Will Edmonton Oilers have enough in the tank to ground the Flyers tonight?

Will Edmonton Oilers have enough in the tank to ground the Flyers tonight?

Game Day 33: Flyers at Oilers Remember that one time right after Ken Hitchcock took over, that the Edmonton Oilers actually had an extra off-day between games so that they could schedule a full blooded practice? It was between Games 1 and 2 in the Hitchcock Era, a funky road trip to California that was spread over six days. Since then, the club’s schedule has taken on a metronomic regularity: game day, off day, game day, off day, rinse, repeat. Check it out (home games shown in bold): [Tue No

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-12-14

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Oilers’ Caleb Jones set to make NHL debut vs. Flyers

Oilers’ Caleb Jones set to make NHL debut vs. Flyers

Thanks to an injury-filled Edmonton Oilers blue line, defenceman Caleb Jones will make his NHL debut against the visiting Philadelphia Flyers Friday night, according to head coach Ken Hitchcock. Coach Hitchcock says Caleb Jones will make his @NHL debut tonight but the #Oilers will dress the same 12 forwards from last night vs. Winnipeg. — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 14, 2018 Originally a 2015 fourth-round pick of Edmonton, Jones has established himself as a well-rounded

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-12-14

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NHL Plays of the Week: Vasilevskiy stops Maple Leafs from sure goal

NHL Plays of the Week: Vasilevskiy stops Maple Leafs from sure goal

Andrei Vasilevskiy somehow gets his leg on a what would’ve been a sure goal, Milan Lucic separates Travis Hamonic from his senses, Carey Price makes a ridiculous glove save and Dylan Strome invents his own spin-o-rama. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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Date: 2018-12-14

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GDB Game Notes: Flyers @ Oilers

Back-to-back games have not been kind to the Edmonton Oilers this season. This is their third set of BTB games and they are 0-4-1 thus far. They lost in Washington and Tampa Bay on November 5th and 6th, then lost in Calgary and at home to Vegas on November 17th and 18th, and lost 5-4 in OT last night in Winnipeg. Despite their struggles in BTB sets thus far, a victory tonight would move the Oilers into second place in the Pacific Division with 39 points. They’d be tied with San Jose and Anahe

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-12-14

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Jets 5, Oilers 4 (OT) post-game Oil Spills: Oilers manage a point despite a depleted blueline

With Oscar Klefbom and Kris Russell both out with injuries, the Oilers had their backs up against the wall in Winnipeg. Still, they managed to put in a gritty effort, erasing a 3-1 deficit and picking up a point in overtime. Three of four points on this mini road trip ain’t bad. What happened… The Oilers opened the scoring half-way through the first period. Leon Draisaitl picked up a turnover at the blueline and found Ryan Spooner for a one-timer snap in the slot that beat Connor Hellebuy

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-12-14

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GAME PREVIEW: Edmonton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers

GAME PREVIEW:  Edmonton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Tail end of a back-to-back features a visit from Philadelphia Edmonton Oilers (17-12-3) (4th, Pacific) Philadelphia Flyers (12-13-4) (7th, Metro) 7:00 PM MST Rogers Place TV: Sportsnet West Radio: 630 CHED SB Nation Opponent: Broad Street Hockey HANG ON NOW In a game that I was afraid would turn into a lopsided event, the final event wasn’t so lopsided after all. Simply the idea that the Oilers could’ve emerged from last night’s event with two points is sort of a high. The Jets were

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-12-14

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Is this Ken Hitchcock's secret to success? "I believe in the rhythm and two guys."

What magic is Hitchcock using to pull out wins in close games? Under Todd McLellan, the Edmonton Oilers had nine wins in 20 games Under Ken Hitchcock, the Oilers have eight wins in 12 games. Yet the Oilers are creating few Grade A scoring chances under Hitchcock and giving up more. Under McLellan, the Oilers created 11.1 Grade A scoring chances per game and gave up just 8.5 per game, for a +2.6 scoring chances differential. Yet they scored just 2.9 goals per game and gave up 3.3 per game. Under

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-12-14

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Friday Morning Hot Links

Friday Morning Hot Links

Good morning everyone, sorry the links are late, I was waiting for a thing to come out. First, I had recap duty last night. The Oilers got a point out of Winnipeg, and I talked about the horrors of cyclists and public transportation. (Copper&Blue) Lowetide assesses Jesse Puljujarvi’s future role with the Edmonton Oilers. He’s a fan favorite, so it seems no one can go a day without writing something on him. Remember, that’s on the audience, not the supplier. (The Athletic) Thomas Ke

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Date: 2018-12-14

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Edmonton Oilers: It’s Time Peter Chiarelli Got Some Credit

It’s time Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli finally the credit he deserves for purging the poor locker room culture that haunted the team before this season and building a team that can compete for a playoff spot. The Edmonton Oilers are 8-2-2 since they fired Todd McLellan and hired legendary NHL coach Ken Hitchcock. The […] Edmonton Oilers: It’s Time Peter Chiarelli Got Some Credit - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Date: 2018-12-14

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Oilers in 60: Oilers pick up a p-p-p-p-point!

Oilers in 60: Oilers pick up a p-p-p-p-point!

The Edmonton Oilers were in Winnipeg Thursday taking on the high flying Jets hoping to extend their four-game winning streak but unfortunately they came up just short. The Spoonman (Ryan Spooner) opened up the scoring in the first period for the Oilers but it was the Jets who turned on the jets (get it?) after scoring three straight goals to take a 3-1 lead in the second period. Now typically, this has been a moment when the Oilers of old might fold up tent and pack it in for the day. But the H

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-12-14

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