Outplayed But That's Ok

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2014-11-29

The Oilers get outplayed by the St. Louis Blues but still earn a Bettman point No matter how you slice it tonight's game looked like it was going to be ugly. The Oilers had just played Nashville the night before in a game that went to over time. St. Louis is a team of forward depth, strong defense and coaching that is arguably the best in the NHL. It would appear that tonight the game was going to be slaughtering but the hockey gods had something a little different in mind. Highlights First Period If you only watched the first period then you'd have agreed with my initial comment about the Oilers getting slaughtered. It was so lopsided that I was pretty sure that 6-0 romp was going to

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MacKinnon: Nicholson needs to ‘peel back the onion’ to determine a plan for the Edmonton Oilers

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-11-29

As the Edmonton Oilers endure yet another early season crisis, the National Hockey League team’s senior management refuses to panic, which is both prudent and predictable. After all, the worst may be yet to come.

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Jarry shutout a Giant step forward for Oil Kings

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-11-29

Edmonton Oil Kings goalie Tristan Jarry picked up the shutout in his return to the crease, blanking the Vancouver Giants 3-0 on Friday night. Jarry stopped 35 shots in his first Western Hockey League game in a week, registering his 10th win of the season.

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Scandella boosts Wild to 5-4 win over Stars in OT

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2014-11-29

DALLAS — Marco Scandella scored the winning goal 2:04 into overtime, after Thomas Vanek pulled Minnesota even late in regulation, and the Wild beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 after blowing a three-goal lead on Friday night. Scandella poked a loose puck past Kari Lehtonen from close range to hand the Stars their eighth straight overtime loss at home. Minnesota improved to 6-0 against Central Division teams, and Dallas remained winless at 0-6-2 in the division. The Stars came up short in what would have been their biggest comeback since rallying from 3-0 to beat Chicago 4-3 in a shootout on Feb. 11, 2011, according to STATS. Vanek’s tying goal came with 1:52 left in r

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Player Grades –Edmonton Oilers taken to the woodshed by St. Louis but Ben Scrivens salvages a point

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-11-29

Blues 4, Oilers 3 (OT) This game came advertised as a scheduled loss, and it delivered, with the Oilers getting soundly thumped in three of the game’s four periods. However, a heroic effort from goaltender Ben Scrivens kept Edmonton in the game long enough to earn a point for an overtime loss. Full grades follow. Player Grades The following are the player grades for the Oilers, with 10 being a “perfect” game, 9 extraordinary, 8 great, 7 good, 6 above average, 5 average, 4 below average, 3 poor, 2 terrible and 1 deserving of almost instant demotion. Compiled by Jonathan Willis. Forward Line No. 1 #4 Taylor Hall, 6. Hall stole the puck from Jori Lehtera in the slot off al ost defensive z

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Back-to-back overtime losses leave Oilers singing the Blues

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-11-29

St. Louis — It was another knife to the heart for the dogged Edmonton Oilers, who killed a Mark Fayne tripping penalty in overtime only to see gifted St. Louis Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko score with 40 seconds left Friday night. Tarasenko, the emerging super talent, stickhandled past Oilers defenceman Justin Schultz, cut quickly and ripped a shot over Ben Scrivens’ blocker as the goalie went down on the 41st shot by the Blues for a 4-3 St. Louis victory at the Scottrade Center.

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Oilers skid hits nine games, lose to Blues

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2014-11-29

Valdimir Tarasenko scored with 40 seconds left in overtime as the St. Louis Blues dropped the Edmonton Oilers, 2-1, on Friday. The Oilers are now winless in their past nine games. More to come.

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GDB 24.0 Wrap Up: Oilers @ Blues

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-11-29

And thus we conclude "No Win November." Final Score: 4-3 Blues in OT.

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Can the Oilers buy a win on Black Friday?

Source: Puckrant
Date: 2014-11-29

Against the St. Louis Blues? Probably not. Nugent-Hopkins and Eberle are slumping. Taylor Hall looks like he may be playing through an injury of some sort. Oh, and the team's on an eight-game losing skid and their defensive core is currently a carousel of healthy scratches and demotions. Speaking of Hall, he made it very clear to TSN analyst Ryan Rishaug that coaching was not the issue, giving Eakins the stamp of approval to Craig MacTavish, letting him know that he "still has the whole room". Whether you agree with that sentiment or not, it seems pretty clear that the Oilers have no intentions of sending Eakins packing any time soon.  I mean, if anyone thought that firing Dallas

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Can the Oilers buy a win on Black Friday?

Source: Puckrant
Date: 2014-11-29

Against the St. Louis Blues? Probably not. Nugent-Hopkins and Eberle are slumping. Taylor Hall looks like he may be playing through an injury of some sort. Oh, and the team's on an eight-game losing skid and their defensive core is currently a carousel of healthy scratches and demotions. Speaking of Hall, he made it very clear to TSN analyst Ryan Rishaug that coaching was not the issue, giving Eakins the stamp of approval to Craig MacTavish, letting him know that he "still has the whole room". Whether you agree with that sentiment or not, it seems pretty clear that the Oilers have no intentions of sending Eakins packing any time soon.  I mean, if anyone thought that firing Dallas

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Players fully onside with Eakins–not his fault, 8-game losing streak

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Spills
Date: 2014-11-28

In David Perron’s eyes, despite the bleatings of some folks in OilerNation, coach Dallas Eakins isn’t the reason they’ve lost eight straight games with one of the NHL’s top half-dozen teams, the St. Louis Blues next on the playbill Friday. The team’s losing on every day ending in the letter y when they play good, bad or indifferent, but Eakins isn’t losing anybody in the room. He hasn’t lost anybody’s attention. “What you guys are supposed to be doing is analyzing the team. Same with the fan. You look at your favourite team and you want to bring your own opinion and that’s good,” said Perron. “We have full confidence in

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Oilers notes: Looks like Justin Schultz will return to Edmonton lineup against St. Louis Blues

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-11-28

The Edmonton Oilers didn’t skate before Friday night's game against the host St. Louis Blues, and head coach Dallas Eakins wasn’t talking to the media until about an hour before game time, so we don’t know if defenceman Justin Schultz will be back in after being a healthy scratch in Nashville along with Martin Marincin.

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