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Oil Spills: Saturday Links - Oilers Fall to Pens

All the news that you can use from Edmonton and around the NHL. Klefbom shines as the Oilers drop a close game to the Penguins. Plus the Sharks penalty kill, marriage proposals, Winter Classic jerseys, and more.

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About Last Night

Nothing But Post - The Copper & Blue
Oilers lose 2-1 to the Penguins but manage to hit the goal post 4 times in the game

Oilers 1 - Penguins 2: So Close - Rank 'Em - The Copper & Blue
You tell us how each Oilers player did tonight.

Pascal Dupuis hospitalized prior to Pens 6th straight win - PensBurgh
The Pittsburgh Penguins win their 6th straight game in Edmonton, but the game was over-shadowed by Pascal Dupuis taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons.

Player grades: Oscar Klefbom stars in defeat as Edmonton Oilers drop a tight one to Pittsburgh - Bruce McCurdy -- Cult of Hockey
Edmonton Oilers ended a strange homestand at 2-2-0 by dropping a tight 2-1 decision to Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday. After dominating the third period by a combined 8-1 in the three previous games, overcoming deficits in each case, the Oilers scored first in this one and entered the final frame locked in a 1-1 game that always looked like it would be settled by a bounce. And it was, when Phil Kessel’s powerplay wrist shot caught Brandon Davidson’s glove and bounced past Anders Nilsson midway through the third.

"That’s a good team over there": Oilers can’t crack Penguins defence in 2-1 loss - Jim Matheson -- Edmonton Journal

It’s been almost 10 years since the Edmonton Oilers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in regulation time on Jan. 6, 2006, sparking an unforgettable post-game rant by then-Penguins coach Michel Therrien that skewered his players after Shawn Horcoff’s one and only NHL hat trick. Games have been close in the last 10 meetings, none more so than the latest 2-1 loss Friday night.

Former Edmonton Oiler David Perron pleasing coach despite lack of goals - Derek Van Diest -- Edmonton Sun

David Perron tried not to worry too much about his scoring drought dating back to last season. But that’s like asking someone not to be concerned with the rising water level after a pipe bursts in the basement.

Around the NHL

Diagnosing the Sharks ill penalty kill -- Fear The Fin
San Jose hasn't had a great PK this season, we take a look at why that might be.

The night I asked Zac Remaldo to marry me -- Broad Street Hockey
The Bruins were in town, and in a moment of utter good idea having, I popped the question to my childhood hero.

Wait, what?: Islanders loan Ryan Strome to Bridgeport. Yes. -- Lighthouse Hockey
Nope. Not a joke.

Canadiens unveil their 2016 Winter Classic jerseys -- Eyes On The Prize
The wait is over, and we now know what the Canadiens will wear at the outdoor game in Boston.

Jakub Kindl goes all the way, wins it in overtime -- Winging It In Motown
Best goal of the night.

The Canadiens' NHL-best record belies some troubling trends -- Eyes On The Prize
The Habs have become a dominant team with a great goalie, but some familiar qualms remain.