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Anton Belov returns to the KHL | 04/16/2014 1:55 PM
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Anton Belov has left the Edmonton Oilers to join the KHL's SKA St. Petersburg
Pro Hockey Talk

Impact
Belov made the move from the KHL to Edmonton for the 2013-14 campaign and had seven points and 34 penalty minutes in 57 games. He also represented Russia in the 2014 Winter Games and scored a goal in five contests.
Oilers probably won't trade 3rd overall pick | 04/16/2014 9:39 AM
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The Edmonton Oilers aren't likely to trade the third overall pick.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Edmonton is comfortable with the third selection as Oilers GM Craig MacTavish noted that the order of this year's top five is pretty open for debate. Edmonton would probably like to draft defenseman Aaron Ekblad if he ends up sliding to them, but that's far from guaranteed.
Dallas Eakins will stick around for 2014-15 | 04/15/2014 5:26 PM
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It looks like Dallas Eakins will stick around as the Edmonton Oilers head coach despite a rough first season.
TSN.ca

Impact
The Oilers ended up in the Western Conference basement in a season where the expectation was that they would finally compete for a playoff spot. All the same, Oilers GM Craig MacTavish stood behind his bench boss. "I'm convinced this guy is the right coach to lead us into much more successful times ... he's relentless," MacTavish said.
Oilers have 14.4% shot of first overall pick | 04/15/2014 10:13 AM
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The Edmonton Oilers have a 14.4% chance of picking first in the NHL draft for the fourth time in five years.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
It's a testament to the Oilers sustain futility. Edmonton had three straight first overall picks from 2010-12 and selected Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Nail Yakupov. In 2013 they had the seventh overall pick and took Darnell Nurse. This time around they will at least be back in the top-five.
Taylor Hall excited about the Oilers future | 04/14/2014 7:37 AM
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Taylor Hall is excited about the future of the Edmonton Oilers.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
The Oilers have yet to make the playoffs during the four year career of Hall but there is optimism according to the young star. "I know I've stood here and said next year has to be the year and there were times this year when we struggled and I lay away at night wondering, `When is this going to stop?' but there are signs I haven't seen in years past." Hall said. "I think it's pretty obvious (coach) Dallas (Eakins) will be back and that continuity for me is great and will be for a lot of guys in terms of just knowing what to expect. There's not that awkward handshake when you come into camp. You know what expect, what he's going to teach, and most of all, you know what he's like. That's important for all of us."
Ryan Smyth unable to score on the power play | 04/13/2014 6:59 AM
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Ryan Smyth was unable to score on the power play and will end his career tied for first with Glenn Anderson on the Oilers all-time list.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Smyth had 126 power play goals with the Oilers which tied Anderson and was one ahead of Wayne Gretzky. Coach Dallas Eakins gave him every opportunity to break the record as Smyth saw a whopping 7:10 minutes of ice time with the man-advantage but it was not to be. It was quite a career for 'Captain Canada' who retires at the age of 38.
| 04/13/2014 2:42 AM
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Roman Horak was called up from the minors on Saturday April 12.
Rotoworld.com

G Ben Scrivens makes 40 saves in Oilers' win | 04/13/2014 1:24 AM
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Ben Scrivens was outstanding Saturday night, helping the Edmonton Oilers end their regular season with a 5-2 victory over the visiting Vancouver Canucks.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Scrivens stopped 40 Vancouver shots. He finishes the season with a record of 16-16-4, a GAA of 2.55 and a save percentage of .922. He started the season with the Los Angeles Kings and was dealt to Edmonton before the March trade deadline. The Oilers were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention some time ago but looked strong in dominating the Canucks Saturday night.
Oilers' Ryan Smith retires on winning note | 04/13/2014 1:17 AM
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Ryan Smyth's farewell to the NHL was upstaged by the Edmonton Oilers' new guys Saturday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
First-year Oilers Roman Horak, Will Acton and Steve Pinizzotto combined for five points in a 5-2 win against the Vancouver Canucks, bringing Edmonton's eighth consecutive non-playoff season to an end on a winning note. Horak scored his first goal with the Oilers, Acton has his first two-point game in the NHL with a goal an assist, and Pinizzotto earned his first two NHL assists. Jeff Petry, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers. Taylor Hall had three assists to finish the season with 80 points. Smyth, named captain for the night, didn't get onto the scoresheet in his 1,270th and final regular-season game, but took seven shots, only one on net. The Alberta native received a standing ovation late in the game and received another one after the final horn as he skated around Rexall Place before standing by the glass with his family and waving. Smyth is retiring after 19 NHL seasons, 15 of them spent with the Oilers, who paid tribute to him throughout the night.
Ryan Smyth will retire after Saturday's game | 04/11/2014 4:11 PM
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Ryan Smyth has confirmed that he will retire at the end of the season.
Oilers.nhl.com on Twitter

