Looking at the big picture

The dust has settled on the Oilers’ infuriating four-game loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. While there’s surely still a very sour taste in everyone’s mouths, we can take a step back and ask — what does it all mean?


They Didn’t Bring It

Most of what you read and hear in the hours after an outcome as disappointing as the Edmonton Oilers’ 3-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks Friday, knocking them out of contention for the NHL’s 16-team playoff, is equal parts reaction and analysis – they aren’t the same. There is plenty of both to go around…


Five observations from Edmonton vs Chicago Game 4

A 43-save effort from Corey Crawford, a late penalty and a certified upset. The Chicago Blackhawks, the 12th seed, have eliminated the Edmonton Oilers, the 5th seed, after a 3-2 Game 4 win. This whole series, the Oilers showed flashes of being a contender, mostly thanks to the metahuman-esque play of Connor McDavid. Too often…


Oilersnation Pre Game Podcast – Game Four vs Chicago

The Oilers have their backs firmly against the wall. They’re facing elimination in their best-of-five series against the Chicago Blackhawks and are coming off a heartbreaking game three loss. Tonight is going to be a real test for a rather inexperienced Oilers team as they try to stay alive against the likes of Jonathan Toews,…


Oilersnation Radio Episode 98 – Do or Die

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to an elimination day episode of Oilersnation Radio. We got this week’s podcast up bright and early to preview tonight’s game, discuss the later Oilers news, and figure out what the hell the boys need to do to get this series evened up.


Oilers vs Blackhawks 08/07/20 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

by OddsShark (@OddsShark) – Sponsored Post The Edmonton Oilers will be desperate for a win to avoid elimination from this year’s NHL playoffs when they take on the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday in Game 4 of their qualifying series as a -135 favourite on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Edmonton blew a…


Backs Against the Wall

Gut-wrenching, soul-crushing, deflating. Call it what you want. That loss to Chicago was just ugly and now, the Oilers have to dig deep and find a way to even up this series. The good news for Oilers fans is that this series is entirely in their team’s control.


Take summer hockey to the next level in Jasper

If there’s one thing that I think any of us could use right about now, it’s a weekend getaway to the mountains. Thankfully, the folks at Tourism Jasper have come up with a contest to do exactly that, and I’m here to tell you what you need to do to give yourself the chance to…


Real Life Podcast Episode 202 – Hope Will Never Die

Welcome, Nation, to a brand new Thursday episode of the Real Life Podcast to get you caught up on all things Edmonton Oilers and life in general. On today’s podcast, we looked at the Oilers’ play-in series versus the Chicago Blackhawks, the rise of the 50/50, and a whole lot more.


Lady Luck

Whether you want to call it puck luck or getting the bounces, random chance can play a big part in any hockey game. We saw a prime example of that Wednesday as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 at Rogers Place to take a 2-1 lead in their play-in series.