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Sports Edmonton Oilers find a way to lose yet again again to Minnesota Wild

09:30  22 february  2020
09:30  22 february  2020 Source:   edmontonjournal.com

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Jared Spurgeon scored three straight for the natural hat trick as the Wild beat the Oilers 5-3. The Cult of Hockey's " Edmonton Oilers find a way to lose to Minnesota Wild yet again " show - Продолжительность: 22:03 Edmonton Journal 144 просмотра.

The Minnesota Wild erased three deficits to sweep the season series over the Oilers with help from a Jared Spurgeon hat trick. The Oilers begin a three-game California road trip against the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday. The game can be seen on Sportsnet West and heard on the Oilers Radio Network

a hockey player with a bat: The Edmonton Oilers Leon Draisaitl (29) celebrates his game-winning goal against the St. Louis Blues during third period NHL action at Rogers Place, in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. © David Bloom The Edmonton Oilers Leon Draisaitl (29) celebrates his game-winning goal against the St. Louis Blues during third period NHL action at Rogers Place, in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

Player grades in Wild, 5, Oilers, 3

What can I say? It looked to me like the Minnesota Wild were simply more desperate this game, that they just wanted it more. They outworked, outhustled, outpinched and eventually outscored the Edmonton Oilers in a 5-3 win on Friday night.

Since 2010, in 18 homes games against the Wild, it was Edmonton’s 15th loss.

It came even as Edmonton’s Dynamite Line was dominant. Leon Draisaitl, Kailer Yamamoto and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins easily cut through Minnesota, essentially forechecked the stuffing out of the Wild, challenging every zone exit, picking off numerous passes. But they were a one line team, creating all of the Edmonton goals and all but one of the Oilers scoring chances.

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Tyler Graovac scored twice as the Minnesota Wild won their third game in a row, defeating the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday. Edmonton looked to have found some life with nine minutes left in the second on a Slepyshev deflection past Minnesota goalie Darcy Kuemper, but the Wild came

GDB 11.0 Wrap Up: A special teams disaster, Oilers give up lead(s) and lose 4-3 to Minnesota . Say what you will about me fanboying but I like way Nuge played again tonight. From the assist on Draisaitl’s goal to the overall calmness in his game, our boy is evolving right before our eyes and it’s

The role players, so good since Connor McDavid went out with injury, let the team down in this one.

In the game, the Oilers had nine Grade A chances to 13 for the Wild ( running count ).

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Leon Draisaitl, 8. He’s firing an endless flurry of tape-to-tape backhand passes as if they were confetti at a wedding. Early in the second he shovelled a backhander to RNH in the slot, which the Nuge almost fired home. He got lucky on Edmonton’s third goal, his hard backhand feed to the slot deflecting in off Wild tough guy Jordan Greenway. With another snapping backhander, he set up Darnell Nurse a bit later, only to have Nurse miss on the slot shot. He made a strong defensive backcheck on Kevin Fiala in the third. He made major contributions to seven Grade A scoring chances, an impressive total.

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The Wild have lost two in a row and three of four, and their coach was fired in the process. Theoretically, they should be motivated by that Parise tapped home a Kevin Fiala centering feed late in the second period to round out the scoring for the Wild . He also set up a Fiala goal earlier in the

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, 8. He’s looking like a sniper out there, hunting down goals. Fine shots on the first and second goals to keep up his prolific point scoring since the Dynamite Line formed in late December. Through two periods he kept getting chances for the third goal, almost deking Alex Stalock late in the second. He never did get his third, his stick breaking late in the game when he had an open look in the slot.

Kailer Yamamoto, 8. He’s buzzing and battling hard, as well as impressing with his fine skill. His grit along the boards and fine passing led to the first Edmonton goal. He almost got one himself off a rebound shot from an Ethan Bear shot in the first. A second sweet cross-seam feed led to RNH’s second slot goal in the first. He made a strong defensive back check to thwart an Alex Galchenyuk rush in the third, after Adam Larsson got beat on the rush.

Riley Sheahan, 3. H is weakest game in a few months. He and Josh Archibald allowed the cross-seam pass on Jared Spurgeon’s second goal, the game winner.

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“We found a way to salvage a point and we continue to push forward,” said Oilers forward Sam Gagner, who played his first home game with his original The Oilers had consistent pressure late in the game and were able to tie the contest up again . With their goalie pulled, Nugent-Hopkins battled

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Tyler Benson, 5. I’m seeing a real NHLer here. Savvy with the puck. He used a quick backhander to set up Josh Archibald for an inner slot shot in the first, but Archibald could not drain it. He pulled off a calm veteran move in the first, controlling a difficult pass in the neutral zone, then backtracking to gain time and space and calmly passing it out of trouble.

