Live: Edmonton Oilers vs. Nashville Predators

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-04-29

Follow along here for real-time updates in Game 2 between the Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks, or watch live on Sportsnet at 10:30 p.m. ET.

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Leon Draisaitl: The Duck Hunter

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-04-29

It’s a given for there to be so much hype surrounding Edmonton Oilers’ forward Connor McDavid and how dangerous he is. In that hype many have forgotten just how dangerous and lethal Leon Draisaitl is. Ask the 21-year-old yourself, and he’ll probably tell you he’s perfectly fine flying under the radar. He won’t be able to fly under it much longer — in fact, he’s one of the best players in the league and the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs have been his coming out party. It

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Oilers/Ducks: The Big Question Going into Game 2

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2017-04-29

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McLellan says Oilers' Letestu has potential to be coach

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-04-28

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Coaches are paid to scout the opposition, but sometimes, they do the same on their own players Mark Letestu has a tendency to score on the power play with 14 of his 19 goals this season coming on the man-advantage, but Todd McLellan sees something else on his third-line centre in Edmonton. “If I was going to pick an individual in the locker-room who eventually could lead a team somewhere as a coach, using his hockey acumen or his IQ, I’d say it would be

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Oilers-Ducks notebook: McDavid learning how to handle tough matchups

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-04-28

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Connor McDavid was the only National Hockey League player with 100 points this season, but five games into his first playoff experience he’s ranked 21st in league playoff scoring. He’s got two goals and five points in seven games, and it only gets tougher carrying Ducks checker

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Gretzky Talks Playoffs

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-04-28

Wayne Gretzky was on Hockey Central yesterday and he spoke about the big game one victory, the defence, and how Cam Talbot has emerged as one of the league’s best goaltenders. Gretzky made a few interesting points that I wanted to touch on before tonight’s matchup. ON CONNOR MCDAVID When asked what advice he would...

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Penalty Kill Continues to Plague the Ducks

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-04-28

The question: How are the Ducks going to defend against Connor McDavid? The answer: Apparently by throwing every player on the ice at him, while forgetting about everyone else. All anyone could talk about before Game 1 of the match-up between the Ducks and the Edmonton Oilers was how they were planning on defending against superstar Connor McDavid. The obvious answer was Ryan Kesler, who is known as one of the peskiest shutdown centers in the league. And he did his job, for the

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Oilers Playoff Game Day: Game 2 – @ Anaheim

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2017-04-28

The Anaheim Ducks are not a fun team to play against. Playing in Anaheim, as our neighbours to the south can attest, is not an easy task. And yet, despite that, the Edmonton Oilers earned themselves a victory in game one of round two on Wednesday night. It was an impressive outing, one driven by the exceptional performances of Leon Draisaitl, Adam Larsson, and Mark Letestu. It was a game that also set up the Oilers rather nicely for the remainder of the series. Home ice advantage has

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Referees failed to properly penalize Ryan Kesler's antics against Connor McDavid, says ref expert

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-04-28

This in from the Jason Gregor radio show on TSN1260, an excellent critique  from Kerry Fraser, now retired after a 30-year career refereeing in the National Hockey League, of the infractions that Ryan Kesler of the Anaheim Ducks got away with on Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers in Game 1 of their playoff series. It’s importan

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Jones: Two years in, Oilers GM has made all the right moves

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-04-28

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Peter Chiarelli celebrated his second anniversary as Edmonton Oilers general manager between Games 1 and 2 of the Pacific Division final. There was, however, no actual celebration involved. “I, uh, didn’t even think about it,” said the GM, who had a 5-3 win in Game 1 to celebrate if he was going to be celebrating anything. In a way, it’s difficult to take a step back and assess Chiarelli’s two years with the Oilers only two games into a seco

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Oilers' Draisaitl excels against Ducks in Anaheim

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2017-04-28

For Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl, the happiest place in Orange County isn't Disneyland. It's on th

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GDB +8.0: Road Warriors

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-04-28

Through 46 games in the 2017 playoffs the road teams are 26-19, but the eight teams left in the NHL tournament are a whopping 20-5 on the road. The Edmonton Oilers are 3-1 and will go Duck hunting for their fourth road victory tonight, which would give them a commanding 2-0 series leading heading back...

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