GDT – Oilers 3, Canucks 7 – Nov 28, 2009 @ 8:00PM – CBC – Game 27

By , November 28, 2009 9:43 am
GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks

GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks


The Oilers are coming off a mostly impressive performance against the league’s best team. Most, including myself, didn’t think the Oilers had the horses in the line-up (especially without Hemsky) to run with the Sharks, but they managed to get a point, despite blowing a 3-1 lead early on and a 4-3 lead with under 2 minutes to go in the game. Inspiring performances by Brule, Potulny, Cogliano and Penner, in particular, helped keep the Oilers in the game the whole time. Deslauriers also made some key saves at points of the game, despite looking a little shakey at points.

The Canucks are coming off 3 wins in their last 4 games, including back-to-back wins over the Avalanche (including an 8-2 romping), and a 4-1 victory over the Kings. The Oilers are going to have to be at the top of their game again to win this one. Look for good performances from Brule and Potulny again to lead the way. Also, the Oilers played last night, so will Dubnyk get the start or will it be Deslauriers again? That remains to be seen, but I’ll update this post accordingly when information is available.


Edmonton Oilers Projected Line-Up (subject to change)

Penner Gagner Brule
Jacques Horcoff O’Sullivan
Moreau Potulny Cogliano
McDonald O’marra Stortini



Vancouver Canucks Projected Line-Up (subject to change)

Sedins Sedins Burrows
Raymond Kesler Samuelsson
Hansen Wellwood Bernier
Glass Johnson Rypien

Mitchell Bieksa
Salo Ehrhoff
Edler Schneider



26 GP 24
10 W 13
12 L 11
4 OT 0
24 P 26
0.462 P% 0.542
2.88 G/G 2.88
3.04 GA/G 2.54
20.4 PP% 22.6
80.2 PK% 78.5
27 S/G 30.5
32.6 SA/G 28.4
47 FO% 52.3


– Ryan Stone and Robert Nilsson are both “ready to play”, according to Tom Renney. However neither are likely to be in the line up tonight.


3:16 – VAN – PP – Ehrhoff unassisted
Ehrhoff blasts it upstairs past Deslauriers blocker side, as Deslauriers was very deep in the net. Potulny tipped it slightly up high and it may have fooled JDD.
5:01 – VAN – Burrows from H. Sedin, D. Sedin
Staios strays from the front of the net and is forced to rush back to cover Burrows, but can’t get there in time. Burrows dekes around Deslauriers and puts it in past the sprawling goalie.
7:04 – VAN – PP – Raymond from Ehrhoff, Kesler
The Canucks bring it in to the zone. Raymond pulls back for the wrister and Staios kneels to block, but the long shot beats Deslauriers.
8:25 – VAN – D. Sedin from H. Sedin, Mitchell
Daniel and Henrik out hussle Smid and O’Sullivan behind the net. Daniel gets around the front of the net and puts it up high on JDD.
14:44 – EDM – PP – Brule from Gagner
The Oilers get caught on the powerplay on a 2 on 1 into their own end, but recover the puck. Brule and Gagner and Penner rush into the Canucks zone. Brule wires one off the bar that flips into the slot and Gagner appears to tap it in past Luongo.
19:43 – VAN – Glass from Bernier
Glass out battles a couple of Oilers and wheels around the zone, then puts it up under the bar on Dubnyk’s blocker side.

Other Highlights
– Oilers show jump on the first shift. O’Sullivan sets up Horcoff nicely but Luongo makes the save, and then Jacques steps on the ice briefly and hammers Kesler in the Oilers’ zone on a dump in.
– Canucks first powerplay, Deslauriers makes a couple of nice saves through traffic.
– Gagner and Penner go in on a rush. Gagner does a juke / fake shot and then fires it right after beating Luongo, but not the bar as it rings out quickly.
– Strudwick gets hit by Hordichuk and takes exception and they go. Strudwick lands the shots early on, starting the mower on Hordichuk. Hordichuk lands some good shots after though and gets Strudwick off balance and takes him down.
– Deslauriers throws a punch on a Canuck player getting too close to the blue paint, and gets a penalty for roughing.
– Deslauriers gets yanked after 4 goals in under 9 minutes.
– 12:30 in, the shots are 13-1 in favor of the Canucks.
– O’Sullivan gets double teamed by a couple of Canucks, then hit two Canucks himself and then drops Bernier right after.
– At this rate, not sure the summaries will continue. This game is brutal, unless you’re a Canuck fan.


6:06 – EDM – McDonald from O’Marra
McDonald skates into the zone and shoots it upstairs across Luongo’s body from the right boards and over Luongo’s glove.
7:10 – EDM – PP – Penner from Brule, Gagner
Brule cross-seam passes over to Penner who beats Luongo before he can get over to the other side.
12:08- VAN – PP – Edler from Raymond, Kesler
The shot comes from the point through a lot of traffic. Dubnyk had no chance to see that as it beats him upstairs.

