GDT – Edmonton 3, Calgary 4 (SO) – Oct. 8, 2009 – Game 3

By , October 8, 2009 11:15 am
They got lucky last time

They got lucky last time

2009/10 Battle of Alberta 2.0 tonight. Let’s hope that Khabibulin is in better game shape tonight. The Flames got the best of us last game (4-3 Flames).. perhaps the best of Khabibulin, if you want to think of it that way. But I liked seeing our team come out flying early on. It was one they could have won.

I predict a high scoring game again. I’m going with 5-4 Oilers, just because I’m a homer. This one makes it to the shootout, this time. Fire out your predictions in the comments section..

Not much out there in the way of information about the game yet (i.e. lines), but here are the projected rosters for now. Moreau skated in yesterday’s practice, but not sure if we’ll see him tonight though.

Edit: Lines for both teams have been updated.


Oilers Lines

Penner – Horcoff – Hemsky
Stone – Comrie – O’Sullivan
Penner – Brule – Cogliano
Moreau – Gagner – Stortini

Smid – Souray
Grebeshkov – Gilbert
Strudwick – Visnovsky


Flames Projected Line-Up





Pisani – Out Indefinitely, Back
Pouliot – Day to Day, Flaming loins
Staios – Creates too many Calgary Power Plays / “Had his bell rung” (according to Quinn)

Armstrong – IR
McGratton – Day to Day, Shoulder
Sarich – Lower body injury

1st Period Summary

16:27 – EDM – Moreau from Brule, Grebeshkov
Moreau gets out of the penalty box. Gets a nice outlet pass by Moreau, and he is in all alone on Kipper and just threads it through the five hole.

19:46 – EDM (PP) – Visnovsky from Comrie, O’Sullivan.
Comrie and O’Sullivan battle along the boards for the puck. Visnvosky gets the puck at the blue line, dekes out Conroy and blasts it past Kipper.

Other Highlights
– Strudwick lays the body on Boyd, while pinching in at the point.
– Big save by Khabibulin on Langkow. Khabibulin was in the butterfly position out of the net a bit. Langkow got the puck on the other side of the net, and Khabi sprawled across and reached out with the pad/glove and kicked it to the corner.
– Moreau looks good so far tonight. That goal energized him. His next shift leads to the Oilers hemming the Flames in their own zone for a few minutes.

2nd Period Summary

19:31 – CGY – Langkow from Bourque, Giordano
Langkow fires it towards the net, it goes off of Strudwick and in… not Khabibulin’s fault here.

Other Highlights
– Souray goes after the puck in the Oil zone with Iginla chasing after him. Souray loses an edge and gets slammed into the boards With Iggy’s full weight riding into his back. He’s cut up on his face. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was concussed on that, but hopefully he’s ok.
– Stone lays a nice hit on Regehr that draws some attention from Langkow on the way to the bench.
– Khabibulin skates out of the crease to poke a puck away from a Flame who was streaking in… draws some applause from the crowd. I’m sure it was half sarcastic, but it’s good to see him get back on the horse.
– Moreau starts a scrap with Iginla (credit to Chucker for calling it well before). Both toss their lids. In usual Moreau fashion, he can’t stand on his feet. And ends up flopping around. Iginla waits for him to get on his feet again, but the refs jump in and Iginla continues to throw shots anyways.
– Hemsky is doing stuff out there that should lead to a Pat Quinn “there’s no I in team” speech.
– Still no sign of Souray.
– Stone catches Kronwall admiring the pass, drawing some big cheers.

3rd Period Summary

4:11 – CGY – Dawes from Kronwall, Bourque
Bourque passes it to Kronwall on the point who wrists it on net, Dawes tips it in from the side. Tough one for Khabibulin.
13:30 – EDM – Hemsky from Horcoff, Grebeshkov
JFJ dumps it in, and gets in on hte puck. Horcoff eventually gets the puck, fires it on net and Hemsky gets the rebound, swings around Kipper and fires it into the yawning cage.
19:58 – CGY – Bourque from Bouwmeester, Phaneuf
Bouwmeester fires it on net with only 2 seconds left. Bourque tips it up high and through Khabibulin’s five hole. Again not much Khabi can do.

