, Bouchard reshaped the series with the winner ..read more
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Downtown Vancouver draws Oilers fans to Black Frog eatery
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4d ago
When the Edmonton Oilers scored the game's first goal on Tuesday evening, Karl Mikusek's smart watch said the resulting cheering inside the Black Frog exceeded 95 decibels. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below ..read more
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