Do the Calgary Flames know why they’re down 2-1 to the Edmonton Oilers?

Judging by their comments last night, I’m going to go with no. I mean, give these a gander. "They've got one player that plays half the game and is playing some great hockey right now.” – Matthew Tkachuk — Eric Francis (@EricFrancis) May 23, 2022 “We let one guy beat us tonight” – Rasmus Andersson — Eric Francis (@EricFrancis) May 23, 2022 I mentioned this on Twitter last night, but which guy are the Flames talking about here? Is it Leon Draisaitl, who has two goals and 1

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2022-05-23

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32 Thoughts Podcast: Can you win the Conn Smythe without playing in the Cup Final?

32 Thoughts Podcast: Can you win the Conn Smythe without playing in the Cup Final?

Jeff and Elliotte break down the latest news from around the league including the Bryan Rust & Mark Giordano extensions, and they recap all the playoff action from the weekend.

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2022-05-23

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The DFO Rundown Ep. 131: Connor McDavid is on another level & the defending champs can’t be stopped!

We have wrapped up another wild weekend of playoff hockey! Jason and Frank broke it all down today on a fresh episode of The DFO Rundown! They started the podcast by talking about the fact that the Florida Panthers are staring down the barrel of a potential sweep at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning. The two-time defending Stanley Cup Champions are absolutely rolling right now and the Panthers just aren’t even close to their level. They hit on the other three playoff series as well.

Source: Daily Faceoff
Date: 2022-05-23

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Report: Flames’ Lucic will not face further discipline for hit on Oilers’ Smith

Report: Flames’ Lucic will not face further discipline for hit on Oilers’ Smith

The NHL will not issue further sanctions on Calgary Flames forward Milan Lucic, who received a five-minute major and a game misconduct on Sunday for colliding with Edmonton Oilers goalie Mike Smith, according to ESPN’s Emilly Kaplan. The play occurred in the third period of Game 3 between the Flames and Oilers. While Smith attempted to play the puck just outside his crease, Lucic barrelled down on him, making hard contact. The hit, which earned him a majo

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2022-05-23

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Leon Draisaitl sets NHL playoff record for most assists in a period

How good is Leon Draisaitl? How about ‘new NHL playoff record’ good. Let’s talk about it. Leon Draisaitl sets NHL playoff record for most assists in one period. He had four in the 2nd. He also ties NHL record for most points in a period. @DailyFaceoff @TSN1260 @OilersNation — Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) May 23, 2022 Even though he’s battling a well-documented high ankle sprain, Leon Draisaitl doesn’t seem to be slowing down all that much as the former Hart Trophy winner finds h

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2022-05-23

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Oilers/Flames Series Mirroring Flyers/Penguins in 2012

The Edmonton Oilers took a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference Semifinal with an emphatic 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on the back of an Evander Kane hat trick…

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2022-05-23

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Oilers in a Great (but Dangerous) Position

Oilers in a Great (but Dangerous) Position

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsEdmonton’s performance was a dominating one throughout game 3. They can’t let up on the gas now. The Edmonton Oilers had one thing in mind coming into Game Three of their second round series with the Calgary Flames: to dictate terms on home-ice. Mission accomplished. Keeping that in mind, what comes next will be interesting to watch unfold. Jay Woodcroft’s side is in an enviable spot but as we have seen in this series, momentum can turn on a dime and the Oilers

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2022-05-23

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NHL Rumors: Penguins, Maple Leafs, Bruins, Oilers

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, what is next for the Pittsburgh Penguins after signing Bryan Rust to a long-term contract? Also, with the team-friendly deal the Toronto Maple Leafs signed…

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2022-05-23

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Lowetide: Oilers future relies on quality coaching replacement in Bakersfield

Jay Woodcroft developed prospects in the AHL at a great rate and the Oilers must continue this trend.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2022-05-23

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Oilers Adding Kane was NHL’s Best Mid-Season Acquisition in 2021-22

General manager Ken Holland had an underrated year for the Edmonton Oilers and should be given credit where credit is due. Many teams have to pay for and sacrifice a…

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2022-05-23

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Uh-Oh, Loves Comes to Town

Uh-Oh, Loves Comes to Town

Jay Woodcroft did a fine job behind the bench for the Edmonton Oilers last night, Dave Manson too. However, the credit this morning must go to the players, who chased every puck, contested all available shots and started on time while never letting up. That was a complete effort in a gigantic game, Edmonton now boasting a 6-4 record in the playoffs and a 2-1 edge in the quarterfinals. I have to tell you that’s the most complete game I can recall this Edmonton team playing. Mike Smit

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2022-05-23

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JONES: Edmonton Oilers’ playoff atmosphere may very well be unmatched

The hockey world goes into Game 4 Tuesday raving about the Edmonton Oilers' inspired performance to win Game 3 over the stunned Calgary Flames, 4-1. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2022-05-23

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