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Oilers come up short against the one team you absolutely hate to see them lose to. PLUS: Whose leg does Evan Bouchard have to hump to get a dry martini around here? AND: MORE!

Calgary Flames v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images

Morning, folks.

Sorry for the late recap last night, one of those games I couldn’t be bothered to start it during the intermissions so it wasn’t ready until most of you were probably in bed, trying to sleep off the disappointment of what you just watched.

Has anyone seen Evan Bouchard lately? Were I his family I might be inclined to ask for some proof of life at this point.

Not sure why Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl were ran into the dirt in a game which, honestly, doesn’t really matter. The Oilers are better off playing the Winnipeg Jets than the Montreal Canadiens anyway so I’m not sure why they’re so concerned with trying to catch Toronto.

But, I digress. These Oilers still demand big nights from either Connor McDavid or Mike Smith to win games. Oftentimes, both. When they get neither, it’s almost a guarantee they lose.

Here’s to a summer of getting better than that.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Episode 8: The Fast Jedi

(I’m losing steam here.)

The Oilers split a playoff-like series against the Canadiens, Ryan McLeod’s set to make his NHL debut, Oscar Klefbom could be exempt in the expansion draft, and much, much more in this week’s episode of the CB Podcast!


GAME RECAP: Flames 3, Oilers 1. (Copper and Blue)

GAME THREAD: Game 48/56 Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames (Copper and Blue)

GAME PREVIEW: Game 48/56 Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Thursday, April 29 (Copper and Blue)

GAME RECAP: Edmonton 3, Winnipeg 1 (Copper and Blue)


Opposition Knows McDavid Having Season For The Ages (ES)

Lindholm Steals McDavid’s Spotlight As Flames Keep Slim Playoff Hopes Alive (SN)

Oilers Still Control Their Fate In The North Despite ‘Sloppy’ Loss To Flames (SN)

Gotta See It: Smith Denies Lindholm With Sensational Glove Save (SN)

Oilers Scouting Chief In Dallas Taking In World Under-18s (ES)

Atkinson’s Captaincy Has Led Oil Kings As Far As They Could Possibly Go (ES)

Outstanding Defensive Record Continues To Drive Edmonton Oilers’ Success (EJ)

2020-21 Game 48: Flames At Oilers (LT)


Down Goes Brown: Connor McDavid’s 100, Leafs vs. Habs, and six more things to root for down the stretch (TA)