Impact
Smyth will play in his final game on Saturday. He has 386 goals and 842 points in 1,269 career games. The Edmonton Oilers selected him with the sixth overall pick in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft and although Smyth also played for the Islanders, Colorado, and Los Angeles along the way, he will retire as a member of the Oilers.
Justin Schultz was minus-three on Thursday | 04/11/2014 6:52 AM
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Justin Schultz was on the ice for all three of the Los Angeles Kings' goals on Thursday.
Edmonton Sun

Impact
Schultz's plus/minus rating has fallen to minus-21. That negates some of his offensive value, but it's something that should improve in the years to come, in part because the Oilers are likely to eventually start getting moving further away from the NHL's basement.
Report: Ryan Smyth will announce retirement | 04/11/2014 6:48 AM
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It's believed that Ryan Smyth will announce his retirement on Friday.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
The 38-year-old forward has played in 1,269 career games, including 970 with the Oilers. He has 386 goals and 842 points with the Oilers, New York Islanders, Colorado Avalanche, and Los Angeles Kings. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Fasth and Oilers lose | 04/11/2014 4:28 AM
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Viktor Fasth stopped 45 of 48 shots in Edmonton's 3-0 loss to Los Angeles Thursday evening.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Fasth played a good game, but the Oilers failed to score. Fasth now has a 3-3-1 record with a 2.73 goals-against average and .914 save percentage with the Oilers.
Anton Lander will play as third line center | 04/10/2014 9:50 AM
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Anton Lander will serve as the Oilers' third-line center on Thursday.
Edmonton Sun

Impact
Lander has an assist in 25 games this season. He will slide into that role because Boyd Gordon (shoulder) is done for the season.
Ben Scrivens won't play against former team | 04/10/2014 9:49 AM
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Ben Scrivens won't get a chance to play against his former team, the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.
Edmonton Sun

Impact
That's assuming that Viktor Fasth doesn't need to be pulled from his start due to his performance or an injury. Scrivens will start in the Oilers' season finale instead as the team finishes the season with a goalie rotation. "I talked to Ben about it," said Oilers coach Dallas Eakins. "He's played against his former team and he was totally OK with just keeping the rotation going, keep both guys fresh."
Ben Scrivens will start Saturday | 04/09/2014 1:57 PM
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Ben Scrivens will get the nod in the Oilers' season finale on Saturday.
Oilers.nhl.com on Twitter

Impact
Scrivens and Viktor Fasth have been rotating starts lately and that will continue until the end of the season. Scrivens has a 2.57 GAA and .921 save percentage in 39 contests in 2013-14.
Edmonton will start Viktor Fasth on Thursday | 04/09/2014 1:56 PM
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Viktor Fasth will start on Thursday against Los Angeles.
Oilers.nhl.com on Twitter

Impact
It will be Fasth's last start of the 2013-14 campaign. He has a 2.81 GAA and .897 save percentage in 11 games this season.
Boyd Gordon has a shoulder injury | 04/09/2014 1:54 PM
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Boyd Gordon is dealing with a shoulder injury.
Oilers.nhl.com on Twitter

Impact
Gordon will miss what little is left of the 2013-14 campaign. He has eight goals and 21 points in 74 games this season.
Philip Larsen picks up an assist Tuesday | 04/09/2014 10:15 AM
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Philip Larsen recorded an assist for Edmonton on Tuesday.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Larsen has only been held off the scoresheet in one of his last four games. He's matched his career-high with 11 points in 28 contests in 2013-14.
Sam Gagner records an assist Tuesday | 04/09/2014 10:13 AM
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Sam Gagner had an assist in the Oilers' 4-1 loss to Colorado on Tuesday.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Gagner is on a three-game point streak. It's a rare bright spot in what has been a largely disappointing season for him as he has 10 goals and 37 points in 66 games in 2013-14.
Scrivens and Oilers lose | 04/09/2014 2:52 AM
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Ben Scrivens allowed four goals on 33 shots in Edmonton's 4-1 loss to Colorado Tuesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Scrivens now has a 8-11-0 record with the Oilers and a 3.06 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage. He will battle Viktor Fasth next season for the number one job in Edmonton and Fasth could start the next game for the Oilers.
Perron scores in loss | 04/09/2014 2:49 AM
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David Perron scored a lone goal in Edmonton's 4-1 loss to Colorado Tuesday evening.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Perron has already set a new career-high in points with 28 goals and 29 assists in 76 games this season. On the other hand he has a minus-15 rating, which is a new career-low for him. Sam Gagner and Philip Larsen assisted the lone goal for the Oilers.
Taylor Hall enjoys being back with linemates | 04/08/2014 8:56 AM
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Taylor Hall has certainly played well since being reunited with Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on the top line four games ago.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Hall celebrated by picking up nine points last week as the was named the NHL's first star. Jordan Eberle had eight points while RNH had four. "Playing with good players seems to be the key to getting up there (points parade), whether that's a pass through a couple of sticks or a shot," said Hall who is seventh in the NHL scoring race. "With the Top 6 on our team (David Perron, Sam Gagner and the injured Nail Yakupov) there are always good guys to play with and there are always positions (power play) to put up points. I know the last four games (RNH and Eberle), it's been a lot of fun."
Ben Scrivens likely to get the start Tuesday | 04/08/2014 8:50 AM
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Ben Scrivens is likely to get the start in goal for the Oilers on Tuesday according to the Edmonton Journal.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Scrivens is 15-15-4 this season with a 2.53 GAA and a nice .922 save percentage. He will battle Viktor Fasth next season for the number one job in Edmonton.
Nail Yakupov likely won't play this week | 04/08/2014 8:32 AM
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Even though he is likely healthy enough, the Edmonton Oilers will not let Nail Yakupov play this week.
Edmonton Sun

