Edmonton Oilers player grades: Western Conference wake-up call as Oil spilled by Preds

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-10-30

Predators 4, Oilers 1 After a four-game home winning streak restored some hope to their long-suffering fans, the Edmonton Oilers welcomed another Western Conference squad to the all-too-friendly confines on Wednesday night. The result was all-too-common, as the visitors walked away with a well-earned 4-1 victory, stretching the Oilers’ winless record against conference rivals to 0-5-1 in 2014-15. This after a dismal 15-30-5 (just 11 regulation wins) in 2013-14. The Preds were full marks for the two points in this one, and the Oilers were full value for the zero. The hosts came out flat, surrendered a gift goal in the early stages that was gifted right back to them by a dubious quick wh

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Predator vs Prey

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2014-10-30

The Oilers fall 4-1 to the Nashville Predators Before I get into the details of the game let me draw you another timeline. A timeline that will help you better understand tonight's loss. June 27, 2014: The Oilers draft - 6' 2", 216 lb - Centre Leon Draisaitl June 29, 2014: The Oilers trade NHL centre Sam Gagner to the Tampa Bay Lightning who then trade him to the Arizona Coyotes. July 1, 2014: The Oilers address some issues on D and on the wing but do not address gaping hole at centre July 2, 2014: The Predators sign Olli Jokinen to a 1yr contract at $2.5M July 15, 2014: The Predators sign Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy for $1.05M and $1M respectively Fast Forward to October 29, 2014 The O

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Oilers struggle to overcome challenge of beating teams in their own conference [Photos]

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2014-10-30

Dallas Eakins made the point in the morning.

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Predators silence Oilers’ four-game win streak

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-10-30

It really is deafeningly all quiet on the Western front for the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers, a perfect 4-0 against Eastern Conference teams, still can’t beat any teams in their own conference after the red-hot Nashville Predators outskated them and beat them 4-1 on Wednesday at Rexall Place, emphatically ending Edmonton’s four-game win streak.

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GDB 10.0 WRAP UP: Predators @ Oilers

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-10-30

Damned Western Conference... Final Score: 4-1 Predators

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Smith strikes twice as Predators beat up Oilers

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2014-10-30

Craig Smith struck twice as the Nashville Predators beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Thursday. More to come…

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MacKinnon: Oilers had to become a team before they could start to win

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-10-30

I once attended a wedding in the hamlet of Macon, Mo., where the father of the bride offered this bit of wisdom: “No matter how bad things get, they’re never all that bad. And no matter how good things get, they’re never all that good.”

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Honda Live Tracker: Predators at Oilers

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2014-10-30

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Oilers Injury Round-Up

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2014-10-30

The Oilers battle the Nashville Predators tonight, but will be missing three players due to injury. Up front, forward Luke Gazdic is still battling back from off-season shoulder surgery, while on the back-end defender Nikita Nikitin is battling a back problem, and goalie Viktor Fasth is dealing with a groin problem. Gazdic: Gazdic suffered a shoulder injury late last season, and underwent off-season surgery to repair the damage. He had to change up the way he trained over the summer, and wasn’t able to participate in training camp back in September. He hasn’t really taken a full run at practice yet either, but is making progress according to coach Dallas Eakins. Gazdic is current

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Video: Strong goaltending buoys Oilers

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-10-29

Edmonton Journal hockey writers Jim Matheson and Joanne ireland, along with sports columnist John MacKinnon, talk about the difference strong goaltending by Ben Scrivens has made for the Edmonton Oilers in their early 2014-15 NHL season win streak.

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How Pearson-Carter-Toffoli Line Is Hiding Los Angeles Kings' Offensive Issues

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2014-10-29

The Los Angeles Kings rank 18th in the NHL in terms of offensive production, scoring 2.56 goals per game. That doesn’t sound very good, but it’s actually a big step forward from 2013-14, when they were one of the five worst offensive teams in hockey and were outscored by the Edmonton Oilers. This isn’t a new trend for L.A. When the club won its first Stanley Cup in 2011-12, it did so after finishing 29th in regular-season scoring. It’s tempting to shrug and say "defence wins championships," but that actually isn’t the case with the Kings. Los Angeles has won two championships in the last three seasons, and both times it was able to massively increase its scoring

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Family says Howe showing signs of improvement

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2014-10-29

Gordie Howe has a long way to go to recover from a stroke he suffered over the weekend, his son said Wednesday amid an outpouring of support from the hockey community. "Mr. Hockey" has shown some signs of improvement from what son Mark called a "pretty significant stroke" and is resting at his daughter Cathy’s home in Lubbock, Texas. "It’s a difficult time for Dad," Mark Howe said in a phone interview from Lubbock. "It definitely impacted his life, so we’re dealing with this, I think, as all families do and just trying to be there. The best thing we can do is just be here and be supportive and try to keep him in good spirits." Sons Mark, Mart

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