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 ...

Stars, Blues find way with new coaches, go into Game 3 even

Hockey 04/28/19, 15:46

Jim Montgomery is a rookie NHL coach with a championship background.With Montgomery, their third coach in three seasons after grizzled and somewhat different veterans Ken Hitchcock and Lindy Ruff, the Dallas Stars have gained home-ice advantage in the second round of their Western Conference playoff series against the St. Louis ...

Islanders beat Senators in shootout for Trotz’s 800th win

Hockey 03/05/19, 22:16

Jordan Eberle and Mathew Barzal scored in the shootout and the New York Islanders beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 Tuesday night, giving coach Barry Trotz his 800th win.Brock Nelson, Anders Lee, Devon Toews and Ross Johnston scored in regulation to help the Islanders recover after giving up a two-goal lead ...

NHL in-season coaching changes in salary-cap era

Sports 03/01/19, 11:59

The in-season NHL coaching changes since beginning of salary cap era in 2005:2005-06New York Islanders replaced Steve Stirling with Brad Shaw, missed playoffsNew Jersey Devils replaced resigning Larry Robinson with Lou Lamoriello, made playoffsPittsburgh Penguins replaced Ed Olczyk with Michel Therrien, missed playoffsLos Angeles Kings replaced John Torchetti with Andy ...

Struggling Edmonton Oilers fire GM Peter Chiarelli

Sports 01/23/19, 12:54

Edmonton fired Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday in an indictment of his roster moves in three-plus years as general manager, with the Oilers in striking distance of a playoff spot during another losing season.The team announced Chiarelli's abrupt dismissal in the aftermath of its third consecutive loss. Edmonton has lost 12 ...

NHL in-season coaching changes in salary-cap era

Sports 12/17/18, 18:14

The 56 in-season NHL coaching changes since beginning of salary cap era in 2005:2005-06New York Islanders replaced Steve Stirling with Brad Shaw, missed playoffsNew Jersey Devils replaced resigning Larry Robinson with Lou Lamoriello, made playoffsPittsburgh Penguins replaced Ed Olczyk with Michel Therrien, missed playoffsLos Angeles Kings replaced John Torchetti with ...

McDavid scores twice as surging Oilers beat Flyers 4-1

Hockey 12/15/18, 00:31

Connor McDavid had two goals and an assist, Leon Draisaitl added three assists and the resurgent Edmonton Oilers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Friday night.Alex Chiasson and Adam Larsson also scored for the Oilers (18-12-3), who have won five of six and are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. ...

Nugent-Hopkins scores twice to help Oilers beat Avs 6-4

Hockey 12/12/18, 00:02

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored twice as part of Edmonton's four-goal 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.Connor McDavid added a goal and an assist as the Oilers improved to 8-2-1 ...

Koskinen, McDavid help Oilers beat Flames 1-0

Hockey 12/10/18, 00:43

The Edmonton Oilers appear to have shored up their defense under new head coach Ken Hitchcock.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."It takes a lot of effort ...

Spooner scores first goal with Oilers in 2-1 win over Vegas

Hockey 12/02/18, 01:09

Ryan Spooner scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, lifting the Edmonton Oilers to a 2-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night.Connor McDavid also scored as the Oilers won their third straight and improved to 4-1-1 under new coach Ken Hitchcock. Mikko Koskinen stopped 31 ...

Klefbom spoils Quick’s return, Oilers take down Kings 3-2

Hockey 11/30/18, 00:28

Oscar Klefbom scored his second straight game-winning goal and added an assist as the Edmonton Oilers edged the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Thursday night.Klefbom broke a 2-all tie with 2:20 remaining on his power-play drive from the point.Jesse Puljujarvi and Alex Chiasson also scored for the Oilers, who are ...

Klefbom’s 1st goal leads Oilers to 1-0 OT win over Stars

Hockey 11/28/18, 00:07

Oscar Klefbom scored his first goal of the season in overtime, leading Edmonton to a 1-0 victory over the Dallas Stars in coach Ken Hitchcock's home debut with the Oilers on Tuesday night.Goalie Mikko Koskinen made 28 saves and earned his second career shutout for Edmonton.Anton Khudobin stopped 30 shots ...

Brown’s hat trick helps Kings down Oilers 5-2

Hockey 11/26/18, 01:33

Dustin Brown recorded a hat trick and the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Sunday night.Anze Kopitar scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and had two assists. Matt Luff also scored and Cal Petersen made 32 saves for the Kings, who snapped a five-game ...

NHL in-season coaching changes in salary-cap era

Hockey 11/21/18, 01:29

The 55 in-season NHL coaching changes since beginning of salary cap era in 2005:2005-06New York Islanders replaced Steve Stirling with Brad Shaw, missed playoffsNew Jersey Devils replaced resigning Larry Robinson with Lou Lamoriello, made playoffsPittsburgh Penguins replaced Ed Olczyk with Michel Therrien, missed playoffsLos Angeles Kings replaced John Torchetti with ...

Parity making NHL teams more willing to fire coaches early

Hockey 11/21/18, 01:28

Peter Chiarelli didn't feel like he could wait another day.The Edmonton general manager didn't sleep well after another tough loss, put the wheels in motion to replace coach Todd McLellan with Ken Hitchcock and made the move on Tuesday — a game day. After no in-season coaching changes around the ...

Oilers top Sharks 4-3 in OT in Hitchcock’s 1st game as coach

Hockey 11/21/18, 01:23

Leon Draisaitl scored 51 seconds into overtime and Connor McDavid had his 100th career goal to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks in Ken Hitchcock's first game as coach Tuesday night.The Oilers began the day by firing Todd McLellan and replacing him with Hitchcock, ...

Edmonton Oilers fire McLellan, hire Hitchcock to take over

Sports 11/20/18, 12:15

The Edmonton Oilers fired coach Todd McLellan on Tuesday and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock with hopes of reviving a the team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division.McLellan was in his fourth season behind the Oilers' bench. The team missed the playoffs in two of his previous three ...

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