Impact
Since the season will end on the weekend for the Oilers, the very disappointing season is over for the first overall pick in the 2012 Draft. Yakupov has just 11 goals and 24 points in 63 games as his season has been cut short by an ankle injury. "I'm going to work hard and do my best and see what happens. I can't say anything special, like 'You gotta wait to see this.' And 'I'm going to do this.', Yakupov said when asked about next season. "That's not for me and I'm not talking that way. I'm going to work hard. And that's it." Expect more from Yakupov next season as he had 17 goals and 31 points in 48 games as a rookie.
League names Taylor Hall as star of the week | 04/07/2014 4:32 PM
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Taylor Hall was selected as the first star of the week for the period ending April 6.
NHL.com

Impact
He racked up nine points, including seven assists, in four matches. Hall has 77 points in 72 games this campaign to place him seventh in league scoring.
Justin Schultz has a two-point night | 04/07/2014 10:02 AM
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Justin Schultz has a goal and an assist in the Oilers' 4-2 win on Sunday.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Schultz has 11 goals and 32 points in 71 games this season. He should build on those numbers in 2014-15.
Jordan Eberle is on a four-game point streak | 04/07/2014 10:01 AM
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Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist in Edmonton's 4-2 win over Anaheim on Sunday.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
That extends Eberle's point streak to four games. He has 27 goals and 64 points in 77 contests in 2013-14.
Viktor Fasth impressive in win over ex-mates | 04/06/2014 10:51 PM
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Oilers goaltender Viktor Fasth emerged with a first-rate performance against his former team, the Anaheim Ducks, during a 4-2 triumph in Edmonton Sunday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Fasth saved 34 of the 36 shots he faced. He beat his former team for the first time since being traded to Edmonton a day prior to the March 5 NHL trade deadline. Fasth now has a GAA of .289 and a save percentage of .891. The Oilers have finished out of the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season but are determined to finish the season strongly. They have three remaining games, all at home.
Oilers' Taylor Hall continues great season | 04/06/2014 10:35 PM
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Taylor Hall scored a goal and assisted on two others in the Edmonton Oilers' 4-2 upset win over the visiting Anaheim Ducks Sunday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Hall's goal, a power-play effort in the first period, was his 27th of the season. His assists were his 49th and 50th. Defenseman Justin Schultz also turned in a two-point game for the Oilers. Schultz scored his 11th goal of the season and picked up his 21st assist. The Oilers' other goals were notched by David Perron and Jordan Eberle (empty net). Both Perron and Eberle now have 27 goals on the season.
Laurent Brossoit ties ECHL shutout record | 04/06/2014 6:48 AM
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Laurent Brossoit tied the ECHL record for most shutouts in a season with eight.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Brossoit tied the mark on Friday. He was sent down from the Oilers earlier this week as he had replaced Viktor Fasth who suffered a neck injury. Brossoit never got into an NHL game during his recent callup but he has certainly improved his stock with his play this season.
Nail Yakupov isn't likely to return in 13-14 | 04/04/2014 2:55 PM
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Nail Yakupov (ankle) is probably done for the season.
Oilers.nhl.com on Twitter

Impact
That would bring the end to his disappointing sophomore campaign. The 2012 first overall pick had just 11 goals and 24 points in 63 games last season. He's worth gambling on as a late round pick in standard league drafts next season.
Ryan Smyth working to set Oilers' PPG record | 04/04/2014 9:58 AM
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Ryan Smyth is just one marker shy of setting a new Edmonton Oilers' record for most power-play goals in an Oilers' uniform.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
With 126, Smyth is tied with Glenn Anderson for first place on the list. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and at the age of 38, he might not have another campaign with the Edmonton Oilers.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins adds an assist Wednesday | 04/03/2014 10:07 AM
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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had an assist in the Oilers' 3-2 win on Wednesday.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Nugent-Hopkins has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He has 18 goals and 53 points in 75 contests in 2013-14.
Philip Larsen finds back of the net Wednesday | 04/03/2014 10:06 AM
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Philip Larsen scored a goal in Edmonton's 3-2 defeat on Wednesday.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Larsen has three goals and nine points in 25 games this season. He also has seven points in seven AHL contests.
| 04/03/2014 5:11 AM
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Steve Pinizzotto was called up from the minors on Wednesday April 2.
Rotoworld.com

