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GAME STORY: Golden Knights 6, Oilers 3

Vegas add three goals in 2:12 during the second period, score five unanswered to turn the tide in a 6-3 defeat for the Oilers on Hockey Fights Cancer night at Rogers Place.

by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Connor McDavid scored early, but the Vegas Golden Knights turned the tide in a span of 2:12 during the second period to lift themselves over the Oilers 6-3 on Hockey Fights Cancer night at Rogers Place.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game vs VGK 11.18.18

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RELEASE: Oilers join annual fight against cancer

Sales from tonight's limited-edition Oilers 40th Anniversary toques benefit Kids with Cancer Society

by Press Release / OilersFoundation.ca

(Edmonton, AB) - The Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) are once again proudly supporting Hockey Fights Cancer to tackle hockey's most important fight. Support for Hockey Fights Cancer was arena-wide this evening as the Oilers took on the Las Vegas Golden Knights. The Oilers Foundation and Oilers Ladies sold limited-edition Oilers 40th Anniversary toques on the concourses for only $20 each. Fans showed their support for the cause and helped the Oilers Foundation sell out 5,000 toques.

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LIVE BLOG: Oilers vs. Golden Knights

Get regular updates, highlights and more as the Oilers take on the Golden Knights at Rogers Place

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers take on the Golden Knights tonight at Rogers Place.

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

Read below for updates, highlights, tweets, commentary and more in our live in-game blog.

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IN DEPTH: Crossroads

Assistant Coaches Trent Yawney, Manny Viveiros and Glen Gulutzan all crossed paths in Saskatchewan, joining the Oilers organization unified through a profound connection

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

CROSSROADS

BY PAUL GAZZOLA

If it weren't for Glen Gulutzan's vehicle needing repairs, their assembly could have begun on time. When the elevator doors of Studio 99 split, only two of three Oilers assistant coaches emerge.

In an Oilers cap and tracksuit is Trent Yawney, also known as Yawns. He hails from Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, and even without skates on, one could confuse Yawns for having skates on. He hovers around 6-foot-4 and can cover a large area of ice. He was a Hudson Bay celebrity, playing his junior hockey alongside Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan for the Western Hockey League's Saskatoon Blades. Drafted by Chicago 45th-overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, the large defenceman patrolled bluelines for the Blackhawks, Flames and Blues, racking up 783 PIMs in 593 career NHL games from 1987 to '99. 

Due to his size, Yawns' presence is almost always known. He was a hard-nosed defender and the thought of crossing lanes with him on the ice is unpleasant but off it is quite the contrary. With 12 playing seasons in the NHL and 18 years of coaching professionally, Yawns has achieved defensive sensei status. When he shares his wisdom with players, it's direct and honest. 

Manny Viveiros is a stride behind in an Oilers half-zip and track pants. His real name is Emanuel but at the rink, most people refer to him as either Manny or Viv. Manny is shorter than Yawney, everyone is, and maintains a stiff build. He was a "hot rod" defenceman, those being Gulutzan's words (who is still absent) and would face off against Yawney and McLellan when his Prince Albert Raiders played the Blades. He was drafted by his hometown Edmonton Oilers 106th-overall in '84, the same year Yawney was drafted, but spent most of his playing career overseas in Austria. 

On game days, Manny wears three-piece fitted suits in tones ranging from burgundy to pastel blue and as a defenceman in Austria, he was flashy, too, notching 50 or more points in four separate campaigns. Manny also scored one NHL goal and put up 12 points in 29 career games over three seasons with the Minnesota North Stars. "A dream come true," the St. Albert native answered when asked about getting selected by his hometown Oilers. But with rearguards like Paul Coffey, Charlie Huddy and Kevin Lowe at training camp, "There was no chance."

Gulutzan's nonappearance presents a roadblock. This occasion was supposed to be the assistant coaches' crossroads. An opportunity to gather in Studio 99 for a sit-down to talk about their tenure with the Oilers organization thus far, their coaching backgrounds, philosophies, styles, how to manage certain players in certain situations and how to manage certain situations with certain players. 

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PRE-GAME REPORT: Oilers vs. Golden Knights

The Oilers finish back-to-back games against the Vegas Golden Knights at Rogers Place on Sunday.

by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers host the Vegas Golden Knights at Rogers Place on Sunday in the second of back-to-back games.

You can watch the game on Sportsnet or listen live on the Oilers Radio Network, 630 CHED.

Read the game preview below with more to come, including our Morning Skate Report, videos and lineup updates. 

