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MORNING SKATE REPORT: Oilers at Jets

The Oilers wrap up their four-game road trip against the Winnipeg Jets

by Paul Gazzola and Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers wrap up their season-opening four-game road trip tonight with a game against the Winnipeg Jets. 

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

Read the full game preview below with lineup updates, videos, our morning skate report and more to come. 

Video: OILERS TODAY | Pre-Game at WPG 10.16.18

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GAME STORY: Oilers 2, Rangers 1

Nugent-Hopkins and McDavid each had a goal and an assist and Talbot stopped 23 shots as Oilers defeated the Rangers 2-1

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

NEW YORK, NY -- Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each had a goal and an assist to lead the Oilers to their first win of the season, a convincing 2-1 victory at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers. 

Cam Talbot stopped 23 of 24 shots to earn the victory between the pipes for the Oilers. 

Video: OILERS TODAY | 2-1 win vs NY 10.13.18

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LIVE BLOG: Oilers at Rangers

Get regular updates, highlights and more as the Oilers take on the Rangers at Madison Square Garden

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers take on the Rangers tonight at Madison Square Garden.

You can watch on TV on Sportsnet West 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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PRE-GAME REPORT: Oilers vs. Rangers

Oilers season-opening road trip continues with an afternoon game against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers take on the New York Rangers on Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.

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

Read our pre-game report below including pre-game videos. 

Video: OILERS TODAY | Pre-Game at NY 10.12.18

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GAME STORY: Bruins 4, Oilers 1

Three opening-period goals from the Bruins was enough to lead the hosts to a 4-1 win in Beantown

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

BOSTON, MA -- Connor McDavid opened the scoring but three unanswered goals to close out the opening period was all the Bruins needed on their way to a 4-1 victory against Edmonton on Thursday night. 

Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game vs BOS 10.11.18

 

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LIVE BLOG: Oilers at Bruins

Get regular updates, highlights and more as the Oilers take on the Boston Bruins

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers take on the Bruins tonight at TD Garden.

You can watch on TV on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet Oilers 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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MORNING SKATE REPORT: Oilers at Bruins

Oilers open the North American portion of their schedule with a game in Boston

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers finally get back to playing on Thursday with a game in Boston against the Bruins. 

You can watch the game on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet Oilers in addition to the Oilers Radio Network, including 630 CHED. 

Read our game preview below plus videos, lineup updates, our Morning Skate Report and more. 

Video: OILERS TODAY | Pre-Game vs BOS 10.11.18

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BLOG: Chara has high praise for McDavid

Bruins veteran defenceman sings the praises of Oilers captain Connor McDavid

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara was talking about Connor McDavid and had very high praise for the 21-year-old two-time Art Ross Trophy winner. 

"If you look at Connor, he played in the NHL at 18 years old but he could have played at 16 because he was so advanced. Because of the rules, he couldn't but now he's getting 100 points a year. If he came in as a 16-year-old he'd probably have 80 points. 17-year-old he'd have 90 points," Chara stated. 

"Did he need 100 games? No, he didn't need any games. First game, he was noticeable."

McDavid was asked about Chara's thoughts on him. 

"That's pretty special. It means a lot coming from him. He's one of the world's best back there and it's been that way for a long time," he began. "He's real hard to play against and definitely not slowing down at all. He keeps himself in really good shape. He's kind of a true pro that could play forever."

The Oilers captain was asked about how he prepares to play against the six-foot-nine defender. 

"You've got to start preparing whatever you do a lot sooner because he's got that real long stick. He doesn't give you any time to get the puck. He's right on you, just because he has that long reach. Obviously if he gets you in his mitts it's not going to be very good. You try to stay to the outside of him and try to beat him any way you can."

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BLOG: Coach further breaks down Saturday's game in Sweden

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

After losing their first game last Saturday, the Oilers are probably starting to feel more like an NFL team with how many times they've had to talk about their season-opening loss. 

Oilers head coach Todd McLellan did offer some fresh analysis on Saturday's game when asked, however. 

"For me, the results are what everybody looks at and evaluates. When I say that, that's the outside world. We look it differently. We look at it how we did or didn't play. There's a lot of areas we know we can be a lot better."

He added that the team should be ready to move on from that loss now. 

"It was a disappointing first game but it was that. It was a first night. We've had two good practices. We believe we can play better to a man and we've got to see it come out. So there's no panic. The fact we lost our first game, that's happened to numerous teams that have gone on and won Stanley Cups and won almost 60 games a year. I think we did that in Detroit a few times, as a matter of fact," McLellan continued. "I don't profess that we're the Red Wings of the early 2000s but we are a team that has to grow and has to learn and figure things out. We weren't very good against Jersey but we'll be better against Boston."

One of the big factors in the loss was the team's puck movement out of their own zone. 

"We weren't any good in our end and I don't mean defending, I mean coming out of it. They were on top of us, we were a little bit slow, we didn't have good board work so as a result anytime the puck was cleared, we didn't have possession."

McLellan pointed out that many of the mistakes were things he's confident can be corrected swifly. 

"A lot of energy was expended just to get out of the zone and we were never on the attack, so that was a disappointing part of the game. We had some lapses, certainly in the second period, that cost us but fixable mistakes. Very simple things."

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