Fasth and Oilers lose | 04/03/2014 2:49 AM
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Viktor Fasth allowed three goals on 26 shots in Edmonton's 3-2 loss to Anaheim Wednesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Fasth was perfect against his former team-mates in the first two periods. Then in the third period he allowed three goals and the Oilers lost the game. He now has a 2-2-1 record with a 2.83 goals-against average and .896 save percentage.
Eberle scores in loss | 04/03/2014 2:44 AM
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Jordan Eberle scored a goal in Edmonton's 3-2 loss to Anaheim Wednesday evening.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Eberle now has 10 points in his last seven games. He has played a good season in Edmonton this year with his 26 goals and 34 assists in 75 games. Philip Larsen scored the other goal for the Oilers.
Viktor Fasth likely to face Ducks Wednesday | 04/02/2014 2:44 PM
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Viktor Fasth will likely get the call against his former Anaheim teammates on Wednesday night.
Eric Stephens on Twitter

Impact
The Oilers aren't slated to practice before the game, but it's expected that Fasth will start for the first time since Mar. 22.
Jordan Eberle has 59 points in 74 games | 04/02/2014 9:01 AM
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Jordan Eberle recorded a goal and two assists in a 5-4 loss to San Jose on Tuesday.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Eberle has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last six games. He has 25 goals and 59 points in 74 contests, which is good for second place in Edmonton's scoring race.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has another 3-point game | 04/02/2014 8:58 AM
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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored two goals and recorded an assist in Edmonton's 5-4 loss to San Jose on Tuesday.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
This is the fifth time that Nugent-Hopkins has recorded three points in a 2013-14 contest. He has 18 goals and 52 points in 74 games in 2013-14.
Taylor Hall endures his toughest season yet | 04/02/2014 8:55 AM
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Taylor Hall has yet to make the playoffs, but he pegged the 2013-14 campaign as the toughest he's been through so far.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
The reason for that is the expectations the Oilers had and failed to live up to. The hope going into the year was that Edmonton would finally compete for a playoff spot, but instead they're the second worst team in the league. Edmonton hasn't secured a postseason berth since 2006.
Scrivens not sharp in loss | 04/02/2014 3:51 AM
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Ben Scrivens let in five goals on 33 shots in Edmonton's 5-4 loss to San Jose Tuesday evening.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Scrivens has now lost three of his last four games and he has allowed 18 goals in those games. He now has a 7-10-0 record with a 3.08 goals-against average and .916 save percentage with the Oilers.
Hall has four points in loss | 04/02/2014 3:47 AM
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Taylor Hall scored a goal and registered three assists in Edmonton's 5-4 loss to San Jose Tuesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Hall is playing his best season of his career in the NHL with 26 goals and 46 assists in 69 games this season. His line-mates also played a good game; Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two goals and an assist, while Jordan Eberle had a goal and two assists.
Edmonton summons Will Acton | 04/01/2014 9:43 AM
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The Edmonton Oilers have promoted Will Acton.
Oilers.nhl.com

Impact
Acton has two goals and three points in 23 games with Edmonton in 2013-14. The 26-year-old forward doesn't have much offensive upside at the NHL level.
Edmonton inks Mark Arcobello to one-way deal | 04/01/2014 9:41 AM
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Mark Arcobello has agreed to a one-year contract extension with the Edmonton Oilers.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
The big news is that it's a one-way deal, which is a first for Arcobello. He has four goals and 18 points in 41 games this season.
Luke Gazdic requires shoulder surgery | 03/31/2014 2:35 PM
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Luke Gazdic (shoulder) will miss the rest of the season.
Edmonton Oilers on Twitter

Impact
The Oilers tough guy will undergo shoulder this week and he's expected to be out of commission for six months. Gazdic has four points and 127 penalty minutes in 67 games this season.
Oilers return Laurent Brossoit to minors | 03/31/2014 8:05 AM
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The Edmonton Oilers have returned Laurent Brossoit to the minors.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
The netminder was recalled on March 25 when Viktor Fasth suffered a neck injury but was returned when Fasth was well enough to return. Brossoit was 2-5 for Oklahoma City this season but has spent most of the year in the ECHL.
Viktor Fasth backs up on Sunday night | 03/31/2014 8:02 AM
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Viktor Fasth (neck) was well enough to back up on Sunday.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Fasth suffered a strained neck in practice on Monday when he collided with teammate Anton Lander. Fasth is 2-1-1 this season with the Oilers and has a 2.76 GAA and a .899 save percentage. He should get a few starts in the last couple of weeks of the season.
Andrew Ference gone for rest of the season | 03/31/2014 7:58 AM
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Andrew Ference is gone for the rest of the season after tearing a pectoral muscle.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Ference has been having trouble with the injury of late and it was determined to shut him down. Ference finishes the season with three goals and 18 points in 71 games. He was also minus-18 on the season but his big value to the Oilers is his veteran presence on the blueline. Of course, that does not do fantasy fans any good in their pools.
Oilers shutout for ninth time this season | 03/31/2014 7:51 AM
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After getting shutout for the ninth time this season, coach Dallas Eakins said that the Oilers are not an offensive team.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
This is kind of surprising considering the Oilers had the number one overall pick three seasons in a row and took Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov, forwards that were all offensively highly talented. Add Jordan Eberle to the mix, and it's hard to see why the Oilers can't score. "There's this misconception about this team that it is an offensive skilled team. We're not," said Eakins. "We have some players who have skill but the last four or five years this team has been bottom five or six in shots and basically 26th in scoring ... this is not a high-powered offensive team. We have to find a way to manufacture some offense and it's something we're definitely going to have to look into this summer as we add and subtract."
| 03/31/2014 1:52 AM
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Tyler Pitlick returned to action on Sunday March 30.
Rotoworld.com

