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Oil Spills: Monday Links - Goal or No Goal?

All the news that you can use from Edmonton and around the NHL. The Oilers fall to the Kings but controversy swirls around a late non-goal call. Dustin Byfuglien boards Jason Pominville. New technology will change how you watch hockey. And more.

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About Last Night

The Oilers Deserved To Lose But Not Like This -- The Copper & Blue
Oilers lose 3-2 in a controversial game to the LA Kings

The NHL's explanation of the non goal call

Referees and L.A. Kings beat Edmonton Oilers. It happens. - David Staples -- Cult of Hockey
The Edmonton Oilers lost a tough game 3-to-2 to the Los Angeles Kings Sunday night, partly due to a series of controversial calls by the referees culminating in them calling Connor McDavid’s shot with five seconds left a Jonathan Quick save and not a McDavid goal.

Player grades: Connor McDavid’s last-minute tying goal for the Oilers disallowed - Jonathan Willis -- Cult of Hockey
It was a nail-biter, but the better team won. Edmonton actually did a pretty good job of hanging with the very good Los Angeles Kings – save for 10 minutes in the back half of the second period when L.A. took over – and the score reflects that modest achievement. It was a 2-2 tie with five minutes left in the third period when Lauri Korpikoski took a boneheaded penalty in the offensive zone and allowed the Kings to take the lead late on the ensuing power play. Connor McDavid nearly (I say he did, as do most of you) tied it with five seconds left in the game, but the NHL’s video review was inconclusive and his maybe-goal was disallowed in a decision that felt like it could have gone either way.

GDB 9.0 Wrap Up: Kings @ Oilers -- OilersNation
They couldn't see puck cross the line... THEY COULDN'T SEE THE PUCK CROSS THE LINE! Final Score: 3-2 Kings.

Edmonton Oilers Drop Controversial 3-2 Decision - Oil On Whyte
The Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid had the game on his stick in the dying seconds of Sunday night’s 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. The out-come of that play depends heavily on your point-of-view:

Kings 3, Oilers 2: Oilers take on all the Kings’ men, fail to register last-minute tie-breaker - Joanne Ireland -- Edmonton Journal
So close yet so far.

Oilers make a point Sunday, even as team fails to snag any in 3-2 loss to L.A. Kings - Jim Matheson -- Edmonton Journal
This was not another ho hum 3-2 headline, with the same tired storyline where the Los Angeles Kings lean on the smaller Edmonton Oilers and leave with another boring victory.

Edmonton Oilers robbed by Quick glove against LA - Terry Jones -- Edmonton Sun
It was another case for making goaltender equipment smaller. With a glove the size of the ones Terry Sawchuk, Glenn Hall, Jacques Plante, Johnny Bower and the original six goalies wore, that was a goal last night.

Around the NHL

Byfuglien boards Pominville; could Player Safety Dept. be calling? -- JetsNation
Late in Sunday night's entertaining and impressive 5-4 Winnipeg Jets victory over their division rival the Minnesota Wild, Dustin Byfuglien drove a prone Jason Pominville into the boards. The hit resulted in Pominville skating woozily to the bench, as Byfuglien was assessed a minor for boarding and escorted into the penalty box. Could Byfuglien be hearing from the NHL Department of Player Safety as a result of the hit?

New WAR stat for hockey aims to provide greater insight into player value -- The Hockey News
The most important thing to know about a player is how valuable he is to his team. In hockey, that’s a difficult question to answer and one usually met with fierce debate.

#MondayMustRead: 'Broke' university student an integral player in hockey's social media community -- TSN
If you've seen an animated hockey highlight on Twitter recently, there's a good chance it is a product of the handiwork of @myregularface. Her real name is Stephanie Vail - and she's quickly become one of the most integral players in hockey's social media community.

Jets' Byfuglien thinks 3-on-3 overtime is stupid -- theScore
Dustin Byfuglien isn't a fan of the NHL's new overtime format.

New technology will transform how fans watch hockey -- The Hockey News
Forget HD resolution or viewing parties on massive projector screens. It won’t be long until fans will feel as though they’re sitting front and center ice rather than lounging on their tired sofas, cold beers in hand. At least that’s the virtual future now being presented at conferences across North America, where participants are plunked right into the thick of the game via a headset and clever camera angles.