Blackhawks: Chicago Seals the Deal, Eliminates Edmonton from Playoffs

The Chicago Blackhawks are advancing to the Stanley Cup Playoffs after eliminating the Edmonton Oilers from contention with a 3-2 win in Game Four of their qualifying series. That’s a big blow for the hub city hosts, who entered the series as the fifth seed in the Western Conference and were largely expected to takeContinue reading “Blackhawks: Chicago Seals the Deal, Eliminates Edmonton from Playoffs”

Flames: Calgary Takes Another Battle of Alberta Win

The Battle of Alberta went through its latest skirmish Wednesday and the Calgary Flames took the victory, finishing off the Edmonton Oilers by a final score of 4-3 after a shootout stretched things to the limit. The Oilers had the edge in shots, hits and powerplay goals. They went one for four on the manContinue reading “Flames: Calgary Takes Another Battle of Alberta Win”

Oilers: What You See is What You Get

It is, once again, time to get serious about the Edmonton Oilers. The Most Frustrating of All Teams in the History of Time on Any Plane of Existence dropped Wednesday’s game to the St. Louis Blues, beat the Stars Monday, got deluged by the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday. That’s the week that was ahead ofContinue reading “Oilers: What You See is What You Get”

Oilers: Assessing Edmonton’s Season Opener Against the Canucks

The Edmonton Oilers opened their 2019-2020 regular season with a home win against the Vancouver Canucks. But how did they do, really? Edmonton forward Leon Draisaitl opened the scoring for head coach Dave Tippett’s debut, netting the first goal just over five and a half minutes into the first period. Zack Kassian and Matt BenningContinue reading “Oilers: Assessing Edmonton’s Season Opener Against the Canucks”

Oilers: Edmonton Can Still Make the Playoffs

Here’s a provocative statement: the Edmonton Oilers can still make the playoffs. Much has been made about this proverbial dumpster fire of a season for the Oilers, with He Who Must Not Be Named still casting a long shadow and consistency an issue. There really shouldn’t be any reason for hope, kind of like thereContinue reading “Oilers: Edmonton Can Still Make the Playoffs”