Edmonton Oilers' Milan Lucic outside the penalty box, but looking in

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-01-17

Edmonton Oilers winger Milan Lucic doesn’t have to be the Angry Young Man every night, but before the Arizona Coyotes came to town Monday, he was aware he had a meagre 18 PIMs, with nary a minor penalty in over a month. Mind-bending stuff. “I’ve never been a guy who takes a lot of stick infractions,” said Lucic. “But maybe that’s where I need to get my game going. The emotional side, getting involved. Sometimes taking a roughing penalty, it means you’re engaged. “I need to look at that, going back to the basics to get myself fired up before every game.” Oilers coach Todd McLellan isn’t sure how to read PIM totals. “It’s a good thing if you don’t have any hoo

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Officiating Recap Toronto Maple Leafs Nov 1

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2017-01-17

The fourth game I’ll detail in the officiating review recap is the Leafs game from Nov 1st. I published a summary of the series to-date here. This being the Oilers in a game against the Leafs, they would lose it 3-2 despite playing a strong game. Referees for that evening were Garrett Rank and Francois St. Laurent. The most frequently targeted Oiler was Benoit Pouliot, of all people. There was no single most pugnacious Oiler as the team was relatively quiet in this regard. The most pugnacious Leaf was Martin Marincin, if you’ll believe it. The Oilers committed 8 uncalled infractions and received 2 penalties, both reasonable calls by the officials. The Leafs committed 24 uncalled infracti

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UNKNOWN PLEASURES

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-01-17

I scored my first NHL goal when I was 10, Bobby Orr sent me a brilliant pass and I drove into the Montreal zone and went shelf. It wasn’t at the Forum, or the Garden, but it was sweet all the same. There is something about a first NHL goal that speaks to all of us—the one hockey dream shared universally—no matter your team allegiance. Welcome, Jujhar Khaira, to a very exclusive club. It was a nice one, too. DISORDER, YEAR OVER YEAR Oilers in October 2015: 4-8-0, goal differential -7 Oilers in October 2016: 7-2-0, goal differential +10 Oilers in November 2015: 4-7-2, goal differential -6 Oilers in November 2016: 5-8-2 goal differential -3 Oilers in December 2015: 7-6-1, goal diff

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4 things we learned in the NHL: Goals, goals goals

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-01-17

There were a slew of matinee hockey games on Monday with it being Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States which set up an exciting evening of hockey. From an onslaught of goals in Pittsburgh to some fun between San Jose and Winnipeg and some trade talk in between, here’s four things we learned in the NHL on Monday: Goals galore! If you’re a fan of run-and-gun style hockey then Monday’s Pittsburgh vs. Washington matchup was the game for you. A total of 15(!) goals were scored and the game had to be decided by Conor Sheary in overtime. For context, nine goals were scored in the second period alone. Lost in the scoring explosion was Evgeni Malkin‘s hat tri

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Cult of Hockey game grades: Khaira's first NHL goal a big one as Oilers wear down Coyotes

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-01-17

Coyotes 1, Oilers 3 It was a rare sight at Edmonton’s New Downtown Arena tonight that the homestanding Oilers outplayed an opponent from the start of the game and actually had the scoreboard back that up. Doubly rare was the fact that the beaten visitors were the Arizona Coyotes, who last left Edmonton without a point way back in 2009. They did Monday night, beaten 3-1 by a hard-working Oilers squad. The Oil built up a 3-0 lead against the stingy Mike Smith, allowed one powerplay goal late in the second, then withstood what passed for a coyotes surge in the third period in which the two clubs combined for just 7 shots on goal. Just the sort of third period the Oilers have been on the w

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Jujhar Khaira’s first NHL goal a special moment for hockey

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-01-17

Jujhar Khaira learned hockey on the streets of Surrey, B.C., a Sikh kid and his little brother scoring their Game 7, Stanley Cup-winning goals while in runners, shooting a tennis ball. Khaira was no different than millions of Canadian kids, except for one thing: He would go on to score on the big stage Monday night at Rogers Arena. It was his first NHL goal as only the third Indo-Canadian to play in the National Hockey League, after Robin Bawa and Manny Malhotra. It was the game-winner in a 3-1 Edmonton victory over the Arizona Coyotes, and it’s a moment he’ll never forget. “You think about it, at the back of your mind, always,” the 22-year-old said after the game. “Growing up as a

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Talking Oilers, defence pairings and trade deadline on The Lowdown with Lowetide (TSN 1260)

Source: The Super Fan
Date: 2017-01-17

Joined Lowetide this morning on TSN 1260 to talk about the past week, including the overtime win against the Flames. We touched on the potential defence pairings, with and without Larsson, and what areas of the roster the team needs to focus on as the trade deadline approaches. Big week ahead with three home games against Arizona, Florida and Nashville, and a Saturday night tilt in Calgary. Segment starts around the 20 minute mark. Below are the various defence combinations that the Oilers have rolled with this season at 5v5, sorted by Corsi For% (score and venue adjusted). If the Oilers insist on playing Russell, they have to pair him with Sekera as that’s who he’s best with. K

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Oilers 3 - Coyotes 1 — The Rise of Jujhar

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-01-17

More than just a pretty beard. His name is Jujhar. The boy also known as J.J. was born on August 13, 1994 in the town of Surrey, BC, becoming the third player of Punjabi descent to play in the NHL. Tonight, Jujhar "J.J." Khaira became known for more than having the lushest beard on the Oilers, scoring his first NHL goal in his 17th NHL game for the eventual game-winner in a 3-1 victory over the visiting Arizona Coyotes on Monday night. The Oilers' third win in a row came in a rather odd game featuring the Coyotes' trap style of hockey, one that featured just seven shots from both teams in the final period, as the Oilers got off to a fast start to take a 3-0 lead midway through the

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G46 2017-01-16 Dog days in Arizona

Source: Oilers Nerd Alert
Date: 2017-01-17

Game Notes EDM vs ARI Arizona Coyotes (Head Coach: Dave Tippett) at Edmonton Oilers (Head Coach: Todd McLellan) NHL Game #662, Rogers Place, 2017-01-16 07:00:00PM (GMT -0700) Oilers 3-1 Referees: Ghislain Hebert, Tom Kowal Linesmen: Greg Devorski, Mark Wheler Three Stars: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins; Jujhar Khaira; Jordan Eberle Now THAT’S more like it. About damn time the Oilers made the Coyotes look like the sh*t team they are. Curse officially broken. Total shutdown effort on defense – outstanding results from all three pairs. (Check the rink maps and the gameflows). Still – solid effort from Talbot – not much he could do on that rather embarrassing defensive failure &

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Oilers put Coyotes out of their misery

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2017-01-17

There are games a team hopes to win, games it needs to win, games it should win and games it better win or else the roof will fall in.

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Oilers Postgame: The Desert Dominance Is Dead

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2017-01-17

Fresh off a weekend in which the Oilers were able to out-duel their province rivals, Edmonton would take to the ice Monday evening to battle the struggling Coyotes in Rogers Place. After being rag dolled by the desert dogs for much of the previous few years, the Oilers finally mustered up a regulation win against Arizona in their last meeting on December 21st, with a 3-2 victory. The win has went a decent way in quieting the stigma surrounding the puzzling record when these 2 teams play, which must be nice for a team like Edmonton who has been scratching off demons of their past all season long. Could the Oilers continue their winning ways against Arizona and extend their win streak to 3 st

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GDB 46.0 Wrap Up: Dirt Dogs Down

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-01-17

Oilers win. Coyotes get hit by cars and eat garbage, as per tradition. Final Score: 3-1 Oilers

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