Saturday, April 06, 2013

Game 38: Los Angeles 4 Edmonton 1

No one said making the playoffs would be easy for the Edmonton Oilers and if Saturday afternoon's affair against the defending Stanley Cup Champions is any indication of what they can expect during the final stretch of the 2013 campaign, they could be in for a bit of a rough ride.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Game 37: Vancouver 4 Edmonton 0

Apparently last Saturday's butt kicking at the hands of the Edmonton Oilers left a bad taste in the mouths of the Vancouver Canucks. Alain Vigneault's Northwest Division leading side were all business on Thursday evening, returning the favour by thumping the Oilers by that same 4-0 score at Rogers Arena.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Game 36: Edmonton 8 Calgary 2

With Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby currently on the shelf with a broken jaw, you would be hard pressed to find a better player in the entire National Hockey League than the Edmonton Oilers Taylor Hall. After lighting up the Calgary Flames with a career high five point performance, the former first overall selection finds himself seventh in league scoring and his team currently holding down the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Oilers will target Mark Streit on Deadline Day and via Free Agency

With only hours remaining until the 2013 NHL Trade Deadline, General Manager Steve Tambellini and the Edmonton Oilers have remained nothing more than spectators during this year's so-called "frenzy". Like nearly every other team in the league, Tambellini and company would love to get their hands on New York Islander blueliner Mark Streit.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Game 35: Edmonton 4 Calgary 1

It was a game the Edmonton Oilers simply had to have and while they did not bring their "A" game to the rink but rode the wave of another strong first period, in disposing of the reeling Calgary Flames by a score of 4-1.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Oilers ink Smid to a 4yr/$14M extension

In the category of what took so damn long, the Edmonton Oilers finally agreed to a contract extension with defenceman Ladislav Smid on Monday morning. The deal will see the twenty-seven year old blueliner earn $3.5 million a season, over each of the next four years.

No more excuses, it is time to bury the Flames

Since the start of the 2010-11 NHL season, the Edmonton Oilers have posted a less than flattering 3-8-2 mark against the Calgary Flames. That dreadful stretch has included a run of nine consecutive victories for the Flames and a 4-3 come from behind win for the boys down south, in the lone meeting between the two sides this season.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Game 34: Edmonton 4 Vancouver 0

On a night in which the Edmonton Oilers needed their best players to be their best players, the best of the bunch delivered one of his finest performances of the season. Taylor Hall took his game to another level, registering his third career hat-trick, in leading the Oilers to a dominating 4-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Hockey Night in Canada.