Oilers eliminated from playoff contention with loss to Ducks

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for a while.. Taylor Hall scored 60 seconds after the opening faceoff, looking off goalie Jonas Hiller on a two-on-one break before snapping one through his five-hole, to give Edmonton an unexpected lead.. They would go scoreless for the next 59 minutes.. Anaheim tied it moments before the first intermission after a penalty to Mike Brown gave them a faceoff in Edmonton’s end with five seconds left in the period.. Those five seconds were more than enough time as the Ducks tied it on Cam Fowler’s goal at 19:58.. Another late goal by Kyle Palmieri at 19:03 of the second period gave the Ducks a 2-1 lead at the second intermission.. Corey Perry made it 3-1 midway through the third.. In an interesting scheduling quirk, the Oilers and Ducks will stay in Edmonton play each other again Monday night.. NOTES: Teemu Selanne played his 900th game with the Anaheim Ducks.. …. Anaheim is 13-2-0 in its last 15 games against Edmonton. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/oilers-eliminated-playoff-contention-loss-040030921–nhl.html

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – #93 – Center – 6’0″ – 171lbs Apr 21, 2013 | RotoWire News: Nugent-Hopkins will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.. Impact: Nugent-Hopkins will fly to Cleveland on Sunday to have his shoulder examined.. It’s possible that he will have to undergo surgery.. Either way, he will not see any more action this season.. Devan Dubnyk – #40 – Goaltender – 6’5″ – 194lbs Sat.. Apr 20, 2013 | RotoWire News: Dubnyk stopped 33 shots in Friday’s 4-1 win over Colorado, the team’s first victory since early April.. Impact: Dubnyk has nights like Friday where he stops almost everything thrown his way, then he has evenings like his loss to Minnesota on Tuesday where he lets in five goals on 30 shots.. Dubnyk has talent, but his team is woefully inconsistent, as he can be at times.. Magnus Paajarvi – #91 – Left Wing – 6’1″ – 201lbs Sat.. Apr 20, 2013 | RotoWire News: Paajarvi notched two assists in Friday’s 4-1 win over Colorado, giving him three points in the last two games.. Impact: He’s a crafty playmaker that has seen himself in and out of the lineup this season for the Oilers.. Remember his name next season in keeper leagues, but don’t overpay for him. source: http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/team/edmonton-oilers/fantasy/66305?q=edmonton-oilers

Theo Peckham and the Edmonton Oilers

Theo Peckham and the Edmonton Oilers

While Edmonton did happen to lose all four of those outings, you would be hard-pressed to blame that on him.. He was a very respectable -1 during his brief stint in the lineup, played between 16-18 minutes a night and brought a physical element to the backend, which is basically non-existent, should Mark Fistric find himself in the press box.. To be completely honest, Peckham looked far more composed with the puck on his stick, than he had at any point during the 2011-2012 campaign.. Making is exile all the more perplexing.. Krueger told a media scrum last week that the plan all along, was to only use Peckham if they were to run into injury trouble on the blueline.. They felt their current rotation of seven was pretty darn solid.. Not sure if Ralph and his coaching staff have been paying attention but that rotation, is one of the worst groups in the entire National Hockey League.. The continual flipping of Fistric, Corey Potter and Ryan Whitney has become almost comical and produced nothing but shotty performance from all three, during the Oilers most recent struggles.. At this point, you almost have to wonder if they would have run with five defenceman, had that injury bug hit.. In the organization’s defence, this is not the first time that conditioning has been an issue, when it comes to the hard-hitting rearguard.. Perhaps they have grown tired of his act and no longer see him as part of the equation. source: http://www.ourhometown.ca/windsor/sports/RS0636.php

