ST. LOUIS (AP) — Goals have been hard to come by this season for St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz. That all changed Tuesday night against Edmonton.
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 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.
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.
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.
Boeser’s 3-point game leads Canucks past Oilers 4-2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Bo Horvat says the Vancouver Canucks knew the power-play points would come eventually.
"We have a lot of sharp shooters out there and a lot of guys who can put the puck in the net, so it was just a matter of time before they started flooding in," Horvat said.
Brock Boeser had three power-play points and the Canucks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 Sunday night.
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) — 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.
Klefbom’s 1st goal leads Oilers to 1-0 OT win over Stars
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ken Hitchcock earned his first home victory as coach of the Edmonton Oilers against his former team.
Oscar Klefbom scored his first goal of the season in overtime, leading Edmonton to a 1-0 victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.
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.
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.
Bouchard gets 1st goal, Oilers beat Capitals 4-1
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers got a signature early-season victory — and not just because it came against the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Rookie Evan Bouchard scored his first goal, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a goal and an assist and the Oilers beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 on Thursday night.
Alex Chiasson and Connor McDavid also scored for the Oilers, who snapped a two-game skid. Cam Talbot made 31 saves.
"It's definitely a confidence boost," Nugent-Hopkins said.
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, Alberta (AP) — Very few teams can boast of a winning record against the Vegas Golden Knights this season. The Edmonton Oilers are one.
Connor McDavid had three assists to push his NHL-leading points total to 106 and help Edmonton beat Vegas 4-3 on Thursday night, improving to 3-1 against the Pacific Division winners.
McDavid has 1 goal, 2 assists in Oilers’ 4-2 victory
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Connor McDavid kept the Edmonton Oilers on a roll on Saturday.
McDavid had a goal and two assists in the third period and the Oilers rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers.
"It helps when you score early in the third. In today's day and age, I feel if you have a one-goal lead you just try to hold on to it as long as you can," said McDavid, who scored on the first shift of the third period.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scores shootout winner, Oilers top Ducks
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It took a shootout for the Edmonton Oilers to bust out of their slump.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the shootout winner and Edmonton snapped a four-game skid with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.
Kris Russell scored in regulation for the Oilers. They were outscored 10-0 in their previous two games.
Caggiula’s last-minute goal lifts Oilers over Blues, 3-2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers are beginning to make up for their early-season struggles.
Drake Caggiula scored with less than a minute remaining and Edmonton won its third straight game for the first time this season, beating the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Thursday night.
Strome scores 2 to lead Oilers to 5-3 win over Sharks
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It seems the Edmonton Oilers are finally hitting their stride.
Ryan Strome scored twice to lead the Oilers to a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night, marking just the third time this season Edmonton has won consecutive games.
Mark Letestu, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Patrick Maroon also scored for the Oilers, who have won four of six. Leon Draisaitl had two assists and Cam Talbot stopped 18 shots.
So much for setting that longest win streak of the season.
Nugent-Hopkins stars in OT as Oilers edge Coyotes 3-2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Not a lot has gone right for the Edmonton Oilers this season, but they caught a couple of breaks on Tuesday night.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored 4:20 into overtime as the Oilers defeated the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 for their second win in a row. The Coyotes had the best chances in overtime, ringing two shots off the crossbar, but a late turnover led to Nugent-Hopkins getting a breakaway and scoring his ninth goal of the season.
Nugent-Hopkins, McDavid each score 2 as Oilers top Vegas 8-2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers finally found their scoring touch.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid each had two goals for the Oilers in their 8-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night.
Edmonton entered with the fewest goals in the NHL.
"It is definitely good for the confidence of the group," Nugent-Hopkins said. "We kind of put everything together tonight and things went well for us. We can't get away from that now."
Connor McDavid sets up 3 goals, Oilers beat Devils 6-3
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers put it all together against the New Jersey Devils.
McDavid had three assists and Edmonton beat New Jersey 6-3 on Friday night to hand the Devils their first road loss of the season.
