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Driver Picks Up Hitchhicker ... and It's Bono

Now Bono "wants to be Gilbert Brule"

(Newser) - This was one nifty assist by an NHL player. Edmonton Oilers center Gilbert Brule stopped this week to pick up a most unlikely hitchhiker—rock star Bono. The U2 frontman and his assistant were walking in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday when they got caught in the rain. Fortunately... More »

Hilary Duff Engaged to NHL Player

The actress/singer says yes to Mike Comrie

(Newser) - Hilary Duff and hockey player Mike Comrie are getting married. The 22-year-old actress/singer and the 29-year-old Edmonton Oiler got engaged in Hawaii last weekend, reports US Weekly . "After having been together for over two years, they are very excited to share this happy news," says a rep. Duff,... More »

Oilers Eliminate Canucks From Playoffs

(Newser) - Dwayne Roloson made 13 of his 37 saves in the third period as the Edmonton Oilers knocked Vancouver out of the playoffs with a 2-1 win over the Canucks last night, the AP reports. Vancouver’s only goal was off a power play and came late in the third period,... More »

Oilers Best Rival Flames to Keep Hopes Alight

Blackhawks nearly blow big lead to lowly Blues

(Newser) - Not much happened for the first 45 minutes of the Oilers' matchup with the Flames, except for 37 shots on goal. Then three more shots led to three goals within a five-minute span, and when the ice had cleared Edmonton had the 2-1 victory—and the shot at a playoff... More »

Wild Takes Over First Place in Northeast

Forsberg lead Avalanche win, Ducks clinch playoff spot

(Newser) - The Minnesota Wild bounced back from an awful loss to Edmonton Monday to beat the Oilers 3-1 last night, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Niklas Backstrom made 32 saves for the Wild, who jumped over idle Calgary for first place in the Northwest Division. Branko Radivojevic had a goal and... More »

Oilers Take Down Avalanche

Edmonton moves within three points of Colorado for playoff spot

(Newser) - The Edmonton Oilers got exactly what they needed today with a 7-5 win over the Colorado Avalanche, reports the Associated Press, as Edmonton's 11th win in 14 games moved the Oilers within three points of the Avalanche for the final playoff spot in the West. Sam Gagner had two goals... More »

Flames Stay Ahead of Avalanche

Canucks win third straight, O'Sullivan lifts Kings in shootout

(Newser) - The Calgary Flames moved two points ahead of the Colorado Avalanche for sixth place in the West with a 2-1 win last night , reports the Associated Press. Daymond Langkow and Craig Conroy both scored power-play goals in the first period as the Flames moved within a point of Minnesota for... More »

Slumping Kings the Latest Chum for Sharks on Road Streak

Coyotes turn tail in tough 8-4 loss to Oilers

(Newser) - The Sharks didn't have much trouble against the NHL's worst team yesterday, cruising to a 2-1 victory over the Kings with backup goalie Brian Boucher in the net. San Jose stretched its road win streak to a league-best nine games, and has only lost one of its last 13, reports... More »

Oilers Squeak Past Streaking Sharks

Blue Jackets top Red Wings, Panthers over Thrashers

(Newser) - Backup goalie Dwayne Roloson brought his A-game today as Edmonton bested San Jose in a shootout, 2-1. The Oilers ended a franchise-record 11-game winning streak for the Sharks. Ales Hemsky scored the lone goal for Edmonton in regulation, while Robert Nilsson and Fernando Pisani were credited with goals in the... More »

Canadiens Blank Sinking Islanders

Oilers gain ground on Coyotes; Ducks cruise to win over Blues

(Newser) - The Islanders' 28th-ranked offense had no chance against Canadiens goalie Jaroslav Halak, coming up empty in a tough 3-0 loss. The fifth straight defeat leaves the depleted New York squad well out of playoff reach, while the win boosts Montreal to the top of the Northeast Division and to second... More »

