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The Edmonton Oilers fired
03-14-2019, 04:13 PM,
The Edmonton Oilers fired
Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday in the midst of his fourth season as the team's general manager Mikko Rantanen Jersey , according to TSN's Ryan Rishaug.Edmonton has 49 points this season via a 23-24-3 record, which leaves the team three points out of a wild-card spot in the Western Conference.If the Oilers fail to reach the playoffs, it would mark the 12th time in 13 seasons that they have fallen short of the postseason.The 54-year-old Chiarelli previously served as the Boston BruinsGM for nearly nine years and led them to a Stanley Cup win in 2011.Days after getting fired by the Bruins in 2015, Chiarelli was hired by an Oilers team that hadn't reached the playoffs since making it to the Stanley Cup Final in 2006.The Oilers made slight improvements under Chiarelli in his first season before registering 103 points in 2016-17 to qualify for the postseason.Edmonton beat the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the playoffs before falling to the Anaheim Ducks in seven games in the second round.Success was short-lived for the Oilers, as they dropped to 78 points in 2017-18 because of an inability to surround star forwards Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl with a strong supporting cast.Edmonton also has a suspect defensive corps and goaltending situation.While Chiarelli did make the slam-dunk selection of McDavid with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft, he made some questionable decisions as well.Chiarelli traded forward Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson, and Hall went on to win the Hart Memorial Trophy as NHL MVP last season.He also signed forward Milan Lucic to aseven-year , $42 million contract. After recording 50 points in his first season with the Oilers, Lucic had just 34 last season and has only 12 points through 50 games this term.Chiarelli's first order of business in Edmonton was hiring Todd McLellan as head coach, but he was fired this season and replaced by Ken Hitchcock.While things haven't gone according to plan in Edmonton during the McDavid era, the Oilers are still in the thick of the playoff race, and they have arguably the best player in the world on their side.With a few tweaks heading toward the trade deadline, the Oilers have enough talent to reach the playoffs and make some noise. DETROIT (AP) — Mark Stone swooped into the crease, knocked the puck in the net and pumped his right fist.Stone scored midway through the third period and Chris Tierney’s second goal went into an empty net Patrick Roy Jersey , lifting the Ottawa Senators to a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.Stone had a goal overturned by video review in the first period, but there was no disputing his goal off a loose puck behind goaltender Jimmy Howard.“We have been struggling on the road,” Stone said, reflecting on his rush of emotion after the score. “We’re trying to get some tracking.”Ottawa arrived in the Motor City with an NHL-low seven points on the road after winning just three of 14 games as visitors this season. At home, Ottawa is 10-5-3.“This was a good one because it was on the road,” Senators coach Guy Boucher said. “It looked a lot like what we do at home”Tierney and Thomas Chabot gave Ottawa a 2-0 lead in the first period. Craig Anderson finished with 23 saves for the Senators.“We had a good start, came out very aggressive offensively Womens Samuel Girard Jersey ,” Stone said. “In the third, we were very aggressive and didn’t allow anything.”Detroit’s Luke Glendening scored late in the first period and Dylan Larkin tied it midway through the second. Howard stopped 25 shots.The Red Wings started the third period on the power play, their second opportunity with an extra skater in the game, and couldn’t take advantage as usual. The Red Wings entered the game scoreless on the power play in six straight games and had scored on just 2 of 31 opportunities with an extra skater in the previous 14 games.Tierney scored on an odd-man rush 8:19 into the game after Larkin’s stick broke his stick as he was attempting a shot at the other end of the rink.“Just a bad break,” Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. “That’s going to happen. Over the course of a full year, those even up.”Chabot’s one-timer from just inside the blue line got past Howard’s blocker with 6:03 left in the opening period.Stone’s goal in the first was overturned because a review showed the entire puck didn’t cross the goal line, and he agreed with the call.“I kind of knew I didn’t go in Semyon Varlamov Jersey ,” he acknowledged. “I was just selling it.”Anderson didn’t see Glendening’s backhander until it was too late with 1:40 left in the first, allowing the Red Wings to pull within a goal. Larkin had some good fortune after his bad break earlier in the game when he came out of the penalty box midway through the second period, setting him up for a game-tying breakaway goal on an assist from Frans Nielsen.“Real heads-up play, knew I was coming out of the box,” Larkin said.Detroit hurt its chances to extend the game when Larkin was called for slashing with 2:08 left in the game, leading to it pulling Howard to add an extra skater and Tierney took advantage with an empty-net goal.NOTES: Ottawa F Bobby Ryan returned after missing three games with a concussion. “One big, big thing was Bobby was back and that was gigantic ,” Boucher said. “With guys like that when they’re gone, you realize how much you miss them. When they come back, you see the difference. He was flying out there. He had juice. Him coming in was huge and It makes such a difference for me as a coach when you can put him out there for 20 minutes.” … Larkin has a six-game point streak. … The Senators scratched Tom Pyatt, Max McCormick and Christian Jaros. … Detroit scratched Mike Green, who is expected to be out for at least a few weeks with a lower-body injury, and it also had Wade Megan and Luke Witkowski out of the lineup.UP NEXTSenators: At Montreal on Saturday night.Red Wings: At New York Islanders on Saturday night.

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