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Oilers' Ken Hitchcock still searching for answers to scoring woes

6 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers forwards have scored 112 goals this season. Four players - Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Alex Chiasson - have accounted for 72 percent of those goals.
That means the support group, a gang of 11 or 12 forwards who fill out the remainder of the eight spots up front, have managed only 31 goals in just over a half a season.
Those numbers had head coach Ken Hitchcock sending out an all-points bulletin after a loss to lowly Arizona Saturday night, in search of some support for his top-four players.
"We have to find a way. We have to find...
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Report: Oilers on 'full-court press' to find forward help

Report: Oilers on 'full-court press' to find forward help

6 days ago   |   By TheScore

Peter Chiarelli and the rest of the Edmonton Oilers ' brass are reportedly pulling out all the stops to help salvage their season. The organization is on a "full-court press" to find forward help, according to TSN's Ryan Rishaug.
Oilers organization is on a full court press to find help at forward. Scouts and staff deployed en masse.
Cap situation could make it tough, but first round pick, a goaltender, maybe a young developing forward likely all in play. - Ryan Rishaug January 14, 2019
The Oilers have an embarrassment of riches down the middle with Connor McDavid , Leon Draisaitl , and...
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Report: Oilers put on 'full-court press' in search of forward help

6 days ago   |   By Yardbarker

The Edmonton Oilers came into Monday just two points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference. That proximity is not because of their own success, though, as almost every team vying for the wild card spots in the West has struggled to find any sort of consistency of late. In fact, the Dallas Stars have gone 5-4-1 in their last 10 and yet have still pulled ahead of the plummeting Colorado Avalanche in the Central Division. The struggles of the rest of the conference may be a blessing for the Oilers, who are still well within striking distance if they can figure out how to get the...
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NFL playoffs: Three takeaways from the Patriots' overtime win over the Chiefs

NFL playoffs: Three takeaways from the Patriots' overtime win over the Chiefs

The Patriots won 37-31 in overtime to make this weekend the first time in NFL history both conference championships went into extra time. Read more ...

Super Bowl 53: Rams vs. Patriots betting line and how to watch

Super Bowl 53: Rams vs. Patriots betting line and how to watch

And then there were two. The New England Patriots won the AFC Championship Game on Sunday night to earn a Super Bowl 2019 matchup with the NFC champs, the Los Angeles Rams... Read more ...

Jared Goff puts Rams in Super Bowl 53, ends 'dependent' QB noise

Jared Goff puts Rams in Super Bowl 53, ends 'dependent' QB noise

The Rams quarterback has faced criticism and doubt through his short NFL career, but Los Angeles' NFC championship game win has silenced the narrative. Read more ...

Controversial review overturns Chiefs' punt recovery for touchdown vs. Patriots

Controversial review overturns Chiefs' punt recovery for touchdown vs. Patriots

The Chiefs were trailing 17-14 when the score was called back because the referees ruled the ball never touched Julian Edelman. Read more ...

Controversial, unreal no-call brings Saints-Rams into overtime

Controversial, unreal no-call brings Saints-Rams into overtime

In a game in which whistles are all the rage, they were swallowed in the biggest moment. The Saints had a third-and-10 from Los Angeles' 13-yard line with under two minutes... Read more ...

Sean Payton tells Erin Andrews what the refs told him after controversial...

Sean Payton tells Erin Andrews what the refs told him after controversial non-call

Erin Andrews with Sean Payton after the NFC Championship game. Read more ...

Opinion: New Orleans player on NFL bias against the Saints: 'We don't get...

Opinion: New Orleans player on NFL bias against the Saints: 'We don't get calls that way'

The Saints are messing with quite the pattern of weirdness with these NFL playoff endings. Last year, the “Minnesota Miracle.” Now a Dome no-call. Read more ...

Man City, Spurs win in contrasting ways in Premier League

Man City, Spurs win in contrasting ways in Premier League

Manchester City ultimately sauntered to a 3-0 win at Huddersfield while Tottenham needed a goal by Harry Winks in the third and final minute of injury time to earn a 2-1... Read more ...

Adam Long's clutch putt delivers first win on PGA Tour

Adam Long's clutch putt delivers first win on PGA Tour

Long took the Desert Classic by a stroke over Phil Mickelson and Canadian Adam Hadwin. Read more ...

NFL playoffs: Tom Brady reportedly meets with Patrick Mahomes after...

NFL playoffs: Tom Brady reportedly meets with Patrick Mahomes after Patriots' win over Chiefs

Brady approached the Kansas City locker room following the game and asked a security guard if he could see Mahomes, according to ESPN. Read more ...