GDT – Oilers 1, Kings 3 – Nov 25, 2009 @ 7:30PM – SNET – Game 25

By , November 25, 2009 8:48 am
I only had 10 minutes...give me a break

I only had 10 minutes...give me a break

PRE-GAME RANT

Well I gots to run off to a meeting here super soon, and will be in meetings all day so I can’t add much to this post.

I am going to the game tonight…so I predict a victory for the Oil.

Now some Racki-stats:

Racki here…Just a couple more things to add to the pre-game rant. First off, the Kings are coming off a pair of losses – one versus the Flyers, the other a 5-2 loss Saturday afternoon to the Flames. They’ve had a few days to mull that one over. The Oilers, meanwhile, have won 2 of the last 3 games, including a big 4-0 win on PPV vs. the Coyotes on Monday (albeit not their best 60-min performance), and a 6-4 win over the Avalanche previous to a 5-2 romping by the Blackhawks.

PROJECTED LINE-UPS

Edmonton Oilers Projected Line-Up (subject to change)

Penner — Gagner — Hemsky
Jacques — Brule — Horcoff
Moreau — Potulny — Cogliano
Reddox — O’Sullivan — Stortini

Souray – Staios
Visnovsky – Smid
Gilbert – Strudwick

Deslauriers
Doobie

Los Angeles Kings Projected Line-Up (subject to change)

Purcell – Kopitar – Williams
Frolov – Loktionov – Brown
Parse – Handzus – Simmonds
Ivanins – Richardson – Segal

Jones – Johnson
O’Donnell – Doughty
Drewiske – Greene

Quick
Ersberg

TEAM COMPARISON

STATS
24 GP 24
13 W 10
9 L 11
2 OT 3
28 P 23
0.583 P% 0.479
2.96 G/G 2.92
3.04 GA/G 3
22 PP% 22
74.4 PK% 78.8
29 S/G 26.9
26.2 SA/G 32.6
48.7 FO% 46.2

GAME NOTES


– Stone had an extended practice today, however he still doesn’t feel healthy yet and won’t be back until sometime next week at the earliest.
– Nilsson may be ready for Friday
– Pouliot is about 2 weeks away, at the current pace… but do we need him in the lineup anymore?
– Kopitar’s success this year can heavily be attributed to the play of Ryan Smyth, however he is out of the lineup.

1ST PERIOD SUMMARY


17:37 – EDM – Potulny from Souray, Moreau
Off the faceoff win, Souray hammers it from the point and it’s deflected in front by Potulny past Quick

Other Highlights
– Big hit in the offensive zone early on by Potulny
– Kopitar robbed twice in a row by Deslauriers who was out to cut down the angle
– Richardson tries to enter the Oilers zone and is greated by a Souray stiff-arm, and crumples to the ice
– Kopitar again robbed by Deslauriers on a blast from the faceoff circle. Deslauriers whipped out the glove, Fuhr style
– Smid pinches in low, picks up the puck, wheels behind the net and gets a good shot on goal
– Souray gets his 6th point in 6 games since returning from injury
– Not much excitement this period in the offensive zone, so it is nice to leave this period with a 1-0 lead

2ND PERIOD SUMMARY


6:38 – LAK – Simmonds from Jones, Parse
Simmonds just flips a harmless looking shot on net from above the top of the circle and it somehow eludes Deslauriers short side under his glove.

Other Highlights
– Jacques throwing his weight around in the Oilers zone, and O’Donnell decides to drop ‘em with Jacques. Not too many big punches landed in this one, arms were tied up pretty good. A couple shots here and there, but nothing major. Jacques leaves the ice after the fight but is back on the ice later in the period.
– Deslauriers looking a little shakey after that first bad goal
– Hemsky drilled hard from behind into the boards by Handzus.. reminiscent of Regehr’s dirty hit. Luckily, he’s back out on the ice for the powerplay. UPDATE: Scratch that, looks like he’s still missing in action. UPDATE2: It’s official… out with an “upper body injury”.
– Handzus mistakingly pokes the beehive near the end of the period and gets roughed up by the entire Oilers line on the ice at the time. Looks like it won’t be a fun 3rd for him.

3RD PERIOD SUMMARY


15:32 – LAK – Greene from Simmonds, O’Donnell
Greene gets the puck at the point and wires a slapper top shelf on Deslauriers’ blocker side.
19:40 – LAK – Frolov (EN) from Brown, Johnson
Frolov easily out hustles our defense which is pinched in to a puck dumped into the Oil zone.

