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All the news that you can use from Edmonton and around the NHL. A goaltending mistake proves to be costly for the Oilers. McDavid is good, really good, even better than we expected. The most expensive places to watch hockey. And more.

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Today was Back to the Future Day Right? -- The Copper & Blue
Like watching the Oilers of previous seasons they fell to a really bad Flames team thanks to... goaltending

Oilers 4- Flames 5 -- Rank 'Em -- The Copper & Blue
How did every Oilers player look tonight? This is your chance to tell us.

Calgary Flames visit Edmonton Oilers, Game Recap -- Matchsticks and Gasoline
T.J. Brodie nets his first of the season, Michael Frolik earns first professional hat trick, and the Battle of Alberta lives on.

Player grades: Two familiar Achilles heels, Calgary Flames & bad goaltending, combine to sink Oilers - Bruce McCurdy -- Cult of Hockey
The Edmonton Oilers have yet to figure out how to get out of their own way. Two nights after a dramatic win against the league’s hottest club, the Oilers found a way to lose to one of the coldest.

Oilers take baby steps forward, sideways, backward with young, error-prone club - John MacKinnon -- Edmonton Journal
For parents, baby steps in any direction — forward, backward, sideways — are wonderfully entertaining events. For hockey fans who have endured nine non-playoff seasons — Oilers fans, let’s say — the staggering back and forth, and back again, can try the patience.

Oilers let Flames beat them at home - Terry Jones -- Edmonton Sun
It’s called seizing the moment and the Edmonton Oilers had a seizure instead.

No come back for Oilers after costly errors against Flames; no excuses either - Jim Matheson -- Edmonton Journal
The scoreboard will say Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot lost Saturday’s game for his team with 8.7 seconds left when Calgary winger Michael Frolik found a hole the size of loonie under Talbot’s arm with a prayer shot. The dumb-founded Frolik had his first-ever hat-trick.

McDavid might be even better than we thought - Travis Yost -- TSN
Writing about Connor McDavid is going to be one of those subjects that never gets old. His long-term outlook as a professional hockey player compares to the likes of a Crosby, a Toews, an Ovechkin – a guy you know is just going to dominate this sport until he hangs up his skates.

Around the NHL

Why Sidney Crosby has struggled to produce this season --
With points in just two of his first 10 games played, many are wondering what exactly is going on with Sidney Crosby.

Which NHL team is the most expensive to watch live? -- Eyes On The Prize
The Canadiens sure are expensive to see live, but are they the most expensive in the league?

Quenneville calls out Blackhawks for surrendering ‘rather easy’ goals -- NBC Sports
Is Chicago starting to feel Duncan Keith's absence?

Tyler Bertuzzi Embarrasses the Griffins With Disgusting Slew Foot (Updated With Suspension Information) -- Winging It In Motown
It remains to be seen how long a suspension Bertuzzi is going to get, but it's likely to be a long one.