Gameday: Oilers face Mighty Powerful Ducks

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2015-04-01

ANAHEIM - The Edmonton Oilers are hoping to take their win streak to the next level tonight, but in order to do that they’ll have to take their game there first.

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Edmonton Oilers call up goalie Tyler Bunz to back up Ben Scrivens against Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-04-01

The first priority for the Edmonton Oilers was to get goalie Richard Bachman home to his family after he had received some tragic news. Then they had to find someone to back up Ben Scrivens, and rather than pull up Laurent Broissoit — who has been playing every game in net for the Oklahoma City Barons as they try to lock down a playoff spot — they elected to call up Tyler Bunz.

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GDB 77.0: Organizational depth

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-04-01

The one positive the Oilers can take out of this season is that their organizational depth has improved. Martin Marincin, Anton Lander, Andrew Miller, Iiro Pakarinen and Brandon Davidson all played at least 27 games in the AHL this season, but when they got to the NHL they were able to contribute, instead of just taking up a roster spot.Tyler Pitlick didn't look out of place either when he was in the lineup, and if he could stay healthy, he gives them even more depth. These players have been effective in the NHL, and they are all still improving, which is much more than you could say about call ups in previous years.The Oilers need to build the foundation of their team through drafting and

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Why did the Edmonton Oilers recall Tyler Bunz instead of Laurent Brossoit?

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-04-01

The Edmonton Oilers will be without Richard Bachman when they take on the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday. The club’s official Twitter account announced that Bachman had been forced to leave the team due to a death in his family, which is obviously one of those situations which transcends hockey; we wish him the best during this difficult time. In Bachman’s absence, the Oilers reached down to Oklahoma City for another goalie. Tyler Bunz is likely not the name that would have leapt to the minds of most Edmonton fans as the next-best recall option. A fifth-round pick of the team in 2010, his professional career is now three years old and has been primarily spent in the ECHL, where he has consi

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Oilers Gameday – @ Ducks

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2015-04-01

The Oilers return to the ice tonight in Anaheim to battle the Ducks in the fourth and final meeting between the sides on the season. This will be the second meeting in Anaheim on the year, with the previous meeting coming back in December. This is game two of a three game road trip for the Oilers. Edmonton F’s Matt Hendricks and Boyd Gordon are both questionable for tonight, while D’s Andrew Ference and Mark Fayne are both out. Meanwhile, Anaheim will be without F Tim Jackman, who is currently on the IR. Ben Scrivens starts for Edmonton, while John Gibson starts for Anaheim. Last Games: Edmonton: The Oilers last took to the ice on Monday in Denver in a pretty even tilt against C

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Oilers @ Ducks Game 77 Preview

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-04-01

Oilers are 5-1-1 in their last 7. Too bad they were 18-39-12 in 69 before that. @ 23-40-13, 59 points, .76 p/g Ranks 49-22-7, 105 points, 1.346 p/g Western Conference - 13th Western Conference - 1st 28th P/G 2nd 24th ST 15th 28th ES 18th 28th Goal 18th 8 PM MDT - SNW Honda Center The opposing view: Anaheim Calling Tickets - TiqIQ All This Winning Is Contagious Edmonton sent Colorado to the brink of mathematical elimination with a 4-1 victory at the Pepsi Center on Monday.  It really was a 2-1 game until Semyon Varlamov got pulled with three minutes remaining, but I'll take a couple of empty netters to pad the pile.  B

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Hendricks named Oilers nominee for 2015 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Source: Edmonton Oilers official website
Date: 2015-04-01

The Edmonton chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association (PHWA) has named forward Matt Hendricks as the Edmonton Oilers nominee for the 2015 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The Masterton Trophy, awarded since the 1967-68 season, is ...

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Offer-Sheeting Dougie Hamilton

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2015-04-01

When I began drawing up my list of off-season targets (coming in mid-April), I spent hours debating which defenders Edmonton should pursue via free agency and via trade this summer. According to my calculations, the Oilers need a top-pairing and a second-pairing defender before next season begins. At least one of those guys needs to be brought in through trade. I’ve named a few guys to target via trade, namely Dion Phaneuf and Brent Seabrook, and a few UFA’s, like Paul Martin and Mike Green. One thing I didn’t factor in? RFA’s. Could an offer-sheet, like the one offered to Dustin Penner many moons ago, be in the cards? If so, for who? Before I dive into things, let me

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WWYDW: The Goaltending Options

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-04-01

That the Edmonton Oilers will go out and acquire at least one new goaltender this summer seems obvious. What are the team’s options, and who should it add?

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MacKinnon: Oil Kings’ valiant effort in home playoff games earn fans’ respect

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-04-01

They have spoiled Edmonton hockey fans for years, these Oil Kings. Unlike the NHL club owned by the same parent company, the Western Hockey League team has consistently provided value for dollar the last half decade, at the least.

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Oil Kings down to their last life in Western Hockey League playoff series

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-04-01

“This is our season,” Edmonton Oil Kings head coach Steve Hamilton said on Monday, when his team was down 2-1 in their Western Hockey League series against the Brandon Wheat Kings. He was referring to the Oil Kings’ strengths and weaknesses melding together in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff tilt this year.

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Oilers game preview: Playoff-bound Anaheim Ducks looking to end regular season on high note

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-04-01

The Anaheim Ducks have locked up a playoff berth for the eighth time in 10 years and are in contenton to secure the Presidents’ Trophy for finishing in first place in the National Hockey League.

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