Other Highlights
– Penner gets a chance early on from in close but hits Luongo in the crest.
– Souray absolutely blasts one from the point that Luongo pulls in with the glove but it hurts him. He drops down shaking his hand and winces.
– 5 minutes in, the Oilers show some good jump so far. They haven’t rolled over just yet.
– Dubnyk makes a nice save going post to post to stop a one-timer from Burrows.
– Stortini throws a nice big hit on Hordichuk, leading to a rush in which McDonald scores.
– Souray tears the leather off the ball again, nailing Wellwood behind the net.. just a bit outside. The Oil are really pouring it on this period.
– The Oilers lose their momentum and get trapped in their own zone for a couple of shifts. Brule ends up getting a bad call against him. The Canucks score on that powerplay.
– Luongo gets caught behind the net by McDonald, coughs up the puck, but lucks out making a save from behind the net on his butt, preventing McDonald from getting around out front.
– After a save, Moreau flies into the crease area and drills Daniel Sedin from behind. He gets a penalty for this, however Mitchell and Burrows each take one for retaliating as well.


9:59 – VAN – PP – Samuelsson from Raymond, Edler
Cross-seam pass to Samuelsson and he blasts it past Doobie.

Other Highlights
– The top line looks great tonight, despite the bad score. Brule and Penner just have a great chemistry. I’d almost say moreso than Penner and Hemsky – so far.
– Not much reporting in this period because there’s not much to report on.
– Moreau missed a wide open net on a rebound off of a Cogliano shot that was kicked out to the other side of the net.


Shitty game. Make some moves Tambi. Honestly, one positive though is that the Oilers came out strong in the 2nd to at least make it respectable for a while, but they again lost it later on. Good performance by the top line. Outside of that, pretty abysmal. Next game, Dec 3rd vs. Detroit – four nights off to right the ship. But it’ll take a lot more than four nights to do that.

119 Responses to “GDT – Oilers 3, Canucks 7 – Nov 28, 2009 @ 8:00PM – CBC – Game 27”

  1. DropIt says:

    A Rimping? 😛

    Would LOVE to see Edmonton win this one, and help out Calgary any way they can, but my expectations are low. I forsee a thrashing :(

    Canucks – 6
    Edmonton – 2

  2. Racki says:

    Oops.. occasionally a typo is going to slip through 😛

    And well, given how hot the Canucks are right now, I would not be surprised to see that score either. But I’m hoping you’re wrong. In fact, I’ll go with 5-4 Oilers!

  3. DropIt says:

    I’m hoping your right. I wouldn’t mind some seperation from the Canucks. Sadly, I don’t see it happening. But I will be watching, and probably drunk enough as not to feel shame for cheering for the Oilers

  4. Puritania says:

    I want to see a nasty game from the Oil personally. A win would be good but hard hits and scraps would be better. If the nucks whoop our ass on the scoresheet for the love of god get pissed off Oil, go down swinging.

  5. gr8one says:

    Oilers will win.


  6. Jay says:

    Racki, Tom Renney said something today about Nilsson and Stone being ready to play. The audio was a little bit off, so I wasn’t clear if they’re playing tonight or not.

  7. Racki says:

    I just listened to the interview. My take was they won’t be in the lineup, but they’re ready to play now, so they should be in next game, you would think.

  8. Jay says:

    Yeah, that’s what I thought too. I heard something about them skating hard this morning, then the audio feed died.

  9. Racki says:

    Watching the Canadiens game right now… Ovechkin trying to put on a show, but Price is up to the challenge and kept the Habs in the game when they were down 2-0. The Habs came back and it’s now 3-2 for Montreal.

  10. Puritania says:

    ugh, canuck trolls are all over the Oilers board. We gotta win this game and shut those arrogant twats up, at least for a little while.

  11. Racki says:

    Man what a finish… this has been a helluva game for the Canadiens fans. 15 seconds to go though, down a man due to penalty, plus the Caps pulled the goalie… timeout called.. nail biter!

  12. Racki says:

    OH man, and the Caps tie it up! I’ve got to go get some supper, but don’t want to leave. Maybe I’ll just order in.. lol

  13. Puritania says:

    man I really wanted to watch OV, that is the second time CBC decided not to let me watch vech. Instead I got to watch the flames and the jackets. weak man, weak.

  14. Racki says:

    Ack. Are you in Calgary or Southern AB or something?

  15. Racki says:

    Caps win it in the shootout… Backstrom the 3rd shooter for the Caps and only guy to score in the shootout. Very entertaining game. Too bad for the Habs that they couldn’t pull the win off, but they should be happy to get the point the way that game started.

  16. Racki says:

    Boooo Flames win in shootout

  17. Puritania says:

    Racki: Ack. Are you in Calgary or Southern AB or something?

    In good ol’ Edmonton

  18. Racki says:

    And you got stuck watching the Calgary game?! Weird. The HD feed on Shaw (not sure about the SD feed) was showing the Caps game.

