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Edmonton Oilers start slow again in loss to Calgary Flames – Edmonton
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Edmonton Oilers start slow again in loss to Calgary Flames – Edmonton

The Calgary Flames scored early and often on the way to a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers Saturday night at Rogers Place. “Individual and system mistakes,” Leon Draisaitl said when asked about the cause of the issues on Saturday. “Little mistakes that are easy to clean up, but obviously you can’t spot a team three goals in back-to-back games.”“The response in the second and third periods was better, but when you put yourself down the way we did, it’s too big of a hill to climb after being down to that team,” Oilers head coach Jay Woodcroft said.The teams combined for four goals in the first eight minutes of the game. Mikael Backlund swiped a rebound past Jack Campbell 93 seconds into the game. Cody Ceci provided a quick reply for the Oilers, beating Dan Vladar from the high slot....
Edmonton Oilers rally for season-opening win over Vancouver Canucks – Edmonton
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Edmonton Oilers rally for season-opening win over Vancouver Canucks – Edmonton

The Edmonton Oilers recovered from a poor start to score a 5-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks in their season opener Wednesday night at Rogers Place. Connor McDavid had three goals and an assist while goalie Jack Campbell won his Oilers debut with 33 saves. Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (97) celebrates a goal against the Vancouver Canucks during third period NHL action in Edmonton on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson The Canucks scored on two of their first four shots to take a 2-0 lead before the game was four minutes old. Vancouver’s Elias Pettersson stole a pass from Edmonton forward Dylan Holloway and tucked the puck behind Campbell. Story continues below advertisement ...
Dylan Holloway shines in Edmonton Oilers win over Canucks – Edmonton
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Dylan Holloway shines in Edmonton Oilers win over Canucks – Edmonton

Dylan Holloway continued to impress for the Edmonton Oilers, netting a hat trick and picking up an assist in a 7-2 pre-season win over the Vancouver Canucks Monday night at Rogers Place. “It was one of those nights where everything just seems to go right,” Holloway said post-game. “I owe a lot to my linemates. I was playing with two pretty good players in (Draisaitl) and (Hyman), so I thought we played well and it’s great to get the win.”All eyes were on the Oilers youngster, who was in the lineup again and this time in the top six, on a line with Leon Draisaitl and Zach Hyman. Holloway would open the scoring halfway through the first, deflecting a shot from Darnell Nurse past Connor Delia.“He had a heck of a game tonight,” Oilers head coach Jay Woodcroft said. “I thought that lin...
Edmonton Oilers blanked 4-0 by Calgary Flames in pre-season game
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Edmonton Oilers blanked 4-0 by Calgary Flames in pre-season game

The Edmonton Oilers were shut out for the second-straight pre-season game, falling 4-0 to the Flames in Calgary on Wednesday night. “There’s things we can do better offensively for sure, but I look at the positives of that game,” Oilers head coach Jay Woodcroft said. “I thought Tyson Barrie played a heck of a game. He showed a lot of leadership. Two games in a row on the road, as a veteran player to come in and perform the way he did I thought that was excellent. I thought Philip Kemp turned in a really good game. Pickard in net played really well and there was some good signs in our team game. Again, the penalty kill was very good — and some things to build on and some things to work on.”The first period was scoreless though the Flames carried the play, outshooting the Oilers 13-...
Edmonton Oilers wrapped up by Kraken – Edmonton
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Edmonton Oilers wrapped up by Kraken – Edmonton

The Edmonton Oilers couldn’t muster a goal Monday night, falling 3-0 in a pre-season road game against the Seattle Kraken. Matty Beniers opened the scoring for Seattle early in the second period, beating Olivier Rodrigue with a shot from the left wing.Tyler Benson had a breakaway to pull the Oilers even but was stymied by Martin Jones.Later in the second, Kraken goalie Joey Daccord fired a long pass ahead to Ryan Donato. Donato was forced behind the net but held the puck and his balance long enough to slam a wraparound behind Ryan Fanti. Read more: Edmonton Oilers blank Jets 4-0 in preseason opener The Oilers went on a five-minute power play late in the second when Jacob Melanson was slapped with a match penalty for a check to the head on James Hamblin. H...