How to beat Connor McDavid? Try a five-man 'shadow' like the Bruins

In the old days, teams would put a "shadow" on a superstar like Wayne Gretzky. Now, to stop a stud like McDavid, it's on all five defenders to put speed bumps in his path.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2018-10-12

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Oilers already facing must-win games after two losses to open season

Oilers already facing must-win games after two losses to open season

BOSTON — A bad six minutes, an own goal, a couple of goal posts and a puck that danced along the entire goal line but never sashayed across. The Edmonton Oilers lost this one fair and square, 4-1 with an empty net goal, to the Boston Bruins. And if you subscribe to old time hockey lore, they lost because they haven’t played well enough to deserve for those bad breaks to turn into good ones. But, if the Oilers can take their level of play from the final 40 minutes Thursday, and kick it up a

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-10-12

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Marchand, Nordstrom lead Bruins past Oilers

Marchand, Nordstrom lead Bruins past Oilers

BOSTON — Brad Marchand and Joakim Nordstrom scored in a 36-second span in the second period and Jaroslav Halak stopped 25 shots to help the Boston Bruins beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Thursday night. David Pastrnak had his fourth goal of the season, and Patrice Bergeron added an empty-netter in the final minute. Connor McDavid scored his first goal of the season for the Oilers, and Cam Talbot had 28 saves. The Oilers were playing only their second game of the season after falling 5-

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-10-12

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2 goals in 36 seconds sink Oilers in Boston

2 goals in 36 seconds sink Oilers in Boston

Brad Marchand and Joakim Nordstrom scored in a 36-second span in the second period and Jaroslav Halak stopped 25 shots to help the Boston Bruins beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Thursday night.

Source: CBC Sports
Date: 2018-10-12

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GDB 2.0 Wrap Up: Better but not better, ya know? Oilers lose 4-1 in Boston

Better but not better, ya know? Final Score: 4-1 Bruins After the Gord awful game that we watched last weekend, I don’t think I’ll be the only Oilers fan to admit that I was really nervous about how this one was going to play out. Let’s be honest, the Oilers were hot garbage against the Devils and it was a real bummer to see them come out flat like that for their season opener. With that turd in the punchbowl still fresh in our minds, hoping for some improvement wasn’t exactly a big ask

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-10-12

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Oilers Beaten in Boston

Oilers Beaten in Boston

Bruins win third straight. Oilers fail to threaten for most of the game. The Edmonton Oilers were in Boston tonight to play their second game of the season after a long hiatus due, in part, to their trip to Sweden. The Bruins (2-1-0, 2nd Atlantic) looked to keep rolling after two straight wins following their embarrassment at the hands of the defending champions on opening night. The Oilers (0-1-0, 8th Pacific) hoped to rebound after a poor showing in Gothenburg against the Devils. Tonight we

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2018-10-12

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Glass pops out after Bruins’ Kuraly hits Oilers’ Benning

Glass pops out after Bruins’ Kuraly hits Oilers’ Benning

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Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-10-12

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McDavid blows by Zdeno Chara for first goal of season

Connor McDavid has his first goal of the 2018-19 NHL season. After picking up two assists in the season opener against the New Jersey Devils on the weekend, McDavid got on the board early in the second game of the season Thursday night in Beantown. The 21-year-old phenom opened the scoring at TD Garden early in the first period after blowing past veteran blueliner Zdeno Chara and going five-hole on netminder Tuukka Rask: Ridiculous speed from McDavid, who is picking up right where he left off a

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2018-10-11

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Bruins’ Pastrnak dekes around Oilers for great goal

Bruins’ Pastrnak dekes around Oilers for great goal

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Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-10-11

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Connor McDavid scores first goal of the year by beating Bruins’ Halak

Connor McDavid scores first goal of the year by beating Bruins’ Halak

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Source: SportsNet
Date: 2018-10-11

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