Are you ready for some playoffssssss? (Pretend someone sang those words.) For the first time in NHL history the playoffs will begin in May and finish in July. The playoff format resembles what we saw between 1986-1993 when teams played division foes seven and eight times in the regular season, and then seven-game series in…
The NHL playoffs begin Saturday in Washington, and when the puck drops the intensity rises — not only on the ice, but within fanbases. It is awesome. Family members who rarely watch regular season games are suddenly fully invested and engrossed with the rollercoaster of playoff emotions. Every pass, shot, hit, save, faceoff, scrum, line…
Edmonton is locked into second spot in the North Division. They will face the Winnipeg Jets in the opening round of the playoffs. Their remaining two games won’t impact the North standings, but they still have something to play for due to this season’s playoff format.
With about 13 minutes remaining in today’s matinee between the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks, and with getting through their final game of the season healthy meaning much more for the Oilers in the big picture than the final score, I thought Mikko Koskinen was looking like a decent story. Of course I did.
When you’ve got two teams locked into playoff positions and trying to navigate their way to the post-season with everybody rested and healthy, and then throw them into an afternoon game for good measure, you get what we witnessed in the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 overtime win over the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday.
We don’t know if James Neal, Ryan McLeod and Alex Chiasson will be together as a line when the Edmonton Oilers open the playoffs, but they looked good as a threesome again last night in a 4-3 OT win over the Montreal Canadiens. What they are now is an option for Dave Tippett – a…
We’ve reached the finish line. The one-of-a-kind 2021 season will be wrapped up this afternoon as the Oilers face the Canucks for one final tune-up game before going into their first-round series against the Jets next week.
Times are dark in Buffalo.
The final game of the Oilers’ 2021 regular season will now be played in the afternoon. Adjust your calendars accordingly!
It appears that Slater Koekkoek will be drawing into the Oilers lineup Saturday after for the team’s season finale.
It’s been reported over the last that the Edmonton Oilers have undergone good discussions with defenceman Adam Larsson for a new contract.
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Tyson Barrie is expected to hit the NHL’s free agent market this summer.