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Boston Bruins left wing Anders Bjork (10) is stopped by Edmonton Oilers goalie Mike Smith (41) as Adam Larsson (6) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Pastrnak scores winner in Bruins' 2-1 OT win over Oilers

Feb. 20, 2020 12:22 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — David Pastrnak scored the winner 1:14 into overtime to give the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. Pastrnak was set up for the goal on a pass from David Krejci. He tucked the puck between Oilers goalie Mike Smith's legs for his 43rd goal of the...

Supporters of the Wet'suwet'en who are against the LNG pipeline, block a Canadian National Railway line just west of Edmonton, Alberta, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Via Rail lays off 1,000 employees amid Canada rail protests

Feb. 19, 2020 7:29 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Via Rail, Canada's passenger train service, said Wednesday it is temporarily laying off 1,000 employees due to the continued halt in service on CN Rail's tracks in eastern Canada caused by railway blockades protesting a British Columbia pipeline. The government corporation has suspended...

Edmonton Oilers' Leon Draisaitl (29) reacts to his goal as he skates past Carolina Hurricanes' Jaccob Slavin (74), Trevor van Riemsdyk (57) and goaltender James Reimer (47) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Archibald, Draisaitl lift Oilers over Hurricanes 4-3

Feb. 16, 2020 7:29 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Josh Archibald scored his second goal of the game in overtime, NHL points leader Leon Draisaitl had a goal and two assists, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 Sunday. Draisaitl set up Archibald's goal 3:57 into overtime for his 95th point of the season. Kailer...

Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith (19) celebrates after scoring against the New York Islanders during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Fleury gets 60th career shutout, Vegas blanks Islanders 1-0

Feb. 16, 2020 2:52 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt said he missed the gold goalie pads Marc-Andre Fleury was set to sign and let the team auction off for charity. For the past couple of weeks, he had been pushing the veteran goaltender to dust them off. "Schmidty talked to me about it, so I...

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Adam Larsson is congratulated after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Larsson scores 1st goal in a year, Oilers beat Panthers 4-1

Feb. 15, 2020 8:05 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Adam Larsson scored his first goal since last February, Leon Draisaitl added an insurance goal seconds into the third period and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Florida Panthers 4-1 Saturday night. Darnell Nurse and Kailer Yamamoto had empty-net goals in the final two minutes for the...

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, of Russia, makes a save against Edmonton Oilers' Zack Kassian during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won 3-1. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Zack Kassian suspended 7 games for kicking opponent

Feb. 14, 2020 8:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian was suspended seven games by the NHL on Friday for kicking an opponent in the chest. Kassian swung his right leg and kicked Tampa Bay forward Erik Cernak in the chest during a game Thursday night. He was offered an in-person hearing that allowed the...

Ex-Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson picked as next AHL president

Feb. 14, 2020 5:59 PM EST

Former Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson will be the American Hockey League's next president and CEO. The AHL's board of governors Friday unanimously elected Howson as Dave Andrews' successor. Andrews served in that role for the past 26 years. “It's a completely different challenge for...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Yanni Gourde scores past Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Lightning win 9th straight, top Oilers 3-1

Feb. 13, 2020 11:26 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yanni Gourde scored a short-handed goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 29 saves to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to their ninth straight victory, 3-1 over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. Tampa Bay also won its 10th in a row at home. Vasilevskiy improved to 18-0-2 in his past...

Jaguars hire former Giants coach Ben McAdoo as QBs coach

Feb. 12, 2020 11:26 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo as quarterbacks coach. McAdoo replaces Scott Milanovich, who left at the end of last season to take the head coaching job with the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos. The 42-year-old McAdoo is the second...

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Robin Lehner (40) is crashed into be Edmonton Oilers' Zack Kassian (44) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Draisaitl, Yamamoto lead Oilers past slumping Blackhawks 5-3

Feb. 12, 2020 1:48 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Leon Draisaitl had a goal and three assists, Kailer Yamamoto scored twice and the Edmonton Oilers won without captain Connor McDavid in the lineup, defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 on Tuesday night. Riley Sheahan and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers (30-20-6), who...