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Pacioretty scored twice, his first two-goal game since Feb.. 27, in the 4-1 win over Carolina.  Jean-Yves Ahern, USA TODAY Sports April 1: Justin Schultz scored a goal and had two assists for Edmonton in a 4-1 win over Calgary.. It was the 22-year-old rookie’s first three point performance.  Perry Nelson, Getty Images March 31: Chicago’s big 7-1 victory over Detroit was made possible with the help of Brandon Saad, who notched two goals and an assist.  Rick Osentoski, USA TODAY Sports March 31: Boston delivered on a 2-0 win against Buffalo, thanks to Anton Khudobin’s 26 saves in the second shutout of his career.  Kevin Hoffman, USA TODAY Sports March 31: Kimmo Timonen had one goal and three assists as the Flyers shocked the Capitals in overtime 5-4.. Timonen’s goal tied the contest forcing extra play.  Eric Hartline, USA TODAY Sports March 30: Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov celebrates after scoring in overtime against the Devils.. Kulikov’s first goal of the season gave Florida a 3-2 win.  J Pat Carter, AP March 30: Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun salutes the crowd after shutting out the New York Islanders, 2-0.. Vokoun made 35 saves and earned his second straight shutout.  Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports March 30: Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri scored three goals against the Ottawa Senators.. Kadri’s hat trick led Toronto to a 4-0 win.  Marc DesRosiers, USA TODAY Sports Related story Fullscreen March 30: Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall, right, celebrates his goal with teammate Corey Potter, left.. Hall had a hat trick by 7:53 of the first period, breaking Wayne Gretzky’s record for fastest hat trick from the start of a game.  Jason Franson, AP March 29: Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist to give new coach Jon Cooper a win against the New Jersey Devils in his debut.  Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports March 29; Dallas Stars right wing Jaromir Jagr had one assist and a secondary one at that.. But it made him the first European with 1,000 assists and helped end the Minnesota Wild’s seven-game winning streak.  Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports March 29: Columbus Blue Jackets winger Vinny Prospal had a goal, an assist and a plus 3 rating at his team rebounded from a tough loss to beat the Calgary Flames.  Sergei Belski, USA TODAY Sports March 28: New York right wing Colin McDonald, middle, scored twice for the Islanders, who would go on to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers in a shootout.. New York improved to 10-4-1 on the road with the win.  Eric Hartline, USA TODAY Sports March 28: Ottawa Senators goalie Ben Bishop tallied his second career NHL shutout after making 24 saves.. Ottawa defeated the New York Rangers 3-0  Marc DesRosiers, USA TODAY Sports March 28: Phoenix’s Rostislav Klesla aided the Coyotes’ 7-4 blowout against the Nashville Predators by tallying four assists. source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/2013/04/24/nhl-preview-wednesday/2109781/


While with the Aces, Michaels twice was honoured as the league’s Broadcaster of the Year and was selected by the ECHL to broadcast their annual All Star Game on five separate occasions.. Michaels’ professional career began after graduating magna cum laude from Ithaca College in New York.. After calling football, basketball, baseball, and hockey games in western Pennsylvania, he moved full-time to the hockey world in 1999, joining the Colorado Gold Kings of the WCHL where he was the play by play voice for three seasons before moving to Anchorage, Alaska.  Jack lives in Sherwood Park with his wife, Emily, and their two children, Callie and Tyler.. BOB STAUFFER – COLOUR ANALYST Bob Stauffer joined the Oilers radio broadcast team in 2008 after spending five years as Afternoon Drive Show Host of “Total Sports” on the Team 1260.. On top of his role as Oilers Radio Analyst, Bob hosts “Oilers Now” on 630 CHED, Monday to Friday, Noon to 2:00PM Born and raised in Edmonton,  Bob played competitive hockey for both the Strathcona Warriors and the South Side Athletic Club and spent 13 seasons as the play-by-play voice for the University of Alberta Golden Bears hockey and football teams calling six CIS University Cup national hockey championships.. He also served as the Communications Officer and Broadcast Director for the University of Alberta’s Department of Athletics for eight seasons.. Bob lives in Edmonton, with his wife Kathleen and children Torrie and Hudson.. DAN TENCER – HOST Born and raised in Leduc and now living in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Dan joined the Oilers Radio Network broadcast team in 2005 as a producer.. 630 CHED made Dan the host of “Inside Sports” as part of their weeknight lineup in 2006, moving the show to prime-time in 2010, where it currently airs nightly from 6-9pm.  In 2007, he became the full-time host of the Oilers Radio Network broadcasts on 630 CHED, working pre-game, post-game and intermissions.  Dan remains active in the community through the Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters program and numerous other charities.. LIST OF STATIONS source: http://oilers.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=86970

Slumping Edmonton Oilers eliminated from playoff contention with loss to Ducks

“It’s great to have a win again after what has been happening for the last little while,” said Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller, who stopped 27 shots for the win.. “We knew that we needed to play better, but sometimes it is not that easy.. Tonight I think that everybody worked a little harder and that made the difference.” The Oilers had a quick start to the game, scoring exactly one minute in.. Hall notched his 15th of the year as he came in off the boards to beat Hiller between the legs with a wrist shot from the right face-off dot.. The Ducks evened it up with just 1.1 seconds remaining in the opening period as Oiler centre Jerred Smithson broke his stick on the faceoff and Fowler was able to pick up a rebound and bank in his first of the year off of Edmonton goalie Devan Dubnyk’s pads.. Anaheim took a 2-1 lead with just under a minute to play in the second period as Palmieri tried to get a pass through to Teemu Selanne on a two-on-one, but the pass was blocked by a diving Ladislav Smid.. However, Palmieri was able to dig the puck from under Smid and deposit his 10th of the year behind Dubnyk.. The Ducks went up 3-1 midway through the third when Getzlaf made a great move to walk around Smid and then sent a backhand pass in front for Perry, who had an easy tap-in for the goal.. The Ducks hit the post twice with Dubnyk pulled for the final two minutes.. Notes: It was the second of three meetings between the two teams this season.. Anaheim came in to the game as the winners of their last nine in Edmonton and 12 of the last 14 meetings overall. source: http://news.yahoo.com/slumping-edmonton-oilers-eliminated-playoff-contention-loss-ducks-043039438–spt.html


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