Draisaitl, McDavid team up to lead Oilers to overtime win against Colorado

Draisaitl, McDavid team up to lead Oilers to overtime win against Colorado

What if, heaven forbid, McDavid and Draisaitl spend the next few years together on the Oilers top line? Would that be so bad? Because let’s face it, they're pretty amazing when they’re on the ice together.

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2018-02-23

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Running wild

Running wild

Oilers fans were treated to a throwback game that looked like last year all over again at Rogers on Thursday night. Connor McDavid could have pocketed a dozen, Leon Draisaitl put the steam in steamroller and the defense punished and passed well enough to keep the Avalanche at bay. Cam Talbot was beaten on a long ranger that was screened and a gigantic fluke, but kept Colorado from finding the dagger. Now it’s on to California and the trade deadline. THE ATHLETIC! New Lowetide: Oscar Klefbom

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2018-02-23

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Friday Morning Hot Links: OT Winner

Friday Morning Hot Links:  OT Winner

Trade deadline looms as Oilers take two points at home versus Avalanche Connor McDavid’s OT goal gave the Oilers a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche last night. Zack Kassian and Leon Draisaitl got in on the scoring action as well. It doesn’t mean too much in the standings for the Oilers, but this team’s got to feel good after picking up the win at home. Here are your Friday morning hotlinks, hot off the griddle. The Oilers don’t need Patrick Maroon, they need the next Patri

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-02-23

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Forever a Devil

Forever a Devil

When I was growing up in Czechoslovakia, we had two TV channels. This was in the early ’80s, and the Soviets were still in charge. So it was either cartoons or some boring news show, and our TV was still in black-and-white, so the cartoons weren’t even very fun to watch. So what are you going to do? You’re going to go play outside. That’s step one of how I got from Třebíč to New Jersey, and why I have the honor of seeing No. 26 go up into the rafters this weekend. Thank you, Soviet

Source: The Players Tribune
Date: 2018-02-23

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Insiders update NHL trade market headed into weekend

Insiders update NHL trade market headed into weekend

Monday’s NHL trade deadline is quickly approaching, and you can check back to this page throughout the day Friday for the freshest hits from hockey Insiders. ****** Elliotte Friedman was on Toronto’s Sportsnet 590 on Friday morning. In Friedman’s latest 31 Thoughts he mentioned the potential availability of Nick Bjugstad. Friedman was asked on 590 about how a big center and the Montreal Canadiens seem like a natural fit. “You know, I have thought that and I do believe that Florida is a

Source: Fan Rag Sports
Date: 2018-02-23

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5 things we learned in the NHL: Draisaitl dominates in overtime

5 things we learned in the NHL: Draisaitl dominates in overtime

A power move, an emotional night, and a few close calls. Here are five things we learned in the NHL on Thursday night. Leafs win (but also maybe lose) Things were going reasonably well in Leafs land on Thursday night until about the final minute of Toronto’s game against the visiting New York Islanders. That’s when, just two minutes after scoring the game-tying goal, Auston Matthews left the ice in a bit of discomfort when he got sandwiched between Islanders Cal Clutterbuck and Adam Pelech

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-02-23

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Western Conference News: Flames, Stars, Oilers, Kings, Sharks, Blues, Canucks and Jets

Western Conference News: Flames, Stars, Oilers, Kings, Sharks, Blues, Canucks and Jets

On the Calgary Flames … Kristen Anderson: Goaltender Mike Smith didn’t’ skate while they were on their road trip. He’s still listed as day-to-day, and they’ll know more when they are more settled in Calgary. There is no timetable for his potential return. On the Dallas Stars … Mike Heika: Martin Hanzal missed last night’s

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2018-02-23

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5 things we learned in the NHL: Draisaitl dominates in overtime

5 things we learned in the NHL: Draisaitl dominates in overtime

A power move, an emotional night, and a few close calls. Here are five things we learned in the NHL on Thursday night. Leafs win (but also maybe lose) Things were going reasonably well in Leafs land on Thursday night until about the final minute of Toronto’s game against the visiting New York Islanders. That’s when, just two minutes after scoring the game-tying goal, Auston Matthews left the ice in a bit of discomfort when he got sandwiched between Islanders Cal Clutterbuck and Adam Pelech

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-02-23

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Connor McDavid’s OT Goal Pushes Oilers Over Avalanche

Connor McDavid’s OT Goal Pushes Oilers Over Avalanche

McDavid has Colorado’s number Unlike the Bruins game,it was the Oilers who were pouring it on more often than not. The only thing that stood in between the Oilers and two points was Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov, who got his money’s worth before McDavid took care of business in overtime. A trend that must not continue into 2018-19 is the one where Edmonton tends to go down two, three, or four goals before scoring goals of their own. Fortunately for everyone in attendance, the Oil

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-02-23

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McDavid scores OT winner as Oilers down Avs

McDavid scores OT winner as Oilers down Avs

Connor McDavid scored at 2:19 of overtime and added an assist as the Edmonton Oilers came away with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday.

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2018-02-23

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