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draisaitl has goal, 3 assists as oilers whip hurricanes 7-3


raleigh, n.c. — leon draisaitl had a goal and three assists and the edmonton oilers rode three-goal first period to a 7-3 victory over the carolina hurricanes on tuesday night.drake caggiula, matt benning and ryan strome scored in a span of 4:24 in the opening period after carolina jumped to a 1-0 lead, and edmonton led the rest of the way. pontus aberg, yohann auvitu and jesse puljujarvi also scored as the oilers got six goals on their first 22 shots. cam talbot made 28 saves for edmonton.brock mcginn, sebastian aho and teuvo teravainen scored for the hurricanes, who have lost six of eight. scott darling allowed three goals on his first nine shots and six on 22 but was left in the game. he finished with 23 saves.the scoring began early in a wild, five-goal first period, including a few un






oilers score 5 in third period, beat avalanche 7-4


denver — drake caggiula and jordan eberle scored 1:10 apart to break a tie late in the third period, and the edmonton oilers rallied to beat the colorado avalanche 7-4 on thursday night.eberle scored twice in edmonton's five-goal third period and also added an assist. zack kassian and leon draisaitl also scored in the rally that moved edmonton into a tie with anaheim for second in the pacific division with 89 points.andrej sekera had a goal and two assists, milan lucic also scored and laurent brossoit had five saves in relief of cam talbot to lead edmonton to the win.the oilers tied it early in the third and then scored three times in the final 2:11. caggiula beat jeremy smith to give edmonton a 5-4 lead, eberle added to it and draisaitl scored into an empty net in the final minute to seal






oilers bury ducks, 7-1, setting up another decisive game 7 in anaheim


the ducks have seen this movie before. and it always ends the same way.take a lead into game 6 of a postseason series on the road, lose that one, then come home and lose the playoff in game 7 at home. it happened in 2013 against detroit, in 2014 against the kings, in 2015 against chicago and last spring against nashville.sunday they experienced an unwelcome sense of deja vu all over again, with the edmonton oilers climbing off the ice to pound the ducks, 7-1, sending the second-round series back to anaheim for a decisive game 7 on wednesday.yet if the ducks are dreading a game 7 the oilers, 20 of whom were in grade school the last time edmonton made the playoffs, are embracing it since means their magical mystery tour through the postseason isn’t over yet.the oilers struck quickly and deci






draisaitl scores in ot to lead oilers past ducks 3-2


edmonton, alberta — the edmonton oilers continue to look like a playoff-ready team.leon draisaitl scored off a pass from connor mcdavid 1:26 into overtime to give edmonton a 3-2 victory over anaheim on saturday night, lifting the oilers into a tie with the ducks atop the pacific division.mcdavid had a goal and two assists, and milan lucic also scored to help the oilers to their fifth straight win and ninth in their last 10.. cam talbot finished with 16 saves."a great win. we battled back, battled with them all night, and found a way to win a hockey game," mcdavid said. "it's taken us a long time to figure out how to play against this team."edmonton's 44 wins are the most the team has had in a season since the oilers won the stanley cup in 1987-88. edmonton and anaheim each have 97 points,






sharks burned by connor mcdavid in 3-2 loss to oilers


edmonton, alberta — the sharks came away from thursday night with a real clear understanding of what works against the edmonton oilers.there’s still no way, it seems, to completely slow down connor mcdavid.the sharks controlled large stretches of the first and second periods but didn’t have an answer for mcdavid, who had one assist and one dazzling short-handed goal to lead the oilers to a 3-2 win at rogers place.patrick maroon scored twice, including the winner 7:51 into the third period, as the oilers took over sole possession of second place in the pacific division with 95 points.jannik hansen and joe pavelski scored for the sharks, who fell two points back of the oilers and three back of first place anaheim. the sharks, who have lost seven of eight, travel to calgary to play the flames






