Mark Spector
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Senior columnist Mark Spector is one of Canada’s leading sources for breaking NHL news. Regularly contributing to sportsnet.ca and Sportsnet magazine, Spector gives Canadian hockey fans exclusive insight to the goings-on in NHL franchises. He also acts as the sideline reporter for Sportsnet’s regional Edmonton Oilers broadcasts.
Oilers' disappointing bad luck no excuse as they face elimination
Mark Spector
The Edmonton Oilers had Game 3 well in hand, leading 3-2 with six minutes to play, before two deflections turned a 2-1 series lead into a must-win game Friday night for Edmonton. It was disappointing, though no more so than the postgame highlights.
After Oilers tempt fate with penalties, hockey Gods reward Blackhawks late
Mark Spector
Oilers Notebook: Goaltending is key as series vs. Blackhawks continues
Mark Spector
With this coming down to a best-of-three series now, it’s highly likely that the team that gets the best goaltending moves on, while the other will move out of the Edmonton bubble.
Breaking down the three key moments of Connor McDavid's spectacular goal
Mark Spector
Connor McDavid stole the show in Game 2, scoring a hat trick and leading the Edmonton Oilers to victory. But his second goal was the talk of the hockey world on Tuesday. With help from Wayne Gretzky, Rob Brown, Dave Tippett and Pavel Barber, here's a breakdown of the three key moments.
Oilers turn lessons from Game 1 loss into complete performance in Game 2
Mark Spector
Oilers need more from McDavid, blue-line leaders to survive series
Mark Spector
After debuting in the 2020 post-season with a shellacking at the hands of Jonathan Toews and Co., the Oilers know they need to be better. And that needed improvement starts with their captain and their blue-line leaders.
Oilers need to play responsible, patient game vs. Blackhawks
Mark Spector
Objects in the mirror are truly closer than they appear. The 2010 Oilers were close enough to get thrashed by Chicago in Game 1 of their Qualifying Round series. Let us explain, as we bring you, “Takeaways from the Long Weekend Letdown.”
Oilers 'just weren't ready' in lopsided opening loss to Blackhawks
Mark Spector
Oilers' young leaders, veteran depth hungry to write new playoff narrative
Mark Spector
Failure has dogged the Edmonton Oilers through four No. 1 overall picks, through new GMs, new coaches, new game plans and road maps. This year's team is hungry to prove they're different.