Connor McDavid continues his march toward the century mark as the visiting Edmonton Oilers look to win their sixth straight game when they visit the Vancouver Canucks in a Pacific Division clash on Saturday.
Frank Seravalli spoke on a recent Daily Faceoff Live about the need for the Edmonton Oilers to move salary when Kailer Yamamoto returns from LTIR. With Evander Kane on the roster, GM Ken Holland has pushed the salary cap issue down the road for now, but there’s still a need to move salary to be cap compliant when Yamamoto returns.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are a measuring stick. After three-consecutive trips to the Stanley Cup Final and two championships in 2020 and 2021, they’re the gold standard of what NHL clubs in this era aspire to be.
Playoff hockey arrived earlier than expected in Edmonton Thursday night as Oilers fans got treated to 60 minutes of what broadcaster Jack Michaels would call “pulsating hockey.” Welcome to our Oilers game day content presented by NHL odds site Betway!
Connor McDavid's NHL-leading 39th goal broke a third-period tie and proved to be the game-winner as the host Edmonton Oilers earned their fifth straight victory, beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Thursday night.
Two more Edmonton Oilers will be joining captain Connor McDavid at the all-star game: Stuart Skinner and Leon Draisaitl. The pair will be heading to Sunrise, Florida for the events taking place the weekend of February 3rd.
Patience is not a virtue many have. In fact, just over a week ago, I suggested the Oilers not wait to make a trade, hoping that a move would help spark a team that was struggling and sliding down the standings.