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, the Edmonton Oilers shook things up again.After swinging two deals to shore up a depleted blueline, the Oilers look to avoid their sixth straight loss Monday night against the visiting Winnipeg Jets.Despite two goals from captain Connor McDavid, Edmonton’s slide continued Saturday with a 7-4 setback to the San Jose Sharks. Even though McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins have combined for more than 45 percent of the Oilers’ points this season, coach Ken Hitchcock, who took over behind the bench six weeks ago, continues to tout the need for grit over glitz.Article continues below ...“When you play with skill, you play with high risk and we’re not built that way,” he said Sunday. “When we get down a goal or we get down two goals, we’ve tried to break it wide open, and now we’re down three or four goals.”The losing streak has helped drop Edmonton (18-17-3) into 11th place in the Western Conference.“If you’re going to continue to collect points, you’re going to have to defend,” Hitchcock said. “In this conference Womens Jason Demers Jersey
, you can’t skill your way through games. You’ve got to work your way through games.”Hitchcock’s comments came after the Oilers acquired Alex Petrovic from the Florida Panthers for blueliner Chris Wideman and a conditional third-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. Petrovic had one assist in 26 games with the Panthers this season and is well-known to Nugent-Hopkins.“Big body, can really shoot the puck and he’s a smart player who knows when to move it and jump up in the play,” Nugent-Hopkins said of his juniors teammate, adding that Petrovic plays with an edge.Hitchcock said Petrovic will make his team “sturdier” as the Oilers’ defensive corps has been decimated by injuries. Kris Russell could be back Monday from an undisclosed injury that’s sidelined him since Dec. 11, but high-scoring Oscar Klefbom (hand) will be out for up to another month.Later on Sunday, Edmonton picked up defenseman Brandon Manning and prospect Robin Norrell from the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Drake Caggiula and blueliner Jason Garrison. Now in his seventh season, Manning had three points in only 27 games with Chicago after career highs of seven goals and 12 assists with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2017-18.Three years ago, Manning and McDavid were involved in a hard collision along the end boards in Philadelphia. McDavid, then a rookie, missed almost three months with a broken collarbone.Winnipeg (24-12-2) will also have to get by without a key on defense after Dustin Byfuglien suffered a lower-body injury during a 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Byfuglien, who has four goals and 25 assists, won’t need surgery but is expected to be out until after next month’s All-Star break.“We’re going to miss the guy, for sure Paul Thompson Jersey Womens
, in almost every facet of your game — size, physicality, offense, zone time; If it gets a little wobbly out there, calming a game down,” coach Paul Maurice said. “But we’ve got other men who can each do a piece of what Dustin does.”The Jets, who are tied with the Calgary Flames atop the West, have won seven of their last eight on the road. Maurice said the Oilers shouldn’t be taken lightly despite not winning since Dec. 14.“Anybody on the outside (of the top eight in the conference) now is going to fight like playoff hockey right until the All-Star break,” he said.Maurice could also be calling on the Jets to take up that mindset as they’ve been held to one goal in each of their last three games and four of the past five. Patrik Laine leads the team with 24 goals but has only three in December, while Mark Scheifele (22 goals) scored once in his last five games.Heading into the finale of the season series, Winnipeg is 4-0-1 in its last five meetings with Edmonton. UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz believes his team’s success can be attributed to their simple and fundamentally sound play.Michael Dal Colle got the tiebreaking goal as the Islanders scored three times in less than five minutes late in the third period to rally for a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.Casey Cizikas, Mathew Barzal and Brock Nelson also scored to help New York stretch its point streak to eight games (6-0-2) and increase their lead atop the Metropolitan Division to four points over Washington and Pittsburgh.“If you don’t show up to work in this business you’re not going to have success Troy Brouwer Jersey Womens
,” Trotz said. “It’s still a workman’s league. You still have to put the work boots on.”Ryan Pulock had assists on each of the third-period goals and Robin Lehner stopped 34 shots.Dal Colle’s goal was the second of his career — with both coming this season and both standing as game-winners. Trotz likes how the fifth overall pick in the 2014 draft has meshed with and veteran linemates Leo Komarov and Valtteri Filppula.“That line is effective,” Trotz said. “You don’t look at the numbers. You look at the intangibles. … Those are the things analytics can’t describe but only a room can.”Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist, Ilya Kovalchuk also scored and Dustin Brown had two assists for Los Angeles. Jonathan Quick finished with 28 saves.The Kings took a 2-1 lead with 6:45 left in the third as Brown’s shot from the slot deflected off Kovalchuk’s skate and through Lehner’s legs.However, Barzal tied it just 31 seconds later as he scored from the right side off a pass from Pulock for his 15th.Dal Colle then put the Islanders ahead when he deflected Pulock’s point shot past Quick with 2:23 left and Nelson’s empty-netter 52 seconds later sealed the win and ended the Islanders’ two-game skid (0-0-2).“We actually played (well) for 55 minutes. I think that was one of our better efforts, quite honestly,” Brown said. “We just kind of lost the intensity there for a few minutes and they found a way to get a go-ahead goal late. (It’s) something we just have to take positives from. (I) think we played really hard for the whole game, but those details are the difference between winning and losing.”The second — and final — meeting of the regular season between the Metropolitan Division leaders and the last place team in the Pacific had a playoff feel throughout. Even though Los Angeles outshot New York 36-32, most of the shots were from the outsides as both teams were conscientious of surrendering the slot and prime scoring areas.The Islanders started quickly, outshooting the Kings 8-1 in the first 6:24, capped off by Cizikas’ rebound goal, his 12th, at 6:09.The Kings tied it 1:58 later as Kopitar tapped a cross-ice feed from Alex Iafallo past Lehner for his 15th.Lehner and Quick then matched each other save-for-save until the final 7 minutes of the game.Lehner had three saves on Kovalchuk; first on a one-timer from the left circle on the power play, with a diving save late in the second http://www.officialavalanche.com/authentic-adidas-sven-andrighetto-jersey
, and finally gloving a slap shot during a Kings man advantage early in the third.“He played awesome, again,” Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk said. “He’s been playing awesome all year. Both our goaltenders and they’ll have to continue to do that to have success.”Quick made three sprawling saves on an Islanders power play in the first, and in the second he dove to stop Devon Toews‘ shot from the slot.The Kings’ goalie also benefited from his equipment as his mask stopped Cal Clutterbuck’s shot with 1:15 left in the second, and Carl Hagelin’s backcheck snuffed out an Islanders 2-on-1 midway through the third to keep the game deadlocked at 1-all.NOTES: New York swept the season series. The Islanders won the previous meeting 7-2 at Los Angeles on Oct. 18. … Prior to the game, the NHL announced Tampa Bay Lightning RW Nikita Kucherov was fined $5,000 for “a dangerous trip” against Islanders D Scott Mayfield in the first period of New York’s 1-0 shootout loss Friday night. … Los Angeles scratched C Nate Thompson, D Sean Walker and RW Matt Luff. … RW Tom Kuhnhackl, D Luca Sbisa and LW Ross Johnston sat out for New York. … The announced attendance was 13,917 — the Islanders’ fifth sellout in eight games at Nassau Coliseum.UP NEXTKings: At the New York Rangers on Monday night in the second of a season-high six-game trip.Islanders: At Boston on Tuesday night.