Josh Archibald, 3. He took what looked like a dirty, sneaky elbow from Wild d-man Carson Soucy in the first and was knocked out of the game for a shift, coming back with a full face shield. He screened Koskinen in the slot on the Wild’s second goal.

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Gaetan Haas, 5. His line had some good hustle and extended zone time in the first, in part fuelled by Haas’ speed.

Alex Chiasson, 3. Too quiet, until he took an n-zone hooking penalty late in the game. Not good.

Sam Gagner, 3. He was a touch slow to cover Zuccarello on a dangerous slot shot in the first, after Haas lost a board battle, then allowed a slot pass a moment later on a tricky Ryan Hartman shot.

Colby Cave, 4. Played little and contributed little.

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Jujhar Khaira, 3. He had one of his iffy moments in the first when on a promising attack deep in the Wild end he failed to drive the net and instead attempted a drop pass, which was picked off, leading to a change of possession. A moment later he gave away the puck in neutral zone, then again in the Edmonton zone leading to a Grade B Wild chance. Three turnovers on one shift, which is the story of Khaira’s year to date.

Patrick Russell, 3. He’s not playing with much confidence, which means he’s not making the most of his offensive chances. He might as well go for it or he’ll be out of chances with the Oilers, despite his strong work ethic and sound defensive play.

Darnell Nurse, 6. He made a great reaching tip check to break up a dangerous chance in the first. Sometimes that huge reach comes in handy. He charged up into the play late in the third on two rushes and got off two Grade A shots. But he again looked awkward running the Oilers power play, failing to keep the puck in the Wild end at a key moment on a crucial power play late in the third.

Ethan Bear, 6. Played his usual smart and heady game. He should be running the Oilers power play. I’m sure I’ll be one of many who keep saying this until it actually happens.

Caleb Jones, 6. High event game, but with much more good than bad. Early in the game he took a pass from Adam Larsson near the side of the Edmonton net, then ripped a backhand pass into the defensive slot to a breaking Jujhar Khaira. This is exactly the kind of pass that the Oilers never tried in recent years and exactly the kind of pass they lacked the d-men to make. So satisfying to see it now. Later Jones kicked off the sequence of joy leading to Edmonton’s second goal with a quick breakout pass under pressure in his own zone. Late in the first, Jones flatted Wild tough guy Jordan Greenway with a hit. In the second, he made a bad pinch, then got beat by Alex Galchenyuk to the net on a Grade A chance. He allowed Zack Parise on a breakaway in the last seconds of the second period, which wasn’t good but Koskinen saved him much embarrassment with a huge save. He got a few sneaky dangerous point shots on the Wild net, a strength of his game.

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Adam Larsson, 3. When the Wild pressed hard in the second, he failed to clear the puck even as he had time to do so, a big factor in the lead up to Jared Spurgeon’s goal. That was a weak non-veteran move from the veteran. He also deflected in the winning goal on his own net.

Willam Lagesson, 3. A slow read and slow feet allowed his man Kevin Fiala to be wide open for the first Wild goal. This was a rookie mistake from the rookie. He was also soft on a check early in the second, allowing a cross-seam pass from Zuccarello to Carson Soucy, which Soucy scored on through Josh Archibald’s screen of Koskinen.

Matt Benning, 5. Quiet game but solid enough.

Mikko Koskinen, 4. The Wild peppered him with shots, many of them of the Grade A variety. Some great saves and some not so great goals against, though Koskinen wasn’t so much to blame. He seemed to be fighting the puck a bit early in the game and gave up a somewhat juicy rebound on the first Wild goal. But he was sharp on Mats Zuccarello’s wicked slot shot late in the first. A moment later he snaffled up another dangerous shot from Hartman. He was beat on an outside slot shot on the second Wild goal but that was mostly on Archibald, who screened him. He had time to move out and cut the angle on Spurgeon’s outside shot, but failed to do so on the Wild’s third goal. That was on him. Next came a huge breakaway save on Zack Parise with three seconds left in the second period. Early in the third he fought off a Grade A cross-seam shot from Spurgeon on a Wild power play. Of course, he looked awkward on Spurgeon’s second goal, though mainly because Adam Larsson deflected it in the Edmonton net.

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