"hopefully he doesn't do that anymore"


edmonton, alberta — the usually composed chris tierney didn’t stray out of character thursday when asked about the nhl’s department of player safety decision to fine leon draisaitl instead of suspending the edmonton oilers forward.wednesday, draisaitl was fined $2,569.44, the maximum allowable under the cba, for spearing tierney in the second period of game 4 in san jose. for incident at the 13:44 mark, draisaitl was given a five-minute spearing penalty and a game misconduct.draisaitl had his hearing with the player safety wednesday.“it’s up to league and the department of safety,” tierney said after the sharks held their morning skate at rogers place prior to game 5. “they obviously did what they felt what was right and hopefully he doesn’t do that anymore.“it’s a dangerous play. it’s som






mcdavid hits 100 points, eberle has hat trick and oilers win


edmonton, alberta — connor mcdavid needs some time to think about his most recent accomplishment.mcdavid hit the 100-point mark, jordan eberle recorded a hat trick and the edmonton oilers beat the vancouver canucks 5-2 on sunday night in the final regular-season game on the nhl schedule.mcdavid had a pair of assists and ended the season with 30 goals and 70 assists in 82 games. he is the only player to reach 100 points this season. pittsburgh's sidney crosby and chicago's patrick kane tied for second with 89 apiece."it hasn't sunk in yet," mcdavid said of winning the art ross trophy as the nhl's leading scorer."it was a stressful time down the stretch with (teammate leon draisaitl) battling to be in the top 10 (in scoring) and my battling for the art ross. we tried to have as much fun with






oilers' draisaitl gets maximum fine for cheap shot on tierney


san jose — leon draisaitl won’t be missing any action for spearing sharks center chris tierney in the groin tuesday night.instead of issuing a suspension, the nhl department of player safety fined the edmonton oilers forward $2,569.44 wednesday, the maximum allowable under the league’s collective-bargaining agreement with the players’ association.draisaitl received a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct at 13:44 of the second period in game 4 of the sharks first round stanley cup playoff series with the oilers  for using his stick to spear tierney in the groin after frustrations boiled over with his team trailing 5-0.although the incident forced tierney to leave the game, he returned to the ice less than five minutes later, which likely played a role in the decision.in addition,






oilers roast ducks, force game 7


edmonton, alberta – leon draisaitl had three goals and two assists, mark letestu added two goals and two assists, and the edmonton oilers cruised to a 7-1 victory over the anaheim ducks on sunday night, forcing a decisive game 7 in their western conference semifinal series.zach kassian and anton slepychev also scored and cam talbot stopped 34 shots for the oilers, who led 5-0 after the first period."we've shown all year we can be very resilient,'' said draisaitl, whose team blew a 3-0 lead in the final 3:16 of regulation in game 5 and lost 4-3 in double overtime. "… tonight, we showed it again.''rickard rakell scored midway through the second period for anaheim. john gibson was pulled after giving up three goals on six shots less than 8 ½ minutes into the game. jonathan bernier came on and






draisaitl, oilers beat canadiens 1-0 in shootout


montreal — leon draisaitl scored the only goal in a shootout, and the edmonton oilers stopped a three-game slide with a 1-0 victory over the montreal canadiens on sunday. talbot had 22 saves as edmonton (29 -8) salvaged the finale of a three-game trip that included only one regulation goal for the oilers.the canadiens (30-16-8) dropped to 1-3-1 in their last five games. the atlantic division leaders were coming off a 3-2 loss to washington on urday.edmonton star connor mcdavid, playing in his 100th nhl game, had a breakaway in overtime, but he was denied by al montoya. talbot also turned away a big drive for shea weber at the other end.montoya finished with 32 saves.after coming close early on when alexei emelin hit a cross bar, the canadiens generated little on attack until picking up the






oilers roast ducks, force game 7


edmonton, alberta – the edmonton oilers bounced back from a tough loss in the last game with a resounding win, and put the pressure on the anaheim ducks.leon draisaitl had three goals and two assists, mark letestu added two goals and two assists, and the oilers cruised to a 7-1 victory over the anaheim ducks on sunday night, forcing a decisive game 7 in their western conference semifinal series."obviously the season was on the line and we all had to step it up a notch, and the whole group did," draisaitl said.game 7 is wednesday night at anaheim, with the winner advancing to face the nashville predators in the conference final."the big test is coming up," oilers coach todd mclellan said. "we're going to have to park this one quickly and get ready for a big battle down there."the ducks will






maroon scores twice, oilers thump bruins 7-4


edmonton, alberta — 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.but the edmonton captain says his team needs to tighten up in the defensive end."we can't expect to keep doing that," mcdavid said about the recent scoring. "it's good that we are finding ways to create offense, but we also gave up a lot of chances tonight. giving up four goals is not good enough."david pastrnak, brad marchand, dominic moore and david krejci had






