EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers hired longtime Detroit Red Wings executive Ken Holland as their new general manager and president of hockey operations Tuesday.
Connor McDavid is eager to shrug off personal stats, awards and achievements and put the focus on his team in Edmonton.
Yet there he is on the cover of a video game or in a commercial for a...
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid gave the Edmonton Oilers a big scare in the team's final game of the season.
McDavid left Edmonton's 3-1 victory over Calgary on Saturday night after...
Oilers face the Sharks on 4-game slide
San Jose Sharks (44-27-9, second in the Pacific Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (34-37-9, seventh in the Pacific Division)
Connor McDavid knows better than to risk making end-of-season NHL award projections.
Through no fault of his own, the Edmonton Oilers captain was not included among last year's three MVP...
Edmonton Oilers (34-36-9, sixth in the Pacific Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (36-29-14, fifth in the Central Division)
McDavid, Oilers to host the Ducks
Anaheim Ducks (32-37-10, seventh in the Pacific Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (34-34-9, fifth in the Pacific Division)
McDavid, Oilers to host the Stars
Dallas Stars (40-31-6, fourth in the Central Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (34-34-8, fifth in the Pacific Division)
Oilers get hat tricks from Nugent-Hopkins and Draisaitl
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It had been 34 years since Edmonton Oilers teammates enjoyed a game like this.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl each scored three goals as Edmonton powered its...
McDavid, Oilers to host the Kings
Los Angeles Kings (28-39-8, eighth in the Pacific Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (33-34-8, fifth in the Pacific Division)
McDavid, Draisaitl lead Oilers past Blue Jackets 4-1
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers know they've still got an outside shot at the playoffs. And they played like a team that has its sights set on the...
McDavid scores in OT to lead Oilers past Coyotes 3-2
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Connor McDavid remained on pace to set a career high for points for the third straight season — and kept the Edmonton Oilers on a roll, too.
Draisaitl scores in overtime as Oilers beat Rangers 3-2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Leon Draisaitl and the Edmonton Oilers took advantage of a big opportunity.
Draisaitl scored 35 seconds into overtime and had a pair of assists as the Oilers beat...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers haven't given up on making the playoffs.
Connor McDavid had two assists, Mikko Koskinen stopped 35 shots and the Oilers kept up their postseason...
Bill Peters deadpanned that it was the first time he had heard the question.
What did you learn about Johnny Gaudreau that you didn't know before you started coaching him? Midway through his...
Oilers rally for a 4-3 win over Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Brodziak scored the go-ahead goal to cap a three-goal outburst over the final 3:31 of the second period, rallying the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — While keeping open the possibility of a late playoff push, Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid acknowledged how much losing has worn on him this year. In Buffalo, Sabres...
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Oilers coach Ken Hitchcock says he wasn't thanking his lucky stars when the Buffalo Sabres muffed two chances to score into an open net in the final eight minutes of...
McDavid scores, Oilers beat skidding Senators 4-2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers had a reasonable excuse for being sluggish at the outset against the league-worst Ottawa Senators.
Currie, Gagner score, Oilers top Ducks 2-1
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers proved Saturday night that they haven't given up on the season, and they did it without their top player.
Oilers’ Connor McDavid suspended for check to head
NEW YORK (AP) — Edmonton Oilers All-Star Connor McDavid has been suspended two games for an illegal check to the head of the New York Islanders' Nick Leddy during Edmonton's 4-3 win on Thursday...
McDavid scores in overtime, Oilers top Islanders 4-3
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers finally feel as though they got the result they deserved from the work they've put in.
Connor McDavid scored in overtime and added an assist as...
Boyle gets shutout, Ducks top Canucks 1-0 in Murray’s debut
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Boyle made 35 saves in his first career start and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 Wednesday night in general manager Bob Murray's first game as interim coach.
Jakob Silfverberg scored to help the Ducks end a seven-game losing streak, a skid which prompted Murray to fire coach Randy Carlyle on Sunday and take over for the rest of the season.
