Edmonton Oilers visit Rogers Place

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2015-03-30

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Oilers go with the hot hand as goalie Richard Bachman between the pipes

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2015-03-30

The Edmonton Oilers are taking some of their wounded on the road with them.

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NHL Fantasy: Win the goalie lottery this week

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-30

While it’s nice to think about this season as “The Year of the Backup,” there’s really no new ground being broken in fantasy hockey. While Andrew Hammond’s story is a bit of an extreme case, just last year it was Martin Jones who went eight games allowing just eight goals in relief of Jonathan Quick. Also last year, Alex Stalock went 24 appearances while allowing more than three goals against just once. There is a lot of turnover among fantasy hockey goaltenders every year. While it usually means the regular starter for a team has to get injured for a significant value opportunity for the backup, it doesn’t have to be for a lengthy amount of time. There are probably lottery ticke

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Edmonton Oilers give Richard Bachman second straight start in goal for game vs. Colorado Avalanche

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-03-30

After his 29-save shutout against the Dallas Stars, Richard Bachman had no idea when he’d get back into the Edmonton Oilers net. He didn’t have long to wait.

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Colorado’s Tyson Barrie is emerging as an elite offensive blueliner. Edmonton’s Justin Schultz? Not so much.

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-03-30

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Justin Schultz has become something of a polarizing figure in Oil Country. His supporters, seemingly an ever-dwindling number, point to the fact that he is still a young, developing player. He is currently completing his third NHL season, doesn’t turn 25 until July 6, by which time another delicate contract negotiation is expected. The hoopla that surrounded Schultz’s initial signing with the Oil three summers ago has quieted considerably. After failing to come to terms with Anaheim Ducks, the team that drafted him 43rd overall in 2008, he left the University of Wisconsin after his junior season to become one of the most celebrated free agents in many y

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GDB 76.0: Move up the standings

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-03-30

The Oilers have won three of their last four games to move within five points of the 27th place Toronto Maple Leafs. Edmonton needs to win three of their final seven games and have the Leafs lose all six of their remaining games to catch them. If the Leafs win once the Oilers need to win four and so on.Moving up to 27th could be tough, but the main goal for the organization next season will be trying to move up from 13th place in the western conference; and that will be much more difficult.The Avalanche are currently in 12th place in the west, and they have 25 more points than the Orange and Blue.

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Oilers Gameday – Vs. Avalanche

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2015-03-30

The Oilers get back on the ice tonight in Denver as they open up a three game road-trip against the Colorado Avalanche in the third and final meeting between the sides on the season. This will be Edmonton’s second trip to the mile high city this season. The Oilers will be without F’s Matt Hendricks and Boyd Gordon tonight, along with D’s Andrew Ference and Mark Fayne. Meanwhile, the Avalanche will be without F’s Patrick Bordeleau, Jamie McGinn, Borna Rendulic and Jesse Winchester along with D’s Ryan Wilson and Erik Johnson. Ben Scrivens starts for Edmonton, while Semyon Varlamov starts for the Avs. Last Games: Edmonton: The Oilers last took the ice on Friday ni

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Gameday #77: Calgary Flames at Dallas Stars

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-30

Sunday was a good example of why putting too much stock into any one game is dangerous. The Calgary Flames took a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators, controlling the game from start to finish. That was after they were on the other side on Friday night, getting worked 4-2 at the hands of the Minnesota Wild. The last two games for the Flames have been complete opposites of one another, which is a good reminder that things change rapidly in the NHL. Calgary hopes their performance tonight resembles yesterday’s when they visit the Dallas Stars (6:30 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960). Calgary Flames 41-28-7, 3rd Pacific Division Johnny Gaudreau-Sean Monahan-Jiri Hudler Lance Bouma-Mi

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Maple Leafs, Oilers leave legacy of fans tossing jerseys

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-30

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Oilers @ Avalanche Game 76 Preview

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-03-30

Oilers ride a two game winning streak into Denver @ 22-40-13, 57 points, .76 p/g Ranks 35-28-12, 82 points, 1.094 p/g Western Conference - 13th Western Conference - 12th 21st P/G 28th 24th ST 25th 28th ES 18th 28th Goal 18th 7:00 PM MDT - SN1 Pepsi Center The opposing view: Mile High Hockey Tickets - TiqIQ Two Is A Streak. Richard Bachman earned his second career NHL shutout on Friday as the Oilers took down the Dallas Stars by a 4-0 count.  Jordan Eberle, Derek Roy and Benoit Pouliot each had goals for the Oilers, while Andrew Miller scored his first NHL goal on a penalty shot.  Will Richard Bachman get his second con

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Western Canada swing will define Kings’ season

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-30

We’re coming down to it in the West, with the Los Angeles Kings and three Western Canadian teams vying for a total of three playoff spots between the four clubs. (The Sportsnet election desk has awarded the first wildcard spot to Minnesota). Heading into tonight’s action, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg and Los Angeles are grouped within three points of each other. Calgary has the easiest remaining strength of schedule by a few percentage points, but the Flames also have the heaviest road schedule, playing four of their last six games away from the Saddledome. Vancouver has a two-point cushion and a game in hand on Calgary, while the Jets are going to feel either very nervous or super confi

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Potratz Prospects: The Fillers & Busts

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2015-03-30

At the end of every prospect list, are the players that may never see a single NHL game. The Oilers have had a strong amount of these players. We will look into the new Milan Kytnar’s, Alex Plante’s, Colten Teubert’s, and Alexei Mikhnov’s. The Oilers saw a draft-for-need mentality during the Tambellini years, and that’s why decently high picks were used on the likes of Troy Hesketh, Cameron Abney and a player on this list; Travis Ewanyk. Here is the finale of the list. THE FILLERS & BUSTS #26 RW John McCarron, 2012 Draft 153rd overall Cornell University (ECAC) 31GP 4-8-12, -8 McCarron has a lot of things the Oilers need. He’s a huge body at 6’2 2

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