Oil Kings open WHL playoffs with loss to Medicine Hat

Oil Kings open WHL playoffs with loss to Medicine Hat

The Oil Kings couldn’t open the 2019 WHL playoffs the same way they closed out the regular season, with another win. A 2-1 loss to the Medicine Hat Tigers at Rogers Place on Saturday spelled an end to the 11-win streak the Oil Kings finished off league play with to hit the post-season as the top team in the Central Division for the fourth time in modern franchise history. The Tigers, who finished fourth in the division, earned their first regulation win over the Oil Kings all year, thanks to

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-03-24

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Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-03-24

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Slow-footed, slow-starting Oilers continue to disappoint at home

Slow-footed, slow-starting Oilers continue to disappoint at home

EDMONTON — And here we thought the problem in Edmonton was Toby Rieder, who made it through his 61st game this season, still snipe-less. Hey, name another team in the NHL that got 43 goals this season out of German-born players. We dare ya. Anyway, it turns out that foot speed is the Oilers problem, according to the coach. Or perhaps, as Alex Chiasson points out, being ready to play against opponents who, like Edmonton, are down the standings. “No, no, no!” said Milan Lucic. It’s the ho

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-03-24

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Edmonton Oilers kicking themselves over losses to seller dwellers

Edmonton Oilers kicking themselves over losses to seller dwellers

It was right there for them. As tumultuous as this season has been and as far fetched as making the playoffs seemed in a year where the head coach and general manager both got fired and the team had been dead and buried five times over — they could have been right there, knocking on the door with their fate in their own hands. That’s what’s going to haunt the Edmonton Oilers all summer. If they battled to the wire and lost to a better team in the last game of the season, they could accept

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-03-24

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Watch: Oilers Lose 4-3 in Overtime to Ottawa Senators

Watch: Oilers Lose 4-3 in Overtime to Ottawa Senators

Edmonton Oilers head coach Ken Hitchcock gives his post-game synopsis after his team was defeated 4-3 in overtime by the Ottawa Senators in Edmonton on Saturday March 23, 2019.

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-03-24

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JONES: Hitchcock wants to return as Oilers head coach

JONES: Hitchcock wants to return as Oilers head coach

With the countdown to the final game of the Edmonton Oilers season down to single digits, you have to wonder if it’s the final countdown for Ken Hitchcock. Or, six points back of a playoff position with seven games to go, will the next general manager of the Oilers, whenever hired, want Hitchcock to return for another season with, one would hope, a roster with a better shot at enjoying success. Hitchcock, most hockey people can see, has been coaching his ass off with the half a hockey team he

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-03-24

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The Oilers made a rare move and shopped the QMJHL at the 2018 draft. It could happen again.

The Oilers don't often draft from the QMJHL, but they could find some needed skill upgrades there, especially after the first round.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-03-23

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Tkachuk scores twice, including OT winner as Senators top Oilers

Tkachuk scores twice, including OT winner as Senators top Oilers

Brady Tkachuk scored his second of the game 2:09 into overtime as the Ottawa Senators put a crimp in Edmonton's slim playoff hopes with a 4-3 victory over the Oilers on Saturday.

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2019-03-23

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Tkachuk scores two, including OT winner as Senators top Oilers

Tkachuk scores two, including OT winner as Senators top Oilers

EDMONTON — Brady Tkachuk scored his second of the game 2:09 into overtime as the Ottawa Senators put a crimp in Edmonton’s slim playoff hopes with a 4-3 victory over the Oilers on Saturday. Bobby Ryan and Brian Gibbons also scored for the last-place Senators (26-43-6), who snapped a two-game losing streak Alex Chiasson, Connor McDavid and Colby Cave replied for the Oilers (33-34-8), who have lost three of their last four. The Senators struck first on the power play five minutes

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Date: 2019-03-23

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Oilers lose 4-3 in overtime to last-place Ottawa Senators

Oilers lose 4-3 in overtime to last-place Ottawa Senators

This was one of those games, No. 1,153 on the NHL schedule, where both teams stood for the national anthem, looked at one another as Robert Clark finished up and said in unison: “hey, we should be able to beat these guys.” The last-place Ottawa Senators, who gutted their team trading Mark Stone, Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel leaving them with a whole lot of Rudolf Balcers, Oscar Lindbergs and Brian Gibbons, with the best draft lottery odds, against Edmonton Oilers, who shockingly blew a hom

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-03-23

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