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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 8, 2016
Drake Caggiula turned down many offers, including one from the Flyers, and signed with Edmonton on Friday night, according to numerous reports. Caggiula led North Dakota to the NCAA championship, and since he played three collegiate seasons under Dave Hakstol, the Flyers seemed like one of the favorites to sign the left winger/center. Instead, he opted for Edmonton, where he may play alongside Connor McDavid. The best undrafted college free agent this year, the 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior isn't big, but he brings tenacity and dynamic offensive skills - witness his 25 goals and 51 points in 39 games this season.
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March 5, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, Staff Writer
The Flyers continued to make lowly Edmonton look like the Gretzky-era Oilers on Thursday night at the boo-happy Wells Fargo Center. Cam Talbot recorded his second shutout of the season as the Oilers jolted the Flyers, 4-0, and ended their three-game winning streak. Coupled with Pittsburgh's win over the Rangers, the Flyers fell five points behind the Penguins. Talbot made 35 saves, and the Oilers killed all seven Flyers power plays. "We didn't show up from the start of the game," right winger Wayne Simmonds said.
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March 4, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, Staff Writer
Brandon Manning has put the death threats behind him. The Flyers defenseman said he received the threats after he collided with Edmonton's Connor McDavid on Nov. 3, and the Oilers' hotshot rookie suffered a broken collarbone on the play. "There was stuff on Twitter and everything, all kinds of threats," Manning, whose Flyers will host McDavid and the Oilers on Thursday, said after practice Wednesday in Voorhees. "Canadian fans are passionate, and I don't think it would be any different with Flyers fans if they saw that one of our guys went down like that.
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November 11, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer jneiburg@phillynews.com
THE QUESTION was barely out of a reporter's mouth before Dave Hakstol started his answer. The first-year Flyers coach probably could have predicted he'd be asked about his goaltending situation Monday, given the recent play of Michal Neuvirth, who was signed this offseason to back up Steve Mason. Neuvirth capped off a great week with his NHL-leading third shutout of the season in a win over Winnipeg Saturday. With a .945 save percentage - aided by 45 stops in Edmonton last Tuesday - he entered Monday tied atop the league with Jake Allen and some guy named Henrik Lundqvist.
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November 5, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
EDMONTON, Alberta - In his first month in the NHL, Edmonton center Connor McDavid has been as good as advertised - not an easy development when you have been called The Next Crosby. McDavid, the No. 1 overall pick in the June draft, had five goals and 12 points in his first 12 games heading into Tuesday's matchup against the Flyers. But his charmed start to the season took a nasty turn when he slammed into the boards late in the second period. He left the game after suffering an apparent left shoulder injury.
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November 5, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer jneiburg@phillynews.com
EDMONTON - A black practice jersey hung from Evgeny Medvedev's locker stall inside Rexall Place Tuesday morning. The Flyers got the morning off after traveling following Monday's 4-1 loss in Vancouver, but scratches Chris Conner and Sean Couturier were on the ice with Tuesday's starting goalie, Michal Neuvirth. Medvedev was scratched from Monday's lineup for the first time all season. His scratch was a bit peculiar, given that he spent the first few weeks of the season as one of the Flyers' best defensemen.
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November 5, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
EDMONTON, Alberta - Backup goalie Michal Neuvirth nearly stole a win for the Flyers in their farewell performance at Rexall Place on Tuesday night. Nearly. Neuvirth was brilliant. The Flyers weren't. Edmonton pinned the slower Flyers in their own end most of the night and rallied for a much-deserved 4-2 victory. "He's played great all year," winger Wayne Simmonds said. "It's up to us in front of him - the forwards, defensemen, we have to figure it out. " The win was costly for the Oilers.
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October 8, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
In last year's preseason, I correctly predicted that Chicago would beat Tampa Bay in the Stanley Cup Finals. Later, 14 of my 15 playoff-series picks were correct. In other words, a prediction drop-off in 2015-16 is almost inevitable. But here I go anyway: Flyers: sixth in the eight-team Metropolitan Division with 90 points, missing the playoffs for the third time in the last four years. Points for Claude Giroux: 82. Points for Jake Voracek: 77. GAA for Steve Mason: 2.35.
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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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