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Sekera nears return, and that’s big for the Oilers
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The Edmonton Oilers gambled that young defensemen could stem the tide while Andrej Sekera healed up from a torn ACL, and many would argue that management made the wrong decision in placing that bet in 2017-18. Oilers announcer Bob Stauffer tweeted out the Oilers’ pairings, and even with Oscar Klefbom sidelined, they look a lot […]

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Henrique flips puck over Vatanen, scores gorgeous goal in return to New Jersey
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Adam Henrique made his former team pay Monday night. Last month, Adam Henrique was traded from the team that drafted him after a six-and-a-half year stint with the Devils. On Monday, the Ducks forward got revenge on the club that dealt him away the only way that seemed logical: By flipping the puck over the […]

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Strome scores 2 to lead Oilers to 5-3 win over Sharks
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It seems the Edmonton Oilers are finally hitting their stride. Ryan Strome scored twice to lead the Oilers to a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night, marking just the third time this season Edmonton has won consecutive games. Mark Letestu, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Patrick Maroon also scored for the Oilers, who […]

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Canucks’ Brock Boeser suffers foot injury after blocking shot (Video)
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As the Vancouver Canucks transition their roster and let the kids take over, Brock Boeser has been a real bright spot this season.

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Gagner lifts Canucks over Sharks 4-3 in OT to snap skid
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Sam Gagner had shootout moves dancing through his head as he took the ice for his final shift Friday night. The Vancouver Canucks' forward ended up needing one of those dekes in overtime. Gagner beat Martin Jones with a nifty backhand on a breakaway at 4:34 of the extra period, and Vancouver snapped a four-game […]

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5 reasons the Caps beat the Ducks
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This game was not going the Caps' way through two periods. Everything changed in the final frame, however, as the Capitals rallied from a 2-0 deficit to force overtime. Alex Ovechkin did the rest in a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks.Here's how the Caps

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Ovechkin's OT goal lifts Capitals over Ducks 3-2
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Following a game that probably should have left Barry Trotz frazzled, the Washington Capitals' coach walked into the interview room and smiled. ''Well, that was fun,'' Trotz said Saturday night after Washington rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period and beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in overtime. Alex Ovechkin scored on a slap […]

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Donskoi scores late in third to lift Sharks over Flames
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Joonas Donskoi scored the game-winner late in third period and had an assist to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. Justin Braun began the sequence by knocking Johnny Gaudreau off the puck in the Sharks end, beginning a 3-on-2 rush. Eventually, Joe Thornton got a […]

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Fantasy Hockey pickups: Who should you add on the waiver wire?
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Edmonton Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi is skating with Connor McDavid, which is reason enough to add him in your fantasy league. A noticeable trend in this space through two months is the lasting availability of young players who have pedigree and are scoring. The waiver-wire “last-calls” for Mathew Barzal and Brock Boeser, for example, lasted […]

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The Buzzer: Saros, streaks, shutouts
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Player of the Night: Juuse Saros, Nashville Predators You can criticize the Edmonton Oilers for taking too many perimeter shots and/or having their defensemen fire the puck far too often, and you’d probably have a point. Still, on nights like these

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Matt Beleskey and the risks of NHL free agency
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Four years ago Matt Beleskey came out of nowhere to score 22 goals for the Anaheim Ducks. It was a perfectly time breakout season because it just so happened to take place in what was a contract year for Beleskey and made him one of the top free agents on the open market the following […]

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Puck Daddy Countdown: Kings, Canadiens and shameful hockey writers
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The Blues put Alex Pietrangelo on IR this week and expect him to be out a week. Bad news for everyone who penciled him in as the next Norris winner instead of Erik Karlsson, who actually deserves it, because now that whole “At least he’s durable!” argument goes away. It can be used to start […]

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