AP source: Sabres hire Ralph Krueger as coach
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ralph Krueger is returning to North America to coach the Buffalo Sabres in a bid to turn around the once-proud franchise in the midst of an eight-year playoff drought.
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.
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...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The San Jose Sharks don't feel they are in playoff form yet, though their latest effort was a step in the right direction.
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...
DENVER (AP) — Already in full desperation mode, the Colorado Avalanche found an even higher level.
Edmonton Oilers (34-36-9, sixth in the Pacific Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (36-29-14, fifth in the Central Division)
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Don't tell Vegas coach Gerard Gallant the rest of the regular season is meaningless.
Though the Golden Knights already became the seventh NHL team to make the playoffs in...
Edmonton Oilers (34-35-9, sixth in the Pacific Division) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (42-30-7, third in the Pacific Division)
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Rickard Rakell took over the game with one big second period for the Anaheim Ducks.
Rakell scored all three of his goals in the middle period for a natural hat...
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)
Benn scores shootout winner, Stars beat Oilers 3-2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars' playoff prospects are looking a lot more secure.
Jamie Benn scored the shootout winner and the Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on...
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...
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Subban keeps up home domination, Vegas beats Oilers 6-3
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Malcolm Subban has been nearly unbeatable at home in two seasons with the Vegas Golden Knights.
With starter Marc-Andre Fleury listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury,...
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.
Devils get balanced scoring in 6-3 win over Oilers
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The New Jersey Devils snapped out of their slump and put a dent in the Edmonton Oilers' playoff push.
Kenny Agostino, Damon Severson and Kevin Rooney each had a goal...
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...
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...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Leon Draisaitl and the Edmonton Oilers jumped all over the listless Columbus Blue Jackets.
Draisaitl had a goal and two assists, Mikko Koskinen made 30 saves and the...
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.
Johnsson scores twice, Leafs use 4-goal second to top Oilers
TORONTO (AP) — John Tavares answered three questions about a resounding Toronto Maple Leafs victory before the attention turned to what was on everyone's mind: the star center's return to New...
Boyle scores as Predators beat Oilers 3-2 in shootout
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Playing hours after the NHL trade deadline isn't easy, and a pair of late deals left the Nashville Predators short a couple of forwards — forcing coach Peter Laviolette to...
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...
Hinostroza gets shootout winner as Coyotes beat Oilers 3-2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes' confidence didn't waver after allowing a late goal.
Vinnie Hinostroza scored in regulation and got the winner in the fourth round of the...
Barzal, Lee score in 3rd period, Islanders beat Oilers 5-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Anders Lee energized the New York Islanders with a fight late in the second period, and then came through with a key goal late in the third after Edmonton pulled within one, helping his team get another win.
Mathew Barzal and Lee scored in the Islanders' three-goal third period, and they beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 Saturday night in the final game of the regular season at Barclays Center.
Niederreiter leads Carolina past Edmonton, 3-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nino Niederreiter kept scoring goals for his new team. Curtis McElhinney kept up his mastery of the Edmonton Oilers.
They pushed the Carolina Hurricanes closer to playoff position.
Niederreiter scored two goals, McElhinney stopped the final 40 shots he faced, and the Hurricanes beat the Oilers 3-1 on Friday night.
"Every single game matters a lot," Niederreiter said, "so we've got to make sure we even win the close ones."
Labanc’s hat trick leads Sharks past Oilers, 5-2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have been getting contributions from just about everyone during their five-game winning streak.
On Saturday night, it was Kevin Labanc's turn. The 23-year-old recorded his first career hat trick as the Sharks beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2.
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.
Kane leads surging Blackhawks to 6-2 over Oilers
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks scored five goals in the third period to stay on a roll.
Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist and the Blackhawks scored four goals in less than a three-minute span of the third in a 6-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.
Patrick goal in OT, Flyers top Oilers 5-4 for 7th win in row
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are finally making their comebacks count.
Nolan Patrick scored 2:01 into overtime and the Flyers rallied past the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 Saturday, extending their winning streak to a season-best seven games.
Earlier this season, the Flyers made it a habit to come from behind in games only to lose late in regulation, in overtime, or the shootout.
Struggling Edmonton Oilers fire GM Peter Chiarelli
Edmonton fired Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday in an indictment of his roster moves in three-plus years as general manager, with the Oilers in striking distance of a playoff spot during another losing season.
The team announced Chiarelli's abrupt dismissal in the aftermath of its third consecutive loss. Edmonton has lost 12 of its past 16 games going into the All-Star Break. The Oilers are 14-14-2 since firing coach Todd McLellan and replacing him with Ken Hitchcock.
Glendening scores twice, Red Wings top Oilers 3-2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Luke Glendening was pleased the Detroit Red Wings were finally able to close out a game.
Dylan Larkin liked the timing, too.
Glendening scored twice and Detroit headed into the All-Star break with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
Niederreiter, Wallmark score lead Hurricanes past Oilers 7-4
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It didn't take long for Nino Niederreiter to fit in with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Niederreiter and Lucas Wallmark each scored twice to lead the Hurricanes to a 7-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night.
Acquired from Minnesota on Friday, Niederreiter got his first goals with Carolina.
Flames stay hot with 5-2 victory over Oilers
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames are getting some offense from just about everyone right now.
Mark Giordano, Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Mikael Backlund each had a goal and an assist in a 5-2 victory over the rival Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.
Lucic, Kassian combine for 4 goals as Oilers top Sabres 7-2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Two players mired in major scoring slumps provided plenty of offense for the Edmonton Oilers on Monday.
Milan Lucic and Zack Kassian each scored a pair of goals as the Oilers defeated the Buffalo Sabres 7-2.
Garland scores 2 power-play goals, lifts Coyotes past Oilers
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Conor Garland didn't even need his stick to help the Arizona Coyotes beat the Edmonton Oilers.
Garland scored a pair of power-play goals, one that went in off his face and left him bloodied and another off his skate , as the Coyotes defeated the Oilers 3-2 Saturday 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.
Kane, Donskoi each score 2 goals as Sharks top Oilers 7-2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Another day, another big game for San Jose defenseman Erik Karlsson.
Evander Kane and Joonas Donskoi each scored two goals, Karlsson had three assists again and the Sharks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 7-2 on Tuesday night.
Karlsson has at least one assist in 14 consecutive appearances. He has 25 points (one goal, 24 assists) during that span, and three assists in each of his last two games.
Quick, Kopitar hit 300th milestones, Kings rout Oilers 4-0
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Quick and Anze Kopitar have been teammates since they were drafted together 13½ years ago by the Los Angeles Kings, so the synchronicity of their milestone achievements Saturday night just felt right.
And though 300 is a nice, round number, they were even more excited about a sharp win that propelled the Kings out of the NHL cellar.
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."
Lemieux scores twice, Jets end year with 4-3 win over Oilers
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — In one game, Brendan Lemieux doubled his NHL goal total.
Lemieux scored twice to give him four career goals and the Winnipeg Jets ended 2018 on an upbeat note, defeating the slumping Edmonton Oilers 4-3 Monday night.
The 22-year-old son of former NHL star Claude Lemieux entered with two goals in 31 games.