"Tonight was the first time in a while that we had everyone going, and all lines playing well and playing the right way, and we were rewarded," McDavid said. "So it's good to see."
Benning’s late goal lifts Oilers to 5-4 win over Stars
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The offense finally came through for the Edmonton Oilers.
Matt Benning scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:27 remaining and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two goals as the Oilers beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Thursday night.
Connor McDavid and Patrick Maroon also scored for the Oilers, who had an NHL-low 15 goals through the first eight games.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tanner Pearson couldn't help but notice that the Los Angeles Kings finally found their offense only after being eliminated from playoff contention.
Still, the Kings may have dealt the Edmonton Oilers a major blow in their upcoming quest for the Stanley Cup.
Trevor Lewis and Pearson scored about 8 1/2 minutes apart in the third period, Jonathan Quick made 23 saves and Los Angeles beat Edmonton 6-4 on Tuesday night to end the Oilers' five-game winning streak.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers are finally back in the playoffs.
Cam Talbot made 34 saves as Edmonton Oilers officially earned a postseason berth for the first time in 11 years with a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
"It's a special feeling tonight, especially seeing how passionate the crowd was and how excited they were," Edmonton forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins said. "We've had some tough years, but it's all worth it right now."
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Oilers know a postseason berth is imminent. Now it's just a matter of finding out where they'll fit in that playoff picture.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Drake Caggiula each had a goal and an assist and Edmonton moved into a three-way tie atop the Pacific Division with a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.
Maroon scores twice, Oilers thump Bruins 7-4
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid knows that scoring goals isn't his team's concern.
Patrick Maroon scored twice, Leon Draisaitl had a goal and two assists and McDavid added three assists as the Edmonton Oilers beat up on the Boston Bruins 7-4 on Thursday night.
Benoit Pouliot, Anton Slepyshev, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Milan Lucic also scored for the Oilers, who moved one point ahead of Calgary for third place in the Pacific Division.
Oilers dominate Stars in 7-1 victory
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers broke out of their skid in a big way.
Patrick Maroon had a goal and an assist and the Oilers snapped a three-game skid with a 7-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.
It was a timely win too as Edmonton has seven of its next 12 games against the San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings, all of whom are competing with the Oilers for a postseason berth.
Oilers end road trip with 2-1 win over Blues
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Goaltender Cam Talbot is a big reason why the Edmonton Oilers are in position to make their first playoff appearance since 2006.
Talbot made 25 saves, and Milan Lucic and Mark Letestu scored to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.
Talbot, making his league-best 57th start of the season, snapped a two-game losing streak.
Russell scores in 3rd to lift Oilers over Panthers, 4-3
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Kris Russell's goal with 7:58 left was his first in more than a year and lifted the Edmonton Oilers over Florida 4-3 on Wednesday night to snap the Panthers' five-game winning streak.
Russell's goal was his first since Feb. 11, 2016, when he played for Calgary. He went goalless in his first 48 games with the Oilers.
McDavid retakes scoring lead while Oilers beat Flyers 6-3
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It has only taken the Edmonton Oilers 58 games to equal their point total from all of last season.
Connor McDavid had a goal and two assists to regain the NHL scoring lead, and the Oilers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 on Thursday night.
Draisaitl, Talbot lead surging Oilers’ 4-0 rout of Ducks
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After years of ineptitude and unrealized potential, the Edmonton Oilers are right in the thick of the Pacific Division race this year.
And Connor McDavid only played a supporting role when the Oilers routed the four-time defending division champions in one of their biggest wins of this breakout season.
Leon Draisaitl scored two goals and Cam Talbot made 26 saves in his 15th career shutout, leading Edmonton to a 4-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.
Khaira gets first career goal, Oilers beat Coyotes 3-1
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jujhar Khaira had played it out so many times on the streets of Surrey, British Columbia, with his friends.
Khaira gave the Oilers the lead with his first career goal and Edmonton beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Monday night for their third straight victory.