couture's absence noticeable in sharks loss to oilers


edmonton, alberta — life without logan couture proved to be as challenging as expected monday night.with couture sidelined by a concussion, the sharks (17-11-4) struggled to generate offense for large chunks of their game against the edmonton oilers (15-17-2), producing just 21 shots on goal. they also missed their top scorer’s presence on the defensive side of the puck as the oilers closed the gap in the pacific division to six points with a 5-3 win.“he’s tough to replace, no doubt about it,” captain joe pavelski said. “he takes a line and drives it when he’s out there. special teams, all that stuff that he does, it’s tough to replace.”despite the absence of their top-defensive forward, the sharks managed to keep the nhl’s reigning scoring champion, connor mcdavid off the scoreboard. inst






draisaitl scores in ot to lead oilers past ducks 3-2


edmonton, alberta — leon draisaitl scored off a pass from connor mcdavid 1:26 into overtime to give edmonton a 3-2 victory over anaheim on saturday night, lifting the oilers into a tie with the ducks atop the pacific division.mcdavid had a goal and two assists, and milan lucic also scored to help the oilers to their fifth straight win and ninth in their last 10.. cam talbot finished with 16 saves.edmonton's 44 wins are the most the team has had in a season since the oilers won the stanley cup in 1987-88. edmonton and anaheim each have 97 points, with four games remaining for each club and the oilers currently holding the tiebreaker.ryan getzlaf and patrick eaves scored for the ducks, who have lost two in a row following a five-game winning streak. john gibson stopped 34 shots.anaheim had t






desharnais' ot goal lifts oilers past sharks 4-3


edmonton, alberta — the sharks went into a defensive shell for the final 10 minutes of the third period on thursday as they desperately tried to protect a one-goal lead against the surging edmonton oilers.when that failed, the sharks couldn’t re-establish any type of momentum in overtime.it all might end up costing the sharks their season.goalie martin jones was brilliant but couldn’t stop a shot from david desharnais, who redirected a pass from leon draisaitl with 1:45 left in overtime to give the oilers a riveting 4-3 win in game 5 of the back-and-forth opening round playoff series.jones had 13 saves in overtime, but desharnais put himself in a perfect spot to receive a pass from draisaitl. he beat tomas hertl to the slot and found the net to send the sold out rogers place crowd into hys






draisaitl helps oilers rout ducks 7-1 to force game 7


edmonton, alberta — leon draisaitl had three goals and two assists, mark letestu added two goals and two assists, and the edmonton oilers cruised to a 7-1 victory over the anaheim ducks on sunday night, forcing a decisive game 7 in their western conference semifinal series.zach kassian and anton slepychev also scored and cam talbot stopped 34 shots for the oilers, who led 5-0 after the first period.rickard rakell scored midway through the second period for anaheim. john gibson was pulled after giving up three goals on six shots less than 8 1/2 minutes into the game. jonathan bernier came on and finished with 25 saves.game 7 is wednesday night at anaheim, with the winner advancing to face the nashville predators in the conference finals.slepychev extended the oilers' lead to 6-0 in the open






oilers score 5 in third period, beat avalanche 7-4


denver — laurent brossoit didn't get a lot of action when he came into the game, but the backup goalie's presence sparked a rare third-period comeback for the edmonton oilers.drake caggiula and jordan eberle scored 1:10 apart to break a tie late in the third period, and the oilers rallied to beat the colorado avalanche 7-4 on thursday night.eberle scored twice in edmonton's five-goal third period and also added an assist. zack kassian and leon draisaitl also scored in the rally that moved edmonton into a tie with anaheim for second in the pacific division with 89 points."the first two periods we weren't at our best," said caggiula, who had his first goal since jan. 26. "we had pretty tough talk among ourselves. we had the resiliency to come back and have our best performance at the end."br






leon draisaitl's hat trick helps oilers rout ducks 7-1 to force game 7


edmonton, alberta — leon draisaitl had three goals and two assists, mark letestu added two goals and two assists, and the edmonton oilers cruised to a 7-1 victory over the anaheim ducks on sunday night, forcing a decisive game 7 in their western conference semifinal series.zach kassian and anton slepychev also scored and cam talbot stopped 34 shots for the oilers, who led 5-0 after the first period.rickard rakell scored midway through the second period for anaheim. john gibson was pulled after giving up three goals on six shots less than 8 1/2 minutes into the game. jonathan bernier came on and finished with 25 saves.game 7 is wednesday night at anaheim, with the winner advancing to face the nashville predators in the conference finals.slepychev extended the oilers’ lead to 6-0 in the open






