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May 1, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
The Edmonton Oilers simply weren't ready for their season to end. So they prolonged it, for at least another two days. Mike Grier scored two goals and Bill Guerin one, all in the third period, as the Oilers avoided playoff elimination by beating the Colorado Avalanche last night in Denver, 3-1. The Oilers, who also rallied to win in the final period of the series opener, reduced the Avalanche's series lead to 3-2. Game 6 is tomorrow night...
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May 2, 2001 | By Douglas J. Keating INQUIRER THEATER CRITIC
The devil dog that causes so much trouble in The Witch of Edmonton was written into the original text, but it's doubtful the evil canine that appeared in the version presented at the English court in 1621 looked or behaved like the one in the current revival at the Brick Playhouse. Wearing only an athletic supporter and a wild hairy wig, his body smeared with burnt cork, Rudy Caporaso, who plays the dog, makes a grand, delightfully ridiculous entrance to the robust accompaniment of the 1960s pop song "Li'l Red Riding Hood.
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March 14, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
A weight was lifted off Edmonton's shoulder earlier in the day and Doug Weight inspired the Oilers to victory at night. Weight, who wasn't expected to play since spraining his left shoulder March 9, was used sparingly, but scored his 23rd goal in the third period to punctuate Edmonton's 4-0 victory over host Florida for the Oilers' season-best third straight road victory. "It's a big win for us, keeping us ahead of the other teams that are chasing us," said Tony Hrkac, who notched three assists.
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July 3, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Attention, Ed Snider and Bob Clarke: Edmonton general manager Glen Sather re-signed with the small-market Oilers yesterday because he said he believes he still can win with a moderate budget. Then he got personal. Referring to high-payroll teams, he took a shot at the Flyers and New York Rangers. "I'd like to prove to these guys in New York and Philadelphia that they're going about it the wrong way," he said. Sather's contract put the final touches on the sale of the Oilers this spring by a group of local investors.
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December 31, 1987 | By JAY GREENBERG, Daily News Sports Writer
Scott Mellanby's eyes examined every evil corner of the visiting dressing room at Northlands Coliseum yesterday morning. "Boy," he said. "There's a lot of bad memories in this room. " Seven hours later, while the Albertan winter wind howled outside, while the horrified, helpless Flyers were spooked again by Wayne Gretzky, the Oilers lowered that room of doom where last May the Flyers shed their Game 7 tears one floor deeper into the cold, cold earth. Last night, it became the House of the Waxed.
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May 13, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Mark Messier and Glenn Anderson, stalwart members of Edmonton's four championship teams of the 1980s, each tallied a goal and two assists last night to lead the Oilers back into the Stanley Cup finals with an 8-4 rout of the Chicago Blackhawks. The Oilers won their last three games to capture the Campbell Conference final, 4-2. Edmonton will be making its sixth Stanley Cup appearance since 1983, when it heads to Boston for the final round, which gets under way Tuesday night. Boston will host the best-of-seven Stanley Cup championship round by virtue of finishing the regular season with the league's best record.
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December 30, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
EDMONTON, Alberta - After missing two games with an upper-body injury, winger Steve Downie returned to the Flyers lineup Saturday in Edmonton, but he dropped down to the fourth line. Downie was on a line with center Adam Hall and winger Zac Rinaldo. "I'm excited to get going here," Downie said before the game. "Steve brings an element of skill and grit," coach Craig Berube said. "He's effective in a lot of different areas, so it's nice to have him back. " Downie had been on a productive third line with Sean Couturier and Matt Read, but the lines have been juggled because of Vinny Lecavalier's return from a back injury.
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March 26, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
A statue of Wayne Gretzky was adorned with a sign that read "U$ Lackey" yesterday in Edmonton in protest of the hockey star's recent comments supporting President Bush in the war against Iraq. Employees of Skyreach Centre quickly removed the cardboard sign from the statue at the entrance to the home arena of Gretzky's former team, the Ed-monton Oilers. Earlier this week, Gretzky praised Bush as a great leader, saying he backed him 100 percent. However, Gretzky also shied away from criticizing Canada's decision to stay out of the conflict.
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December 28, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers start a six-game road trip Saturday night in Edmonton and are expected to face their colorful, controversial former teammate, goalie Ilya Bryzgalov. "It's going to be weird," center Claude Giroux said with a smile. "We'll see" how it goes. "It's always a little different facing a former teammate, whether it's Bryz or whoever it is," defenseman Braydon Coburn said. "It's just part of this business . . . and you try to come out on the right side of it, competitively.
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April 17, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Mark Lamb put Edmonton ahead to stay with a breakaway goal late in the first period, and the Oilers beat the Winnipeg Jets, 4-1, last night, becoming only the seventh team in NHL history to win a playoff series after trailing three games to one. The Oilers, who blew a 3-1 lead and lost to Los Angeles in the Smythe Division semifinals last year, will get a chance to avenge that loss in the division final, beginning tomorrow night at the Northlands Coliseum....