Jacob Markstrom made 21 saves for the Canucks, who have lost four straight road games.
Crosby, Penguins trip up McDavid, Oilers 3-1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The NHL's most electric playmaker swooping in on him and his team's one-goal lead very much in doubt, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray did something that's kind of tough when Edmonton's Connor McDavid has the puck dangling on his stick and the game in the balance.
Murray waited. He figures he didn't really have a choice.
"He's got 100 different moves in his arsenal," Murray said.
Oilers stop 6-game losing streak with 4-1 win over Wild
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers played with an edge and an eagerness to snap out of their slump, taking full advantage of a sleepy start by Minnesota.
The Wild sure could use some of that same urgency.
Darnell Nurse gave Edmonton an early boost by scoring 2:15 into the first period, and the Oilers stopped a six-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory Thursday night that sent the Wild to their fourth straight loss.
"We just were hungry," Oilers coach Ken Hitchcock said.
Women’s star Coyne Schofield shines at NHL All-Star weekend
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Connor McDavid won the fastest skater competition once again but Kendall Coyne Schofield won over the crowd.
The U.S. women's hockey star became the first woman ever to compete in the NHL All-Star skills competition on Friday night, racing around the rink in a time competitive with the top skaters in the men's game in a barrier-breaking moment for women's hockey.
Chiasson scores in shootout, Oilers outlast Canucks 3-2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Ken Hitchcock wants Oilers fans to brace for a wild ride.
Edmonton's coach thinks games will get tighter throughout the second half of the season and look more like his team's 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in a shootout Wednesday night.
McDavid, Oilers send Panthers to 4th loss in a row
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid bailed out the Edmonton Oilers with another big game.
McDavid had two goals — including the tying score with 8 seconds left in regulation — and also scored in the shootout, helping the Oilers battle back for a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored in the shootout, and Darnell Nurse had the other goal in regulation for the Oilers, who have won three of their last five on the heels of a six-game losing streak.
McDavid scores twice as Oilers top Coyotes 3-1 to stop skid
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Wins have been hard to come by for the Edmonton Oilers lately, but Connor McDavid keeps piling up points.
McDavid scored two goals and assisted on another to help the Oilers end a six-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes.
"We've been a streaky team all year," McDavid said. "We've been doing well offensively. That's what I've been looking for. We just need to find a way to get on a run."
Karlsson, Couture lift Sharks over Oilers 7-4
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Erik Karlsson's two-game suspension didn't slow him down one bit.
Karlsson returned with a goal and three assists, Logan Couture and Melker Karlsson each scored twice, and the San Jose Sharks beat the slumping Edmonton Oilers 7-4 on Saturday.
Karlsson had been banned for an illegal check to the head of Kings forward Austin Wagner.
Matthews, McDavid, Ovechkin earn ‘C’ for All-Star weekend
NEW YORK (AP) — Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid and Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews will be two of the four team captains at the NHL All-Star weekend next month in San Jose.
McDavid (Pacific Division), Matthews (Atlantic), Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (Central) and Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin (Metropolitan) won fan votes to earn the captaincies and the first roster spots for the event, Jan. 25-26.
McDavid scores twice as surging Oilers beat Flyers 4-1
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers look awfully comfortable at home lately.
McDavid had two goals and an assist, Leon Draisaitl added three assists and the resurgent Oilers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Friday night.
Mikko Koskinen made 31 saves and is 7-0-0 on home ice this season. Edmonton has won six straight at Rogers Place to improve to 10-4-1 at home.
Nugent-Hopkins scores twice to help Oilers beat Avs 6-4
DENVER (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers broke the ice with a four-goal second period. As for the shattered glass in the penalty box, it wasn't their fault.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored twice in the decisive second period, Mikko Koskinen stopped 39 shots and the Oilers extended their winning streak to four games with a 6-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.