Other Highlights
– Iginla hits Hemsky, which upsets JFJ. JFJ screams at him on Iggy’s way to the bench.
– Khabibulin almost gets caught out of his net going after a puck which ends up in “no mans land” (outside the trapezoid). The Flames jam at it in the crease… I have no idea how that stayed out though.
– Grebeshkov looks smooth out there on defence.. Boyd tries to give him the Kelly Buchburger inside-outside move, but Grebeshkov cooly stays with him.
– Jacques hits Bouwmeester so hard I’m surpised the boards didn’t cave in. Lots of movement on the boards on that one.
– Comrie doing his best Tiger Woods impersonation trying to bat the puck out of the air but he must’ve batted it three times before it went forward (not to mention Stone batting it over to the front of the net, and Kipper also batting one out of the air). These guys should go on tour as a travelling circus.
– Jacques is still taking no prisoners out there. He hits anyone and everyone, back turned, facing him, on their way to the bench, begging for mercy.. doesn’t matter. A few highlight-reel hits. Stone is another guy out there hitting anyone he can. I like how these guys always finish their checks.
– Khabibulin is on top of his game.
– Visnovsky makes very confident moves in his own zone, stickhandling the shit out of a Flame who spins and falls to the ice
– Cogliano makes a very nice move, dipseedoodling through the Calgary defence just after the Hemsky goal. This boy has skill.
– Horcoff has looked pretty good tonight. In fact, if not for Hemsky just scoring after picking up Horcoff’s junk in the crease, I’d say JFJ and Horcoff are carrying Hemsky tonight… how often do you say that?

Overtime Summary

No Goals.

Other Highlights
– Strudwick, carrying the puck into the Flames zone, Paul Coffey style goes down in a heap after being tripped up.
– All Edmonton in this OT, but Kipper does a good job at shutting the Oil down.
– Horcoff has a great chance breaking in the zone after the penalty, picking up a pass from Hemmer. But Kipper again wins that battle.
– Strudwick is looking not bad out there, and gets some attention from DeBrusk, pointing this out as well. He’s look solid at both ends of the ice.
– Gagner gives the coach a heart attack, stickhandling a defender in his own zone, but it works and he gets a chance at the other end.

Shootout Summary

Gagner – NO GOAL – tries to go low glove side on Kipper, but Kipper makes the save.

Dawes – GOAL – Fires it top shelf, glove side, beating Khabibulin.

O’Sullivan – GOAL – Repeat of the Dawes goal, top cheese, knocking the cookie jar off the net.. fires that puck pretty damn hard.

Jokinen – GOAL – tries to deke out Khabibulin… goes glove side, blocker side… Khabi spreads out, it hits the side of the net, coming back off the back of Khabi’s leg and goes in. They go upstairs to confirm, and it’s counted.

Hemsky – NO GOAL – Looked like he was probably going deke at first, Kipper guessed it, and throws out the poke check… Hemsky fires it up top but rings it off the post.

Special Teams

EDM PP#1 (Bouwmeester 2 mins for Hooking) – GOAL
Unit #1 – Penner/Comrie/O’Sullivan with Visnovsky
Visnvosky gets the puck at the blue line, dekes out Conroy and blasts it past Kipper.

CGY PP #1 (Moreau in the box) – NO GOAL
Horc/Penner with Smid/Souray for the top unit, O’Sully/Brule with Grebeshkov/Gilbert for the second unit. First unit looked good, even got a rush in which Horcoff carried the puck in and Souray.. yes.. Souray.. rushed to the net for the junk (which unfortunately was not there). Second unit didn’t look quite as hot. Calgary got a few shots in that kill. At the end of this kill, Moreau gets out of the box and scores.

EDM PP#2 (Iginla 2 mins for Tripping) – NO GOAL
Unit#1 Penner/Horcoff/Hemsky now with Grebs/Gilbert since Souray is off to the dressing room. Good kill by the Flames… these guys couldn’t even break the zone.
Unit#2 O’Sully/Comrie/JFJ gets a good opportunity on net.
Unit #3 Gagner/Brule/Cogliano – Not much happening here.. lots of overhandling of the puck by Gagner who eventually gives it away to Iginla.

