GDT – Edmonton Oilers 2, Columbus Blue Jackets 4 – Jan 7, 2010 @ 7:00 PM – SNET – Game 44

By , January 7, 2010 11:24 am
GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

PRE-GAME RANT

Missed the last game vs. the Coyotes, as I’m sure many of you did since it was PPV and Team Canada was on. However, we are currently 1-9-1 in the last 11. The Blue Jackets are 1-8-2 in that same time frame (1-13-2 in their last 16.. wow.. thought we had it bad), so it should be the battle of the titans tonight.

Steve-O and I will be heading to the game tonight courtesy of free tickets I won from work.. yay! Anyways, I sure as hell hope they win so I can at least enjoy being at the game. I’ve had some rotten luck there this year, like many others. Both the heart and brain are predicting a win tonight though.

Brain prediction: 4-3 Oilers
Heart prediction: 7-3 Oilers

PROJECTED LINE-UPS

Edmonton Oilers Projected Line-Up (subject to change)

Penner – Horcoff – Nilsson
Stone – Gagner- Pisani
Brule – Potulny – O’Sullivan
Moreau – Cogliano – Stortini

Souray – Gilbert
Grebeshkov – Strudwick
Smid – Staios/Visnovsky

Dubnyk
Deslauriers

Columbus Blue Jackets Projected Line-Up (subject to change)

(Lines swindled from Low On Oil)
Huselius – Umberger – Nash
Brassard – Vermette – Vorracek
Modin – Pahsson – Clark
Murray – Mackenzie – Boll

Hejda – Roy
Stralman – Tyutin
Russel – Jurcina

Mason
Garon

TEAM COMPARISON

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44 GP 43
15 W 16
20 L 22
9 OT 5
39 P 37
0.443 P% 0.43
2.57 G/G 2.67
3.23 GA/G 3.23
20.6 PP% 18.3
81.2 PK% 76.3
30.5 S/G 28.2
30.3 SA/G 31.8
50.9 FO% 46.9

GAME NOTES

– Steve Staios, Ryan Stone and Jean-Francois Jacques were absent from Wednesday’s practice. Staios was nursing an injury. According to Quinn he “got wacked last night and today he went to be medically checked”. I think that’s 1920’s old man talk for “he blocked a shot and got hit on the inside of the knee” (per Tencer’s twitter, live during the game.. 1 of 10 people watching Tuesday night). Jacques has a wrist injury, but Quinn says that’s not why he was scratched on Tuesday. Stone’s injury is a minory knee injury. He had the day off for precautionary reasons. Staios is questionable for Thursday.
– Nilsson also took a stick in the eye on practice Wednesday, but seems to be OK.
– The good news is, Visnovsky could be ready as early as tomorrow. So if Staios is out, Visnovsky may be in, if he’s good to go. But if it’s not tomorrow, sounds like it could be soon. Quinn said he had a good skate on Wednesday morning.
– According to Tencer and the Oilers twitter, Dubnyk gets the start tonight.


First Period Summary

Team Goals Shots
Edmonton 1 8
Columbus 1 15

Goals

  • 16:40 Columbus. RJ Umberger (Huselius,Nash)
  • 16:59 Edmonton. Pisani (unassisted)

Notes

  • Missed most of the first…
  • 1 penalty to O’Sully.
  • Pisani scores first goal of the season.

Second Period Summary

Team Goals Shots
Edmonton 0 12
Columbus 1 8

Goals

  • 18:43 Columbus. Vermette (Torres, Voracek)

Notes

  • Souray hit the crossbar.
  • Oilers with a brief 2 man adavantage. (zip, zero, nada…)
  • Late goal by the Jackets…

Third Period Summary

Team Goals Shots
Edmonton 1 6
Columbus 2 6

Goals

  • 01:36 Edmonton. Ganger (Grebeshkov, Stone)
  • 03:36 Columbus. Huselius PP (Umberger)
  • 11:21 Columbus. Hejda (Pahlsson, Roy)

Notes

  • Oilers tie it up with an early goal by Gagner.
  • Columbus responds minutes later with a PP goal. Courtesy of Staios for interference
  • Stone called for holding.
  • Shortly after killing the penalty, Columbus score to go up by 2.
  • Late PP opportunity for the Oil. Few shots, no goals
  • Even later PP (35 secs to go) after some more energetic play. No goal…

62 Responses to “GDT – Edmonton Oilers 2, Columbus Blue Jackets 4 – Jan 7, 2010 @ 7:00 PM – SNET – Game 44”

  1. Trogdor says:

    At least he’s hitting the net tonight.

