John Ziegler, NHL president who oversaw merger, dies at 84

Hockey 10/26/18, 14:25

John Ziegler Jr., the NHL president who oversaw the merger with the World Hockey Association and was eventually ousted following labor unrest and a players' strike in 1992, has died. He was 84.The NHL confirmed Ziegler's death on its website, although the cause was not immediately known. He was living ...

Bouchard gets 1st goal, Oilers beat Capitals 4-1

Hockey 10/26/18, 00:23

Rookie Evan Bouchard scored his first goal, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a goal and an assist and the Edmonton 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.Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8) ...

Crosby’s nifty move lifts Penguins to 6-5 OT win over Oilers

Hockey 10/24/18, 00:35

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.Crosby opened the scoring in the first period and his second goal ...

Saros makes 31 saves as Predators blank Oilers 3-0

Hockey 10/21/18, 01:08

Juuse Saros made 31 saves in the shutout and the Nashville Predators ran their winning streak to five games with a 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.P.K. Subban, Viktor Arvidsson and Roman Josi scored for the Predators, who are a perfect 4-0-0 on the road and have ...

Who’s hockey’s best? McDavid, Matthews, Crosby stir debate

Hockey 10/19/18, 14:58

Connor McDavid or Auston Matthews? Auston Matthews or Connor McDavid?With debate ramping up about which player sits atop hockey's throne — after some remarkable early performances — Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock's goes in a different direction — Sidney Crosby."This is what I think," Babcock began as he made his ...

Leon Draisiatl scores in overtime, Oilers beat Bruins 3-2

Hockey 10/19/18, 00:16

Leon Draisiatl scored in overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night in their home opener.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 ...

McDavid has 4 points, Nurse scores in OT as Oilers top Jets

Hockey 10/16/18, 23:47

Connor McDavid had four points and Darnell Nurse scored his first goal of the season 1:25 into overtime as the Edmonton Oilers overcame a three-goal deficit to beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 on Tuesday night.McDavid scored twice and added a pair of assists for the Oilers, who were down 4-1 ...

Marchand, Nordstrom score in 36-second span, Bruins win

Hockey 10/11/18, 22:15

Brad Marchand and Joakim Nordstrom scored in a 36-second span in the second period and Jaroslav Halak stopped 25 shots to help the Boston Bruins beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Thursday night.David Pastrnak had his fourth goal of the season, and Patrice Bergeron added an empty-netter in the final ...

Palmieri, Zajac help Devils beat Oilers in Sweden

Hockey 10/06/18, 17:06

Kyle Palmieri and Trevis Zajac scored two goals each to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in their season-opening game Saturday night.The game at Scandinavium was part of the NHL Global Series.Despite the presence of Connor McDavid and Taylor Hall, the last two ...

Edmonton Oilers edge Cologne 4-3 in OT in exhibition game

Hockey 10/03/18, 14:56

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.Oiler's coach Todd McLellan looks up during a hockey test match between Koelner Haie (Cologne Sharks) and the Edmonton Oilers in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. ...

Blades of speed: Rollerblading is behind McDavid’s skating

Hockey 10/01/18, 03:15

Nowhere is Connor McDavid more comfortable than on his skates.The sight of McDavid blowing past defenders is an almost every-game occurrence for the Edmonton Oilers captain whose speed is the envy of the NHL. McDavid's crossover moves that propelled him a league-high 108 points came from years of cruising around ...

Yamamoto scores twice on 20th birthday, Oilers beat Flames

Hockey 09/29/18, 18:22

Kailer Yamamoto celebrated his 20th birthday with two goals in the Edmonton Oilers' 4-3 preseason victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday.Yamamoto got his second of the game early in the third period, tapping a goalmouth feed from Drake Caggiula behind goalie Mike Smith to complete the scoring. Yamamoto has ...

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