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May 10, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
AFTER A WEEK of contemplation, Mike Babcock wants to see what's on the open market. And despite their interest in keeping Babcock on as head coach, the Detroit Red Wings will give him that opportunity. The Red Wings granted Babcock permission to speak to interested parties beginning at noon yesterday, the team announced. His negotiation window with interested parties will extend through May 25. Babcock, 52, is hockey's most sought-after free agent this summer - including players.
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March 22, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
EDMONTON, Alberta - Flyers captain Claude Giroux said Thursday's players-only meeting was to "get everybody on the same page. " The meeting was held after the Flyers dropped a 4-1 decision in Calgary, their eighth straight road loss. "Sometimes it's good for the players to speak up and say what they think. Everyone is frustrated. Everyone is not happy with the situation," said Giroux, whose team plays in Edmonton on Saturday night. "Nine games left and we have to get our things together.
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January 22, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Johnny Gaudreau grew up with the dream of playing in the National Hockey League. Now in his rookie season with the Calgary Flames, the 21-year-old who starred at Gloucester Catholic High School has discovered the highest level of the sport in North America isn't quite what he imagined. It's better. "It's even more exciting that I thought it would be," Gaudreau said this week in a telephone interview. "It's a dream come true for me to play in the NHL. It's even better than I thought it would be. " One of the NHL's youngest, smallest players (5-foot-9, 150 pounds)
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June 25, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
Second part in a series previewing the top prospects coming to Philadelphia for this week's NHL draft .   MAKING HIS way to Madison Square Garden in New York 2 weeks ago to take in his first-ever NHL game - and Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final, at that - Leon Draisaitl was surprised to see the number of Rangers shirts and hats lining the street. In his native Germany, the streets are filled with soccer paraphernalia. "It's all about soccer," Draisaitl said with a laugh.
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May 2, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
FORMER FLYERS coach Mike Keenan has another Cup: The Gagarin Cup. Keenan, whose first NHL head-coaching job was with the Flyers in the mid-1980s, coached Metallurg Magnitogorsk to the Kontinental Hockey League championship yesterday. Metallurg beat Lev Prague, 7-4, in Game 7, making Keenan the first North American coach to win the Gagarin Cup and the first to win the NHL and KHL championships. Keenan won the Stanley Cup with the Rangers in 1994, his only season with the team.
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January 7, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Flyers grew up. That's the CliffsNotes version of what happened during the western part of their six-game road trip. They showed great resilience as they went 4-1 - posting wins in Edmonton, Vancouver, Calgary, and Phoenix, while losing in Colorado - and climbing into second place in the Metropolitan Division. They wiped out third-period deficits in three of the four victories. When the journey started in frigid Edmonton, the Flyers had a five-game losing streak on the road.
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December 30, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
EDMONTON, Alberta - After missing two games with an upper-body injury, winger Steve Downie returned to the Flyers lineup Saturday in Edmonton, but he dropped down to the fourth line. Downie was on a line with center Adam Hall and winger Zac Rinaldo. "I'm excited to get going here," Downie said before the game. "Steve brings an element of skill and grit," coach Craig Berube said. "He's effective in a lot of different areas, so it's nice to have him back. " Downie had been on a productive third line with Sean Couturier and Matt Read, but the lines have been juggled because of Vinny Lecavalier's return from a back injury.
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December 29, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers have been a tale of two teams lately. They have won nine straight games at home, and have lost five in a row on the road, which is where they will be for the next six games. The trip starts Saturday night in Edmonton. The Oilers will be playing their second game in as many nights, and Edmonton goalie Ilya Bryzgalov will get the call against his former teammates. "I'm sure they'll play him," Flyers winger Scott Hartnell said with a smile after Friday's practice in Voorhees.
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December 28, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers start a six-game road trip Saturday night in Edmonton and are expected to face their colorful, controversial former teammate, goalie Ilya Bryzgalov. "It's going to be weird," center Claude Giroux said with a smile. "We'll see" how it goes. "It's always a little different facing a former teammate, whether it's Bryz or whoever it is," defenseman Braydon Coburn said. "It's just part of this business . . . and you try to come out on the right side of it, competitively.
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March 12, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
SAM GAGNER scored two of Edmonton's four goals in the first period and the visiting Oilers beat Chicago, 6-5, on Sunday night, sending the Blackhawks to their second straight loss after their record-breaking, 21-0-3 start. Ryan Whitney and Taylor Hall each had a goal and an assist for Edmonton, which snapped a five-game losing streak. Captain Shawn Horcoff also scored as the Oilers went 3-for-4 on the power play. Chicago set an NHL record by recording at least one point in the first 24 games.
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