leon draisaitl's hat trick helps oilers rout ducks 7-1 to force game 7


edmonton, alberta — leon draisaitl had three goals and two assists, mark letestu added two goals and two assists, and the edmonton oilers cruised to a 7-1 victory over the anaheim ducks on sunday night, forcing a decisive game 7 in their western conference semifinal series.zach kassian and anton slepychev also scored and cam talbot stopped 34 shots for the oilers, who led 5-0 after the first period.rickard rakell scored midway through the second period for anaheim. john gibson was pulled after giving up three goals on six shots less than 8 1/2 minutes into the game. jonathan bernier came on and finished with 25 saves.game 7 is wednesday night at anaheim, with the winner advancing to face the nashville predators in the conference finals.slepychev extended the oilers’ lead to 6-0 in the open






oilers move into tie for first in pacific with win vs avs


edmonton, alberta — 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."we are obviously watching the standings and aware of where we fit in right now," caggiula said. "this was a huge two points for our team. every point is going to be crucial, but with the other teams giving us some help tonight, it was big that we got these two points."benoit pouliot and leon draisaitl also scored for the oilers, who have won six of their last seven games and are now tied with san jose and anaheim at 91 points."it's nice to be in t






larsson leads oilers past ducks 5-3 in wild series opener


anaheim, calif. — for the first 45 minutes of their second-round series opener, the edmonton oilers showed they can match the anaheim ducks in a tight-checking, low-scoring grind of a playoff hockey game.when things got wild and frantic in the final minutes, the upstart oilers showed they can hang with the best in the west in that sort of game, too.defenseman adam larsson scored his second goal of the third period with 4:40 to play, and the oilers blew a two-goal lead before beating the ducks 5-3 on wednesday night.mark letestu scored two power-play goals and cam talbot made 33 saves as edmonton seized home-ice advantage from the ducks with a four-goal final period. two of those goals came from larsson, the stay-at-home blueliner who scored only four goals in the oilers' first 85 games thi






desharnais scores late in ot to lift oilers over sharks, 4-3


edmonton, alberta — after struggling through the first part of the series, david desharnais scored in ot to lift the edmonton oilers.desharnais' goal with less than two minutes to go in the first overtime helped the oilers beat the sharks 4-3 on thursday night and push san jose to the brink of elimination in the nhl playoffs.the fourth-line center, in the slot, one-timed a leon draisaitl cross-ice pass past sharks goaltender martin jones as the orange and blue-clad fans roared at rogers place."it feels amazing," said desharnais, who was a trade-deadline pickup from montreal. "everybody was tired a little bit on the ice, so i just jumped in the hole, and (draisaitl) made a really good pass and i just tried to shoot it as quick as i could and it went in."draisaitl also set up mark letestu la






armia nets 2, jets top oilers 4-3 despite scheifele's injury


winnipeg, manitoba — concern and uncertainty clouded the winnipeg jets' celebration after a tough 4-3 victory over the surging edmonton oilers on wednesday night.mark scheifele, winnipeg's top center and second-leading scorer behind linemate blake wheeler, left the game 7:37 into the second period after a hit by oilers defenseman brandon davidson sent him sliding hard into the boards."you're just hoping it's the wind knocked out of them, they're rolling around," jets coach paul maurice said. "he doesn't go down easily and he certainly doesn't lay on the ice ever. so you know if he's down it's significant."maurice added he'll know the extent of the upper-body injury after scheifele is looked at more closely on thursday. scheifele had an assist before leaving to give him 38 points.joel armia






oilers overcome slow start, beat coyotes 5-2


edmonton, alberta — leon draisaitl and oscar klefbom each had a goal and two assists as the edmonton oilers overcame a slow start to beat the arizona coyotes 5-2 on tuesday night.matt hendricks, mark letestu and patrick maroon also scored for the oilers, who won for the second time in six games.josh jooris and martin hanzal had the goals for the coyotes, who won their previous two.arizona took the lead just past the midway point of the first period as oliver ekman-larsson's point shot through a crowd hit jooris in front and trickled past oilers goalie cam talbot, who finished with 23 saves.edmonton came storming back to start the second, with two goals 31 seconds apart.the oilers tied it on the power play three minutes into the period as milan lucic sent a puck in front to draisaitl and he






ducks face a new kind of beast in the oilers in next round of playoffs


the villain roles are set.there is the star player, connor mcdavid. the former teammate, patrick maroon, and the nemesis, leon draisaitl.the upstart edmonton oilers also brim with confidence after their first playoff series win since 2006 — against the ducks.the ducks and oilers staged a wonderfully... (curtis zupke)






