GDT – Edmonton Oilers 3, Nashville Predators 5 – Jan 12, 2010 @ 7:00 PM – SNET – Game 45

By , January 12, 2010 10:04 am
GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Nashville Predators

GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Nashville Predators

PRE-GAME RANT

Fresh off the 4-day mini camp, the Oilers are looking for a clean slate. Lubomir Visnovsky (who returns tonight) had this to say about the mini-camp: “We’ve been able to put in new systems and better systems during this mini camp. Hopefully, it’ll be like a new season, because the last season was very bad.” I’m not sure how well this mini camp will work, but Quinn reportedly was unimpressed by the way the lines ran the powerplay. The thing I am optimistic about though is that if this doesn’t work, there’s nowhere for anyone to hide.

The Oilers are an awesome 1-11 in their last dozen games. If anything, I feel a bit of pity for the team and want to see the mini camp work for them. Damn you, high draft pick. The Predators are 7-5 in the same period. They beat the Canucks last night by a score of 3-2. I’m not expecting much from the Oilers tonight, but in a way I’m hopeful that the reset button worked for them… Hall/Seguin/Fowler wishes, aside.

Brain: 5-2 Predators
Heart: 4-3 Oilers

PROJECTED LINE-UPS

Edmonton Oilers Projected Line-Up (subject to change)

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

Souray – Gilbert
Grebeshkov – Staios
Smid – Visnovsky

Deslauriers
Dubnyk

Nashville Predators Projected Line-Up (subject to change)

Sullivan – Goc – Hornqvist
Erat – Legwand – Ward
Jones – O’Reilly – Dumont
Thuresson – Spaling – Belak

Suter – Weber
Hamhuis – Klein
Boullion – Franson

Rinne
Ellis

TEAM COMPARISON

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46 GP 44
27 W 16
16 L 23
3 OT 5
57 P 37
0.62 P% 0.42
2.76 G/G 2.66
2.78 GA/G 3.25
16.8 PP% 17.9
77.3 PK% 76.1
29.8 S/G 28.2
29.8 SA/G 31.8
49.6 FO% 47

GAME NOTES

– Visnovsky should be making his return for this one
– Brule is out with the flu, Jacques is in, in his place
– Rumors going around about Cogliano being dealt (again). Check the General Discussion section for details.
– As expected, Poo and his pubis whatever are Springfield bound for a conditioning stint.
– more game notes to come as news comes…

SCORING SUMMARY

1ST PERIOD SCORING
NSH – 4:59 – Weber from Jones, O’Reilly
One-timed blast from the point
NSH – 5:27 – Goc from Weber, Hornqvist
The point shot is blocked up high by Gilbert and drops in front of him. Goc picks it up and goes wide and scores from a bad angle.
NSH – 19:02 – Dumont from Jones, Klein
Deslauriers gets caught outside his net a bit challenging a shooter. Dumont carries it behind the net and wraps it in before Deslauriers can get there.
2ND PERIOD SCORING
NSH – 6:40 – Hornqvist from Goc
Deslauriers misplays it behind the net and Goc pounces on the loose puck. It’s played out front to Hornqvist, who puts it away.
3RD PERIOD SCORING
EDM – 7:22 – Jacques from Potulny, Gilbert
Gilbert throws a breakout pass up to Potulny. Potulny chips it ahead to Jacques who is streaking in. He loses the puck briefly and shoots a wrister on net that squeaks through Rinne’s pads.
EDM – 14:29 – Potulny (PPG) from O’Sullivan, Gagner
O’Sullivan fires it cross crease from behind the goal line in the corner to Potunly on the opposite side. Potulny buries it.
NSH – 16:15 – Jones (PPG) from Dumont, O’Reilly
The Predators work it around on the PP. The Oilers watch in awe, and somehow Jones is left alone right in front of Doobie.
EDM – 19:39 – Penner (PPG) from Nilsson, Visnovsky
Penner receives it in the slot from Nilsson. He makes no mistake from close range.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1st 2nd 3rd Total
NSH NSH 11 6 11 28
EDM EDM 13 16 12 41

1ST PERIOD HIGHLIGHTS

– Grebeshkov intercepts a pass and skates up ice and makes a nice play to feed Pisani in the slot, however Pisani is completely covered/mugged.
– Cogliano chases down a puck and completely bowls over a Predator in the process, drawing some excitement from the fans.
– Jacques joins Pisani and Gagner after the 2-0 lead for the Predators.
– Cogliano rattles the glass hitting Klein on a dump in.
– Gagner throws a man-sized hit on Weber while competing for a puck in the corner.
– Stone misses a glorious chance. He stickhandles around a defender and falls down in the process and just sweeps the puck wide.

