Lucic, Okposo land big deals

Jul 2, 2016

Lucic, Okposo land big deals

Milan Lucic and Kyle Okposo, two of the NHL’s top free agents, took full advantage of two of the league’s worst teams eager to pair a veteran with a young star. The 28-year-old wingers each got $42 million, seven-year contracts Friday even though neither ...

Gretzky, Oilers bid farewell to arena

Apr 7, 2016

Gretzky, Oilers bid farewell to arena

Wayne Gretzky stood at center ice in the building he made famous Wednesday night and saluted the fans. “I wish we could be out there and play for them again but we can’t do it anymore,” Gretzky said to cheers from thousands of supporters ...

McDavid outduels rookie rival Eichel

Mar 2, 2016

McDavid outduels rookie rival Eichel

For much of last season, it looked like Connor McDavid might end up with the Buffalo Sabres. The first overall pick in last year’s NHL draft got to show the city what it’s missing on Tuesday night. McDavid scored twice, including in overtime, to ...

McDavid stars for Oilers in win over Leafs

Feb 12, 2016

McDavid stars for Oilers in win over Leafs

Todd McLellan can’t help but sit back sometimes and watch Connor McDavid work. McDavid had two goals and three assists, Jordan Eberle scored three times and added an assist, and McLellan’s Edmonton Oilers powered past the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Thursday night to ...

Oilers continue tear with defeat of Bruins

Dec 15, 2015

Oilers continue tear with defeat of Bruins

The Edmonton Oilers weren’t trying to hide it. They knew they were lucky to get out of town with a victory. Andrej Sekera scored 41 seconds into overtime and Cam Talbot stopped 47 shots to lift the Oilers to their sixth straight win, 3-2 ...

Oilers give McLellan victory over old team

Dec 10, 2015

Oilers give McLellan victory over old team

The Edmonton Oilers did what they had to do for coach Todd McLellan. Taylor Hall scored in overtime and the Oilers beat McLellan’s old club, the San Jose Sharks, 4-3 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win. Jordan Eberle said the players wanted ...

Oilers' McDavid out 'indefinitely'

Nov 5, 2015

Oilers' McDavid out 'indefinitely'

Edmonton Oilers rookie Connor McDavid will be out indefinitely because of a broken left collarbone. He was expected to undergo surgery Wednesday with a recuperation period expected to stretch into months. “We’re talking about months,” Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli told a news conference. ...

Spezza eclipses prodigy in Stars win

Oct 14, 2015

Spezza eclipses prodigy in Stars win

Jason Spezza, 13 years into his NHL career, took the spotlight from the kid. Spezza scored three goals, including the tiebreaker late in the third period, and the Dallas Stars spoiled Connor McDavid’s first NHL goal with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers ...

McDavid goes No. 1 to Oilers

Jun 27, 2015

McDavid goes No. 1 to Oilers

Connor McDavid’s favorite hockey player is Sidney Crosby. His favorite non-skating athlete is LeBron James. He’s now in their club, forever to be known as a No. 1 pick. McDavid’s journey toward widely expected NHL superstardom officially began Friday night when the Edmonton Oilers ...

Kings thrash lowly Oilers

Apr 3, 2015

Kings thrash lowly Oilers

With three goals in the first 10 minutes, the Los Angeles Kings demonstrated how seriously they’re taking their late playoff push. With three more goals in the third period of their highest-scoring performance in a half-decade, the defending Stanley Cup champions reminded everybody that ...

Ducks wrap up third straight division crown

Apr 2, 2015

Ducks wrap up third straight division crown

Although the Anaheim Ducks wrapped up another division title and secured another 50-win season, their dressing room was conspicuously free of champagne, plastic sheeting or any type of celebration. Late in another dominant regular season, the Ducks are determined to stay focused on bigger ...

Fleury stymies Oilers in shutout

Feb 5, 2015

Fleury stymies Oilers in shutout

Though he wasn’t sorely tested for most of the game, Marc-Andre Fleury stepped up when the Pittsburgh Penguins needed him most. Fleury made 22 saves to get his seventh shutout of the season as Pittsburgh opened a three-game trip to western Canada with a ...