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. ...

Ralph Krueger returns to NHL as Sabres coach

Hockey 05/15/19, 11:41

Ralph Krueger changed his mind on returning to coaching in the NHL just in time to give the Buffalo Sabres the experience they wanted behind the bench.Krueger was named Sabres coach on Wednesday after spending the past five years as chairman of English Premier League soccer club Southampton FC. Krueger ...

source: Sabres hire Ralph Krueger as coach

Sports 05/14/19, 22:26

The Buffalo Sabres are hoping Ralph Krueger can turn around the once-proud franchise in the midst of an eight-year playoff drought.A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that the Sabres have hired Krueger as coach. The person spoke to the AP on Tuesday night on condition of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Burns lifts Sharks past Oilers 3-2 for 2nd win in 11 games

Hockey 04/04/19, 23:03

Brent Burns had a goal and an assist as the San Jose Sharks got a bit of relief from a late season funk with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.Marcus Sorensen and Gustav Nyquist also scored and Aaron Dell finished with 26 saves for the Sharks, ...

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 ...

MacKinnon leads scoring spree in 2nd as Avs beat Oilers 6-2

Hockey 04/02/19, 22:46

Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Barrie scored a minute apart to ignite a four-goal second period as the playoff-chasing Colorado Avalanche rallied for a 6-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.Down 2-0 after the opening period to an Edmonton team already eliminated from postseason contention, the Avalanche surged in ...

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 ...

Rakell scores 3 in 2nd period to lead Ducks past Oilers 5-1

Hockey 03/30/19, 23:56

Rickard Rakell scored three goals in the second period, powering the Anaheim Ducks past the Edmonton Oilers 5-1 on Saturday night.Corey Perry and Devin Shore also scored for the Ducks, who have won two of their last three.Edmonton ended John Gibson's shutout bid with 6:51 left in the game on ...

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 ...

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, ...

Flyers, Blackhawks, Sabres and Lightning to Europe in ’19-20

Sports 03/21/19, 04:05

The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers will open next season in Prague and the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning will play two games in Stockholm as part of the NHL's Global Series.Chicago and Philadelphia will face off in the Czech Republic's capital Oct. 4, while Buffalo and Tampa Bay ...

Schwartz scores hat trick for Blues in 7-2 win over Oilers

Hockey 03/19/19, 22:27

Jaden Schwartz had three goals and an assist, David Perron added two goals and two assists, and the St. Louis Blues routed the Edmonton Oilers 7-2 on Tuesday night.Schwartz scored once in each period for his fourth career hat trick and first since Oct. 18, 2017, against Chicago.Alex Pietrangelo and ...

Subban keeps up home domination, Vegas beats Oilers 6-3

Hockey 03/18/19, 01:12

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, the Golden Knights should be just fine with two of their next three games in Vegas.Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals, Subban stopped 16 ...

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 ...

Devils get balanced scoring in 6-3 win over Oilers

Hockey 03/14/19, 00:04

Kenny Agostino, Damon Severson and Kevin Rooney each had a goal and an assist as the New Jersey Devils beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-3 Wednesday night to snap a season-high seven-game losing streak.Travis Zajac, John Quenneville and Blake Coleman also scored for the Devils, and Cory Schneider stopped 36 shots.Sam ...

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 ...

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