The game did not live up to the occasion.
Derek Van Diest
Derek Van Diest is a sports reporter for the Edmonton Sun. His main responsibility is to cover the Edmonton Oilers hockey club, following the team on a daily basis throughout the NHL season. He also covers the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos and a variety of professional and amateur sports in and around the city. A member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, he has been a journalist for nearly 15 years, graduating from Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton. Born in Santiago, Chile, he immigrated to Canada with his family as a child and speaks fluent Spanish.
Under normal circumstances, Canadian head coach John Herdman would not get sentimental towards an opponent at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The Minnesota Wild sense something special is brewing.
Up until Game 5, Jake Allen had not given the St. Louis Blues any reason to doubt their goaltending.
On the day he was announced as a Vezina Trophy candidate, Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk stole the show.
Devan Dubnyk woke up Thursday morning and realized it wasn’t just a bad dream.
Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo was hesitant to refer to his team’s Game 3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday as dominant, probably because he didn’t want to provoke his opponent.
The Minnesota Wild is mastering the art of turning the other cheek, while trying to skate away with its Western Conference quarterfinal series against the St. Louis Blues.
In the race to four wins, the Minnesota Wild are starting to skate away from the St. Louis Blues.
The Minnesota Wild can count. They know one game does not win a series.
The St. Louis Blues should have known they weren’t going to be able push the Minnesota Wild around.
Teams looking for help qualifying for the NHL playoffs are not going to get it from the league any time soon, according to commissioner Gary Bettman.
The St. Louis Blues decided to roll the dice with a rookie in Game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Minnesota Wild.
Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish does not want to repeat the mistake of his first coaching hire, even if he won’t admit it was a mistake. Though many signs point to Todd Nelson being the logical choice as the team’s next head coach, MacTavish is not willing to make that commitment just yet.
BLUES VS. WILD
With one game left in the regular season, the time for reflection on another lost year has already begun for the Edmonton Oilers.
Nikita Nikitin may have gotten a bad rap.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Edmonton Oilers winger Benoit Pouliot was forced to miss Sunday’s contest against the Carolina Hurricanes with an illness.
Viktor Fasth was none too impressed with David Perron after being bowled over by the former Edmonton Oilers winger in Wednesday’s 2-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Edmonton Oilers brought Matt Fraser in to provide size and toughness to their forward group and perhaps shake up a stagnant lineup.