Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland happy with season so far
Are the Oilers for real? Are they, finally, a good hockey team? "We've come a long way since the start of training camp. Lots more to go," said general manager Ken Holland in an interview with Oilers Now host Bob Stauffer."The elite teams, they go on run in the playoffs. The good teams, they make the playoffs. First order of business is to keep our foot on the pedal. We have to find a way to play our way into the playoffs."Then we have to make some noise in the playoffs," said Holland.So the general manager is taking the wait-and-see approach, but the numbers to this point are impressive.
Period 3 is cut out, I dunno why AGAIN!!! But its good game regardless and again, why Oil fans are ranked at top of loudest fans in the NHL. Litsen to the
Nice play by the Hurricanes , shoddy defending by the Oilers . Wallmark added an empty-netter at the end of the third period to convert the touchdown and Oilers won only 46% of the draws tonight and that’s not good enough, especially for a team that’s struggling with their possession numbers like the
The Carolina Hurricanes scored three goals in the first period and three more in the third on their way to a 6-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers Tuesday night at Rogers Place.
Carolina's Sebastian Aho opened the scoring 4:15 into the game, whacking in a puck that deflected to him at the side of the net.
The Oilers failed to convert on two power plays. Then, the Hurricanes' Nino Niederreiter and Ryan Dzingel scored on the man-advantage in the final 2:02 of the first to make it 3-0 Carolina after one.
Pearson's first-career four-point game helps Canucks soar past Oilers 5-2
EDMONTON — Tanner Pearson recorded his first-career four-point game tin the Vancouver Canucks' 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night at Rogers Place. Pearson scored twice, and added two assists, while Tyler Graovac, Loui Eriksson and Josh Leivo tallied the other markers for the Canucks. Captain Bo Horvat also chipped in with three assists to help Vancouver snap its three-game losing streak. Connor McDavid and Zack Kassian scored for Edmonton, who dropped their second-straight contest.Edmonton falls to 16-9-3, and still holds the Pacific Division lead, but the Canucks are now just five points back as they improve to 13-10-4.
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Oilers forward Zack Kassian scored the only goal of the second, nudging a rebound behind Carolina goaltender James Reimer. It was Kassian's 10th goal of the season.
The Oilers had a two-man advantage for 1:22 early in the third. While on the advantage, Carolina's Brett Pesce put his hand on the puck in the crease. Oilers captain Connor McDavid was awarded a penalty shot, but the puck rolled off his stick and he didn't get a shot away.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins got the Oilers one goal on the power play, tapping in a pass from Leon Draisaitl.
Kassian forced in his second goal of the game to even it 3-3 with 14:20 to go. However, Jordan Martinook restored the Hurricanes lead, then Aho tallied on the power play with 7:40 on the clock.
Dougie Hamilton added one more, fooling Edmonton netminder Mikko Koskinen with a shot from centre ice.
Kassian finished with two goals and 14 penalty minutes. The Hurricanes scored twice with him in the box.
McDavid had three assists.
The Oilers (18-11-4) will visit Minnesota on Thursday.
Edmonton Oilers searching for answers with Leafs up next .
"We're not going to sit here and be in a grump about it.""Just that we've done a lot of good things well," answered goalie Mike Smith when asked about Tippett's message. "There are parts of our game that on a consistent basis need to be better. We're not going to sit here and be in a grump about it.