Other Highlights
– O’Sullivan wheels behind the net and tries to wrap it around and throw it out front for the tip, but it slides past everyone out the other side.
– Jacques dishes it off in the neutral zone just before Greene flies in to hit him, however Greene gets the worst of it as Jacques sees him just in time.
– Gagner picks up the puck on the fly in the slot, dekes out Quick and fires a backhand over the net on a spectacular chance in close. Best chance for the Oilers so far this period.
– Oilers powerplay tonight has been poor at best and the trend continues.
– Jacques yet again throws a huge hit, this time sending Frolov to the ice.
– Loktionov left the ice in considerable pain, leaving his gloves behind. The miracle of PVR tells me that it was some contact from Potulny as they battled for position. Looked innocent though, so not sure what happened. Looks to be a separated shoulder possibly.
– Gilbert carries the puck into the Kings zone and launches a wrister that doesn’t make it on net. Gagner gets the rebound and gets a good shot off as well but couldn’t score.
– Souray throws a decent open ice hit on Williams.
– Jacques again throwing his weight around, this time on O’Donnell in the Kings zone on a dump in. The Oilers are looking to be fairly physical now that they’re behind.
– Deslauriers ROBS Handzus on an excellent chance from the slot. Great save.
– Net pulled now with a min left.
– Gagner gets another chance in close, but his stick was lifted at the right time.

97 Responses to “GDT – Oilers 1, Kings 3 – Nov 25, 2009 @ 7:30PM – SNET – Game 25”

  1. Racki says:

    You’re a lazy bastard Steve-O.. there is an eraser feature on MS Paint, you know.

  2. Steve-O says:

    as i mentioned to you earlier, its not among the tools that i allow for use in game day pictures

    only the paintbrush (middle circle as size and shape), the fill option and only colours available via the paint application

    those are the rules…and i only had 10 min

  3. gr8one says:

    where the hell do you guys work anyways?

    not specifically for obvious reasons, but what do you guys do?

  4. Racki says:

    We’re computer programmers.

  5. gr8one says:

    kewl, now I’m curious as to who for! lol…I used to work for IBM and Telus, know quite a few people from Dell and Intuit as well as some other places.

  6. gr8one says:

    completely unrelated as well, but man I can’t get calling Steve-O “Scuba Steve” outta my head everytime I read his name.

    is he in the Scuba squad?

  7. Trogdor says:

    gr8one:

    where the hell do you guys work anyways?

    not specifically for obvious reasons, but what do you guys do?

    Racki = Matador.
    Steve-O = Romance novel cover model.
    Trogdor = Surgeon who only does pro bono burn work.

  8. Pennzoil27 says:

    Not sure if anyone was listening to the Oilers lunch on Team 1260 today but a story has come out stating that Brian Burke’s son has publicly come out of the closet. http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/story?columnist=buccigross_john&id=4685761
    I aint gonna go out of my way to gay bash but I do not agree with it and would not be able to accept a family member or friend being gay. I will leave it at that.

  9. Racki says:

    gr8one: kewl, now I’m curious as to who for! lol…I used to work for IBM and Telus, know quite a few people from Dell and Intuit as well as some other places.

    I used to work at the TELUS helpdesk. Then eventually found my way to programming stuff for their helpdesk before moving on to where I am now.

  10. Racki says:

    Oilers lines updated

  11. gr8one says:

    for a second there I thought the world had come to a stop seeing Horcs listed as a winger, and then I remembered his shoulder injury and his inability to take faceoff’s.

    and, I honestly don’t know why, but the past few days or so, I have just had this awesome feeling about the Oilers, like this season is going to turn out alright. I hope I’m not setting myself up for disappointment!! heh

  12. Racki says:

    I actually agree too that things will turn around now that they’re getting bodies back.

  13. OilerTyler says:

    I am loving the fact that Horcoff has had a point every game since coming back from injury, and has 9 points in his last 8 games

  14. Jay says:

    Stoll and Harold are out tonight. It sounds like Andrei Loktionov and Brandon Segal will be playing.

    Goilers!

  15. Racki says:

    Interesting.. a bit weaker on their end, without Smyth and Stoll.

    And Tyler, love it too.. he has impressed me at points.. I hope he keeps it going and can do it without Hemsky

  16. Mr.Majestyk says:

    Hey Racki, all this time I thought you worked for Initech.

  17. Racki says:

    Dude, seriously… that movie is my bible. I can 100% relate to a lot of that stuff in that movie and I’m constantly quoting it. We have this casual day thing that always reminds me of the line “And uh, don’t forget… tomorrow is Hawaiian t-shirt day.. so you uhm, you can go ahead and wear a Hawaiian t-shirt and jeans.”

