October 21 2014 09:06AM
There was a time when Ryan Nugent-Hopkins—despite his enormous skill—would look awkward or unable. He certainly could not push the river ala Taylor Hall, and many nights looked overwhelmed. Our 'baby Nuge' is all grown up folks, and he's real and spectacular.
October 20 2014 11:09PM
There wasn't a team in the NHL that needed to stop the bleeding as badly as the Oilers did. Luckily, we got some clotting! Final Score: 3-2 Oilers
October 20 2014 12:05PM
Steven Stamkos hasn't played at Rexall Place since December 10th, 2010, a span of almost four seasons, however, he has had personal success both times he laced them up in Edmonton. He scored in a goal in both games, but the Lightning lost both times.
Oilers fans are hoping history repeats itself tonight. Let the best sniper in the game score on a wicked one-timer, but also allow the Oilers to pick up their first W of the season.
What will be more difficult for the Oilers: stopping Stamkos from scoring -- he has five goals in five games this year -- or skating away with their first victory?
Nation World HQ
October 20 2014 11:45AM
The Nation Network brings you the Nation Minute, a rapid fire look at stats and news around the network or NHL. On tap this week: The Canucks offense, Jonas Hiller, Ben Scrivens, Mark Fayne and more.
October 20 2014 10:22AM
As is tradition around these parts, it's time for another edition of the Mailbag. It's time to find a chair, grab some coffee, learn a few things and waste as much company time as possible on a Monday. This segment depends on you, so if you have a question you can email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Without further delay, the Mailbag. Enjoy.