Video: OILERS TODAY | Pre-Game vs VGK 11.18.18

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GAME STORY: Flames 4, Oilers 2

The Flames erase a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Oilers 4-2 in a heated Battle of Alberta

by Ryan Frankson / EdmontonOilers.com

CALGARY, AB - It was a Battle of Alberta in its purest form on Saturday night in Calgary with the home team emerging from combat with a come-from-behind 4-2 victory.

OILERS TODAY | at CGY Post-Game

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LIVE BLOG: Oilers at Flames

Get regular updates, highlights and more as the Oilers take on the Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers take on the Flames tonight at Scotiabank Saddledome.

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

Read below for updates, highlights, tweets, commentary and more in our live in-game blog.

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COMMUNITY: Oilers bring support for Joey Moss at 2018 Iron & Frost Gala

Oilers players, staff and special guests fundraised in support of Joey Moss, the Edmonton Down Syndrome Society (EDSS) and Special Olympics Edmonton (SOE).

by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Oilers defenceman Adam Larsson revealed the inside of his jet-black blazer, showing his name embroidered above the pocket on the left side surrounded by a pocket watch pattern of gold and black.

The momentous occasion of honouring Joey Moss, who has been a staple in the Oilers dressing room for 35 years, required an extra-special touch.

"I actually got it today, so I would say it's a special suit for a special night," Larsson said. "Every time he walks into the locker room, everyone gets in a good mood. He brings a lot of happiness and a lot of fun moments, and I think just seeing how happy he is around the team makes everybody smile a bit more."

The Swedish blueliner was among Oilers alumni, players and special guests at Rogers Place on Thursday night as members of the best-dressed crowd in Edmonton for the 2018 Iron & Frost Gala, this time in support of the Edmonton Down Syndrome Society (EDSS) and Special Olympics Edmonton (SOE).

Video: AROUND THE RINK | Iron & Frost Gala

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MORNING SKATE REPORT: Oilers at Flames

The Oilers visit the Scotiabank Saddledome for the first Battle of Alberta of 2018-19

by Ryan Frankson & Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers visit the Scotiabank Saddledome for the first Battle of Alberta of the 2018-19 season.

You can watch the game on CBC and Sportsnet or listen live on the Oilers Radio Network, 630 CHED.

Read the game preview below with more to come, including our Morning Skate Report, videos and lineup updates. 

Video: OILERS TODAY | Pre- Game at Calgary 11.17.18

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RELEASE: Oilers license plates unveiled

Albertans have a new way to support their community and show pride for their favourite hockey teams

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

CALGARY, AB - Whether Albertans cheer for the Edmonton Oilers or the Calgary Flames, they can proudly display their support on their vehicles. Service Alberta is introducing two new specialty licence plate designs that feature team logos, slogans and colours. Money raised from the plates will benefit the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and the Calgary Flames Foundation.

"Albertans are passionate about hockey. We're pleased to give them a way to not only express their loyalty to their favourite NHL team on their vehicles, but also give back to their communities. I'm looking forward to seeing the battle of Alberta extend to licence plates on our highways and roads."  
Brian Malkinson, Minister of Service Alberta 

Starting on Monday, November 19, the plates can be ordered from Alberta registry agents for a one-time cost of $75 plus a registry agent charge. From those funds, $20 is retained by the government to recover costs of producing and shipping the plates, and the remaining $55 will go to the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation or the Calgary Flames Foundation, depending on the plate selected.

Video: COMMUNITY | License Plate Launch

"The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation is excited for the opportunity to partner with the Government of Alberta on their specialty licence plate program. The proceeds from the licence plates will be used to help the Oilers Foundation pursue its goal of helping build strong, vibrant and safe communities, with a focus on programs that support health and wellness, education and minor hockey programing for youth in northern Alberta."
Natalie Minckler, executive director, Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation

"We are very appreciative of the Government of Alberta for inviting us to participate in this program. We look forward to sharing the proceeds raised by this initiative with charitable and other organizations based in southern Alberta in support of health and wellness, education and amateur and grassroots sports. The new licence plates will allow the Calgary Flames Foundation to continue to make a positive impact on the lives of southern Albertans and build on the over $32 million distributed since inception. Thank you for selecting the Flames brand to make a difference in our community."
John Bean, president, Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation

Plates will be mailed to Albertans after the order is placed through the registry agent. If they choose to register the plate to a vehicle after receiving it, standard registration fees apply.

The two new hockey designs are an expansion of the existing specialty licence plate program, which features the popular Support Our Troops design honouring current and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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