G Ben Scrivens takes loss against Rangers | 03/30/2014 10:56 PM
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Ben Scrivens stopped 25 shots but allowed five goals -- two of them short-handed, as the Edmonton Oilers dropped a 5-0 decision to the visiting New York Rangers Sunday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Scrivens is now 14-14-4 overall, with a 2.47 GAA and a .924 GAA. The Oilers have lost four of their past five games. Sunday marked the ninth time Edmonton has been shut out this season and the fifth time at home. The Oilers will finish with at least 40 losses for the fourth consecutive season.
Ben Scrivens to play on Sunday | 03/30/2014 9:05 AM
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Ben Scrivens will be in goal for the Oilers on Sunday when they take on the New York Rangers.
Jack Michaels on Twitter

Impact
Scrivens has been outstanding at times in goal for Edmonton as he has stopped a multitude of shots sent his way. His latest effort on Friday resulted in a 48 save effort in a 4-3 win over the Ducks. Scrivens is 14-13-4 overall, with a 2.39 GAA and a .927 save percentage to go with four shutouts. He is 7-8-0 with Edmonton, with a 2.83 GAA and a .923 save percentage.
Taylor Hall reunites with Eberle and RNH | 03/30/2014 3:46 AM
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Coach Dallas Eakins has reunited his top offensive line of Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Hall has been playing with Sam Gagner and David Perron but put his top three offensive players together on Friday once again. Hall has 68 points in 67 games and is one of the top offensive players in the NHL.
Oscar Klefbom scores his first NHL goal | 03/30/2014 3:42 AM
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Oscar Klefbom scored his first NHL goal on Friday.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
The stay at home defenseman was drafted 19th overall and was the Oilers second first round pick in the 2011 Draft after they selected Ryan Nugent-Hopkins first overall. Klefbom gave his dad Hakan a great birthday present with the goal as his pop was watching the game back home in Sweden. Klefbom compares himself to Chicago's Niklas Hjalmarsson and if he turns out to be as good, then the Oilers have found themselves a solid defender for many years to come.
Philip Larsen set to play at forward | 03/29/2014 4:04 PM
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Philip Larsen is in line to play some time at forward.
Oilers.nhl.com

Impact
Coach Dallas Eakins said right now the plan is play Larsen up front and not recall anyone from the minors. The move is being made because Ryan Jones is going to miss rest of the season with a knee injury.
Viktor Fasth (neck) is getting closer | 03/29/2014 4:01 PM
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Viktor Fasth (neck) skated Saturday.
Oilers.nhl.com

Impact
"Viktor is progressing and that's good news," coach Dallas Eakins said. "But there's never a timeline on that other than he came off the ice yesterday and was good, today he's had another good day so that all looks very well going forward." Fasth suffered a sprained neck during Monday's practice.
Tyler Pitlick hurt Friday, may play Sunday | 03/29/2014 3:59 PM
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Tyler Pitlick sustained a knee injury when he blocked a shot against Anaheim on Friday, but he may not miss any action.
Oilers.nhl.com

Impact
"There's nothing in the X-ray so we're fairly confident he should be able to suck it up and play," said coach Dallas Eakins. He has one goal in seven games with the Oilers this season.
Ryan Jones (knee) is done for the season | 03/29/2014 3:54 PM
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Ryan Jones will miss the rest of the season with a torn PCL.
Oilers.nhl.com

Impact
He sustained the knee ailment in Friday's game against Anaheim. Jones recorded six points and 40 penalty minutes in 52 matches this season.
Scrivens fantastic in Oilers' win | 03/29/2014 3:32 AM
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Ben Scrivens stopped 48 of 51 shots in Edmonton's 4-3 overtime win over Anaheim Friday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Scrivens survived a barrage of 51 shots, including seven in overtime, to help the Oilers end a three-game losing skid. He now has a 7-8-0 record with the Oilers and a 2.83 goals-against average and .923 save percentage.
Perron leads Oilers past Ducks | 03/29/2014 3:27 AM
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David Perron assisted three goals in Edmonton's 4-3 overtime win over Anaheim Friday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Perron now has seven points in his last six games and 26 goals with 28 assists overall in 70 games this season. He has already set a new career-high in points. Oscar Klefblom scored his first NHL goal for in the victory, while Sam Gagner scored his 100th goal of his NHL career. Jordan Eberle and Andrew Ference also tallied for the Oilers.
Ryan Jones' knee is okay | 03/28/2014 9:57 AM
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Ryan Jones downplayed the knee injury he sustained while blocking a shot on Tuesday.
Edmonton Sun