  2. Trogdor says:

    Time to break out a Belgian beer to improve the bad taste in my mouth…

  3. LateNightOilFan says:

    Well your welcome BJ’s, we broke your road losing streak. Unless you guys want to tank as well, then we apologize.

    Garon’s mask is kind of ugly this year, just noticed that now.

    Night all…

  4. Trogdor says:

    Night. Hopefully it’s more entertaining next time!

  5. Racki says:

    Jesus Trogdor, you’re making me look bad with these pretty looking game summaries.

    Anyways, crummy game. Steve-O and I had a dipshit behind us who was smack talking Horcoff (surprise surprise) and Pisani all game. And the guy beside me kept talking about how great Gilbert was any time he’d step on the ice.

    Not the worst game I’ve seen, but maybe because I honestly don’t care if we lose anymore. I don’t mean that in the negative “I hate this team!!!” way. I just mean I can see that top-3 pick in the distance, and while I still like when the Oilers win, those losses help the cause. So I just went and enjoyed the game. Could have been more exciting though. No real energy to the game at all.

  6. Steve-O says:

    Racki: And the guy beside me kept talking about how great Gilbert was any time he’d step on the ice.

    yeah, that guy was a douchebag

    or what about the chick behind us that “c’mon (insert player name)” for every oiler that touched the puck

  7. Trogdor says:

    Racki: Jesus Trogdor, you’re making me look bad with these pretty looking game summaries.

    I wasn’t too distracted by the “action” on the ice, so I had time to bust out my mad html skills.

  8. zackman35 says:

    Post game seems to say it all really, I enjoyed how Quinn mentioned heart/attitude. I say bring back Cole (when he’s off the IR) by trading Moreau + 3rd rounder. Put off the captaincey till next season and I’d bet Cole would be a top candidate if he played for us like he did last year. I’m not sure how Moreau has played the last few games but it’d be real nice to see Cole back. And the passion/leadership should be coming from the captain and if Quinn goes on and rants that there’s no heart then somethings up I think.

  9. otto84 says:

    Take that BJ’s! Hall is ours!

  10. otto84 says:

    Hey, you guys remember Quinn’s little speech in that season opening video? Kind of ironic now, isn’t it?

  11. Racki says:

    zackman35: Post game seems to say it all really, I enjoyed how Quinn mentioned heart/attitude. I say bring back Cole (when he’s off the IR) by trading Moreau + 3rd rounder. Put off the captaincey till next season and I’d bet Cole would be a top candidate if he played for us like he did last year. I’m not sure how Moreau has played the last few games but it’d be real nice to see Cole back. And the passion/leadership should be coming from the captain and if Quinn goes on and rants that there’s no heart then somethings up I think.

    Never should have traded Cole, in my opinion. But on the one hand, he was making 3M and not scoring much here. And O’Sullivan seemed like a pretty great player to pick up at the time too. Hell, my man crush for Staios was nothing compared to Cole, and I still was OK with that trade.. so hindsight is 20/20 I guess.

    But yah, needless to say, would love to have him back here.

    otto84: Take that BJ’s! Hall is ours!

    Its Carolina we have to worry about… those guys lost last night too. grr. Well there is always the lottery…

    otto84: Hey, you guys remember Quinn’s little speech in that season opening video? Kind of ironic now, isn’t it?

    I don’t remember it.. can you elaborate?

  12. otto84 says:

    Racki:
    Its Carolina we have to worry about… those guys lost last night too. grr. Well there is always the lottery…

    I don’t remember it.. can you elaborate?

    Yeah, no kidding. It would be kind of ironic if we were beaten by Carolina at being losers.

    The vid was about the team playing with heart and all that crap… I’ll try and find a link.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9GaeUiMWpw

    Ah, there it is.

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