Oilers Snap 11-Game Slide
When it seemed like the team was never going to win again, the Edmonton Oilers found their way back into the win column. It took almost a calendar month, but they did it against the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on Sunday. For the Sharks, they had a modest four-game win streak snapped. They will have a chance to avenge the loss Tuesday when the two teams face each other again.
David Perron scored the game-winning goal, his fourth on the season, and Nail Yakupov added one in the win for Edmonton. Ben Scrivens picked up his fifth win on the season out of the Oilers seven they have total.
- What is Edmonton’s philosophy? [Oilers Nation]
- Is it a surprise to Sharks’ fans that they lose to the Oilers? [Fear the Fin]
Ottawa Comes Back From Three Down
The Ottawa Senators mounted a big comeback against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday. The Sens were down 3-0 in the second period and fired off four goals in a row (with the fourth coming in overtime), snapping their five-game skid. Erik Karlsson scored the winning goal, his seventh on the season, and goalie Craig Anderson stopped 30 of 33 shots.
Mika Zibanejad scored two goals for Ottawa, while Radim Vrbata added his 12th on the season for the Canucks. Vancouver lost their second game in a row, and remains three points out of first place behind the idle Chicago Blackhawks.
- Senators battle back to defeat Canucks [Vancouver Sun]
- Here is a look at the ups and downs of the Ottawa Senators [Silver Seven]
Tatar’s Two Tops Canes
Tomas Tatar had a great night on Sunday netting two goals including the eventual game-winning goal, as the Detroit Red Wings take out the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1. Pavel Datsyuk started the scoring for the Wings with his 12th on the season. Tatar would make the score 2-0 exactly two minutes later with his 11th. He would wait until a little past the middle of the second period to add his 12th.
— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) December 8, 2014
Carolina doesn’t have much time to dwell on the loss as they host the New Jersey Devils on Monday night. Detroit on the other hand has until Wednesday to savor the win when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Ducks Need Overtime to Beat Jets
Kyle Palmieri scored less than a minute into overtime to secure the back-and-forth battle for the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, 4-3. Special teams would play a large role in this game as both teams benefited from the man advantage. Winnipeg scored one powerplay goal while Anaheim netted two.
Frederik Andersen turned away 27 of 30 shots, while Winnipeg’s Ondrej Pavelec stopped 21 of 25. Anaheim continued their winning streak and upped it to four in a row, while the Jets ended their two-game streak. These two teams face each other again Saturday night.
- Palmieri pull out the win against Winnipeg. [Anaheim Calling]
- Taking a look back at the game Sunday night against the Ducks. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
NHL News, Injuries, Suspensions, etc…
- Pittsburgh Penguins Robert Burtuzzo’s suspension is over
- Penguins acquired Rob Klinkhammer from the Arizona Coyotes [ESPN.com]
- George Parros retires after nine seasons [ESPN.com]
- Here is a look at the upcoming draft class [NHL.com]
- Evander Kane may face discipline after hit on Sunday [Puck Daddy]
- Here is one way to get someones attention [Puck Daddy]
John Is a contributor with The Hockey Writers covering the Buffalo Sabres. He is also a Senior Writer and Editor at MetsMerizedOnline.