Impact
Jones had to get help to get off the ice, but he was never terribly worried because he was familiar with the spot that got hit. "It did swell up pretty quickly and then we had to wait to get the swelling down during the period," Jones said. "I was back in the dressing room, likely not being so friendly, trying to get things figured out. But once the swelling went down, it seemed to be OK." He has blocked 20 shots in 51 games this season.
Marincin's enjoying a strong rookie season | 03/27/2014 9:00 AM
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Martin Marincin's strong rookie campaign is looking like one of the silver linings in Edmonton's disappointing season.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
The Oilers have trusted Marincin with an average of 18:35 minutes per game and he leads the worst team in the Western Conference with a plus-two rating. He hasn't done much offensively and consequently isn't worth keeping an eye on in standard leagues, but he might prove to be a reliable defenseman with the Oilers for years to come.
Perron establishes new career-high in points | 03/26/2014 9:58 AM
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David Perron scored a goal in Edmonton's 5-2 win against San Jose.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
With that marker, Perron set a new career-high with 51 points in 69 games. The move from St. Louis to Edmonton has done Perron some good, given that his playing time has increased to an average of 19:14 minutes per game.
Ryan Jones out with likely knee injury | 03/26/2014 9:49 AM
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Ryan Jones suffered a probable knee injury during Tuesday's game.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Jones took a puck to the knee that ended his night. He wasn't able to get to the dressing room on his own strength. He has two goals and six points in 51 games this season.
Scrivens and Oilers lose | 03/26/2014 3:48 AM
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Ben Scrivens allowed five goals on 34 shots in Edmonton's 5-2 loss to San Jose Tuesday evening.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Scrivens stopped all 11 shots he faced in the first period, but the Sharks got to him at 6:28 of the second period. He now has a 6-8-0 record with the Oilers and a 2.83 GAA with a .922 save percentage. The Oilers will face Anaheim on Friday so maybe they will start Viktor Fasth against his former team.
Hall scores in loss | 03/26/2014 3:42 AM
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Taylor Hall scored a goal and registered an assist in Edmonton's 5-2 loss to San Jose Tuesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Hall scored the Oilers' second goal of the night with 5:04 remaining, getting to a rebound in front of the Sharks net and lifting it past Antti Niemi. Hall now has five points in his last five games and he now has 25 goals with 42 assists overall in 66 games this season. David Perron scored the other goal for the Oilers.
Viktor Fasth suffers neck injury at practice | 03/24/2014 7:01 PM
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Viktor Fasth suffered a strained neck when Anton Lander collided with him in Monday's practice.
Sportsnet.ca

Impact
It doesn't appear as though he sustained a concussion on the play, though. He has a 2-1-1 record with an .899 save percentage and 2.76 goals-against average in four games with the Oilers.
Taylor Hall benched for 13 minutes Saturday | 03/24/2014 5:37 AM
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Taylor Hall found himself benched for over 13 minutes on Saturday after he threw a water bottle that exploded on coach Dallas Eakins and associate coach Keith Acton.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Both Eakins and Acton were splattered by water and Eakins had a talk with Hall which resulted in the benching. "I don't expect anything more," Hall said. "At times I think we all get a little frustrated with how it's going. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and realize that frustration is never going to help anything. We know we have to get better." The Oilers dropped an 8-1 decision to their provincial rivals the Flames Saturday and that was enough reason for tempers to flare.
Belov practicing but not yet ready to play | 03/23/2014 9:24 AM
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Anton Belov (abdomen) has been practicing with his teammates but was not deemed ready to play Saturday night against the Flames.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
That said, there is a very good chance he will be able to play Tuesday against San Jose. If for some reason Belov is on your fantasy squad, you should be able to activate him next week.
Embarrassing loss to Flames gets emotional | 03/23/2014 9:19 AM
News
The Oilers were booed off the ice after their embarrassing 8-1 loss to the Flames Saturday night.
Edmonton Sun

