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January 15, 2019 5:21 AM Lucic, Kassian each score twice to power Oilers in win over Sabres

EDMONTON—Milan Lucic and Zack Kassian each scored a pair of goals as the Edmonton Oilers came away with a 7-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl also scored for the Oilers (22-21-3), who have won two of their last three. Casey Mittelstadt and Evan Rodrigues replied for the Sabres (23-17-6), who have lost three 735

January 1, 2019 5:55 AM Jets end 2018 with victory over Oilers

Lemieux scored a pair, including the game winner, as the Winnipeg Jets ended 2018 on an upbeat note by defeating the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Monday. Lemieux, the 22-year-old son of former former NHLer Claude Lemieux, had previously scored just two goals in 31 career games. “It felt great, it’s good to be a difference-maker,” Lemieux said. “I thought our line played 165

December 27, 2018 11:05 PM Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews voted as Atlantic Division all-star captain

Auston Matthews’ selection as one of four captains for the NHL’s all-star game reflects the impact he’s had on the league in just his third season with the Maple Leafs. Fans voted the star centre as captain of the Atlantic Division all-stars for the annual event, being held Jan. 25-26 in San Jose. Nathan MacKinnon (Central), Connor McDavid (Pacific) 171

December 23, 2018 2:50 PM Nikita Kucherov’s five-point effort leads Lightning over Oilers

Nikita Kucherov had a goal and four assists while Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson each scored twice as the Tampa Bay Lightning extended their point streak to 12 games with a 6-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. “I’m just playing hockey and trying to enjoy the game, trying to make the right play every time and sometimes it doesn’t happen 178

December 17, 2018 10:39 AM Trio of power-play goals lifts Canucks to victory over Oilers

With time running out on the power play, Boeser collected the rubber at the top of the faceoff circle and shot it at the Edmonton net. The puck appeared to hit Koskinen’s glove before dribbling in. Less than three minutes into the third period, the Canucks found themselves on the power play yet again after Oilers defenceman Adam Larsson was called for delay 132

December 14, 2018 2:00 PM Oilers fall to Jets after Morrissey scores in OT

WINNIPEG—Blake Wheeler had a plan to spark the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday and it involved a familiar play. The Jets captain looked for linemate Mark Scheifele. He found the centre at the front of the net and Scheifele fired in his 18th goal of the season to tie it 4-4 against the Edmonton Oilers at 9:58 of the third period. In overtime, the sequence went Wheeler 207

December 4, 2018 2:45 PM Benn’s fifth goal in 6 games helps Stars beat Oilers 4-1

“There’s a lot you can learn, a lot you can work on to make sure you’re ready,” he said. “It was just a matter of me getting my legs under me early and just getting back in the flow.” Edmonton coach Ken Hitchcock said Ritchie’s goal was a difference maker. “When they got their second goal, that took some wind out of our sails. We played a hell of a hockey 147

November 7, 2018 6:11 AM Oilers outclassed by Lightning on rough night in Tampa

Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves and the Lightning beat the Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday night. “They’ve got a fun team to watch,” McLellan said. “We’re all chasing them right now, but I think we can get there.” Steven Stamkos had a goal and two assists, and Brayden Point and Yanni Gourde also scored for the Lightning 118

October 31, 2018 5:23 AM Poor special teams play dooms Oilers in home loss to Wild

EDMONTON—On the front end of their longest road trip in franchise history, the Minnesota Wild managed to bounce back from a loss in Vancouver despite playing for the second night in a row. “We have good players and we have a good team,” Staal said. “We feel like we can come back any time and if we stay with our game and our structure, we have the talent 120

October 24, 2018 4:38 AM Crosby’s overtime beauty seals Penguins’ victory over Oilers

EDMONTON—Sidney Crosby scored his first two goals of the season, including a dazzling overtime winner, as the Pittsburgh Penguins emerged with a 6-5 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. Jamie Oleksiak and Patric Hornqvist also had two-goal games for the Penguins (4-1-2), who have won two straight. Leon Draisaitl and Alex Chiasson each scored 137