CGY PP#2 (Stortini 2 mins for Interference) – leads to another penalty – NO GOAL
Bogus penalty call.
1st PK unit Penner/Horcoff with Gilbert/Grebeshkov. Leads to another penalty as Grebeshkov gets called for hooking

CGY PP#3 (Grebeshkov 2 mins for hooking) – 5 on 3 – NO GOAL
1st PK Unit Horcoff with Smid/Strudwick. Great job battling off the first wave and dumping the puck. Smid makes a nice shot block which hurt, but fired him up as he skated off. Replaced by Gilbert. Khabibulin absolutely stones Dawes on the backdoor one-timer play. This is a lonnnng 2-man advantage. Finally it is killed off. And now we have Stortini/O’Sullivan out there. They kill it off, which leads to a delayed penalty against Calgary.

EDM PP#3 (Bourque 2 mins for tripping) – NO GOAL
Unit #1 – Penner/Horcoff/Hemsky with Visnovsky and Smid. Nothing really generated here. In fact, the Flames (Nystrom) probably had a better chance. O’Sullivan, Comrie and Jacques on now with Gilbert/Grebeshkov. Again, nothing generated by the Oilers.. good kill here by the Flame.

CGY PP#4 (O’Sullivan 2 mins for tripping) – NO GOAL
Unit #1 Horcoff and Penner with Gilber and Smid on D. Nice work by Penner out there. Very nice work. Phaneuf goes end-to-end and runs into the Wall.. he ain’t movin’. Khabibulin fires the blocker after 😉
Unit #2 Cogliano Moreau with Strudwick and Grebeshkov. Very short lived… puck goes out of play, giving time for a line change and Unit #1 is back out, and finishes the job. Oilers PK is looking solid tonight.

EDM PP#4 (Giordano tripping) – NO GOAL
Unit #1 Comrie, Gagner, O’Sullivan with Visnovsky – gets one good chance and Kipper covers it up.
Unit#2 – Penner/Horcoff/Hemsky with Grebeshkov – Hemmer gets the best chance on a blast from past the faceoff circle that Kipper gloves up.
Unit#1 back out with Gilbert on the point – Great chance by Gagner who bangs at a rebound on a Comrie shot, but Kipper eats it up. Another good chance on the next play, but Kipper is doing well at sucking up anything in front of him.
Unit #2 out now with Visser on the point. Hemsky and Horcoff both fan on their shots and the penalty ends.

210 Responses to “GDT – Edmonton 3, Calgary 4 (SO) – Oct. 8, 2009 – Game 3”

  1. Racki says:

    DropIt: No he shouldn’t have let up. That’s bullshit. There was no way of knowing Souray was going down. Even Iggy smacked his face into the boards. It was a harmless play the went bad

    It didn’t look like Iginla did too much to me to lead to Souray going down, although it doesn’t take much. Not sure why Iggy also went down with him, however.

  2. DropIt says:

    Why was the whistle blown? That was hardly a touch

  3. DropIt says:

    I think Iggy went down because Souray lost an edge to be honest. Iggy went down because he tripped. I’m just not sure exactly how souray went down (whether iggy on an edge)

  4. chucker says:

    We need a goal.

  5. chucker says:

    Iggy’s not a dirty player at all. I’d like to see that again.

  6. Racki says:

    Yah I don’t think Iggy is dirty either. I quickly went back to it after the Moreau/Iginla fight and didn’t see anything to indicate Iginla did anything.. maybe he leaned on him a small bit, but not much there. I think Souray just lost an edge (agreed DropIt) and perhaps Iggy went down because he was leaning on Souray a bit. I’d like to watch it again, again. 😛

  7. DropIt says:

    Lol, enough to warrant the penalty for sure. But definately not intentional

  8. DropIt says:

    Calgary is getting to passive/to pretty. We need crash the net type of effort

  9. DropIt says:

    Thank you Lanks/ Bourque

  10. OilerTyler says:

    A lucky one gets by Khabi. He is playing well tonight

  11. Hockey Noob says:

    I don’t think that Iggy’s a dirty player, but from the replay it looked like his stick took out Souray’s skate edge.

  12. LateNightOilFan says:

    Sigh – Khabi’s stats would be so much better if his defencemen would stop scoring on him…

  13. Racki says:

    LNOF: haha yah no kidding.

  14. chucker says:

    Yup. Caught an edge.

  15. DropIt says:

    His stick very well may have. But it was not intentional by any means. Like I said. Enough to warrant the penalty. And the fight is fine.

