Oil Kings goaltender Josh Dechaine unable to hold off Prince George Cougars

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-02-25

Goaltender Josh Dechaine had a strong night for the Edmonton Oil Kings, but could not hold off the Prince George Cougars on Friday. Dechaine made 38 saves in a 4-1 loss to the Cougars in the first of a two-game set in Prince George, B.C. The teams play again Saturday. Trey Fix-Wolansky scored the lone goal for the Oil Kings (20-37-4) who have lost the first five games of a six-game road trip. Jansen Harkins, Nikita Popugaev, Jesse Gabrielle and Josh Anderson scored for the Cougars (39-19-3), who briefly regained top spot in the Western Conference over the Everett Silvertips. Goaltender Ty Edmonds made 19 saves for Prince George. Harkins and Pougaev scored four minutes apart in the first peri

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Cult of Hockey game grades: Oilers hang tough against NHL's top team but fall 2-1 to white-hot Caps

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-02-25

Oilers 1, Capitals 2 Not often these days does one have to resort to the old saw about “moral victories” when it comes to the Edmonton Oilers. I’m tempted to make an exception for Friday night’s high-tempo affair in Washington when the Oilers largely hung with the NHL’s best team before dropping a 2-1 decision in regulation.  For the Caps it was a 13th consecutive win on their home ice, but the first time in the last 12 of those that they didn’t puncture opposing defences for 5+ goals. But on this night 2 were enough as old Oilers-killer Jason Williams struck the deciding blow in in the third period. It was a night where the Oilers held high-octane sn

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Oilers come up short in Washington against Capitals

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2017-02-24

WASHINGTON - If this was a yardstick game for Edmonton Oilers, they kept the Washington Capitals from an NHL feat—a record 12 straight home games with at least five goals—but they couldn’t completely cool the hottest team on ice.

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Oilers Postgame: Close… But No Cigar

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2017-02-24

If you ask me, and probably most other observers, there is no opponent currently in the NHL that is more daunting than the Washington Capitals. Owners of the best record in the league, Washington looks destined to take home the President’s Trophy for the second straight year, and that in large part is due to their dominance at home. Coming into tonight, Washington had won a whopping 12 straight games at home. Even crazier is that over the past 11 of those games, the Capitals had scored at least 5 goals. Holy crap. Luckily (not at all), the Oilers would get the opportunity to walk into D.C. on this fine evening and attempt to be the first team of 2017 to try and buck both of those trend

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Oilers fall victim to Capitals' home-ice magic

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2017-02-24

Justin Williams and Tom Wilson scored as the Washington Capitals beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Friday night to tie the franchise record with their 13th consecutive home victory.

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Capitals beat Oilers to extend home winning streak to 13

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-02-24

WASHINGTON — Justin Williams and Tom Wilson scored as the Washington Capitals beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Friday night to tie the franchise record with their 13th consecutive home victory. Williams’ game-winner in the third period was his 19th of the season. Washington’s streak of home games with five-plus goals ended at 11, but Braden Holtby made 30 saves to pad the team’s lead atop the NHL. Evgeny Kuznetsov didn’t have a point but was arguably the Capitals’ best player against Edmonton. They have now outscored opponents 64-20 during their home winning streak. Leon Draisaitl scored his team-leading 23rd goal of the season for Edmonton, whi

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Oilers come up short in Washington

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-02-24

WASHINGTON – If this was a yardstick game for Edmonton Oilers, they kept the Washington Capitals from an NHL feat — a record 12 straight home games with at least five goals — but they couldn’t completely cool the hottest team on ice. While the Oilers played hard against the NHL’s No. 1 team, the Caps won their 13th consecutive game at Verizon Center, 2-1, running their record at home to 25-5-1. The Oilers weren’t intimidated by any stretch by the Caps, who’ve got 89 points, but the Caps did what they do best. They score more goals than anybody five-on-five. Jason Williams blew a 35-footer off the post and in behind Cam Talbot in the third, off a perfect feed from one of the

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Oilers Snapshots: Sekera in lineup ... Wearing new pants ... Special date for Gretzky

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2017-02-24

WASHINGTON - Edmonton Oilers defenceman Andrej Sekera couldn’t have tied his shoes, nevermind held his stick, after taking a hard ripper from Aaron Ekblad early against the Florida Panthers on Wednesday, which kept him out for most of the last 40 minutes, but he played against the Washington Capitals on Friday.

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Oilers Snapshots: Sekera in lineup … Wearing new pants … Special date for Gretzky

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-02-24

WASHINGTON – Edmonton Oilers defenceman Andrej Sekera couldn’t have tied his shoes, nevermind held his stick, after taking a hard ripper from Aaron Ekblad early against the Florida Panthers on Wednesday, which kept him out for most of the last 40 minutes, but he played against the Washington Capitals on Friday. Just a flesh wound, obviously. “My arm went numb for a while,” said Sekera. “I tried to come back (two short shifts) but it was no good. If you can’t play 100 per cent, you shouldn’t be out there. Shot hit me in the wrong spot.” There was some worry it might be broken, but unlike teammate Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who busted his hand last January against the Panthers, S

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Edmonton Oilers had looked at trading for Kevin Shattenkirk last year but weren't convinced it was best move [

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2017-02-24

It's hardly a state secret the Edmonton Oilers have been looking for a right-shooting, puck-moving defenceman for about as long as Joey Moss has been belting out O Canada. So about Kevin Shattenkirk, then ...

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Live: Edmonton Oilers at Washington Capitals

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-02-24

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Edmonton Oilers @ Washington Capitals Game Thread

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-02-24

Oilers visit NHL's best tonight in Washington After a 4-3 victory in Florida on Wednesday night, the Oilers look to keep the good times rollin'.  They'll no doubt face a tough task as they visit the Verizon Center tonight to square up against the league best Washington Capitals. How To Tune In 5 PM MDT on Sportsnet, TVAS.  Catch it on the NHL Network if you're viewing from the USA What To Watch For From The Oilers After blocking a shot (and subsequently, leaving the game) from Panthers' defenceman Aaron Ekblad, the Oilers breathe a sigh of relief as Andrej Sekera will be in the lineup.  That's good.  Ryan Rishaug reported yesterday that both Sekera and defenceman A

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