Saturday, March 10, 2012
The Colorado Avalanche badly needed to come away with two points in their afternoon tilt against the Edmonton Oilers, if they have any intentions of possibly earning the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. They managed to do just that, topping the Oilers 3-2 in a shootout. Milan Hejduk led the way with an assist and the shootout winner for an Avalanche side that were the benefactor of a terrible call, that erased a good goal for the visitors. Edmonton's Jordan Eberle collected two more points giving him sixty-five on the season and Taylor Hall scored his twenty-fifth of the year, in the losing effort.
Friday, March 09, 2012
In what was a battle between two of the leagues cellar dwellers, the Montreal Canadiens came into Rexall Place and out hustled the Edmonton Oilers in earning a much deserved 5-3 victory. Defenecman P.K. Subban was dominant in all facets of the game and led the way with a three point night, while forward Max Pacioretty reached the thirty goal plateau with a two goal effort. Oilers forward Linus Omark picked up his first of the year in the losing effort.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
The Edmonton Oilers were playing their second game in as many nights and coming off a disappointing loss in Anaheim but still found a way to beat the struggling San Jose Sharks by a score of 3-2 in a shootout. Sam Gagner scored the shootout winner and Jordan Eberle became the first Edmonton Oiler to score thirty goals in a season, since Dustin Penner turned the trick back in 2009-2010. The game also marked the return of winger Linus Omark to the Oilers lineup and in a curious move, Edmonton decided to use the talented Swede in a limited role on the club's fourth line.
The Edmonton Oilers decided to take the day off on Saturday to get in some team bonding, courtesy of owner Daryl Katz. Unfortunately, the Oilers were M.I.A. to start last night's game and it cost them in the end, dropping a 4-2 decision to the Anaheim Ducks. Corey Perry led the way for the surging Ducks, with two third period goals and veteran winger Teemu Selanne picked up his 1,398 career point, which moved him into a tie with his boyhood idol and Oilers legend Jari Kurri, for top spot among Finnish born players to have ever played in the NHL..
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
With the month of February now in the books, it's time to look back at the month that was and dish out my monthly report card. Each players rating will be based on their performance from opening night up to and including the teams last game on February 29th. This post will focus on the Oilers forwards and coaching staff.
Monday, March 05, 2012
With the month of February now in the books, it's time to look back at the month that was and dish out my monthly report card. Each players rating will be based on their performance from opening night up to and including the teams last game on February 29th. This column will focus on the blueline and netminders, while later today, the focus shifts to the forwards and coaching staff.