Koskinen, McDavid help Oilers beat Flames 1-0
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers appear to have shored up their defense under new head coach Ken Hitchcock.
Mikko Koskinen made 24 saves in his third shutout of the season and Connor McDavid scored the only goal as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 1-0 on Sunday.
"It takes a lot of effort to play good defense, especially against a team like that that has so many skilled, offensive players," Oilers defenseman Adam Larsson said.
Koskinen, McDavid help Oilers beat Flames 1-0
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Mikko Koskinen made 24 saves in his third shutout of the season and Connor McDavid scored the only goal as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 1-0 on Sunday.
The Oilers have won three straight and have gone 6-1-0 in their last seven games.
The Flames had a five-game winning streak snapped, and are 9-2-1 in their last 12 outings.
David Rittich made 29 saves in a losing effort for Calgary.
Draisaitl, McDavid help Oilers overpower Wild for 7-2 win
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — This time, the Edmonton Oilers showed off their high-powered offense.
Leon Draisaitl scored twice and Connor McDavid had a goal and three assists, leading Edmonton to a 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Zack Kassian, Alex Chiasson and Darnell Nurse also scored for the Oilers. Draisaitl assisted on Nurse's goal in the third period.
Cam Talbot made 31 saves to earn back-to-back victories after dropping his six previous starts.
McDavid’s shootout goal lifts Oilers past Blues 3-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Connor McDavid hasn't always looked like a natural in shootouts.
The work he's put in showed up Wednesday night.
McDavid scored in the shootout after Oscar Klefbom tied it late in the third period, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Wednesday night.
McDavid improved to 7 for 13 in shootouts for his career. It was his fifth game-deciding shootout goal.
Spooner scores first goal with Oilers in 2-1 win over Vegas
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers took a gamble on goalie Mikko Koskinen and it's paying off.
Koskinen stopped 31 shots and Ryan Spooner scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, lifting the Oilers to a 2-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night.
Brown’s hat trick helps Kings down Oilers 5-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Big games from Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar have been infrequent for the Los Angeles Kings this season. On Sunday, the franchise's cornerstone players delivered against the Edmonton Oilers.
Dustin Brown recorded a hat trick, Anze Kopitar scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and had two assists and the Kings defeated the Oilers 5-2.
Ducks rally for 2-1 overtime win against Oilers
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rickard Rakell and the Anaheim Ducks went from a frustrating loss to a dramatic victory — in a matter of seconds.
Rakell scored 14 seconds into overtime after Nick Ritchie tied the game with 16.2 seconds remaining in regulation, helping the Ducks top the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Friday.
"It takes 60-plus minutes to get points in the NHL, and tonight was one of those games, a prime example of it," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said.
Oilers top Sharks 4-3 in OT in Hitchcock’s 1st game as coach
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers responded the right way to a wakeup call after coach Todd McLellan was fired just hours before they took the ice.
McDavid scored his 100th career goal and set up Leon Draisaitl's game-winner 51 seconds into overtime to give the Oilers a 4-3 victory against the San Jose Sharks in Ken Hitchcock's first game as coach Tuesday night.
Marchessault scores twice, Golden Knights beat Oilers 6-3
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It took just over two minutes for the Vegas Golden Knights to leave the Edmonton Oilers behind.
Jonathan Marchessault had two goals and an assist and the Golden Knights scored three goals in a 2:12 second span early in the second period in a 6-3 victory Sundat night.
Draisaitl has goal and 2 assists as Oilers top Canadiens 6-2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Tinkering with their top line paid dividends for the Edmonton Oilers.
Reunited as linemates, Leon Draisaitl had a goal and two assists and Connor McDavid added three assists to lead Edmonton past the Montreal Canadiens 6-2 on Tuesday night.
Matt Benning, Drake Caggiula, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Darnell Nurse and Kris Russell also scored for the Oilers, who snapped a four-game skid that marked their longest of the season.