Prolific line ignites Oilers in rout of Jets

Dec 2, 2016

Prolific line ignites Oilers in rout of Jets

Leon Draisaitl earned some high praise from linemate Connor McDavid. Draisaitl had two goals and an assist and McDavid had three assists in the Edmonton Oilers’ 6-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. “He’s one of my favorite guys to play with for ...

Resurgent Oilers thump Blackhawks

Nov 22, 2016

Resurgent Oilers thump Blackhawks

The Edmonton Oilers hope they are finally out of their funk. Leon Draisaitl scored twice and Cam Talbot made 31 saves for his third shutout of the season, helping Edmonton beat the Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks 5-0 on Monday night. “They’ve been playing some ...

McDavid bags first hat trick in Oilers' win

Nov 20, 2016

McDavid bags first hat trick in Oilers' win

Connor McDavid, among the league’s most electrifying young stars, got his first career hat trick behind a few fortunate breaks Saturday night. McDavid scored once off a defender’s stick and put back two other juicy rebounds, and his three goals helped the Edmonton Oilers ...

Penguins rally to overcome McDavid, Oilers

Nov 9, 2016

Penguins rally to overcome McDavid, Oilers

Connor McDavid skated into the faceoff circle and looked up and there he was: his childhood idol Sidney Crosby. The NHL’s future vs. the NHL’s present. And as mature as the Edmonton Oilers’ rising 19-year-old star can be on the ice, even he was ...

Oct 22, 2016

Gretzky to play in alumni game

Wayne Gretzky will make a rare return to the ice Saturday to play alongside other former Edmonton Oilers greats against Winnipeg Jets alumni as part of the Heritage Classic weekend. “I mean, I skate once a year. I just really never find the energy, ...

Oct 8, 2016

Forward Yakupov traded to Blues

The St. Louis Blues acquired Russian forward Nail Yakupov from the Edmonton Oilers on Friday for forward Zach Pochiro and a conditional draft pick next year. The No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft, the 23-year-old Yakupov had eight goals and 14 assists in ...

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. ...