Edmonton Oilers stymied by Hurricanes

Curtis McElhinney made 40 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes downed the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 in Raleigh Friday night. The teams combined for three goals in 1:39 early in the game. The Hurricanes’ Nino Niederreiter opened the scoring at the 37-second mark. Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl finished off a two-on-one with Zack Kassian 55 seconds later. Carolina’s Lucas Wallmark completed the […]

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Hitchcock searching for commitment to style of play that suits Edmonton Oilers

It was a harsh criticism after another lopsided loss. It sounded like the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers was saying that his players weren’t that interested in winning games. “At this time of year, the coaches can’t want it more than the players,” Ken Hitchcock said after Saturday’s 5-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks. Related Blackhawks explode in […]

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Edmonton Oilers’ penalty killing falters in loss to Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers scored four power-play goals on the way to a 5-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday afternoon. With Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in the box for goalie interference, Sean Couturier opened the scoring 3:10 into the game. However, the Oilers controlled the first period, outshooting the Flyers 18-7. Ty Rattie broke a 21-game goalless drought with a breakaway […]

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Edmonton Oilers host conference-leading Calgary Flames

The Edmonton Oilers will try to slow down the NHL’s best comeback team Saturday night at Rogers Place. The Calgary Flames come to town, leading the league with seven wins when trailing after two periods. They also boast a league-leading 78 third-period goals. Related Edmonton Oilers blank Flames for third straight win Playing for Edmonton Oilers a special opportunity for […]

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