desharnais' ot goal lifts oilers past sharks 4-3


edmonton, alberta — the sharks were pushed to the brink of elimination thursday as david desharnais scored with 1:45 left in the first overtime to give the edmonton oilers a riveting 4-3 win in game 5 of the opening round playoff series between the two teams.only martin jones brilliance in overtime allowed the game to go that long.jones had 32 saves in regulation time and was sensational in overtime, stopping leon draisaitl point blank and making another save on ryan nugent-hopkins after the puck had bounced behind him. jones also stopped a shot by jordan eberle, as the oilers recorded 12 of the first 14 shots in overtime.jones had 13 saves in ot, but couldn’t stop desharnais’s shot, as he redirected a pass from leon draisaitl to send the sold out rogers place crowd into hysterics.the oile






patrick kane's overtime goal ends blackhawks' losing streak at three


the blackhawks tried out a new goalie — jeff glass — and an old top line friday during the blackhawks’ 4-3 overtime victory against the oilers in edmonton, which came courtesy of patrick kane’s goal.glass, who was called up from rockford on wednesday when starting goalie corey crawford was put on injured reserve, made 43 saves in his nhl debut, including one on a breakaway against leon draisaitl in the first.but draisaitl tied the score with 54.2 seconds left in regulation, less than two minutes after ryan hopkins-nugent pulled the oilers within one.both goals were scored after the oilers pulled their goalie.jesse puljujarvi beat glass for a power-play goal 14 minutes, 56 seconds into the period to give the oilers a 1-0 lead.but with 54.6 seconds left in the period, ryan hartman golfed in






saturday's recap: blackhawks 5, oilers 1


the chicago blackhawks extended their winning streak to five games with a 5-1 victory over the edmonton oilers on saturday night at rogers place. richard panik led the way with two goals and an assist while patrick kane added a goal and two assists and trevor van riemsdyk and artem anisimov also scored.scott darling earned the win in goal for the hawks, who finished their six-game road trip with a 5-1 mark and now stand at 35-17-5 on the season.patrick maroon had the oilers’ goal.chris kuc’s three stars1. richard panik, hawks: winger notched his 13th and 14th goals of the season and added an assist.2. patrick kane: extended his points streak (four goals, five assists) to five games.3. trevor van riemsdyk: broke open a close game in the second period with his third goal of the season.up nex






kings can't get past talbot wall in 2-0 loss to oilers


cam talbot made 35 saves for his second consecutive shutout and seventh of the season as the edmonton oilers ended an eight-game homestand with a 2-0 victory over the los angeles kings on monday night. patrick maroon and milan lucic scored for the oilers, who won their fourth in a row to move one point ahead of calgary and into a tie for second place in the pacific division with anaheim. leon draisaitl and connor mcdavid each had a pair of assists. mcdavid leads the nhl with 82 points. jonathan quick stopped 29 shots for the fading kings, who have lost four of five, further dashing their playoff hopes. maroon batted the rebound of mcdavid's shot out of midair and past quick just 64 seconds into the game. it was maroon's 25th goal of the season — his previous career high was 12. the oilers






oilers eliminate sharks with 3-1 win in game 6


san jose, calif. — after a more than a decade-long playoff drought in edmonton, the oilers are in no hurry to leave the nhl’s postseason party.leon draisaitl and anton slepyshev scored on breakaways in the opening minutes of the second period and the oilers advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 3-1 victory in game 6 over the san jose sharks on saturday night.“i think we’re a little bit more mature than people give us credit for and i think we showed that tonight,” said captain connor mcdavid, who sealed the game with an empty-net goal in the final second.the three goal scorers in the clincher are among the nine skaters on the oilers who are younger than 25 and had been almost entirely untested in the rigors of the postseason. but they managed to bounce back from a blown lead






mcdavid has 2 goals, assist as oilers beat wild 4-1


edmonton, alberta — connor mcdavid is playing like he has his sights set on a second straight scoring title.mcdavid had two goals and an assist to lead the edmonton oilers to a 4-1 victory over the minnesota wild on saturday night."i'm just looking to finish out the season strong with the team and individually as well," mcdavid said.the oilers captain has six goals and seven assists in his last seven games, increasing his season total to 84 points — four behind league-best nikita kucherov (88) and one behind evgeni malkin (85)."he's the captain, he has all the talent in the world and i think he's a little bit sour and a little bit bitter with how the year has gone," oilers coach todd mclellan said of mcdavid. "he's not going to go away whimpering and when your leader does that, it forces e






