Edmonton Oilers hire Dave Tippett as head coach

Hockey 05/28/19, 15:24

The Edmonton Oilers hired NHL veteran Dave Tippett as their next head coach Tuesday, the first big move for new general manager Ken Holland.Tippett, who had been working as a senior adviser to Seattle's new NHL team since June 2018, becomes the Oilers' ninth coach in the past 11 years. ...

Edmonton names Ken Holland as GM, president of hockey ops

Sports 05/07/19, 12:41

The Edmonton Oilers hired longtime Detroit Red Wings executive Ken Holland as their new general manager and president of hockey operations Tuesday.Holland takes over the struggling team from interim GM Keith Gretzky and one of his first tasks will be finding a new coach. Veteran Ken Hitchcock will not be ...

The name on the back matters: NHL is now marketing its stars

Sports 04/24/19, 00:58

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 bank.Auston Matthews is the face of the franchise in Toronto. But he also ...

McDavid leaves game with left leg injury in Oilers’ finale

Sports 04/06/19, 23:03

Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid injured his left leg and left Saturday's season finale against the Calgary Flames after colliding with the net.McDavid was helped off the ice by teammate Zack Kassian and a trainer after crashing into the Flames' net.McDavid fell to the ice after being challenged by Flames ...

Kucherov making plenty of points for NHL’s MVP consideration

Sports 04/03/19, 01:33

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 candidates, causing a stir back home. So McDavid understandably deferred when recently asked to list his Hart Trophy front-runners this year."After ...

Marchessault’s goal leads Golden Knights over Oilers 3-1

Hockey 04/01/19, 23:55

Jonathan Marchessault scored his sixth game-winning goal and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 on Monday night.Vegas goaltender Malcolm Subban stopped 18 shots while making his ninth straight start in place of Marc-Andre Fleury. Subban ended an 0-3-2 skid since earning his first career shutout on March ...

Benn scores shootout winner, Stars beat Oilers 3-2

Hockey 03/28/19, 23:11

Jamie Benn scored the shootout winner and the Dallas Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Thursday.Alexander Radulov and Miro Heiskanen scored in regulation for the surging Stars, who won their third straight game and tightened their hold on the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference.Leon Draisaitl and Connor ...

Oilers get hat tricks from Nugent-Hopkins and Draisaitl

Hockey 03/26/19, 23:26

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl each scored three goals as the Edmonton Oilers powered their way to an 8-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.Draisaitl added an assist, Connor McDavid had a goal and three assists, and Zack Kassian also scored for the Oilers (34-34-8), who moved ...

Tkachuk’s overtime goal leads Senators past Oilers 4-3

Hockey 03/23/19, 18:30

Brady Tkachuk scored his second goal of the game 2:09 into overtime as the Ottawa Senators beat Edmonton 4-3 on Saturday and put a crimp in the Oilers' slim playoff hopes.Bobby Ryan and Brian Gibbons also scored for the Senators (26-43-6), who snapped a two-game losing streak. Ottawa (25-43-6) has ...

McDavid, Draisaitl lead Oilers past Blue Jackets 4-1

Hockey 03/21/19, 23:05

Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist, Leon Draisaitl had three assists and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Thursday night.Kyle Brodziak, Zack Kassian and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for Edmonton, which ended a two-game skid.David Savard had the only goal for the Blue Jackets, ...

McDavid scores in OT to lead Oilers past Coyotes 3-2

Hockey 03/17/19, 00:24

Connor McDavid scored two goals, including the winner in overtime, to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.McDavid beat Darcy Kuemper from out front 58 seconds into the extra period for the Oilers, who are 8-3-1 in their last 12 games while ...

Draisaitl scores in overtime as Oilers beat Rangers 3-2

Hockey 03/11/19, 23:16

Leon Draisaitl scored 35 seconds into overtime and had a pair of assists, helping the Edmonton Oilers beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Monday night.Connor McDavid and Matt Benning also scored for the Oilers (31-31-7), who improved to 7-2-2 in their last 11 games.New York lost for the seventh ...

McDavid, Oilers beat Canucks 3-2 for 4th straight win

Hockey 03/08/19, 00:14

Connor McDavid had two assists, Mikko Koskinen made 35 saves and the Edmonton Oilers kept up their playoff push with a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.Alex Chiasson, Zack Kassian and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored for the Oilers (30-30-7), who have won four straight games and are 6-1-2 ...

Gaudreau and Peters have Flames cruising toward playoffs

Hockey 03/07/19, 02:45

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 first season with the Calgary Flames, Peters has his answer scripted by now."Just his competitiveness," Peters said. "Everyone ...

Oilers rally for a 4-3 win over Sabres

Hockey 03/05/19, 00:07

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 on Monday night.Leon Draisaitl scored his team-leading 41st and added an assist to extend his point streak to 11 ...

Oilers, Sabres sagging despite being led by McDavid, Eichel

Sports 03/04/19, 23:43

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 captain Jack Eichel grew irritated when asked about his team's inability to win consecutive games in nearly three months."I don't have an ...

Oilers score 3 in second-period, rally to beat Sabres 4-3

Hockey 03/04/19, 21:52

Kyle Brodziak scored the go-ahead goal to cap a three-goal outburst over the final 3:31 of the second period, and rallied the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night.Leon Draisaitl scored his team-leading 41st and added an assist, to extend his point streak to ...

Draisaitl, Koskinen lift Oilers over Blue Jackets 4-0

Hockey 03/02/19, 15:49

Leon Draisaitl had a goal and two assists, Mikko Koskinen made 30 saves and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-0 on Saturday.The Oilers used a three-goal second period to pull away from the Blue Jackets, who had won three of four and are fighting to stay above ...

McDavid scores, Oilers beat skidding Senators 4-2

Hockey 02/28/19, 22:26

Connor McDavid scored a slick goal, Mikko Koskinen made 35 saves and the Edmonton Oilers beat the league-worst Ottawa Senators 4-2 on Thursday night.Sam Gagner, Colby Cave and Zack Kassian also scored for the Oilers, who stopped a two-game skid.Chris Tierney and Mark Borowiecki scored for the Senators, who lost ...

Johnsson scores twice, Leafs use 4-goal second to top Oilers

Hockey 02/27/19, 22:15

Andreas Johnsson scored twice during Toronto's four-goal outburst in a seven-minute stretch to open the second period and the Maple Leafs cruised past the Edmonton Oilers 6-2 on Wednesday night.Mitch Marner added a goal and two assists, while John Tavares, William Nylander and Patrick Marleau all had a goal and ...

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