The View from Edmonton


Jim Matheson: Perron scores Oilers’ winning goal in shootout

“David Perron, the fourth Oilers shooter, deked Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick to give Edmonton a 3-2 shootout victory and end a nine-game losing streak.”

Joanne Ireland: MacTavish ready to play GM again after stint on Oilers bench

“Going forward, MacTavish said he will continue to make changes as he sees fit, although he repeated again on Tuesday that the Oilers are not in a position to be spending their future.”


Robert Tychkowski: Edmonton Oilers beat Los Angeles Kings in shootout

“OK, it’s shocking when Edmonton beats anybody, but full marks to the Oilers for determined effort that snapped a nine-game losing streak and gave them just their second taste of vicotry in their last 22 starts.”

Terry Jones: An Edmonton Oilers win is a win is a win

“But there’s no knocking the win, especially a win which was the first in the NHL coaching career of Todd Nelson and one, which at least for the first two periods seemed to indicate a new identity seemingly instituted by Nelson in his first game coaching without G.M. Craig MacTavish standing beside him on the bench.”


baggedmilk: GDB 37.0 Wrap Up: Kings @ Oilers

“I don’t think any of us would have expected the Oilers to beat the Kings for Todd Nelson’s first NHL win. Regardless, that’s what happened, and the Oilers almost deserved it.”


OilFanInYYC: A Win is a Win… I Guess

“Its tough to get excited about a win especially if they miss out on McDavid because of 2 stupid points.”

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