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BLOG: McDavid named to NHL's First All-Star Team

McDavid earns second career First All-Star Team nod

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

Oilers captain Connor McDavid was named to the NHL's First All-Star Team for the second time in his career. 

Joining McDavid is Taylor Hall (New Jersey), Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay), Drew Doughty (Los Angeles), Victor Hedman (Tampa Bay) and Pekka Rinne. 

Among those voted to the Second Team is Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban, who garnered his third postseason All-Star berth after capturing First Team honors in 2012-13 and 2014-15.

The other five players voted to the Second Team are making their first career appearance on an NHL postseason All-Star Team: right wing Blake Wheeler and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck of the Winnipeg Jets, left wing Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers, defenseman Seth Jones of the Columbus Blue Jackets, and center Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche.

Voting for the All-Star Team is conducted among representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season.

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RELEASE: Connor McDavid wins the Ted Lindsay Award

McDavid selected as receipient of the award by NHLPA members

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) announced on Wednesday that Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers is the recipient of the 2017-18 Ted Lindsay Award (TLA) after garnering the most votes from the players for his exceptional season. The TLA is presented annually "to the most outstanding player in the NHL," as voted by fellow members of the NHLPA.

Video: POST-AWARDS | Connor McDavid Availability

Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils and Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche both finished as first-time finalists for the TLA. Hall placed sixth in the league in points (93), which were 41 more than his next-closest teammate. MacKinnon co-led the league in game-winning goals (12) and placed second in points per game (1.31).

McDavid is the first player in the history of the TLA to receive the players' award twice before the age of 22. This is only the 16th time that the players' choice for most outstanding player differed from the Hart Trophy winner.

Video: McDavid earns his second Art Ross Trophy

McDavid played in all 82 regular-season games for the Edmonton Oilers, for the second straight season. The Oilers' captain led the league in points (108) to win his second consecutive Art Ross Trophy, while recording the third-most assists (67), scoring the sixth-most goals (41) and placing first in points per game (1.32). McDavid led the NHL in multi-point games (32), as well as even-strength goals (35), assists (49) and points (84) - finishing with 18 points more than the second-ranked player in the latter category. Among league forwards, he finished fourth in average ice-time per game (21:33). Last season, the 21-year-old became the third Oilers player (Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier) to be named the most outstanding player by his peers. He is also the first back-to-back recipient of the TLA since Sidney Crosby (2012-13, 2013-14).

Video: Connor McDavid wins the Ted Lindsay Award

About the Ted Lindsay Award:
The Ted Lindsay Award (TLA) is unique as the only award voted on by the players themselves, carrying on the tradition established by the Lester B. Pearson Award in 1970-71. Reintroduced in 2009-10, the TLA honours Ted Lindsay - its namesake - an NHL All-Star forward known for his skill, tenacity, leadership, and role in establishing the original Players' Association. Annually, NHLPA members vote on the player they deem to be the most outstanding in the NHL regular season. For more information on the TLA, visit NHLPA.com. Join the conversation by using #TedLindsayAward.

Click here for a list of past Ted Lindsay Award winners.

 

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LIVE BLOG: Oilers vs. Canucks

Get minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers host the Vancouver Canucks in the final game of 2017-18

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers host the Vancouver Canucks tonight at Rogers Place.

You can watch on CBC or listen on 630 CHED and the Oilers Radio Network.

Stay tuned for updates, highlights, tweets, commentary and more in our live in-game blog.

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LIVE BLOG: Oilers vs. Golden Knights

Get minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers host the Vegas Golden Knights

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers host the Vegas Golden Knights tonight at Rogers Place.

You can watch on Sportsnet One or listen on 630 CHED and the Oilers Radio Network.

Stay tuned for updates, highlights, tweets, commentary and more in our live in-game blog.

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MORNING SKATE REPORT: Oilers at Canucks

The Oilers open their final road trip of the season tonight in Vancouver.

by Ryan Frankson & Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers open their final road trip of the season with a game in Vancouver to take on the Canucks. 

You can watch the game on Sportsnet One, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet Pacific and Sportsnet East across Canada and listen on the Oilers Radio Network, including 630 CHED. 

Video: OILERS TODAY | at Canucks Pre-Game

 

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LIVE BLOG: Oilers vs. Blue Jackets

Get minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers host the Columbus Blue Jackets

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers host the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight at Rogers Place.