Impact
There were a few other sideshows that took place in the Massacre of Alberta. Midway through the third period a disgruntled fan threw an Oiler sweater on the ice. Taylor Hall and Oiler coach Dallas Eakins argued on the bench after the former threw a water bottle in frustration that exploded and showered water on Eakins and associate coach Keith Acton. Hall was benched for 13 minutes as a result. All in all, it was a horrible night for the Oilers.
Fasth and Scrivens bombed Saturday night | 03/23/2014 8:26 AM
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It was a bad night to be an Oiler goalie.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Viktor Fasth allowed five goals on only 16 shots and was pulled at the 7:18 mark of the second period of the Oilers' 8-1 drubbing at the hands of the Flames Saturday night. Ben Scrivens who relieved Fasth did not fare much better allowing three goals on 15 shots. We sympathize with any poolies who had either Oiler goalie active Saturday night.
| 03/23/2014 2:34 AM
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Jordan Eberle returned to action on Saturday March 22.
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| 03/23/2014 2:34 AM
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Matt Hendricks returned to action on Saturday March 22.
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Viktor Fasth poised to face Flames Saturday | 03/22/2014 1:42 PM
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Viktor Fasth is projected to start for the Oilers on Saturday night.
Tom Gazzola on Twitter

Impact
He was the first goaltender off the ice during the team's morning session and is expected to start against Calgary.
Anton Belov is skating, might return Saturday | 03/22/2014 10:04 AM
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Anton Belov (abdomen) has resumed skating with the Oilers.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
There's a chance that Belov will be available for Saturday's game. He hasn't played since Feb. 27.
Taylor Hall gets a ton of minutes Thursday | 03/22/2014 10:03 AM
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Taylor Hall was on the ice for 27:10 minutes in Thursday's game.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
That's the most an Oilers' forward has logged since Jan. 9, 2003. On that date, Todd Marchant logged 28:51 minutes in a game against Los Angeles.
Edmonton might get Eberle back on Saturday | 03/22/2014 9:59 AM
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Jordan Eberle (knee) might be available for Saturday's game.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Eberle tested his knee during Friday's practice. "It felt great today," Eberle said. "It felt strong...and I tried to push it at the end with some battles. We'll see how it is." He missed Thursday's contest due to the ailment.
David Perron extends point streak to 3 games | 03/21/2014 9:40 AM
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David Perron is on a three-game point streak.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Perron recorded an assist in Edmonton's 3-1 loss to Buffalo. He has 25 goals and 50 points in 67 games in 2013-14.
Justin Schultz gets assist in losing effort | 03/21/2014 9:39 AM
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Justin Schultz had an assist in Edmonton's 3-1 loss to Buffalo on Thursday.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Schultz has been a bit of a disappointment from an offensive perspective this season, but his 28 points in 63 games certainly isn't bad for a sophomore defenseman. Look for him to build on his 2013-14 campaign and flirt with the 40-point mark in 2014-15.
Scrivens and Oilers lose | 03/21/2014 3:40 AM
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Ben Scrivens blocked 33 of 36 shots in Edmonton's 3-1 loss to Buffalo Thursday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Scrivens now has a 6-7-0 record with the Oilers. He also has a 2.55 goals-against average and .931 save percentage. Scrivens has been splitting the goaltending duties with Viktor Fasth lately so it could be Fasth's turn to start on Saturday against Calgary.
Hall scores in loss | 03/21/2014 3:36 AM
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Taylor Hall scored a lone goal in Edmonton's 3-1 loss to Buffalo Thursday evening.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Hall opened the scoring on the power play at 17:48 of the first period when he fired a one-timer through Matthew Hackett off defenseman Justin Schultz's setup. Hall extended his point streak to three games and he now has 24 goals with 41 assists in 64 games this season.
Jordan Eberle doesn't require an MRI | 03/20/2014 4:45 PM
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Jordan Eberle won't undergo an MRI on his injured knee.
Oilers.nhl.com

Impact
"We don't feel there's a need for one now," coach Dallas Eakins said. "Not saying it's never, but the misinformation in the twitter world is always quite amazing. But he tweaked his knee, there's no MRI scheduled and we're hopeful he won't be out very long." Eberle won't play Thursday night versus Buffalo.
Matt Hendricks is questionable Tuesday | 03/20/2014 8:54 AM
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Matt Hendricks was hurt when he blocked a Shea Weber shot during Tuesday's game.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Hendricks is questionable for Tuesday's game as a result. He started wearing an 'A' after the team traded Nick Schultz.
Nail Yakupov isn't likely to return Thursday | 03/20/2014 8:52 AM
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Nail Yakupov (ankle) is unlikely to return on Thursday.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Yakupov missed Tuesday's game due to the ailment. Plenty of players endure sophomore slumps, but even by those standards, Yakupov's campaign has been a disaster. He has just 24 points and a minus-33 rating in 63 games.
Steve MacIntyre has been promoted by Edmonton | 03/19/2014 4:30 PM
News
The Edmonton Oilers have called up Steve MacIntyre on an emergency basis.
Oilers.nhl.com on Twitter

Impact
MacIntyre has no points and 34 penalty minutes in 10 AHL games this season. He's an organizational depth forward and has no fantasy value.
Jordan Eberle day-to-day with a knee injury | 03/19/2014 4:22 PM
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Jordan Eberle will probably miss Thursday's game due to a knee injury.
Nick Kypreos on Twitter

