Saturday, October 19, 2013

Oilers edge Sens but lose Hall

On the strength of a three point afternoon from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and another solid outing from Jordan Eberle, the Edmonton Oilers managed to bring their five game losing skid to an end with a 3-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators. However the win did not come without a cost, as Taylor Hall was forced to leave the game midway through the second period with an apparent knee injury.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Dubnyk and Hall produce but Oilers still fall short

At some point, things have to get better don't they? It was another night in which the Edmonton Oilers were in a game until the very end but ultimately another disappointment. Despite getting two goals in an eight second span from Taylor Hall and a bounce back performance from netminder Devan Dubnyk, the Oilers still managed to drop their fifth straight, falling 3-2 to the New York Islanders.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

For better or worse, Dubnyk is the Oilers #1 guy

After watching Edmonton Oilers netminder Devan Dubnyk become completely unglued against the Toronto Maple Leafs during last weekend's telecast of Hockey Night in Canada, one couldn't help but feel the time for change had finally arrived. Just five games into the season and the vast majority of Oilers fans had reached their boiling point with their guy between the pipes...and who could really blame them

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Penguins extend Oilers losing skid to four straight

It was arguably the Edmonton Oilers most complete effort of the season. Outside of the opening ten minutes, Dallas Eakins' crew managed to hold their own against the mighty Pittsburgh Penguins but ultimately still fell short, dropping a hard fought 3-2 decision to Metropolitan Division leaders.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Dubnyk needs to sit for one more night

With a stat line that currently sits at 0-3-1 with a 5.43 GAA and .829 SV% one would think facing Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins wouldn't be high on Devan Dubnyk's wishlist. While head coach Dallas Eakins hasn't named his starting netminder for tonight's tilt with the  Metropolitan Division leaders, one would think he would be leaning towards going back to Jason LaBarbera.

Another Game + Another Iffy Goaltending Performance = Another Loss

A costly four minute stretch in the middle of period two and yet another awful goal against an Edmonton Oilers netminder, proved to be far too much for the Oilers to overcome. A three point night from Nicklas Backstrom and a two point effort from Alex Ovechkin, helped propel a struggling Washington Capitals side to a 4-2 win over Dallas Eakins' slumping side.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Oilers are making a big mistake when it comes to #64

Those suggesting the Edmonton Oilers decision to scratch Nail Yakupov from the lineup in Saturday night's loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs as no big deal were probably right. Having a 20 year old kid sit out a game isn't something new. Many a team have done it in the past, though rarely with a first overall pick, and many will likely do it again.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Five is not enough, as Oilers fall to Leafs in OT

This is starting to get a little old and we are only five games into the 2013-14 NHL season. With the state of the Edmonton Oilers current goaltending situation being what it is, apparently scoring five goals isn't enough to win a game with Devan Dubnyk between the pipes.