  19. Puritania says:

    Racki: And you got stuck watching the Calgary game?! Weird. The HD feed on Shaw (not sure about the SD feed) was showing the Caps game.

    son of a bitch, guess the regular cable cbc feed is calgary. what a rip off

  20. Racki says:

    Ack 8-3 win and Malkin only gets 2 points? BOOO! Congrats to whomever had Crosby.

  21. Puritania says:

    gonna grab a beer, see you guys in the intermission

  22. LateNightOilFan says:

    I’m glad Crosby waited until after the Isles game to break out! I have both he and Malkin in my pool so yesss!!

    Alright, no predictions, lets go Oilers!

  23. Racki says:

    Wow, lucky you for getting both of those guys.

  24. Racki says:

    dammmnnn. rocket from the point.

  25. DropIt says:

    And it starts.

    Also, cable was the Blue Jackets hosting God’s country, Racki.

  26. LateNightOilFan says:

    Crap – looks like Jeff lost that puck during that sequence. Bad penalty to take and it cost us early.

  27. Racki says:

    Not a good start.

  28. LateNightOilFan says:

    Here we go…well Struds started off good there. Kind of a blindside hit there by Hordichuk.

    Ugh 2-0. Settle down boys…

  29. LateNightOilFan says:

    That’s it Jeff – get them the hell out of your crease.

  30. Puritania says:

    had to come back to say for fucks sake.

  31. LateNightOilFan says:

    Lovely. We need the next goal badly.

  32. Racki says:

    Oh man… hah… welcome to the NHL Dubnyk… hope you fare better.

  33. Puritania says:

    pretty sickening

  34. Racki says:

    Sorry, much like the Oilers, this site seems to be crapping out again..

  35. DropIt says:

    In tjhe Oilers slight defensean that’s a weak back to back roadie. But still. Euck

  36. Racki says:

    Lucky bounce, but we’ll take it, right about now.

  37. LateNightOilFan says:

    Well, that’s one goal back! Thank God.

    Did he just say it’s been a tough period for Luongo? I feel so bad for him.

  38. gr8one says:

    we shall prevail.

  39. gr8one says:

    I absolutely despise the Canucks.

  40. gr8one says:


  41. Oilertyler says:

    Why are we wearing our home jerseys?

  42. Puritania says:

    this team gets blown out more than any other in the league

  43. Haboiler says:

    why is Souray and staois struggling so much lately… they are -6 in the last 4 periods… JDD struggled bad but they are not winning any battles at all…

  44. Racki says:

    Oilertyler: Why are we wearing our home jerseys?

    My guess is that Vancouver wanted to make us feel at home while they pounded the shit out of us.

  45. LateNightOilFan says:

    And here I thought this was going to happen last night…

    Do you think the Canucks would mind if the Oilers caught an early flight? Then they could just play with each other and their fans probably wouldn’t even notice.

    Ah well. Hope Quinn lays into them during the break and they come out hard to make things a bit more respectable. But I have my doubts the way the Canucks are playing.

    And I hate to say it but Milbury is right – get the rats off the sinking ship. Should have happened this off-season but Tambi didn’t come through on his promise/threat.

  46. Bostonoiler says:

    Wow. The Oilers fucking suck. 5 fucking goals 5???????? THATS HORRIBLE! There needs to be a trade made right now. These guys suck. They played so well last night, and look like shit tonight. JDD was just pitiful he didnt want to be out there, you could tell. He who shall not be named has been reporting that the Hurricanes are close to trading eric staal to EDM for Cogliano and Grebeskov (seems like a huge under payment). He said they had been trying to make this trade before hemsky went down, but now that hes done, he thinks they are going to get it done quick. This makes tons of sense for the Oilers, none for the Canes. I think its BS, but it is interesting to think about. This Oilers team looks like shit. One thing to watch in this game is the team character. Trust me there will be moves and just like Milburry said, we will see if these guys really care in the next 40 minutes of hockey.

  47. Racki says:

    LNOF: Yup, agree 100% with what Mike said too and have said it for a while too. How long are we going to carry this dead weight around??

    They need more Comrie’s (damn that he’s got mono) and less guys that won’t put in the effort.

  48. gr8one says:

    Racki: LNOF: Yup, agree 100% with what Mike said too and have said it for a while too. How long are we going to carry this dead weight around??


    yes, I’m tired of sounding like a broken record.

    but hey, let’s just “wait and see” some more.

    Boston Oiler, lol…are you bi-polar?

  49. Haboiler says:

    I think this 6 game road trip is going to show the direction Tambi will go. At this point if they are any worse than 2-4, its time to move at least 1 big D, Staois, Moreau and Nillson. We need to give some big minutes to Gags, Cogs, O Sully and Brule. With Eberle and MPS and possilby Omark in the wings, we can keep no more than 2 of those 4. Time to see which ones want to stay. If OSully cant get it going quickly, I can see him being dangled in Dec.

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