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BLOG: Team White erases 5-1 deficit to win scrimmage

Team White defeats Team Blue 6-5 after overcoming 5-1 lead in the second half

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

It was a wild scrimmage on Sunday in front of a strong gathering of Oilers fans with this day of training camp open to the public as Team White defeated Team Blue 6-5 in a shootout after coming back from a 5-1 lead. 

"Ironically, we were working on defence and defensive zone coverage and that type of stuff. And all of a sudden we've got a 10-goal game," said Oilers head coach Todd McLellan. "It was nice to see the offence coming out. I thought some of the higher-end players really took charge of the scrimmage today and had an impact on it."

Cam Talbot allowed three goals in the first half for Team White and Eddie Pasquale surrendered four in the second half for Team Blue. 

"It was a little bit of a tougher day for the goalies," McLellan commented. 

Video: HIGHLIGHTS | Sunday Scrimmage

Team White featured Maroon-McDavid-Strome, Khaira-Letestu-Kassian, Hamilton-Downing-Safin and Callahan-Kelly-Pakarinen

Team Blue had Lucic-Draisiatl-Caggiula, Jokinen-RNH-Puljujarvi, Laleggia-Malone-Rattie and Chase-Maksimov-Yamamoto up front. 

Goals by Yohann Auvitu and Jesse Puljujarvi early on staked Team Blue to a 2-0 lead and Oscar Klefbom's power play point shot beat Talbot five-hole to make it a three-goal game. Jujhar Khaira got one back and it was 3-1 Team Blue at the half. 

Drake Caggiula's goal early in the second half made it 4-1 Blue. Joey Laleggia then netted a shorthanded marker on a brilliant individual effort to extend Blue's lead to four goals but seconds later, McDavid set up Maroon to make it a 5-2 game. 

Pakarinen wired home a drop pass from McDavid to narrow the gap to 5-3 and then late goals by Downing and Patrick Russell saw the game even at 5-5. 

In the shootout, Draisaitl scored for Team Blue and Ostap Safin scored for Team White setting up Khaira's five-hole shootout winner to bring Team White all the way back. 

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BLOG: Chris Kelly looks for opportunity

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

After playing 82 games last season with the Ottawa Senators and 833 NHL games in his career, the 36-year-old forward comes into this season's Oilers training camp without a contract. 

"My mindset is ultimately I'd love to make this hockey club and play as many games (as possible) but at the same time, I understand the circumstance, where I am in my career and the group that's here," Kelly said following Sunday's skate at camp. 

Kelly would love to join an Oilers team that he foresees as being one ready to take another step forward after a very successful 2016-17 campaign. 

"It's the makings of a good team as everyone buys in and helps wherever they can. I think I've done that in the past and I'm willing to do that with this group."

Oilers head coach Todd McLellan made sure to point out that Kelly isn't here to just fill a space as some teams will do with PTOs. In fact, Kelly is the only PTO the Oilers have at camp this year. 

"We didn't bring him here just to put him in a tryout situation. We brought him here because we believe he can still play in the League and contribute," McLellan remarked. "We want individuals here that have an opportunity. I believe Chris can be that. It's going to be an important exhibition season for him. We see him being a penalty killer, a third or fourth line role player with a ton of experience who's very fit and skates well."

Kelly has history with Oilers General Manager Peter Chiarelli, having won a Stanley Cup with him in Boston in 2011 and has high praise for the executive. 

"I think Peter's an excellent GM and his track record proves that. His ability to find good people that fit in certain situations and the way he's able to mould a team. He did it in Boston and I'm seeing that here. The dynamic of the group and how he's surrounded certain people with other people. There's a reason this team had success last year and will continue to have success. They're a great team."

 

 

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Summary of the Oilers picks on Draft Day 2

We recap the Oilers day with blogs, videos and much more

by Chris Wescott and Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers took six players on the second day of the NHL draft, including a minor trade to move up four spots in the third round. Get all the videos, blogs and info about all the picks right here.

OILERS ROUND 2-7 PICK-BY-PICK BREAKDOWN:

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NHL DRAFT: Round 1

Get the information you need for Day 1 of the NHL Draft

by Chris Wescott and Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers have selected Kailer Yamamoto 22nd overall at the 2017 NHL Draft today. Get all the information you need right here. Also, be sure to check back and refresh this page for more information, pick-by-pick breakdowns and videos.

Earlier today, the Oilers signed Kris Russell to a four-year contract.

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GAME STORY: Ducks 2, Oilers 1 - Game 7

Nick Ritchie had the winner as the Ducks eliminated the Oilers in Game 7 with a 2-1 win

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

Video: OILERS TODAY | Game 7 Post-Game

ANAHEIM, CA -- Capping off a classic best-of-seven series that had everything you could think of, the Oilers dropped a 2-1 decision to the Anaheim Ducks to fall four games to three in their best-of-seven Western Conference Semifinal series, putting an end to a fantastic season.

Video: R2, Gm7: Oilers @ Ducks

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LIVE BLOG: Oilers at Ducks - Game 7

Get minute-by-minute updates of tonight's Game 7 between Edmonton and Anaheim

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers take on the Ducks in Game 7 tonight at Honda Center.

You can watch on TV across Canada on Sportsnet 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.

OILERS APP USERS: Click here to view our LIVE in-game blog!

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PREVIEW: Oilers at Ducks - Game 7

In today's Boston Pizza Preview, the Oilers face the Anaheim Ducks in Game 7

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

Video: PART 1 | Oilers Coverage

WATCH PART 2

The Oilers play their first Game 7 since the 2006 Stanley Cup Final tonight in Anaheim looking to advance to the Western Conference Final to play Nashville. 

You can watch the game on Sportsnet across Canada or listen via 630 CHED and the Oilers Radio Network. 

Video: OILERS TODAY | Game 7 Preview

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LIVE BLOG: Oilers vs. Ducks - Game 6

Get minute-by-minute updates of tonight's Game 6 between Edmonton and Anaheim

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers take on the Ducks in Game 6 tonight at Rogers Place.

You can watch on TV across Canada on Sportsnet 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.

OILERS APP USERS: Click here to view our LIVE in-game blog!

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PREVIEW: Oilers vs. Ducks - Game 6

In today's Boston Pizza Preview, the Oilers meet the Anaheim Ducks at Rogers Place

by Paul Gazzola & Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

Video: PART 1 | Oilers Coverage

WATCH PART 2

The Oilers face the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 of their Western Conference Semifinal tonight at Rogers Place. 

You can watch tonight's game on Sportsnet or listen via 630 CHED and the Oilers Radio Network. 

Video: OILERS TODAY | Game 6 Preview

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PREVIEW: Oilers at Ducks - Game 5

In today's Boston Pizza Preview, the Oilers visit the Anaheim Ducks looking to regain the series lead

by Ryan Frankson & Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

 Video: OILERS TODAY | Game 5 Preview

The Oilers head back on the road tonight for Game 5 of their best-of-seven Western Conference Semifinal series with the Anaheim Ducks. 

You can watch the game across Canada on Sportsnet or listen via 630 CHED and the Oilers Radio Network. 

Read the game preview below and check back throughout the day for lineup updates, quotes, our Morning Skate Report, videos and more including our Pre-Game Show. 

Video: PART 1 | Oilers Coverage

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