Hey, doesn’t victory feel awesome. Sure it was against the laffs, but it was a beautiful thing seeing the boys shut up all those misguided fans.
And isn’t it nice to see the team play with a little confidence (I’m talking from the point of the second goal until about 5 min left in the game). Looked good out there.
And have a happy and safe new year’s eve everyone.
Now some Racki-stats:
Edmonton Oilers Projected Line-Up (subject to change)
Penner — Gagner — Nilsson
Jacques — Horcoff — Potulny
Stone — O’Sullivan — Brule
Moreau — Cogliano — Stortini
Souray — Gilbert
Smid — Visnovsky
Grebeshkov — Staios
Calgary Flames Projected Line-Up (subject to change)
- The Oilers are touting an enormous 1 game winning streak, after defeating the Leafs 3-1 last night.
1ST PERIOD SUMMARY
- Nilsson appears to intentionally bank a pass off the side of the net hard to go out front to Gagner (and it lands on the tape of Gagner).
- When did Moreau change is last name to Thecaptainethanmoreau? All Sportsnet guys seem to refer to him as that. Not sure if it’s just Moreau that gets this royal treatment.
- Horcoff gets off a good slapper on net. The rebound gets to JFJ, but he can’t quite get enough wood on it.
- Brandon Prust hit the post from in tight, from the side of the net.
- This 3 minute stretch has looked like a powerplay for the Flames, but it’s not.
- Phaneuf called for a phantom trip on Grebeshkov… we’ll take it, just because you’re Phaneuf. In true Oilers fashion, the Oilers do not record a shot on the powerplay.
2ND PERIOD SUMMARY
19:49 – CAL – Conroy from Bourque, Bouwmeeter
Bourque outmuscles Souray and Nilsson behind the goal line with time ticking down and passes out to Conroy in the slot. Conroy shoots a hard snap shot past Deslauriers.
- The Oilers get their first shot of the second period a bit under 10 minutes in. That should give you an idea how this period is going.
- Deslauriers makes a huge glove save on a 2-on-1 on a shot from Sjostrom.
- Moreau and Cogliano get a 2-on-1. Moreau sets Cogliano up nicely with a saucer pass, but Cogliano has troubles handling it.
- Glencross has had a good game tonight, but luckily Deslauriers has been that much better, as Deslauriers stops him on the deke.
3RD PERIOD SUMMARY
10:07 – CAL – PP – Glencross from Giordano, Langkow
Giordano one times it from the point with Glencross and Smid screening Deslauriers. It blows past the screened Deslauriers.
18:39 – EDM – Horcoff from Gagner, Nilsson
Gagner gets the puck behind the net and throws it out front to Horcoff, who backhands it in.
- It was just announced that Lubomir Visnovsky has a foot injury and won’t be back tonight. That would explain why I’ve been seeing a lot of Gilbert and Smid together. If he’s out for long, consider the tank for Taylor a success. Our defense will be in a world of hurt.
- Oilers still look very flat, 5 minutes into this period… with exception to Deslauriers who has been sharp.
- Smid makes a nice sliding play to block a potential pass from Iginla on a Flames 2-on-1. This draws some good complements from Loubardias about Smid’s consistent effort level.
- Does this team even want to win? This game has been almost entirely Flames.
- In true Oiler fashion (again), the Oiler finally show hustle, with 2 minutes left in the game and the goalie pulled. They get one, but it’s too little too late after that.
Not a good game played by the Oilers, aside from Jeff Deslauriers, who stood on his head. The Oilers didn’t actually really start playing until it was 2-0 and they had the goalie pulled. Can’t wait to hear Quinn lay into this team again. I’m sure he’s long tired of it though.