how sharks, oilers & ducks have done since break


how the sharks, edmonton oilers and anaheim ducks have done, individually and as a team, since the all-star break (entering friday). the sharks host the ducks on saturday, play at edmonton on march 30 and host edmonton on april 6.the recordsteam             overall      awaysan jose       11-4-5        5-2-2anaheim        10-8-1        3-6-1edmonton      9-9-1          4-5-0the leadersthe pacific division’s leading point producers since the all-star break (sharks, oilers and ducks players only entering friday)player                                       games  goals   assists  pts.1) joe pavelski (sj)                  20        12        9          212) ryan getzlaf (ana)               19        7          14        213) connor mcdavid (edm)       19        7          13        204) brent






first look at the ducks-oilers playoff series


the villain roles are set.there is the star player, connor mcdavid. the former teammate, patrick maroon, and the nemesis, leon draisaitl.the upstart edmonton oilers also brim with confidence after their first playoff series win since 2006 — against the ducks.the ducks and oilers staged a wonderfully entertaining regular-season series, and this promises to be no different.ducks offense vs. oilers defensethe ducks typically control possession with ryan getzlaf, ryan kesler, antoine vermette and nate thompson as strong faceoff men. anaheim’s even-strength scoring prevailed in the first round.edmonton ranked eighth in goals against in the regular season. defenseman kris russell led the nhl with 213 blocked shots and mcdavid and draisaitl were fifth and sixth, respectively, in takeaways.ducks d






oilers eliminate sharks with 3-1 win in game 6


san jose, calif. — leon draisaitl and anton slepyshev scored on breakaways in the opening minutes of the second period and the edmonton oilers advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 3-1 victory in game 6 over the san jose sharks on saturday night.draisaitl and slepyshev each buried their chances for their first career playoff goals and the oilers held off the sharks after that to get the win in their first playoff series since getting to the stanley cup final in 2006. connor mcdavid iced the game with an empty-net goal with less than a second to play for his first even-strength point of the series.patrick marleau got the sharks on the board with 7:48 left in the third period, but cam talbot didn't allow anything else on 28 shots to get the win.edmonton will take a young roster






sharks haunted by key moments in series loss to oilers


san jose — it never felt like the sharks were ever out of their first round playoff series with the edmonton oilers. it never felt like they were in command, either.that’s likely because the series, which ended saturday with the oilers’ 3-1 win in game 6 that knocked the sharks out of the postseason, really only came down to a handful of plays.edmonton got critical goals from zack kassian in game 3, oscar klefbom in game 5 and saturday night, leon draisaitl and anton slepyshev off of uncommon sequences with the sharks on the attack.kassian had his second straight game-winning goal in game 3, as he capitalized on a david schlemko turnover and beat martin jones to give the oilers a 2-1 series lead. klefbom’s goal came with 2:46 left in the third period to tie the game 3-3. the oilers then wo






oilers bury ducks, 7-1, setting up another decisive game 7 in anaheim


edmonton’s second-round playoff series with the ducks has mostly been a string of bad bounces and bad breaks for the young oilers, 11 of whom are playing in the postseason for the first time.they led in four of the first five games, only to let the lead get away three times. twice they lost in overtime — including a game 5 defeat friday in which they squandered a 3-0 lead in the last 3:16 of regulation.so on sunday they took their frustrations out by pounding the ducks 7-1, with leon draisaitl picking up three goals and two assists in a game that was all but over just a few minutes after the opening faceoff. and with that the oilers sent the series back to anaheim for a decisive game 7 wednesday, a scenario the ducks dearly wanted to avoid.“our season was on the line. and we played like it






oilers eliminate sharks with 3-1 win in game 6


san jose, calif. — after a more than a decade-long playoff drought in edmonton, the oilers are in no hurry to leave the nhl's postseason party.leon draisaitl and anton slepyshev scored on breakaways in the opening minutes of the second period and the oilers advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 3-1 victory in game 6 over the san jose sharks on saturday night."i think we're a little bit more mature than people give us credit for and i think we showed that tonight," said captain connor mcdavid, who sealed the game with an empty-net goal in the final second.the three goal scorers in the clincher are among the nine skaters on the oilers who are younger than 25 and had been almost entirely untested in the rigors of the postseason. but they managed to bounce back from a blown lead