Edmonton Oilers power play leaks goals and scoring chances against under Dallas Eakins

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-11-21

Can the Oilers figure out a way to stop one of the most demoralizing plays in hockey?  Few things in hockey are more demoralizing than the shorthanded goals against, but that particular brand of torture is a speciality of the Edmonton Oilers power play under head coach Dallas Eakins. Anyone who watches the Oilers even casually knows this, and the issue was again on display against Vancouver on Wednesday night, when Ryan Nugent-Hopkins failed to get the puck deep after he crossed the blueline, then Justin Schultz and especially Jordan Eberle were caught out as the Canucks charged up ice to score. Eberle, who was cast in a role of a defenceman on that shift, strangely went toward the puck car

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Todd Cordell: G20 Devils @ Oilers: 20th Consecutive Start For Schneider

Source: Hockey Buzz
Date: 2014-11-21

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Match-up - New Jersey Devils (8-9-2) @ Edmonton Oilers (6-11-2) Road/Home records - 5-6-0 -------------- 4-6-1 TV - SNW, MSG+, MSG+2 Puck drop - 9:30 p.m. ET Season series - 0-0 Last 10 - New Jersey: 4-6-0 ------- Edmonton: 2-7-1 Projected starting goalies - Cory Schneider vs Ben Scrivens Projected lines for the Oilers via DailyFaceoff.com: Ben...

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DEVILS AT OILERS G20, 2014-15

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2014-11-21

I expect the Oilers will start Marincin tonight if Nikitin (back) can’t play and they’ll farm him out after this weekend if the doesn’t play. It’s been so long since the young man played (Buffalo game Nov 7) I’m not certain he’ll be sharp if he does draw in. That’s a long while (two weeks) to be away from game action. It’s an interesting question though: How many of the blue men on the roster today will be here for a postseason game? Maybe fewer than you think: Elliotte Friedman: Would the Oilers part with Martin Marincin if he could bring them someone who eases their issues down the middle? They desperately need a centre and what they’ve of

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30 Thoughts: Financial woes not unique to Johnson

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2014-11-21

Bryan Berard opened the email sent by his brother and pressed the link. Then, he read The Columbus Dispatch story about Jack Johnson’s bankruptcy. “Hard situation,” Berard said Thursday afternoon. “That’s tough. That’s your family.” Berard understands what Johnson is going through. He lost several million dollars in a scam that has seen two men, Tommy Constantine and Phil Kenner, arrested and indicted on charges ranging from money-laundering to wire fraud. The New York Daily News reported the indictment indicates Kenner and Constantine “organized a scheme telling victims their money would be invested in real estate ventures, privately held companies and a legal defence fund

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The Roundup

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-11-21

Oilers losing culture, Leaf problems, Flames and Canucks continue to surprise, Mike Richards, regression and more in this weeks Roundup.

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Ducks, Kesler get the best of Canucks

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2014-11-21

VANCOUVER — Corey Perry’s scored the shootout winner as the Anaheim Ducks edged the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in NHL action Thursday night. Perry’s goal on Anaheim’s first shootout attempt was the only one the Ducks needed. They got another one from Jakob Silfverberg that proved meaningless after Vancouver’s Radim Vrbata and Nick Bonino failed to score on their attempts. The Ducks (12-4-5) earned their first win in five games while the Canucks lost for the second time in three contests. Anaheim also avenged a Nov. 9 home shootout loss to Vancouver. The Canucks (13-6-1) lost their first one-goal game this season, becoming the last in the NHL to do so. Roo

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Burrows misses Canucks game with injury

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2014-11-21

Although Ryan Kessler made his return to Vancouver and Rogers Arena on Thursday, his former teammate was absent. Alexandre Burrows missed Thursday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks with an injury. The 33-year-old was injured when he took a hard hit from Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Hendricks in Wednesday’s 5-4 victory. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Pool Burrows has four goals and nine points in 16 games so far this season. Linden Vey took Burrows’ spot on the third line while Bo Horvat centred the fourth. Dan Murphy on Twitter Dan Murphy on Twitter

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Farm update with Todd Nelson

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-11-21

The OKC Barons sit in 7th place in the western conference at 6-4-4.I caught up with head coach Todd Nelson on Monday to get an update from the farm.

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Oilers notes: Devils limp into Edmonton suffering lack of offence

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-11-21

The New Jersey Devils have been hunkered down in Edmonton since opening their four-game trip through Western Canada with a 3-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. And like the Oilers, they have their own struggles to contend with.

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Video: Oilers stung by incomplete efforts

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-11-21

Edmonton Journal hockey writers Jim Matheson and Joanne Ireland, and sports columnist John MacKinnon, talk about the Edmonton Oilers' inability to regularly put in a full effort in games thus far in the 2014-15 NHL season.

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Edmonton Oilers break up top trio again

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-11-21

It appears that reparation will have to wait until the next time that Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle are united on the Edmonton Oilers’ top line. The day after head coach Dallas Eakins had said that the club’s key players could not get the job done in the 5-4 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, he separated the top trio, sending Hall out with Leon Draisaitl and Teddy Purcell.

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PUSHING LEON

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-11-21

When we're old and grey (and some of us don't have long to wait) we will be able to look back on this era of Oilers history and ask the following question: was it a good idea to keep Leon in the NHL?

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