    Incidentally, I have also received a PC Load Letter error before. :lol:

  18. LateNightOilFan says:

    Well no Smyth and Stoll leaves only Greene with an opportunity to be ‘former-Oiler’ Oiler killer, so that’s good.

    OT – If anyone wants to watch a re-broadcast of Roli’s 58 save game the NHL Network is re-airing Monday’s game along with Ron Tugnutt’s 70 save performance 18 years ago as part of a special goaltending segment beginning at noon EST on Sat Nov 28th. After the games they will re-air the 50 Years Behind the Mask special.

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=507503

    edit – it’s the U.S. channel though, not the Cdn so never mind…

  19. gr8one says:

    Racki: Dude, seriously… that movie is my bible. I can 100% relate to a lot of that stuff in that movie and I’m constantly quoting it. We have this casual day thing that always reminds me of the line “And uh, don’t forget… tomorrow is Hawaiian t-shirt day.. so you uhm, you can go ahead and wear a Hawaiian t-shirt and jeans.”Incidentally, I have also received a PC Load Letter error before.

    haha, yeah, IBM was totally like that as well.

  20. Racki says:

    I’ll make a bold 5-3 win prediction for the Oil tonight

  21. Racki says:

    Looks like Lundqvist might get a shutout tonight.. shuttttout.. shuttout.. he might get a SHUTOUT

  22. gr8one says:

    lol Racki.

    interstingly enough, Pavelec, one of the players I sent over to acquire Lundvquist is also on the verge of getting one of those as well.

  23. gr8one says:

    ahhh, ffs…you suck Racki, Fla effin scored!!!

    you bastid!

  24. Racki says:

    OH shit .. you didn’t have him in the pool did you? Oh are we playing each other this week?? GOD I feel like.. such a.. jerk… :P

  25. gr8one says:

    lol…

    ,,|,,

  26. Racki says:

    haha, i seriously just about spit my drink on my laptop there

  27. gr8one says:

    haha, good!

    but really, I’m going against Lundquist in another pool, so it kinda worked out well, I just hope I get a SO win outta him.

  28. gr8one says:

    man we can’t pass worth shit tonight.

    Nice save JDD.

  29. Racki says:

    Yah that was a great glove save

  30. gr8one says:

    hey, why aren’t we wearing our retro uni’s at home? I thought they were our regular home jerseys?

  31. Racki says:

    Yeeeesssss! Nice tip on Souray’s shot

  32. LateNightOilFan says:

    Oooh nice tip! Potulney! 1-0

    So nice to have Souray back.

  33. gr8one says:

    yeah, having Souray back there makes such a difference.

  34. Racki says:

    I thought they still only wore it for specific games. Like for sure all the original 6 games, and not sure who else.

  35. LateNightOilFan says:

    I hope as JD’s confidence increases his puck-handling improves.

  36. gr8one says:

    Racki: I thought they still only wore it for specific games. Like for sure all the original 6 games, and not sure who else.

    ahhh, ok…I like it better that way.

  37. LateNightOilFan says:

    November can’t end soon enough. Hope they raise lots of money for cancer but those ‘staches are ugghhly…

  38. Racki says:

    LOL Stortini’s is awesome though.. he should keep his, Parros-style.

  39. DropIt says:

    ^ agreed LNOF.

    I think the next poll should be

    “Who has the greasiest prison pussy?

    -Potulny
    -Parros”

  40. gr8one says:

    lundvquist ftw. :)

  41. gr8one says:

    DropIt: ^ agreed LNOF.I think the next poll should be
    “Who has the greasiest prison pussy?-Potulny
    -Parros”

    lolololol

  42. Racki says:

    hahahahaah damn DropIt… that’s hilarious… nice expression. I should do that poll.. I’ll give you credit

  43. Racki says:

    Ovechkin ejected for that? I dunno.. looked like a good hit to me. But it was on the border of being a blind side.

    Mike Brophy you dirty hoor. He intentionally mentioned that word relating to the score.

  44. LateNightOilFan says:

    Racki: I thought they still only wore it for specific games. Like for sure all the original 6 games, and not sure who else.

    The retro jersey is this season’s home jersey. I remember they announced that during the summer. The copper & blue jerseys are the new third jersey so you’re only going to see them occasionally. There’s a link somewhere on the home page with the schedule but I’m too lazy to look it up.

  45. gr8one says:

    yeah, I think Ovie deserved a minor penalty, but not an ejection.

  46. Racki says:

    Ahh thanks LNOF.

  47. Racki says:

    Secret of Steady-Steve’s powers… no visor

  48. LateNightOilFan says:

    Don’t hurt your back again JFJ!

  49. Racki says:

    Not much of a fight, but Jacques left the ice.. hopefully he didn’t re-hurt his back

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