Colorado Avalanche @ Edmonton Oilers Game Preview

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-03-25

Got any more five goal third periods in you? @ 20-50-3, 43 points, .590 p/g Ranks 40-25-9, 87 points, 1.202 p/g Central Division - 7th Pacific Division - 2nd 30th Points per Game 11th 27th Special Teams 12th 28th Shots on Goal 9th 30th Goals Against per Game 9th 7 PM MDT TV - Sportsnet West Radio - 630 CHED Pepsi Center The opposing view Mile High Hockey PROJECTED FORWARDS Patrick Maroon - Connor McDavid - Leon Draisaitl Milan Lucic - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle Benoit Pouliot - David Desharnais - Zack Kassian Drake Caggiula - Mark Letestu - Iiro Pakarinen DEFENCE Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson Andrej

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Edmonton Oilers prized D prospects Ethan Bear, Caleb Jones both enjoying strong farewell seasons in WHL

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-03-25

The names of Caleb Jones and Ethan Bear are often paired, at least in the minds of Edmonton Oilers fans. The two defenders were the second and third selections of the NHL team in 2015 (behind one Connor McDavid). Granted, they were way down the draft list at #117 and #124 respectively after the Oilers traded a bushel of in-between picks for the likes of Griffin Reinhart, Cam Talbot, Eric Gryba and Todd McLellan. By the time Peter Chiarelli made his second appearance at the microphone it was well into Day Two. Besides their similar draft pedigree, Jones and Bear have quite a bit in common. Both play in the WHL’s American Division, with Portland Winterhawks and Seattle Thunderbirds respe

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G75 2016-17: AVALANCHE AT OILERS

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-03-25

The Edmonton Oilers are now driving toward clinching a playoff spot and that could come as early as Tuesday. Added to that major news item is the possibility of pushing up the Pacific Division standings as teams ahead and behind sputter. Connor McDavid has a chance to win the scoring title and is approaching other-worldy, Leon Draisaitl is the Mannheim Steamroller (Mozart) and Cam Talbot is the best goalie in town since Dwayne Roloson. The interesting thing about this WC playoff season is there is just one power (‘Hawks) and seven teams who appear to be capable of beating each other any given hockey night. In a case of that kind, the best player on the ice can have an enormous impact.

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Closing out the Season: Realistic Expectations

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-03-25

With the end of the regular season in clear view and a playoff birth on the horizon, there are a number of questions on the minds of Edmonton Oilers fans all around the country. Will Connor McDavid reach 100 points? Will the Oilers make the playoffs? If so, in what position? How will they do once they get into the postseason? Are they overworking Cam Talbot?… Depending on who you ask, there will be a variety of answers to each of these questions. Here’s what we can reasonably expect from the Oilers to finish the year. The Playoffs? (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) At this point, while it isn’t technically a lock, the playoffs are a given. The Oilers are one of the hotter teams

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100 X 2?

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-03-25

Just as many of you have done in recent weeks, I was wondering out loud on Twitter Thursday evening after the Edmonton Oilers beat the Colorado Avalanche 7-4 in Denver if Connor McDavid might hit 100 points in his bid for the Art Ross Trophy as NHL scoring champion. With two assists in the sloppy win over the Avalanche, McDavid upped his season totals to 26-61-87 with eight games to play. I suggested the century mark was within reach. Not a sure thing, not even likely, but “within reach,” as in a possibility. I did so without running a spreadsheet. McDavid two assists at 87 points with 8 games left. 100 points within reach, Can be first Oiler since Doug Weight (104 in 95-96) to hit 100

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Three things we learned in the NHL: Islanders move into playoff spot

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-03-25

• Islanders move into a wild-card spot • Lightning move closer • Ducks catch up to Sharks in Pacific As he made his way around the ice at PPG Paints Arena on Friday night, Josh Ho-Sang was met with some boos from the home crowd. The New York Islanders forward likely wasn’t too bothered, though. He’s made headlines recently for wearing Mario Lemieux’s No. 66 — a way of paying homage to his childhood hero — and while Lemieux himself told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he’s “fine” with the gesture, Ho-Sang said ahead of Friday’s clash with the Pittsburgh Penguins that he would understand if fans there had some animosity toward him. Booing aside, Ho-Sang pic

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Edmonton Oilers Game Day: Rematch with lowly Avs

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2017-03-25

Colorado Avalanche (20-50-3) at Edmonton Oilers (40-25-9), 8 p.m. at Rogers Place, TV: Sportsnet, radio: 630 CHED

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Oilers-Avalanche Game Day

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-03-25

Colorado Avalanche (20-50-3) at Edmonton Oilers (40-25-9), 8 p.m. at Rogers Place, TV: Sportsnet, radio: 630 CHED What’s in the tank Oilers: Full — They’ve scored seven goals in three of their last five games. Avalanche: Empty — That’s the feeling they have with nine games left and 43 points. Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl. Who To Watch Oilers: Leon Draisaitl He’s got at least two points in six straight games, the first Oiler to do that since Mark Messier in January 1990, when the Moose was on his way to winning the

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McDavid’s in the Scoring Race, and the Oilers Aren’t Exactly Helping

Source: The Super Fan
Date: 2017-03-25

Something that’s been of interest to me lately is how the Oilers might be slowing down Connor McDavid’s offence. He leads the league in points with 85, but I honestly believe that if he had a better defence core behind him, he could’ve been further ahead than the rest of the group. Here’s how the scoring race looks today: Player Points Connor McDavid 87 Sidney Crosby 82 Patrick Kane 81 Brad Marchand 80 Nikita Kucherov 78 My thought is that if your team has the puck more often, then that should increase your odds of putting up points. I’ll use Corsi (i.e., shot attempts) as my proxy, and I think for the most part it checks out. It also predicts

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CONDORS PULL AWAY FROM SD, 5-1

Source: The Bakersfield Condors
Date: 2017-03-25

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (29-23-5-1) pulled away from the San Diego Gulls (38-16-3-2) in a 5-1 victory on Friday night in front of 5,536 at Rabobank Arena. G Jonas Gustavsson was credited with a goal in the third period, becoming just the 12th goaltender in AHL history (81 seasons) to score a goal. With the win, Bakersfield maintained its three-point advantage for the final playoff spot in the Pacific Division. Boxscore VIDEO: Highlights | Gerry Fleming post-game | Braden Christoffer Post-Game FIRST PERIOD CONDORS GOAL: RW Jesse Puljujarvi (10) finished off a 2-on-1 on the Condors first shot of the game; Assists: LaLeggia, Lander; Time of goa

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Gotta See It: Goaltender Jonas Gustavsson scores in AHL game

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-03-25

Look, it hasn’t been a great year for Jonas Gustavsson, but this was nice. The goaltender for Edmonton’s farm team in Bakersfield scored a goal on Friday, after an errant pass from a San Diego Gulls forward Corey Tropp went all the way back into an empty net. The announcer’s call is terrific. GOALIE GOAL Gustavsson was credited with the goal in Bakersfield’s 5-1 win, which also saw 2016 fourth-overall pick Jesse Puljujarvi score. VIDEO: @jpuljujarvi finishes a 2-on-1 with @joeylaleggia. #PulParty pic.twitter.com/A4BfgmP8Pc — Bakersfield Condors (@Condors) March 25, 2017 The American Hockey league says that Gustavsson is the 12th goalie in league history to

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Ducks shut down Jets to pull away from Oilers in playoff race

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2017-03-25

Andrew Cogliano scored late in the second period, Jonathan Bernier made 17 saves and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Friday night.

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