On the eve of skating in his 500th regular-season NHL game, Connor McDavid marveled at how Sidney Crosby has maintained a high level of play for more than twice that long.
"Just the longevity of it," the Edmonton Oilers captain said.
Edmonton Oilers (9-7-0, fourth in the Pacific Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (6-6-3, eighth in the Central Division)
Chicago; Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Blackhawks aim to stop their seven-game slide when they take on the Edmonton Oilers.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Evan Bouchard scored the tying goal with 5 seconds remaining in the third period and Leon Draisaitl got the winner 22 seconds into overtime as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Monday night.
Florida Panthers (9-6-1, fifth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (9-7-0, fourth in the Pacific Division)
Edmonton, Alberta; Monday, 9:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Edmonton Oilers host the Florida Panthers after Evan Bouchard scored two goals in the Oilers' 4-3 win over the New York Rangers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Leon Draisaitl scored on the power play with just over two minutes to play and the Edmonton Oilers rallied for four third-period goals to shock the New York Rangers 4-3 Saturday.
Jack Campbell made 20 saves, while defenseman Evan Bouchard scored twice and Dylan Holloway got his first NHL goal in the comeback.
Edmonton Oilers (9-7-0, fifth in the Pacific Division) vs. New York Rangers (8-6-3, fourth in the Metropolitan Division)
New York; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Rangers -135, Oilers +112
Edmonton Oilers (9-7-0, fifth in the Pacific Division) vs. New York Islanders (11-6-0, third in the Metropolitan Division)
Elmont, New York; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders host the Edmonton Oilers after the Islanders knocked off the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 in overtime.
Edmonton Oilers (9-7-0, fourth in the Pacific Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (13-3-0, first in the Metropolitan Division)
Newark, New Jersey; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The New Jersey Devils come into a matchup against the Edmonton Oilers as winners of 12 straight games.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid scored 1:17 into overtime to give the slumping Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night.
McDavid danced around a defender and chipped a shot over Adin Hill for his NHL-leading 16th of the season.
Vegas Golden Knights (13-4-0, first in the Pacific Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (9-7-0, fourth in the Pacific Division)
Edmonton, Alberta; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Edmonton Oilers are looking to break their three-game home slide with a victory over the Vegas Golden Knights.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Trevor Moore had his first NHL hat trick and the Los Angeles Kings beat the struggling Edmonton Oilers 3-1 on Wednesday night.
“It’s kind of funny because I didn’t feel I had my best tonight,” Moore said.
Los Angeles Kings (10-6-1, second in the Pacific Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (9-7-0, fourth in the Pacific Division)
Edmonton, Alberta; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Edmonton Oilers host the Los Angeles Kings after Tyson Barrie scored two goals in the Oilers' 4-2 win against the Florida Panthers.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov scored three goals and the Carolina Hurricanes, with goalie Pyotr Kochetkov making his season debut, beat the high-powered Edmonton Oilers 7-2 on Thursday night.
So if Twitter is to be believed, LeBron James wants to leave the Los Angeles Lakers, Adam Schefter says Josh McDaniels is done as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, Aroldis Chapman is sticking with the New York Yankees, and Connor McDavid has been traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the New York Islanders.
Alex Ovechkin scored for a third consecutive game, Evgeny Kuznetsov had two goals and two assists and the Washington Capitals beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 Monday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
Edmonton Oilers (7-5-0, fourth in the Pacific Division) vs. Washington Capitals (5-6-2, sixth in the Metropolitan Division)
Washington; Monday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals aim to break their four-game slide when they play the Edmonton Oilers.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov had an empty-net goal and three assists, Nick Perbix added his first NHL goal, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 on Saturday night.
Perbix, in his ninth career game, made it 4-3 on his shot from above the right circle off a pass from Kucherov with 4:55 to play.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Miles Wood had two goals and an assist as the New Jersey Devils rallied to beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 Thursday night for their fifth straight win.
Ryan Graves and Jesper Bratt also scored for the Devils.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Evander Kane had a hat trick, Connor McDavid added two goals and two assists, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Nashville Predators 7-4 on Tuesday night.
Leon Draisaitl finished with a goal and four assists, and Derek Ryan also scored for the Oilers (7-3-0), who have won five games in a row.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Zach Hyman scored twice, Connor McDavid had a goal and two assists and the Edmonton Oilers rallied to beat the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Saturday night.
McDavid tied it 2-all at 9:02 of the third period with his NHL-leading ninth goal and set up Hyman's winner with 7:36 left.
BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist in his season debut and the Boston Bruins extended their winning streak to four games, beating the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Thursday night.
Jeremy Swayman made 27 saves, David Pastrnak had a goal and two assists and Charlie Coyle and Craig Smith also scored to help Boston improve to 6-0 at home this season.
CHICAGO (AP) — Leon Draisaitl scored the tiebreaking goal with 37.6 seconds left and had two assists to lead the Edmonton Oilers past the Chicago Blackhawks 6-5 on Thursday night for their third straight win.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid each had a goal and three assists and the Edmonton Oilers snapped a two-game skid with a 6-4 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Michael Stone had a goal and two assists and Nazem Kadri added a goal and an assist in Calgary's four-goal first period, and the Flames held on to beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 Saturday night.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid had three goals and an assist and the Edmonton Oilers overcame an early 3-0 deficit to beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-3 on Wednesday night.