You can watch on Sportsnet West or listen on 630 CHED and the Oilers Radio Network.

Stay tuned for updates, highlights, tweets, commentary and more in our live in-game blog.

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McDavid named NHL's First Star

With five goals and 10 points in four games, McDavid moved into first place in the Art Ross Trophy race

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

Oilers captain Connor McDavid was named the NHL's first star of the week. From the NHL's press release: 

FIRST STAR - CONNOR McDAVID, C, EDMONTON OILERS
McDavid paced the NHL with five goals and 10 points in four games (5-5-10) to move into first place in the Art Ross Trophy race and propel the Oilers (34-36-6, 74 points) to a 3-0-1 week. He collected one assist in a 7-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes March 20 followed by 2-2-4, his third four-point performance of the season, in a 6-2 triumph against the Ottawa Senators March 22. McDavid then scored twice, including the winning goal, in a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings March 24. In doing so, he leapfrogged Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov - who had held the outright lead since Dec. 12 - for first place in the NHL scoring race. McDavid closed the week with 1-2-3 in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks March 25. The 21-year-old Richmond Hill, Ont., native and reigning Art Ross Trophy winner paces the League with 39-60-99 in 76 contests this season. He is aiming to become the first repeat Art Ross Trophy winner since Jaromir Jagr won four straight scoring titles from 1997-98 through 2000-01 (w/ PIT).

Video: McDavid, Allen, Connor named 3 Stars of the Week
 
SECOND STAR - JAKE ALLEN, G, ST. LOUIS BLUES
Allen went 3-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average and .961 save percentage to help the Blues (42‑28‑5, 89 points) extend their winning streak to five games and move into the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. He made 21 saves in a 2-1 overtime victory against the Boston Bruins March 21, followed by 19 stops in a 4-1 triumph over the Vancouver Canucks March 23. Allen finished the week with 33 saves in a 2-1 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets March 24, also pushing his personal winning streak to five contests (1.97 GAA, .921 SV%). The 27-year-old Fredericton, N.B., native owns a 26-21-2 record with a 2.68 goals-against average, .908 save percentage and one shutout in 53 appearances this season.
 
THIRD STAR - KYLE CONNOR, LW, WINNIPEG JETS
Connor registered 4-2-6, including a pair of overtime goals, in three games as the Jets (46-19-10, 102 points) went 3-0-0 to clinch their third playoff berth in franchise history. He scored twice, including the overtime winner, in a 2-1 victory against the Los Angeles Kings March 20 and again notched the overtime goal in a 3-2 triumph versus the Anaheim Ducks March 23. In doing so, Connor joined Andrew Cogliano (2007-08 w/ EDM) as the only rookies in NHL history to score regular-season overtime goals in consecutive team games. Connor capped the week with 1-2-3, his third three-point effort of the season, in a 5-4 shootout victory against the Nashville Predators March 25. The 21-year-old Shelby Township, Mich., native shares first place among rookies with 29 goals and ranks fifth among first-year skaters with 50 points (29-21-50) in 69 outings this season.

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LIVE BLOG: Oilers vs. Ducks

Get minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers host the Anaheim Ducks

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers host the Anaheim Ducks tonight at Rogers Place.

You can watch on Sportsnet One and Sportsnet West or listen on 630 CHED and the Oilers Radio Network.

Stay tuned for updates, highlights, tweets, commentary and more in our live in-game blog.

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MORNING SKATE REPORT: Oilers vs. Ducks

Oilers look for a weekend sweep of Southern California teams on back-to-back nights at Rogers Place

by Paul Gazzola & Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers complete a back-to-back weekend set against Southern California teams with a game against the Anaheim Ducks. 

You can watch the game on Sportsnet One or Sportsnet West and listen on the Oilers Radio Network including 630 CHED. 

Video: OILERS TODAY | vs Ducks Pre-Game

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LIVE BLOG: Oilers vs. Kings

Get minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers host the Los Angeles Kings

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers host the Los Angeles Kings tonight at Rogers Place.

You can watch on CBC or listen on 630 CHED and the Oilers Radio Network.

Stay tuned for updates, highlights, tweets, commentary and more in our live in-game blog.

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