Game-changing goalie gives Edmonton Oil Kings an edge in WHL playoff series against Brandon Wheat Kings

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-03-27

From his view on the Edmonton Oil Kings’ bench, Steve Hamilton thought he was witnessing the game being tied up. A few feet away, backup goalie Patrick Dea was working the door to the Oil Kings’ bench and had his head hung low. The 18-year-old saw Brandon Wheat Kings forward Rihards Bukarts break in on Edmonton goalie Tristan Jarry and catch him as he shifted his feet, lacing the puck between the opening in Jarry’s pads.

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Richard Bachman gets shot in net for Oilers against old team

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Spills
Date: 2015-03-27

If the Edmonton Oilers were ever going to give OKC goalie Richard Bachman a start, it was going to be Friday against the Dallas Stars–the team he used to play for as Kari Lehtonen’s backup. He’s been in the NHL, earning big-league money, for six weeks now with Viktor Fasth out with a groin injury, but he’s been sitting on the Oilers’ bench wearing a ballcap as a cheerleader for Ben Scrivens. Scrivens has started 15 of the previous 16 games, with the only break in North Carolina March 8 when the Oilers blew a 3-0 lead and fell 6-4 with an empty-net hat-trick goal by Elias Lindholm with Bachman on the bench, to put it away for the Hurricanes. “Half the Dalla

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GDB 75.0: OUT OF TIME

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-03-27

The Edmonton Oilers have the best fans. Full stop. Oilers Nation stepped willingly into the elevator shaft of rebuilding X years ago (your mileage may vary) and they're still taking the LRT or driving down to Rexall through the wind, hail, sleet and snow. Edmonton Oilers fans possess faith eternal, they are worth celebrating all days. Today, the organization takes the time to say thanks.

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Stars @ Oilers Game 75 Preview

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-03-27

Oilers finish up home stand with visit from Dallas @ 36-28-10, 82 points, 1.084 p/g Ranks 21-40-13, 55 points, .726 p/g Western Conference - 11th Western Conference - 13th 19th P/G 28th 5th ST 25th 23rd ES 18th 26th Goal 30th 7:30 PM MDT - SN1 Rexall Place The opposing view: Defending Big D Tickets - TiqIQ Finishing Up The Rest It's a good thing that Edmonton jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead against Colorado on Wednesday, because they need all of those goals and one more to completely shut the door against the Avalanche.  Martin Marincin scored his first career goal, while Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall made it 3-0 before half the period

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Edmonton Oilers give Richard Bachman start in goal Friday against Dallas Stars, his former team

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-03-27

At least there will be some familiarity for Richard Bachman when he shakes off the cobwebs and steps into the Edmonton Oilers’ net tonight. He had played with four of the defencemen in Oklahoma City earlier this season, a list that now includes Brandon Davidson, who was called up from the Barons on Thursday.

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Maybe the only problem with Justin Schultz is that the Edmonton Oilers have miscast him

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-03-27

Justin Schultz is a controversial player in Edmonton. Some of the blame for that must fall on his shoulders, because 195 games into his NHL career he has not noticeably developed as an offensive option and there remain significant gaffes in his defensive game. A far greater share of the problem rests on the shoulders of the men who have constructed the Oilers. It was the Oilers who ordained Schultz a top-pairing defenceman as a rookie NHL’er. Schultz averaged 21:26 per game under head coach Ralph Krueger as a rookie in 2012-13, a total which ranked second on the team in total ice time. In each of the last two seasons, first under Dallas Eakins and more recently under Todd Nelson, he has be

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Is Martin Marincin in the Oilers future plans?

Source: Oil Drop
Date: 2015-03-27

While Edmonton Oilers defenceman Martin Marincin was lucky enough to score the first goal of his NHL career on Wednesday night against the Colorado Avalanche, there is no guarantee the towering Slovak will be in Orange and Blue come next season.

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Oilers Gameday – Vs. Stars

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2015-03-27

The Oilers conclude their five game homestand tonight and get back on the ice as they battle the Dallas Stars in the third and final meeting between the sides this season. This will be the second meeting between the teams at Rexall Place, who met in Edmonton just before Christmas. Tonight, the Oilers will celebrate fan appreciation night. The Oilers will be without F’s Matt Hendricks  and Boyd Gordon, while Matt Fraser is questionable. Both defenders Andrew Ference and Mark Fayne are expected to miss this game tonight. Meanwhile, the Stars will be without F Valeri Nichushkin tonight, who has been out long-term, as well as D Trevor Daley. Richard Bachman starts for Edmonton, while Ka

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Take our annual Oilers reader survey

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-03-27

With the Edmonton Oilers' season drawing to a close in a couple of weeks, we figured it was a good time to roll out a few questions to poll fans on what they think about the fortunes, direction and travails of the NHL club that'll miss the playoffs for the ninth straight year. We're also curious about you, the fan. What are your habits? Has your interest in the team dropped or are you still passionate about it?

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Gameday: Edmonton Oilers host Dallas Stars

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2015-03-27

STARS (36-28-10) at OILERS (21-40-13); TV: SN1, TXA 21; 7:30 p.m.

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Predict The Final Score: Game 75 - Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-03-27

Don't forget to try and win our second chance prize pack, featuring The Captain, Andrew Ference! Oilers vs Stars Today's Goaltenders: Ben Scrivens (3,005 mins ESSvPct: .904 SvPct: .896) vs. Kari Lehtonen (3,485 mins ESSvPct: .913 SvPct: .908) Second chance contest now running! Please put your prediction in the subject line like this: Oilers n - Stars n Please list the Oilers score first, regardless of the team being home or away. Make your own prediction and do not comment on anyone else's prediction. Any comments that are not in the format above, or in response to someone else's comment will be deleted. Points distributed as follows: Predict both teams correctly: 5 poi

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We can still reasonably give Nail Yakupov the benefit of the doubt

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-03-27

Yak’s mediocre play has improved new coach Nelson.  But can he finish up strong? On one of the worst teams the NHL has ever seen, the 2010-15 Edmonton Oilers, Nail Yakupov has fit right in. He’s been a weak player on a horrid squad. He’s been part of the problem. That’s the bad news. The good news is that Yakupov has been playing better hockey in recent months, both on the power play and as a two-way performer at even strength. This improvement coincides with three major events: the arrival of veteran Derek Roy to play centre with Yakupov; the departure of Dallas Eakins as coach; Yakupov’s first NHL contract running out and him playing for a new deal. The perti

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