Friday, February 01, 2013

Game 7: San Jose 3 Edmonton 2 (SO)

Funny what a difference twenty-four hours and an opponent willing to play the game can make. After sitting through what was easily the dullest game of the year on Wednesday night in Phoenix, the Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks managed to treat hockey fans to one helluva tilt.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Game 6: Edmonton 2 Phoenix 1 (OT)

An overtime power play winner off the stick of Nail Yakupov and another stellar performance from netminder Devan Dubnyk, helped the Edmonton Oilers sneak past the Phoenix Coyotes  2-1 in Wednesday night NHL action.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Oil Notes: Khabibulin set to return to Oilers lineup

With the Edmonton Oilers decision to place netminder Yann Danis on waivers Tuesday morning, one can safely assume that veteran Nikolai Khabibulin is ready to make his 2013 debut. With the Oilers in the midst of a four game in six night stretch, which includes a three game in four night road swing, the return of the Russian netminder could not have come at a better time.

Game 5: Edmonton 4 Colorado 1

The Edmonton Oilers needed a bounce back performance, after a less than stellar outing against the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. Thanks to yet another impressive showing from the Oilers lethal power play and a solid thirty-seven save showing from Devan Dubnyk, they did exactly that.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Time for Krueger to shake up the Oilers top six

In a perfect world, General Manager Steve Tambellini would have actually tried to address the lack of size within the Edmonton Oilers top six forwards but for whatever reason, that does not appear to be high on this organization's to-do-list. Having said that, with the Oilers early struggles to create much of anything at even strength, the time has come for head coach Ralph Krueger to bring out the ol' blender and see what kind of mix he can come up with, to kick-start his group.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Game 4: Calgary 4 Edmonton 3

There was no doubt who was the hungrier team in the opening round of the 2013 Battle of Alberta, as the Calgary Flames powered their way to what was a rather convincing 4-3 victory, over the Edmonton Oilers. Lee Stempniak led the way upfront with a goal and two assists but it was Jay Bouwmeester who ran the show on this night. The big man chipped in two points and was an absolute tower on the Flames backend.