Impact
Eberle is expected to undergo an MRI. He has 23 goals and 53 points in 69 games this season.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins breaks out of slump | 03/19/2014 9:31 AM
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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a goal and two assists on Tuesday.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
That snapped Nugent-Hopkins' 16-game goal scoring slump. It also represents his first noteworthy offensive night in a while, given that he entered the contest with just two assists in his last 13 matches. He now has 16 goals and 47 points in 68 games this season.
Nail Yakupov misses game with sore ankle | 03/19/2014 9:28 AM
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Nail Yakupov was held out of Tuesday's game due to a sore ankle.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
Yakupov attempted to take part in the team's pre-game warmups, but was ultimately scratched due to the injury. He was previously sidelined on March 1 with the same injury.
Fasth solid in Oilers' victory | 03/19/2014 4:25 AM
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Viktor Fasth stopped 28 of 29 shots in Edmonton's 5-1 win over Nashville Tuesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
It was Fasth's third start for the Oilers and his second win. He has allowed only five goals in those games. He now has a 2.43 goals-against average and .907 save percentage.
Eberle's three-point game leads Oilers to win | 03/19/2014 4:21 AM
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Jordan Eberle scored two goals and registered an assist in Edmonton's 5-1 win over Nashville Tuesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Eberle now has 23 goals and 30 assists in 69 games this season. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also had a strong game with a goal and two assists, while Sam Gagner had a goal and an assist for the Oilers. Taylor Hall also scored in the victory.
Jesse Joensuu is probably done for season | 03/18/2014 2:02 PM
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Jesse Joensuu has suffered a high ankle sprain.
Oilers.nhl.com on Twitter

Impact
Joensuu is expected to miss at least four weeks, so the odds of him returning this season are slim. He has five points and 16 penalty minutes in 42 games in 2013-14.
Matt Hendricks plays solid game vs. Canes | 03/17/2014 11:11 AM
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Matt Hendricks got the Oilers on the board just 6:43 into the first period in Sunday's 2-1 win over Carolina.
Edmonton Journal

Impact
His centering pass bounced off Hurricanes defenseman Jay Harrison and into the net to give him credit for his fifth goal of the season. Hendricks also posted four hits and three blocks in the contest. "He's quietly turning into the heartbeat of our team," coach Dallas Eakins said of the hard-working Hendricks.
| 03/17/2014 1:28 AM
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Sam Gagner returned to action on Sunday March 16.
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Ben Scrivens continues strong work for Oilers | 03/16/2014 8:46 PM
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Ben Scrivens might not win most every game with the Edmonton Oilers, but he's giving them a chance to win, including in a 2-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
He's now 6-6-0 with a .932 save percentage with Edmonton after going 7-5-4 with a .931 save percentage with the Los Angeles Kings.
Justin Schultz scores PP GWG for Edmonton | 03/16/2014 8:37 PM
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Justin Schultz's ninth goal of the 2013-14 also happened to be a power-play game-winner on Sunday.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
That helped the Edmonton Oilers beat the desperate Carolina Hurricanes 2-1. Schultz now has 27 points on the season, which might be a disappointment for some since he has such impressive offensive potential.
Ben Scrivens will tend net for Oilers today | 03/16/2014 10:40 AM
News
Although he is winless in two previous meetings this season against the Hurricanes, Ben Scrivens will be called upon by the Edmonton Oilers to play goal against Carolina today.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Scrivens hasn't been all that impressive against the Canes. He has posted a 3.09 goals against average in those two losses. In 11 starts with Edmonton since being acquired from the Los Angeles Kings, Scrivens has gone 5-6-0 with a 2.64 GAA and .929 save percentage.
Ryan Smyth says team is building character | 03/15/2014 9:14 AM
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Ryan Smyth senses some character building for the Oilers lately.
Edmonton Sun

Impact
For the second time in three road games, the Oilers came back to earn at least a point, getting one against the Red Wings in a shootout loss Friday night. "We're building some character in this lockerroom, learning from our mistakes, putting them off to the side and continuing to play," said Smyth, who had the lone regulation goal for Edmonton. "You have to find a way to keep yourself in it and capitalize on a few chances here and there."
Dallas Eakins proud of Oilers' effort | 03/15/2014 9:09 AM
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Coach Dallas Eakins was proud of how his Oilers played, despite the result in 2-1 shootout loss to Detroit on Friday night.
Edmonton Sun

Impact
After a 6-2 loss the night before to the Blues, it would've been easy to predict another disappointing effort against the playoff-hungry Red Wings. "I wish we would have got a better result because I thought our guys worked hard for it," said Eakins, whose club hasn't lost two games in a row in regulation since Jan 21-24 and has points in 11 of its last 15 games (8-4-3). "I thought after the third period last night in St. Louis it would be interesting to see what kind of effort we had and we had a great effort right across the board. I was hoping for a better fate because when you play well like that and you have the effort you want to be rewarded."
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