Wednesday , November 25 2020

Edmonton Oilers Game Day: Waiting for the Big Test at Anaheim

Honda Center, morning 2. TV: Sportsnet West, Radio: 630 CHED



Power game: 16 (20.3%)
Penalty killing: 24 (75.4%)


Power game: 27 (15.6%)
Penalty killing: 16 (80.0%)



The Oilers defeated San Jose on Tuesday, a strong and flexible game, and this is the case when a team fires its coach. The key is to sustain this progress and increase intensity after the expulsion of Todd McLellan and the adrenaline awakening of Ken Hitchcock. One afternoon against ducks should give a better idea of ​​what Hitchcock is dealing with.


Anaheim is the last team that Edmonton wants to see. This team hasn't been good for them, and we're not even talking about winning a controversial play-off two years ago. The ducks fluctuated between 19-2-6 until the April of 2012, from the last 27 matches against Edmonton. They are in the last 13 meetings with Edmonton in the Honda Center, 10-1-2. If Anaheim really hit, maybe this could make a difference.


Who would have guessed that Pontus Aberg would have six goals in the first 17 games of the season? Certainly not Oilers who released him before the season after having scored two goals in 16 games last year. But it was a blessing for the Ducks. Aberg scored more goals with Ducks in the 17 games he had combined in his previous three seasons.


Hitchcock knows that Leon Draisiatl and Connor McDavid have come together and have no plans to look and play anytime soon. Installing the first line is not exactly a unique strategy in today's NHL, but the key takes good minutes from the rest of your lines. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins played a strong game against San Jose, and is a key to this formula's progress.


In the United States, thanks to Thanksgiving, the percentage of teams protecting them until the end of the season is only 80% in the last 10 years. This is not great news for the Oilers who reached the checkpoint in 10th place. However, these are the third place in the weak Pacific Division of the Main Pacific, and they climb above the line with a win on Friday at a late day.


Connor McDavid and Ryan Kesler

This is a classic match between one of the most dynamic offensive players in the game and one of the best defensive and two-way players in the game. Kesler takes the opportunity to try to close McDavid and has been very successful. He's smart, physical, and he likes to be on his own. Nevertheless, McDavid is becoming more experienced in this match, and he started returning to the tables last season, and in his last two games, he scored six points against Ducks last year. He must be surrounded by Leon Draisaitl.


Drake Caggiula Connor McDavid Leon Draisaitl
Ryan Spooner Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Alex Chiasson
Milan Lucic Kyle Brodziak Zack Kassian
Jujhar Khaira Cooper Marody Ty Rattie

Oscar Klefbom Adam Larsson
Darnell Nurse Kris Russell
Kevin Gravel Matt Benning

Mikko Koskinen
Cam Talbot


Rickard Rakell Ryan Getzlaf Ondrej Bowl
Andrew Cogliano Ryan Kesler Jakob Silfverberg
Nick Ritchie Adam Henrique Pontus Aberg
Brian Gibbons Kalle Kossila Kiefer Sherwood

Jacob Larsson Josh Manson
Josh Mahura Brandon Montour
Marcus Pettersson Andy Welinski

John Gibson
Ryan Miller



RW Corey Perry (knee); D Hampus Lindholm (lower body); D Fowler (face).


D Andrej Sekera (Achilles); LW Tobias Rieder (upper body).

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Recent Oil Spills podcast: Hitchcock as Oilers head coach

Todd McLellan came out, Ken Hitchcock, head coach of the Edmonton Oilers.

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, the move came after six of the last seven games of the team took a trip to California. 500 sitting under a play and sitting outside the NHL playoff picture.

The host is Craig Ellingson, hockey rhythm writers Jim Matheson and Derek Van Diest, talking about the coaching change, why now, and one of the most important chief coaches in the history of NHL from Hitchcock, an Edmonton national.

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