2012–13 Edmonton Oilers season

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2012–13 Edmonton Oilers
Division 3rd Northwest
Conference 12th Western
2012–13 record 19–22–7
Home record 9–11–4
Road record 10–11–3
Goals for 125
Goals against 134
Team information
General Manager Steve Tambellini 16-18-7
(Oct–Apr)
Craig MacTavish 3-4-0
(Apr)
Coach Ralph Krueger
Captain Shawn Horcoff
Alternate captains Jordan Eberle (Jan–Apr)
Taylor Hall (Jan–Apr)
Ales Hemsky (Oct–Jan)
Nick Schultz (Jan–Apr)
Ryan Whitney (Oct–Jan)
Arena Rexall Place
Average attendance 16,839 (100%)[1]
Minor league affiliations Oklahoma City Barons (AHL)
Stockton Thunder (ECHL)
Team leaders
Goals Nail Yakupov (17)
Assists Taylor Hall (34)
Points Taylor Hall (50)
Penalties in minutes Ladislav Smid (55)
Plus/minus (+): Shawn Horcoff
Corey Potter (8)
(−):
Justin Schultz (-17 −17)
Wins Devan Dubnyk (14)
Goals against average Nikolai Khabibulin (2.54)
<2011–12 2013–14>

The 2012–13 Edmonton Oilers season was the 34th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 22, 1979,[2] and 41st season including their play in the World Hockey Association. The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48, due to a lockout.

The Oilers finished the season with a sub-.500 record and failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the seventh year in a row.

Off-season[edit]

On June 27, the Oilers named Ralph Krueger as their new head coach.[3]

Arena Controversy[edit]

The Edmonton Oilers have been embroiled in a controversy with the city of Edmonton over a new arena. Oilers owner Daryl Katz has threatened to move the team to Seattle if a new arena is not built, which was panned by fans and politicians.[4]

In October 2012, Elections Alberta released campaign finance statements which showed Katz, his family and business partners donated substantial amounts of money to the Progressive Conservatives in the closing days of the 2012 Alberta general election. Katz says it was to prevent the Wildrose Party from taking power and did not have to do with the arena.[5] Contributions from him totalled almost 20% of the total donations during the election campaign for the Progressive Conservatives. Opposition parties in Alberta have asked Elections Alberta to investigate the donations, alleging they were made to ensure the province would kick in 100 million dollars towards a new arena.[6]

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Northwest Division[7]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Vancouver Canucks 48 26 15 7 21 127 121 59
2 Minnesota Wild 48 26 19 3 22 122 127 55
3 Edmonton Oilers 48 19 22 7 17 125 134 45
4 Calgary Flames 48 19 25 4 19 128 160 42
5 Colorado Avalanche 48 16 25 7 14 116 152 39
Western Conference[8]
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Chicago Blackhawks CE 48 36 7 5 30 155 102 77
2 y – Anaheim Ducks PA 48 30 12 6 24 140 118 66
3 y – Vancouver Canucks NW 48 26 15 7 21 127 121 59
4 St. Louis Blues CE 48 29 17 2 24 129 115 60
5 Los Angeles Kings PA 48 27 16 5 25 133 118 59
6 San Jose Sharks PA 48 25 16 7 17 124 116 57
7 Detroit Red Wings CE 48 24 16 8 22 124 115 56
8 Minnesota Wild NW 48 26 19 3 22 122 127 55
9 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 48 24 17 7 19 120 119 55
10 Phoenix Coyotes PA 48 21 18 9 17 125 131 51
11 Dallas Stars PA 48 22 22 4 20 130 142 48
12 Edmonton Oilers NW 48 19 22 7 17 125 134 45
13 Calgary Flames NW 48 19 25 4 19 128 160 42
14 Nashville Predators CE 48 16 23 9 14 111 139 41
15 Colorado Avalanche NW 48 16 25 7 14 116 152 39

Divisions: CE – Central, NW – Northwest, PA – Pacific

bold – Qualified for playoffs, y – Won division, p – Won Presidents' Trophy (best record in NHL)


Playoffs[edit]

For the seventh consecutive season, the Edmonton Oilers failed to qualify for the NHL Playoffs.[9]

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2013 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statistics[edit]

Final stats[10]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Dubnyk, DevanDevan Dubnyk 38 37 2100:57 14 16 6 90 2.57 1132 .920 2 0 0 0
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin 12 11 683:37 4 6 1 29 2.54 376 .923 1 0 0 0
Danis, YannYann Danis 3 0 110:15 1 0 0 7 3.82 59 .881 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Oilers. Stats reflect time with the Oilers only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Reached
Hall, TaylorTaylor Hall NHL 3rd Star of the Week April 1, 2013
Yakupov, NailNail Yakupov NHL Rookie of the Month April 2013

Taylor Hall was also third in the voting among left-wingers for all-star voting. Alexander Ovechkin finished second, despite the fact that Ovechkin played only 4 games on the left wing, with the remainder being played at right wing, where he was voted to the first all-star team. This prompted Professional Hockey Writers' Association president Kevin Allen to state: "We are troubled by the all-star voting results, and plan to take a closer look at the events that led to Ovechkin winning all-star acclaim at two positions... We know we got this wrong, and our objective is to make sure it never happens again." [11]

Records[edit]

  • 23: Tied Oilers record for most shots on goal in the period (1st period) on February 16, 2013.
  • 56: New Oilers record for most shots on goal in the game on February 16, 2013.
  • 2:43: New Oilers record for fastest three goals from start of a game by Taylor Hall at 0:16, Ladislav Smid at 2:05, and Taylor Hall at 2:43 on March 30, 2013.
  • 3:35: New Oilers record for fastest five goals by Justin Schultz at 13:17, Nail Yakupov at 14:16, Jordan Eberle at 14:37, Nail Yakupov at 15:47, and Jerred Smithson at 16:52 in the 3rd period on April 27, 2013.
  • 7:53: New Oilers record for fastest hat-trick from start of a game by Taylor Hall on March 30, 2013.

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Justin Schultz 1st NHL Game January 20, 2013
Nail Yakupov
Nail Yakupov 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
January 22, 2013
Justin Schultz
Justin Schultz 1st NHL Assist January 24, 2013
Taylor Hall 100th NHL Point January 26, 2013
Eric Belanger 800th NHL Game January 30, 2013
Nail Yakupov 1st NHL Assist January 31, 2013
Mark Arcobello 1st NHL Game February 6, 2013
Ryan Smyth 900th NHL PIM
Ben Eager 400th NHL Game March 8, 2013
Shawn Horcoff 500th NHL PIM March 25, 2013
Sam Gagner 400th NHL Game March 30, 2013
Taylor Hall 3rd NHL Hat-trick
Ryan Whitney 1st NHL Gordie Howe hat trick April 3, 2013
Nick Schultz 800th NHL Game April 4, 2013
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 100th NHL Game April 13, 2013
Sam Gagner 200th NHL PIM April 16, 2013
Corey Potter 100th NHL Game April 21, 2013
Nail Yakupov 1st NHL Hat-trick April 27, 2013


Transactions[edit]

The Oilers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season.