Taylor Beck Was A Solid Bet

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2016-12-07

The Edmonton Oilers made a lot of big moves in the off-season that included many big names. One signing went under the radar, and that was the “minor” signing of Taylor Beck. If you’ve been listening to The Oilers Rig podcast, you’ll know that I have been an advocate for Taylor Beck ever since the player made his NHL debut for the Nashville Predators. Being a country music musician myself, I naturally started watching the Nashville Predators on a more regular basis and I’ve considered them to be my second favourite team. Taylor Beck has the intangibles to become an NHL player, and he’s the kind of signing that proves the new Oilers management does their homework on th

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5 things we learned in the NHL: Draisaitl turning it on

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-12-07

A busy night in the NHL with five Canadian teams in action. Among them, only Calgary emerged victorious but that doesn’t mean contributions weren’t coming from across the board. From Leon Draisaitl to Johnny Gaudreau, and the Montreal Canadiens‘s question marks at centre, here’s five things we learned Tuesday in the NHL: Draisaitl on a roll Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl has been a fantasy hockey owner’s dream of late. The third-year forward scored his 11th goal of the season to put the Oilers up 3-2, although they eventually fell 4-3 in overtime to the Buffalo Sabres. Draisaitl has 11 goals and 11 assists in 28 games this year but has recently been hot.

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Cult of Hockey game grades: Oilers waste comeback with brutal game management

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-12-07

Oilers 3, Sabres 4  (OT) Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan likes to talk about game management, but the next time he brings up the subject he should make sure there is a mirror in the room. Because there should be questions asked about the coach’s own tactics down the stretch of Tuesday’s game in Buffalo. For the moment let’s ignore the fact that his team was once again not ready for the start of the game, nor even for the start of the second period, trailing 2-0 at the midway point of the game. But eventually his Oilers found another gear, scored two goals to tie the game, then took complete control in the third against a dog-tired opponent that was missing three to

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Condors get point in OT loss

Source: The Bakersfield Condors
Date: 2016-12-07

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (8-8-2-0, .500) earned a point and extended their regulation unbeaten streak to four games in a 4-3 overtime loss to the San Diego Gulls (11-6-1-0; .639) on Tuesday night at Valley View Casino Center. Bakersfield returns home on Friday and Saturday. Boxscore FIRST PERIOD GULLS GOAL: LW Kalle Kossila (5th) on the opening shot of the game from the right-wing circle. Assists: Samuels-Thomas, Sorenson; Time of goal: 1:28; San Diego leads, 1-0 CONDORS GOAL: RW Greg Chase (1st) on the power play broke in over the blue line and snapped a shot over the blocker. Assists: Reinhart, Benik; Time of goal: 9:54; Game tied, 1-1 GULLS GOAL

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Connor McDavid stands out in otherwise dull Oilers OT loss

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-12-07

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Connor McDavid, bless his soul, can look at a game like this one and imagine an alternate ending. Among the wreckage of a blown lead and 4-3 overtime loss for the Edmonton Oilers here on Tuesday was a small moment that offered a window into the mind of the NHL’s leading scorer. It came after the Buffalo Sabres pulled goalie Anders Nilsson for an extra attacker and tied the score with 29 seconds to play. It came after Oilers teammate Adam Larsson took a foolish hooking penalty 11 seconds beyond that. McDavid, out for the late penalty kill duty, grabbed the puck in the neutral zone as the clock ticked towards zero and absolutely went for it. The vast majority of pl

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Oilers 3 - Sabres 4 (OT) — Emperor Caligula Rises, Oilers Fall

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2016-12-06

We felt so many things during this game, but kind of just want to forget about it now Let the terrible vocals of Pierre Bouvier wash away your tears after this absolute rollercoaster of emotions. Tonight, the Edmonton Oilers made you feel disgusted, proud, elated, nervous, and really depressed again, all within the course of one hockey game-- it's quite remarkable, really. The Oilers’ 3-4 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres had everything in it-- a terrible start, a riveting comeback, a last minute lapse, and a dash of extreme heartbreak in overtime. In a game where in the first period it seemed the Oilers had no chance of winning, but in the third period seemed to have it wrapped

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G28 2016-12-06 Buffal 0 and 2??

Source: Oilers Nerd Alert
Date: 2016-12-06

Game Notes BUF vs EDM Edmonton Oilers (Head Coach: Todd McLellan) at Buffalo Sabres (Head Coach: Dan Bylsma) NHL Game #382, KeyBank Center, 2016-12-06 05:00:00PM (GMT -0700) Sabres 4-3 (OT) Referees: Frederick L’Ecuyer, Eric Furlatt Linesmen: Scott Cherrey, Devin Berg Three Stars: Rasmus Ristolainen; Evander Kane; Connor McDavid No notes tonight – spent much of the time at a soccer game and now I’m catching up on fast forward Let’s face it – you’re not going to win many games when you give up the first two goals Someone should remind Connor he’s in the NHL now and his team doesn’t need to spot the other guys a 2-0 lead to “make it fai

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Edmonton Oilers: Takeaways from Overtime Loss to Buffalo

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2016-12-06

The Edmonton Oilers fell once again in overtime, dropping a late lead and eventually falling to Buffalo, 3-2. Despite a strong second and third period, the Oilers couldn’t keep up the momentum to get those two points. Here’s everything you need to know. Oilers Dropped Lead Late Not only did the Oilers have a sloppy start, […] Edmonton Oilers: Takeaways from Overtime Loss to Buffalo - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Edmonton Oilers squander a late lead to lose 4-3 in overtime to the Buffalo Sabres

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2016-12-06

Evander Kane scored twice, including the game-tying goal with 29 seconds left in the third period, to lift the Buffalo Sabres past the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in OT.

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Oilers blow late lead to Sabres; Ristolainen scores OT winner

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-12-06

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rasmus Ristolainen scored from the left circle 57 seconds into overtime, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Tuesday night. The Sabres scored twice in a span of 86 seconds, with Evander Kane forcing overtime by scoring with 29 seconds left in regulation. Kane had two goals and Brian Gionta also scored as Buffalo rallied after squandering a 2-0 first-period lead. Anders Nilsson stopped 34 shots, closing his legs to foil Edmonton star Connor McDavid on a short-handed breakaway in the third period. BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rasmus Ristolainen scored from the left circle 57 seconds into overtime, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Tuesday

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