2ND PERIOD HIGHLIGHTS

– Souray lays an open ice hit on Spaling, knocking him to the ice.
– Potulny gets a good chance from 30 feet out, but fires it high and wide.
– Deslauriers robs Legwand’s backhand, with a big, flashy glove save.
– Cogliano is now playing with O’Sullivan and Potulny.
– Goaltending change after 4-0.
– Smid gets nailed by a slap shot from Franson, catching it on the skate. He goes down, but mans his way up and off the ice.

3RD PERIOD HIGHLIGHTS

– Nilsson throws a big hit to start off the period, near center ice.
– Just noticed we’ve gone 2 periods without a penalty.
– O’Sullivan stands up Klein along the boards… big hit. As Klein was watching the puck, O’Sullivan just threw his shoulder at him.
– Souray breaks up a Predators 2-on-1, preventing the pass across.
– A shot from the point is tipped by Dumont through Dubnyk’s legs… on ice it is waved off by the ref immediately. They go upstairs, and the call on the ice stands.
– Dubnyk makes a nice save off of a shot following a rebound off the back boards by Erat.
– Hornqvist takes the first penalty of the game (finally) for a slash on Jacques with just under 7 minutes left in the 3rd period.
– The fire alarm in the building goes off, drawing Principe like lines from Quinn: “Hopefully that lights a fire under their butts”… the Oil score shortly after to make it 4-2.
– Moreau stalls the comeback by taking a penalty.
– Souray mugs Erat on the penalty kill, straight arming him to the ice at the blue line as he’s trying to break into the Oilers zone.

POST-GAME RANT

Well, I’ll keep it short. Same old, same old with the Oilers. Good effort in the offensive zone, weak effort in the defensive zone. Couple that with soft goaltending in the form of Jeff Deslauriers. The Oilers poured it on towards the end… credit to them for nearly coming back. On the other hand… I wish I had 2 more hands so I could give four thumbs down to Moreau for taking yet another trademark stupid, lazy penalty in the 3rd to completely kill momentum and stall the comeback. Please… Tambellini.. if there is one move you make this year….

Next game, Thursday @ 7:30 vs. the Penguins. Get your Tank For Taylor shirts on, cause that should be a disgusting one (would have predicted a big loss early in the season too though).

112 Responses to “GDT – Edmonton Oilers 3, Nashville Predators 5 – Jan 12, 2010 @ 7:00 PM – SNET – Game 45”

  1. Puritania says:

    I take it from the overwhelming amount of comments people dont give two shits about this season anymore lol.

    Brain: 4-1 Preds
    Heart: 4-1 Preds
    DFF

    This has the makings of a boring ass game, we shall see.

  2. Racki says:

    I’ll be watching :)

    But you’re right, this has the makings to be a very boring game. But I’m going to grab my notepad and assess the mini-camp results. :P

  3. Steve-O says:

    Nope. Nobody cares anymore. I had three tickets to give away, and nothing. No one. Nada.

    Eventually my mom, sister and niece took pity on me and decided to go.

  4. gr8one says:

    yeah…us die hard fans will still be watching no matter how bad things get.

  5. gr8one says:

    Schrempie hat trick?

    he’s got another 2 goals tonight so far.

  6. Racki says:

    Yah I was just posting that in one of the other threads. He’s playing hot right now.. Steve-O, grab him in the pool!

  7. Racki says:

    Well, Rinne in net.. they lit him up twice before, they can do it again.

  8. Racki says:

    yikes.. off to a fantastic start. That second goal was a bad one by JDD.

  9. Trogdor says:

    Trouble in paradise? Watching new Kids in the Hall, then I’ll pop the game on.

  10. Racki says:

    Oh damn, forgot about that show… a bit late, but recording the rest of it.

  11. Puritania says:

    This game could use some scraps and big hits.

  12. gr8one says:

    Schremp with two, Roli with a shutout!!!

    woooo ex oilers!

    hehe…gotta find something to cheer for.

  13. Puritania says:

    For a 0-0 game the Rangers and Devils game has been a dandy.

  14. Racki says:

    Well, Jason Gregor said before the game that if Nashville scores, change the channel because apparently the Preds record is heavily biased towards the wins when they score first, but I’ll see this one out.

  15. gr8one says:

    oh yeah…the ‘Canes won tonight, if coupled with an Oiler loss puts us two points out of last place overall.

    we’d also have two points < Toronto, but with two games in hand.

