BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Kaapo Kakko scored a hat trick to lift Finland to a 4-2 win over host Slovakia at the ice hockey world championship on Saturday.
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.
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)
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, 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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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.
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."
Pettersson, Roussel power Canucks past Oilers 4-2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have climbed back to .500, yet head coach Travis Green isn't satisfied yet.
Elias Pettersson and Antoine Roussel each had a goal and an assist as the Canucks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Thursday night.
The Canucks scored four goals on their first six shots. Tyler Motte and Brock Boeser also scored for Vancouver, which is 7-2-1 in its last 10 games.
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.
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.
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.
Kucherov, Vasilevskiy lead NHL-best Lightning past Oilers
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Steven Stamkos had a goal and two assists, and Brayden Point and Yanni Gourde also scored for the Lightning, who have the best record in the NHL at 11-3-1.
Kucherov, Vasilevskiy help Lightning beat Oilers 5-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan had high praise for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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."
Koskinen, Oilers blank Blackhawks 4-0
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Mikko Koskinen is off to a nice start in his return to the NHL.
Koskinen made 40 saves for his first career shutout, Drake Caggiula scored twice and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Thursday night.
McDavid gets OT winner as Oilers beat Blackhawks 2-1
CHICAGO (AP) — Connor McDavid scored 53 seconds into overtime to lift the Edmonton Oilers to their third straight win, 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
After two Blackhawks skaters got caught deep in their zone, McDavid finished a 2-on-1 break, taking a cross-ice feed from Leon Draisaitl and beating Cam Ward from the left circle for his eighth goal.
Chicago's Brent Seabrook and Edmonton's Zack Kassian scored in the first period.
McDavid’s OT goal gives Oilers 2-1 win over Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) — Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers didn't miss when it really mattered.
McDavid scored 53 seconds into overtime to lift the Oilers to their third straight win, 2-1 over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
After Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad got caught deep in the Chicago zone, McDavid finished a 2-on-1 break, taking a cross-ice feed from Leon Draisaitl and beating Cam Ward from the low edge of left circle for his eighth goal.
Draisaitl powers Oilers past Predators 5-3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leon Draisaitl and Drake Caggiula each scored twice and the Edmonton Oilers ended a 13-game losing streak against the Nashville Predators with a 5-3 victory Saturday.
Connor McDavid also scored and Mika Koskinen made 24 saves in his first start of the season. Edmonton was 0-11-2 in its previous 13 games against Nashville.
Filip Forsberg scored three times for the Predators, and Juuse Saros stopped 30 shots.
Draisaitl, Caggiula help Oilers end 13-game skid vs. Preds
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It's been a long time since Edmonton beat Nashville — so long that the streak is meaningless to many of the Oilers.
Leon Draisaitl and Drake Caggiula each scored twice, and the Oilers ended a 13-game losing streak against the Predators with a 5-3 victory Saturday.
Crosby dazzles in overtime, lifts Penguins past Oilers 6-5
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Sidney Crosby made a slick move through two defenders, skated through the slot and lifted a backhander into the net at 2:12 of overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 6-5 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
Leon Draisaitl scores in overtime, Oilers beat Bruins 3-2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers were one of the final teams in the NHL to play their home opener, and they made the most of their home ice advantage.
Leon Draisaitl scored in overtime to give the Oilers a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
Connor McDavid set up the winner at 37 seconds of the extra period, and Kailer Yamamoto and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored to help the Oilers win their third straight.
Edmonton Oilers edge Cologne 4-3 in OT in exhibition game
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Ryan Strome scored with 2:53 left in overtime as the Edmonton Oilers beat the German league's Cologne Sharks 4-3 in an exhibition game Wednesday.
Strome redirected a pass from Ethan Bear for the winner. Tobias Rieder, Milan Lucic and Ty Rattie also scored for the Oilers, who outshot the Sharks 37-19. The game was a homecoming for Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl, a Cologne native. He had one assist. Jason Akeson, Moritz Muller and Ben Hanowski scored for Cologne.