Resurgent Leafs Stun Philly in Must-Win Game

Edmonton also rallies for 4-3 OT win; Coyotes chew Ducks in SO

(Newser) - Nine points behind eighth-place Philadelphia, Toronto rallied from a 3-0 disadvantage to win 4-3 in overtime reports the Globe and Mail. Pavel Kubina's fortuitous last-minute game-winner began life as a pass but caromed off a stick in front of net. The scrappy Leafs outshot the Flyers, 55-25. Also in pro... More »

Turco Blanks Avs to Seal Stars' Revenge

Ducks waste chances but still best Habs, Hawks outlast Oilers

(Newser) - Mike Modano had two assists and Brad Richards paired one with a goal to help the Stars avenge a hard Saturday loss to the Avalanche with a 3-0 domination last night. Marty Turco made 19 saves to register his 33rd career shutout, the Dallas Morning News reports. On other NHL... More »

Devils Dump Sparkless Lightning in OT

Oilers edge Jackets while Thrashers snap eight-game losing skid

(Newser) - New Jersey took a slim lead in the Eastern Conference thanks to an overtime goal by Patrik Elias on an odd-man rush in a 2-1 win over hapless Tampa Bay. Zach Parise scored the other Devils goal while Martin Brodeur, with only 21 saves, got his 37th win this season... More »

Flames Perfect Against Blue Jackets

Predators shred Oilers on Erat's hat trick, Avs get 2-1 win off Canucks

(Newser) - Everyone was waiting for Jarome Iginla to score his franchise-record-setting 356th goal for the Flames, but that didn't happen against the Blue Jackets. Little else occurred for Calgary, as their 1-0 victory came despite being thoroughly outshot by Columbus. Miikka Kiprusoff needed 39 saves to record the shutout, the Calgary ... More »

Penguins Waste Early Lead, Rally in Shootout

Kings fall to Wild in OT, Oilers crack .500 with SO win over Jackets

(Newser) - Pittsburgh had a 2-0 lead before the Thrashers could get their bearings, but Atlanta slowly fought its way back from those two lightning minutes to send the game past overtime. Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury bested Thrashers keeper Kari Lehtonen in the shootout for a 3-2 Pens win, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette... More »

Wings Tap Soaring Rally, Crashing Defeat

Three 3rd-period goals wasted as Oilers prevail 4-3 after shootout

(Newser) - The Red Wings' downward spiral almost looked as though it had reversed itself last night, when the team managed three unanswered third-period goals to take the lead over the Oilers. But Edmonton's tying goal with 29 seconds left, followed by a scoreless overtime period, put the advantage squarely with the... More »

Ducks' Hats Off to Selanne in Win Over Hawks

Oilers stun Avalanche in 3-2 comeback, Coyotes blank Blues 2-0

(Newser) - Anaheim is glad, very glad, that Teemu Selanne came out of retirement. The right wing bagged a hat trick that pushed him past Maurice "Rocket" Richard to No. 25 on the list of all-time scorers. Selanne's two assists also didn't hurt in the Ducks' 6-3 trouncing of the Blackhawks,... More »

Habs' Historic Comeback KO's Rangers

Blues use power-play to demolish Blackhawks, Preds beat Oilers in thriller

(Newser) - The Montreal Canadiens overcame a five-goal deficit to beat the New York Rangers 6-5 in a shootout. The Habs trailed 5-0 midway through the second period but were able to climb back on the strength of Michael Ryder’s two-goal, one assist performance. Alexei Kovalev also scored a pair for... More »

Weber Powers Predators Past Blues in OT

Coyotes outscore Kings, Canucks slide by Oilers

(Newser) - Shea Weber scored a power-play goal 40 seconds into overtime last night as the Nashville Predators beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1, reports the Associated Press. The Predators have allowed four first-period goals in their last two games, but have still outscored opponents 26-11 in the past 22 games. Scott... More »

Ducks Topple Avalanche for 5th Straight

Flames lick Sharks in OT, Oilers enjoy Wild's goalie trouble

(Newser) - Wrapping up their longest road trip in team history, the Ducks secured their fifth straight win with a 2-1 defeat of the Avalanche. After falling behind in the first period, Anaheim got a power-play goal from Teemu Selanne in the second, and the game-winner from Samuel Pahlsson in the third,... More »

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