Leon Draisaitl added a goal and two assists and Darnell Nurse also scored for the Oilers in the opener for both teams.
Roman Josi looks around the Western Conference — and the NHL at-large — and does not see a lot of easy games for his Nashville Predators.
Cale Makar won the Stanley Cup and earned playoff MVP honors after a season in which he was voted the NHL's best defenseman.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche are making Nathan MacKinnon the highest-paid player in the NHL’s salary cap era.
MacKinnon, who just turned 27 earlier this month, signed an eight-year contract worth $100.8 million, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
Cale Makar led the Colorado Avalanche in scoring on the way to winning the Stanley Cup. It was no surprise the dynamic defenseman was the unanimous choice for the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Toronto’s Auston Matthews won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player on Tuesday night, becoming only the third Maple Leaf to win the award and the first since Ted Kennedy in 1954-55.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Artturi Lehkonen scored 1:19 into overtime, and Colorado rallied to beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 Monday night, completing a four-game sweep in the Western Conference final and sending the Avalanche to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2001.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Pavel Francouz took J.T. Compher off the hook for a penalty with a key save on Connor McDavid. A few seconds later, Compher took the life out of Rogers Place — and put the Colorado Avalanche on the cusp of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Colorado Avalanche (56-19-7, first in the Central Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (49-27-6, second in the Pacific Division)
Edmonton, Alberta; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -126, Oilers +105; over/under is 6.5
Colorado Avalanche (56-19-7, first in the Central Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (49-27-6, second in the Pacific Division)
Edmonton, Alberta; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -126, Oilers +105; over/under is 7
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche will be without starting goaltender Darcy Kuemper for Game 2 of the Western Conference final due to an upper-body injury.
The Avalanche will go with Pavel Francouz in net against Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
DENVER (AP) — In a frenetic game that featured 14 goals, Colorado and Edmonton players came away with the same thought — defense can't be so optional.
J.T. Compher scored twice, Cale Makar had a goal and two assists and the Avalanche held off the Oilers 8-6 on Tuesday night in a fast-paced, no-lead-felt-safe Game 1 of the Western Conference final.
DENVER (AP) — Beyond the marquee matchup featuring Connor McDavid and Nathan MacKinnon there's another just as intriguing — the goaltenders responsible for stopping two of the best scorers in the world.
DENVER (AP) — The headline act for the Western Conference final: Connor McDavid against Nathan MacKinnon.
The show is about to get real good.
This is a series sure to generate lots of end-to-end, fast-paced, goal-scoring entertainment as McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers meet MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche starting Tuesday night in Game 1.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers have a rich history. Connor McDavid and Co. are eager to add another memorable chapter.
McDavid’s overtime goal Thursday night in Calgary clinched the first playoff Battle of Alberta in 31 years as the Oilers defeated the rival Flames 5-4 to move onto the Western Conference final.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl dominated the first playoff Battle of Alberta in 31 years.
It was fitting Edmonton’s dynamic duo combined to end it.
McDavid scored at 5:03 of overtime and the Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Thursday night in Game 5 of the second-round playoff series and advanced to the Western Conference finals.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid scored at 5:03 of overtime and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Thursday to win the second-round playoff series in five games and advance to the Western Conference finals.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has suffered through plenty of heartache in Edmonton.
The top pick at the 2011 draft missed the playoffs in seven of his first eight NHL seasons as the Oilers repeatedly fumbled and bumbled their way through what must have felt like a never-ending rebuild.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Evander Kane was without a team in January after having his contract terminated. He's now a crucial member of Edmonton’s playoff push.
Kane had three goals in a six-minute span in the second period, Leon Draisaitl set an NHL record with four assists in one playoff period and the Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Sunday night to take a 2-1 lead in their second-round playoff series.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers got off to another slow start. This time, they bounced back quickly.
Zach Hyman scored the go-ahead short-handed goal midway through the third period and the Oilers rallied to beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Friday night, evening the second-round series at one game apiece.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The first Battle of Alberta in the playoffs in 31 years didn't disappoint.
The Calgary Flames got a hat trick from Matthew Tkachuk to outlast the Edmonton Oilers 9-6 and grab Game 1 of the second round series Wednesday night after a blistering game that saw the most goals in a postseason game in 29 years.
The pairing are set for the NBA's conference finals, and they don't include the defending NBA champions or the team with the best record through the regular season.
Defending champion Milwaukee was eliminated from the playoffs by the Boston Celtics on Saturday.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Captain Connor McDavid has seen his team through to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
McDavid a goal and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers got a nerve-racking 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 7 on Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If a picture indeed tells a thousand words, Evander Kane holding seven fingers in the air after scoring an empty-net goal told plenty about the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews and Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid are two of the finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy, the NHL’s most valuable player award.
New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin is also in contention for the prize awarded “to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Connor McDavid has stood on this precipice several times before, and he does not care for the view.
The Edmonton Oilers are one loss away from their third consecutive opening-round playoff exit after back-to-back losses to the upstart Kings.