The Oilers managed to hold one of the top teams in the NHL to two goals, but offence was scare in a 2-1 loss
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WASHINGTON, DC - "It was one of those nights where you were just a little bit short," described Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan.
The Oilers were able to limit one of the top offences in the League to two goals, but that was enough for the Washington Capitals to escape with their 13th straight win at home, a 2-1 decision. Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot would finish the game with 24 saves, as the Oilers outshot Washington 31-26.
In his latest blog, Gene Principe talks about the season that Cam Talbot has been having
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"I would have said you were crazy," was the way Cam Talbot answered the question about how many games he's played this season. The netminder added another one to the GP column Wednesday night versus Florida. That makes it 54 games and counting.
"The more I play the less I think about it," explained the Oiler. "I feel pretty good and despite the fact Laurent (Brossoit) played versus Tampa I'm good with playing back to backs."
The Oilers wrapped up their eighth back to back in Florida. Only one other time (Dec. 8 in Philadelphia) has Cam not started the opener of games on consecutive nights.
"I think there has been very good communication between everyone. I get a chance to rest on optionals and as long as I'm feeling good I want to play."
SUNRISE, FL - Kris Russell's first goal of the season proved to be the winner in a 4-3 battle with the Florida Panthers.
Coming into the game, five of Edmonton's last six trips to Sunrise had gone beyond regulation. It appeared as though things might head in that direction again with it being a tight affair throughout. However, the late goal from Russell proved to be the difference.
Oilers prospect Ethan Bear is leading the charge for his injured Seattle Thunderbirds
As Oilers defence prospect Ethan Bear continues to charge his Seattle Thunderbirds from the backend, he continues to electrify the pulse of the Oilers and their fan base.
The 19-year-old is surging, putting together another impressive season in the Western Hockey League. Bear has 25 goals and 62 points in 58 games. He's on pace to eclipse his point total from last season and has already exceeded his career high in goals. He had 19 last year and could be the first WHL defenceman to score 30 in a season since 2010-11 when Stefan Elliott of the Saskatoon Blades tucked 31 in 71 matches.
(Edmonton, AB) -The votes are in! Father Michael Troy Catholic Junior High School captained by Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, has won the 2nd annual Hockey Helps Kids Charity Cup Challenge and have won $25,000 in support of their charity of choice, Sport Central. This year a total of 89,808 votes were cast within a one-month voting window, which more than doubled last year's inaugural results. This year's votes are a testament to the significant positive impact that the
Hockey Helps Kids initiative has made in the Edmonton community. Hockey Helps Kids, co-founded by Chloe and Harrison Katz, children of Oilers Entertainment Group Chairman Daryl Katz and his wife Renee, made its debut last year and returned as a key program for the Edmonton Oilers 2016-17 Inaugural Season at Rogers Place once again. The project is funded by the Katz family and administered by the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF).