Shy Town

Shy Town

The Edmonton Oilers didn’t play very well in Chicago. The young blue were exposed, the bottom six didn’t execute, the team’s best players missed some 10-bell chances. There’s not much to fret over, Edmonton was running some fine luck through five games and maybe didn’t get enough in the Windy City. They wasted a fabulous Mike Smith performance, but other than that I’d say it was a night where the correct team got the two points. There’s justice in that, if not satisfaction. TH

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2019-10-15

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Early Returns

Early Returns

The Edmonton Oilers returned home from their first road trip of the season with six of a possible eight points and an overall record of five wins and one loss. You’ll take it. General Manager Ken Holland was pretty active during the summer but there were still a number of question marks heading into the regular season, let’s take a look the early returns on some areas of concern. Nugent-Hopkins with a career-high two point blank saves tonight. — Dustin Nielson (@nielsonTSN1260) October

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-10-15

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Oilers Face Adversity Upon Road Trip Return

Oilers Face Adversity Upon Road Trip Return

All good things must come to an end. On Monday night, the Edmonton Oilers five game winning streak came to an end at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks. The 3-1 defeat dropped the club to 5-1-0 on the season, and closed the book on their four game road trip. Although it was a disappointing end, the 3-1-0 road trip was a resounding success. The Oilers return home for a pair of games at Rogers Place this week. They’re still first place in the Pacific Division, and the week sets up nicely to co

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2019-10-15

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Hot Links: Tuesday, October 15

Hot Links: Tuesday, October 15

Right before the backbreaking goal. | Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images #Oilers lose for the first time this season in Chicago, the bottom six scoring issues are starting to be an...issue...James Neal scores another one, and MORE! Morning, folks! Well, it happened. The Oilers lost their first game of the season last night. While most of us surely expected this to happen about five games ago, it’s hard not to feel like they let one slip away against an undefeated Hawks team that sti

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-10-15

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Is the Oilers’ hot start for real?

The Oilers hope their strong start is a sign that this season will be different, even if under the hood, it still looks mostly the same.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-10-15

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Finding the depth scoring

Finding the depth scoring

The Oilers lost their first game of the season last night by a score of 3-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks. For the first time all year, Edmonton had a difficult time putting the puck in the back of the net. Corey Crawford was rock-solid all night, helping a desperate Blackhawks team pick up their first win after a challenging start to their campaign. In the dying minutes of the third, James Neal finally slid a puck past Crawford on the power play, but it wouldn’t be enough, as Chicago iced the g

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-10-15

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Crawford Leads Blackhawks to 1st Win, 3-1 over Oilers

Crawford Leads Blackhawks to 1st Win, 3-1 over Oilers

CHICAGO — Patrick Kane and Alexander Nylander scored, Corey Crawford stopped 27 shots, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 Monday night for their first win of the season. Brandon Saad added an empty-netter with 32.7 seconds left to seal the win for Chicago, which went 0-2-1 in its first three games. Crawford lost a bid for his 26th career shutout when James Neal scored his NHL-leading eighth goal on a power-play with 2:11 remaining. Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackha

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-10-15

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Player grades: Edmonton Oilers can't match desperate Blackhawks' urgency, fall 3-1

Player grades: Edmonton Oilers can't match desperate Blackhawks' urgency, fall 3-1

Edmonton Oilers came out a little flat on Tuesday night, the Chicago Blackhawks were sharp, and the result was the first sour note of the season for the blue and orange. The visitors made things interesting in the late going before an empty netter sealed the deal. Read More

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-10-15

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Oilers accept blame as they lose perfect record in defeat to Blackhawks

Oilers accept blame as they lose perfect record in defeat to Blackhawks

CHICAGO — If it is true what they say, that an athlete learns more from losing than from winning, then by extension do we learn more about the athlete after a loss than we do after a win? On a night when the Edmonton Oilers watched their perfect 5-0 record go down at the hands of some smooth goaltending and a sheet of the choppiest ice this side of Anaheim, there were plenty of chances to simply say, “Thems the breaks. You’re not going to go 82-0.” So, how did the Oilers handle a 3-1 lo

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-10-15

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Crawford helps Blackhawks halt Oilers’ five-game win streak

Crawford helps Blackhawks halt Oilers’ five-game win streak

CHICAGO — Patrick Kane and Alexander Nylander scored, Corey Crawford stopped 27 shots, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 Monday night for their first win of the season. Brandon Saad added an empty-netter with 32.7 seconds left to seal the win for Chicago, which went 0-2-1 in its first three games. Crawford lost a bid for his 26th career shutout when James Neal scored his NHL-leading eighth goal on a power-play with 2:11 remaining. Mike Smith finished with 32

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-10-15

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