David Krejci scores winner late in third as Bruins top Oilers

David Krejci scores winner late in third as Bruins top Oilers

EDMONTON — David Krejci scored the winner with just over a minute remaining as the Boston Bruins rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. Noel Acciari and Matt Grzelcyk also scored for the Bruins (37-13-8), who have won seven of their last nine and remained one point back of Tampa Bay for both the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference leads. Ryan Strome and Jujhar Khaira responded for the Oilers (24-31-4), who have lost seven of their last eight games.

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-02-21

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GDB 59.0 Wrap Up: Leads are overrated, Oilers fall 3-2 after third period collapse

We won if we ignore that hockey games are three periods. Final Score: 3-2 Bruins After what amounted to a horrible road trip for the Oilers aside from Sunday’s win in Colorado, I was hoping that these next two games at home would be what the doctor ordered. Maybe a couple days of sleeping in...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-02-21

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31 Thoughts: There aren’t as many ‘untouchable’ players as you think

31 Thoughts: There aren’t as many ‘untouchable’ players as you think

One thing Craig Cunningham’s learned about being in management: the travel isn’t any better than the players’. “I’m in Vancouver,” he said, as our conversation began. “This trip started in Colorado, then Edmonton, Calgary and here. After this, I go back to Arizona for the trade deadline. “A scout’s life is a lot more than you think,” he laughs. On Nov. 19, 2016, Cunningham collapsed before an AHL game due to cardiac arrest. The loss of circulation to his left leg led to a pa

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-02-21

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Boston Bruins @ Edmonton Oilers Game Thread

Boston Bruins @ Edmonton Oilers Game Thread

Oilers stopped the bleeding with a win in Colorado. Can they make it two in a row? Boston Bruins (36-13-8), (2nd, Atlantic) Edmonton Oilers (24-30-4) (6th, Pacific) 7:00 PM MT Rogers Place TV: Sportsnet One Radio: 630 CHED SB Nation Opponent: Stanley Cup of Chowder Jesse Puljujarvi should probably be playing some big minutes over the last couple dozen games this year. Drake Caggiula is next to Connor McDavid in practice this morning, and Jesse Puljujarvi is playing with Zack Kassian. An

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-02-21

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Taylor Hall is having fun for the first time since playing junior

Hey look, Taylor Hall is talking about his time with the Oilers. Let’s dig in! For the first time in his NHL career, the 2010 first overall pick — the face of Oil Change 2.0 and H.O.P.E, the supremely talented winger who shouldered the enormous burden of turning the Oilers around — has a playoff...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-02-20

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How important is AHL success to the NHL team?

As the Edmonton Oilers find themselves near the bottom of the standings, their AHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, find themselves in a similar position. Through 48 games, the Condors are 20-20-8, which has them sitting in dead last in the Pacific Division. The Condors haven’t had the benefit of seeing NHL first-round picks roll through...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-02-20

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Taylor says he didn't listen much to his coaches with Edmonton Oilers

Taylor says he didn't listen much to his coaches with Edmonton Oilers

This in from NJ.com, Taylor Hall on how much he listens to New Jersey coach John Hynes as opposed to how much he listened to his Oilers coaches: “He’s probably given me the most accountability that any coach I had in Edmonton. I really think that’s been good for me personally. Just in Edmonton, I really didn’t want to talk to coaches. I didn’t really want to have dialogue with coaches. I just wanted to play. And a lot of guys are like that.” My take A jaw-dropping comment from Hal

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-02-20

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Regression to the mean? Forget about all that, here come the Oilers!

Regression to the mean? Forget about all that, here come the Oilers!

Game Day 59: Bruins at Oilers If as the old saw has it, “statistics are for losers”, then they certainly are for your 2017-18 Edmonton Oilers. Well, more “against” than “for” if you follow me, but interesting all the same. As one who has followed the emergence of hockey analytics with interest and has read much on the subject these last dozen or so years in particular, I’d love to have the proverbial loonie for every time I’ve heard reference to the term “regression to the mea

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2018-02-20

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GDB 59.0: McDavid v. Bergeron (7pm MST, SNW)

Will we see a marquee matchup tonight? The reigning Hart Trophy and Art Ross winner, Connor McDavid, versus the best defensive forward in the NHL, Patrice Bergeron. Bergeron has won the Frank Selke Trophy (best defensive forward) in four of the last six seasons. He finished second in 2016 to Anze Kopitar and was second...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-02-20

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Oilers Gameday vs Boston: Hope Is A Dangerous Thing

Oilers Gameday vs Boston: Hope Is A Dangerous Thing

Fresh off winning(!) an afternoon game(!) in Denver(!) on Sunday, the Oilers take the ice tonight playing host to the Bruins for the only time this season. Since the Oilers beat the Bruins in November, Boston has gone 26-5-4. In that same time, the Oilers are 15-17-2. It’s safe to say that one of the two teams in tonight’s tilt will make the playoffs, and it isn’t the Oilers. Keys to the Game Edmonton Score the first goal. The Oilers have allowed a goal on the first shot against 10 times

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2018-02-20

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