  16. chucker says:

    LateNightOilFan: Sigh – Khabi’s stats would be so much better if his defencemen would stop scoring on him…

    Roli had that problem too.

  17. DropIt says:

    Actually Chucker, there may have been iggys stick under the blade. You may have been right. Stll tough to tell.
    Regardless, good for Moreau for standing up. Not smart as it turned out, but good effort I guess

  18. Racki says:

    Hockey Noob: I don’t think that Iggy’s a dirty player, but from the replay it looked like his stick took out Souray’s skate edge.

    Yah I just watched it again in slow mo, and I think you’re right, Iginla basically looked like he was about to try and wrap up Souray, but not with intent in annihilating him like that, I’m sure. Iginla’s stick got up against Souray’s skate (and I agree with Drop It, unintentionally) and DooWwwn Goes Souuray!

  19. Racki says:

    Souray out – Mild concussion.

  20. Hockey Noob says:

    Souray’s out with a concussion… man..

  21. chucker says:

    Racki: Souray out – Mild concussion.


  22. LateNightOilFan says:

    chucker: Roli had that problem too.

    Yeah, tell me about it.

    Just saw the Iggy/Souray collision. Concussion for Shelly, hopefully not too serious. Looked like he was cut as well?

  23. Hockey Noob says:

    Unintentional or not, I wouldn’t mind seeing JFJ plowing down Iggy with a hard but clean hit.

  24. Racki says:

    To answer the question, I can pretty much guarantee you, Souray went down due to the stick under his skate. And no, I don’t think it was intentional. Just confirming that’s what happened. I watched it on PVR in slow mo, and you can see Iggy’s stick right up against Souray’s skate and stays with it the entire time Souray is in bailout mode.

  25. Racki says:

    LOL at that A-channel guy throwing the pie in the face of the Flames fan.. I hope that was planned though, that’s a little on the cruel side if not.

  26. DropIt says:

    In the word of team Iceland…

    2 minutes? Well worth it. 😛 jks

    Noob: agreed, there is a little vengance there, and if JFJ can deliver that hit, good on him. But A LOT easier said than done.

  27. Racki says:

    Ya I don’t see Iggy getting hit. Ultimate justice is Brown getting pulverized by Moreau after his hit on Smid. But something like that is incredibly rare, especially on a guy like Iginla who’s got eyes in the back of his head. Honestly, I like Moreau, but he’s also not the guy I’d sick on someone for a payback fight. I think he’s got some sort of permanent inner ear infection, cause he can never keep his balance. lol

  28. Racki says:

    Well to Moreau’s credit, the attempt was there, but the merry-go-round ride was a wild one that bucked him off to the ground.

  29. DropIt says:

    JFJ is looking for the fight…

    Won’t happen, Iggy won’t be out for 5 in this game

  30. Racki says:

    Come on Smid, drop ’em with Quasimodo

  31. DropIt says:

    If Phaneuf wasn’t a potential scorer I would LOVE to see that as well

  32. LateNightOilFan says:


    Nice tip unfortunately

  33. DropIt says:

    Nice tip job by Dawes

  34. DropIt says:

    How that stayed out I have no idea

  35. Racki says:

    Lol.. bouncy puck

  36. LateNightOilFan says:

    Nice save but scary rebound there

  37. Racki says:

    Looked like it could have been a holding call there. But they don’t all get called. 😛

  38. DropIt says:

    This game is getting pretty intense. Next team to score I’m thinking

  39. Racki says:

    I could see one more for each team and then OT

  40. Racki says:

    But I hope not, as HEMSKYYY SCOORRRRES!

  41. DropIt says:


  42. LateNightOilFan says:

    Hemmer! Hopefully this means he’s woken up for the season.

  43. Racki says:

    Good thing Hemsky scored… I have to say it, Horcoff and JFJ have been carrying that line tonight.. how often do you hear that? Even on that goal, that was purely good hussle by JFJ and Horcoff, with Hemsky finishing off the garbage. But I’m glad he scored.. he needs something like that to wake him up.

  44. Racki says:

    Oh man, that one was a scary one that Khabi waved at.

  45. DropIt says:

    She’s gonna be a nail biter

  46. DropIt says:


  47. LateNightOilFan says:


  48. Racki says:

    I don’t know man, that looked like it was too high to me.

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