Mikko Koskinen To Start Game 2

Mikko Koskinen To Start Game 2

Koskinen gets the nod for game 2 | Walter Tychnowicz-USA TODAY Sports Koskinen to start, Andreas Athanasiou likely to see more ice time Coach Tipp notes Mikko will get the start for Game 2. #LetsGoOilers pic.twitter.com/T1ca6I1vRT— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) August 3, 2020 Mikko Koskinen will start game 2 against the Blackhawks. Game one was not kind to many Oilers. The defence was lacklustre, the goaltending was suspect, and the Blackhawks took advantage quickly. While the

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2020-08-03

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GDB +2.0: Be Ready To Play (8:30pm MT, SNW)

GDB +2.0: Be Ready To Play (8:30pm MT, SNW)

The Edmonton Oilers were not ready to play in game one. The Blackhawks had two odd-man rushes in the first 90 seconds, and that theme continued virtually the entire game. “We had some key players who didn’t play near as well as we’d have liked,” said Dave Tippett yesterday. “When you get in the playoffs you need every guy maxing out, and last night, for whatever reason, we had some guys who weren’t up to par for what we expect from that. I expect them all to be better tomorrow.”

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-08-03

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Oilersnation Pre Game Podcast – Game Two vs Chicago

Oilersnation Pre Game Podcast – Game Two vs Chicago

Normally, I wouldn’t call game two of a playoff series a must-win, but this isn’t a normal playoff series. In a quick, best of five series, it’s not a stretch to say that the Oilers season might come down to how tonight’s game against the Blackhawks plays out. After laying an egg in the series opener, the Oilers know they need to be better. They didn’t get great goaltending, they couldn’t generate a sniff of offence at even-strength, and they took too many trips to the box. Even tho

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-08-03

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Oilers make change in goal, tab Koskinen as Game 2 starter

Oilers make change in goal, tab Koskinen as Game 2 starter

Edmonton Oilers netminder Mikko Koskinen will make his first career postseason start in Game 2 against the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday. Koskinen took over during the second period of Game 1 after Mike Smith allowed five goals - including four in the opening frame - on 23 shots. Koskinen turned aside 18-of-19 shots he faced in the 6-4 loss. The 32-year-old Finnish puck-stopper owned an 18-13-3 record with a 2.75 goals-against average and .917 save percentage this season, his second with the Oil

Source: The Score
Date: 2020-08-03

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Oilers’ Mikko Koskinen to start Game 2 vs. Blackhawks

Oilers’ Mikko Koskinen to start Game 2 vs. Blackhawks

After losing Game 1 of their qualifying round series against the Chicago Blackhawks, the Edmonton Oilers are looking to goaltender Mikko Koskinen to help them rebound in Game 2 Monday night. Koskinen starts for EDM tonight — Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) August 3, 2020 Head coach Dave Tippett named Mike Smith as his starter for the opening matchup of the series on Saturday, but the veteran struggled out of the gates. Smith allowed five goals on 23 shots through the first half of the g

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Date: 2020-08-03

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Oilers Have Poor Defense, Rust to Shake, and Stars Shut Down in Game 1

Oilers Have Poor Defense, Rust to Shake, and Stars Shut Down in Game 1

The Edmonton Oilers and the Chicago Blackhawks faced off for Game 1 of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Saturday under anything but ordinary conditions. Firstly, there was a heat warning issued by Environment Canada for the Alberta capital and some area records may have been met or broken. Edmonton typically hosts hockey games at anywhere from freezing to as low as minus-40 degrees Celsius, not 31-32 Celsius. Related: Oilers’ Doug Weight Trade Revisited In addition to the mid-summer

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-08-03

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Dumba Speaks for NHL and Hockey Diversity Alliance Before Oilers/Blackhawks Game

Dumba Speaks for NHL and Hockey Diversity Alliance Before Oilers/Blackhawks Game

The puck dropped Saturday in Edmonton’s Rogers Place and Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena for the pandemic-delayed 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs. There is an unusual air to the games without live audiences and with social distancing protocols in place. And amidst all of that, there is also the peaceful but very present uprising against social and racial injustice in North America and around the world. Both were front and centre prior to the opening faceoffs on Saturday. Related: Oilers’ Dougi

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-08-03

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Are there reasons to be optimistic?

Are there reasons to be optimistic?

Watching the Oilers get stomped in their series-opening game against the Chicago Blackhawks was not a lot of fun. I said before the series started that if the Oilers brought their ‘A’ game, then the Hawks wouldn’t stand a chance. Well, the Oilers did not bring their ‘A’ game. In fact, I don’t think they brought their ‘B’ or ‘C’ game.  In a weird way, that almost makes me feel optimistic about game two. The fact that the Oilers played nowhere close to as good as we know the

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-08-03

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Elliotte Friedman: Tkachuk-Scheifele incident, Flames’ Game 1 win and takeaways from the weekend

Elliotte Friedman: Tkachuk-Scheifele incident, Flames’ Game 1 win and takeaways from the weekend

Sportsnet’s NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman talks with Klein and Rose to discuss the Matthew Tkachuk and Mark Scheifele incident. He touches on the Jets’ injuries and their d-corps. Friedman weighs in on the Oilers and Leafs loss. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2020-08-03

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Oilers Determined to 'Be A Lot Better' In Game 2

Oilers Determined to 'Be A Lot Better' In Game 2

Saturday’s 6-4 loss in Game 1 of their Qualification Round series with the Chicago Blackhawks was shocking in so many ways. The Oilers’ penalty kill was a major issue, the effort didn’t appear there, and Chicago’s porous defense shutdown the Oilers at five-on-five, limiting them to a single goal. All around, from top to bottom, it was not a good enough performance from the Edmonton Oilers. They looked like a team that expected an easy road to the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2020-08-03

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