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Oil Spills: Wednesday Links - McDavid's First Goal

All the news that you can use from Edmonton and around the NHL. The Oilers fall to the Stars, McDavid scores his first goal, Jagr's mullet, and more.

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About Last Night

Second Period "Win" Ends in Complete Disaster -- The Copper & Blue
Oilers rally in the second but get dominated in the third and lose 4-2 to the Stars

Cult of Hockey player grades: Anders Nilsson, Connor McDavid good; Edmonton Oilers very, very bad - Jonathan Willis -- Cult of Hockey
Stars 4, Oilers 2 This was a tie game until the last five minutes of the third period, but it should not have been. The Oilers had their teeth kicked in, with the Stars generating chance after chance after chance and only the sheet of plywood with the "Nilsson 39" jersey draped over it offering...

Connor McDavid scores first NHL goal in losing effort Rob Tychkowski -- Edmonton Sun
The franchise player made a little history. And the Edmonton Oilers made a big mess. Connor McDavid scored his first NHL goal of his NHL career and Anders Nilsson delivered a goaltending performance for the ages Tuesday night in Dallas, but it wasn’t enough to overcome everything else.

GDB 3.0 Wrap Up: Oilers @ Stars -- OilersNation
There was almost a chance. Final Score: 4-2 Stars

Anders Nilsson takes over in net as Dallas Stars test Oilers with 52 shots - Joanne Ireland -- Edmonton Journal
He had faced shot after shot after shot. Fifty-two in total, in addition to another 35 attempts that the Dallas Stars racked up during their 4-2 win over the visiting Edmonton Oilers.

Oilers should either play Anton Slepyshev and Griffin Reinhart or send them to the AHL - Jonathan Willis -- Cult of Hockey
Anton Slepyshev and Griffin Reinhart may have earned places on the Edmonton Oilers’ roster with their respective performances in training camp, but apparently they have yet to earn the trust of head coach Todd McLellan. Both players have been either scratched or benched through large portions of the Oilers’ first three games.

Around The NHL

Frankly Speaking: Five minutes with Jagr -- TSN
Jaromir Jagr plucked a black mullet wig off his stall’s rung and placed it in a bag - lingering evidence of a pregame dressing room exploit. On Monday night, though, Jagr was in no joking mood after being shut out by the Flyers. It was time to pack up and move on to Carolina.

Kekalainen: "It's Off The Rails" -- BlueJackets Xtra
If the Chicago Blackhawks or New York Rangers lost their first three games, fans might grumble a few expletives and wait for their club to get their act together. The Blue Jackets have no history of success and, therefore, no reservoir of faith among their long-suffering fans. An 0-3 start to the season has many in Nationwide Arena searching for answers and many of their long-suffering fans grumbling "same old Blue Jackets." Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen is among the malcontents.

Danny Briere is a Philadelphia Flyer again -- Broad Street Hockey
He has a front office job.

Attention Roy: Barrie needs your help - Travis Yost -- TSN
One of the teams I have been really bearish on over the last couple of seasons is the Colorado Avalanche. It’s a frustrating position to be in, because unlike other clubs around the team, I think there’s a lot of interesting talent within the organization.

And Lastly

Connor McDavid's first goal. Watch it again and again. Should be a few hundred more of these before all is said and done.