Edmonton Oilers player grades — Oil lubed by Blues, adding insult to Iiro Pakarinen’s injury

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-03-01

Blues 2, Oilers 1 Progress occurs in in baby steps in the National Hockey League, and sometimes has to be measured in terms of moral victories. For the Edmonton Oilers, the latest such was a 2-1 regulation loss to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. The NHL is a 2-1 kind of league, and at least the Oilers are starting to play 2-1 games, even as they are not yet adept at winning them. This was their third straight with the identical scoreline, with a (wait for it) 1-2 record in those games. This match was very similar to last Saturday’s home loss to Anaheim Ducks, one in which the Oilers fell behind in the first period, battled back to tie it in the middle frame, and hung around at 1

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Blues used depth to expose Oilers’ mistakes

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-01

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Stastny scores late game winner, Blues edge Oilers

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-01

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Oilers Hang onto 29th Spot For One More Day

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-03-01

St. Louis beats the Oilers 2-1 The sixth place St. Louis Blues came into Rexall to take on the 29th place Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers, in a bad place all around came into the game only 1 point behind the Arizona Coyotes for 28th spot. St. Louis on the other hand needed to win if they were to have a chance of catching the first place Nashville Predators. The only thing that stood between another Oilers loss and potential Blues win was Ben Scrivens who had a pretty decent game. Highlights First Period 17:48 - Iiro Pakarinen tries to finish a check and goes awkwardly into the boards behind the Blues net. He appeared to have hurt his knee and did not return to the game. 15:04 -

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Oilers put in strong effort but can’t shake Blues

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-03-01

Well, well, well. Just one day after the Edmonton Oilers were chattering about the importance of playing with some consistency, about playing with intent in spite of their place in the NHL standings, they walked the walk against the St. Louis Blues.

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GDB 63.0 Wrap Up: Blues @ Oilers

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-03-01

sELPH, we speak your name! Final Score: 2-1 Blues

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Stastny, Elliott lift Blues over Oilers

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-01

EDMONTON – Paul Stastny scored the game winner and added an assist as the St. Louis Blues came away with a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. Dmitrij Jaskin also scored for the Blues (40-18-4), who have won two games in a row. Justin Schultz responded with the goal for the Oilers (18-35-10), who have lost three of their last four. St. Louis got the game’s first goal with eight minutes remaining in the first period as Stastny made a nice feed across to Jaskin, who beat Edmonton goalie Ben Scrivens for his 10th of the season. Edmonton tied the game six-and-a-half minutes into the second period as Schultz beat St. Louis starter Brian Elliott with a lon

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The Edmonton Oilers host the St. Louis Blues

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2015-03-01

The Edmonton Oilers host the St. Louis Blues

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Is Tanking Dead? The Story of the NHL Draft Lottery

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2015-03-01

Whether it’s the right thing to do, or if you think it’s despicable, or (my favourite) it ruins the integrity of the game, tanking as an artform may be all but dead. This year’s draft lottery might be the first sign of the NHL finally pulling the plug on the strategy as a whole. Before you could just trade all your players and essentially be gifted the first overall selection. Then the league came up with the weighted lottery system where prior to this lottery, if you won the lottery you moved up four spots. In recent years that led to Colorado (2013) moving up a spot to take Nathan MacKinnon, Edmonton (2012) moving up a spot to take Nail Yakupov. Even Chicago (2007) moved up from 5th

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Oilers prospect Nurse eager to get back on the ice

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-03-01

After seeing a doctor here to check out a leg injury he had in junior in Sault Ste. Marie, Darnell Nurse was in the house on Saturday. “I got hit a little awkwardly a couple of weeks back, so the medical staff wanted me to come in to get it looked at. I’ve had a couple of MRIs and everything looks fine. I’m looking forward to heading back to the Soo tomorrow. Nothing serious,” said the Edmonton Oilers’ first pick in the 2013 draft, who had a terrific world junior on the Team Canada blue-line and now hopes to get past Connor McDavid and the Erie Otters to the Memorial Cup.

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NHL Rumour Roundup: Latest trade talk

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-01

With only two days remaining until the NHL trade deadline, here are the latest rumours from around the league on potential deals: If Keith Yandle goes, it’ll be to a Stanley Cup contender Keith Yandle is a regular in trade rumours, especially around this time of year. The offensive-defenseman is regularly linked with his hometown Boston Bruins and Elliotte Friedman reported on Hockey Night in Canada that Eastern Conference contenders are trying to make a last-minute effort to acquire Yandle. Is this the year he goes to Boston, or could he end up somewhere else? Forget those Patrick Sharp rumours Despite rumours surfacing on Friday that Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp may be t

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Blues could swap Sobotka for Oilers’ Petry

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-01

Barring a last minute contract extension ahead of Monday’s trade deadline, Edmonton Oilers defenceman Jeff Petry is about to find himself a new NHL home. The Montreal Canadiens and Anaheim Ducks have been rumoured to be interested in Petry. Elliotte Friedman cited the St. Louis Blues as another potential landing spot for the 27-year-old during this Saturday’s edition of “Headlines” on Hockey Night in Canada. Friedman also said that the Blues could lean on estranged centre Vladimir Sobotka as a piece to help facilitate a potential deal. Sobotka is currently playing with Omsk Avangard in the KHL. The Blues received a one-year arbitration award for forward Vladimir So

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