  16. gr8one says:

    Puritania: For a 0-0 game the Rangers and Devils game has been a dandy.

    agreed, I’m watching that one as well before I switch to the Oiler game.

    ooo, a 0-0 shootout…heh, I love how a goalie in the NHL can get an official shutout, yet still lose.

  17. Trogdor says:

    shootout about to happen on TSN

  18. Racki says:

    gr8one: oh yeah…the ‘Canes won tonight, if coupled with an Oiler loss puts us two points out of last place overall.we’d also have two points < Toronto, but with two games in hand.

    Wow, thank god I have the ability to cheer for the reverse standings (Oilers are nearly in first place!) :lol:

  19. Puritania says:

    gr8one: agreed, I’m watching that one as well before I switch to the Oiler game.ooo, a 0-0 shootout…heh, I love how a goalie in the NHL can get an official shutout, yet still lose.

    lol It’s a headscratcher

  20. Puritania says:

    Go Marty!!

  21. Racki says:

    Shot one = Dustin Penner impersonation

  22. Puritania says:

    Racki: Shot one = Dustin Penner impersonation

    lol

  23. Puritania says:

    I like long shootouts, love seeing the stay at home D and goons get a shot :)

  24. Racki says:

    Got it on the Oil right now.. I`ll scream if something exciting happens.

  25. Trogdor says:

    Shutout and a win for my pool! Now back the Oil…

  26. LateNightOilFan says:

    “Poo and his pubis whatever”. Nice, Racki – the first thing I see when I log in.

    I’ll be honest, I watched the 3rd period of the Isles game before switching over to the Oilers so as not to jinx Roli’s shutout bid. Probably the easiest shutout he’s ever had. And Schremp with 2 goals!

    Ok, I’m focussed now – forget about the scoreboard, any fights yet?

  27. Racki says:

    3-0 Nashville..

  28. Puritania says:

    Clutch loss, these boys want Taylor!

  29. LateNightOilFan says:

    Poor Pat, I’m worried about his blood pressure, his face gets so red…

  30. Puritania says:

    LateNightOilFan: “Poo and his pubis whatever”. Nice, Racki – the first thing I see when I log in.I’ll be honest, I watched the 3rd period of the Isles game before switching over to the Oilers so as not to jinx Roli’s shutout bid. Probably the easiest shutout he’s ever had. And Schremp with 2 goals!Ok, I’m focussed now – forget about the scoreboard, any fights yet?

    Just my fight to leave the channel on the Oil game.

  31. Racki says:

    LNOF: The Oilers actually have been outplaying them so far. But no goals by the Oil… no fights either. A couple decent hits, but aside from that it’s been a slow period for the Oilers.

  32. Racki says:

    Honestly, nothing likely gets done with this team if they start winning, so while I won’t cheer loud and proud for a loss, I’m not at all upset by the score.

  33. gr8one says:

    LNOF:

    heh, yeah, poor old guy.

    I wonder if he’d still have signed up for this knowing what he knows now.

  34. Trogdor says:

    Racki: Honestly, nothing likely gets done with this team if they start winning, so while I won’t cheer loud and proud for a loss, I’m not at all upset by the score.

    That sounds like someone who would say no to free tickets talking…

  35. gr8one says:

    Racki: Honestly, nothing likely gets done with this team if they start winning, so while I won’t cheer loud and proud for a loss, I’m not at all upset by the score.

    yeah, I agree, that’s why I think it’s easy for me to find humor in it.

  36. Puritania says:

    Racki: Honestly, nothing likely gets done with this team if they start winning, so while I won’t cheer loud and proud for a loss, I’m not at all upset by the score.

    I miss the days when I was excited for an Oiler game. I’m rooting for losses and it sickens me.

  37. LateNightOilFan says:

    Racki: LNOF: The Oilers actually have been outplaying them so far. But no goals by the Oil… no fights either. A couple decent hits, but aside from that it’s been a slow period for the Oilers.

    Well that’s good that they’re outplaying them, so long as they still lose right? That makes it a win-win, see who you want to keep for next year + get Hall.

    It’s really depressing and weird thinking this way. I’m only going to do it for this season.

  38. Mr.Majestyk says:

    Yay Schremp!

  39. LateNightOilFan says:

    Can someone please bring me up to speed with this Burrows/ref thing?? I had the Canucks game on last night but turned it off early and I was too busy at work today to spend any amount of time on the internet. Just saw a couple headlines about a ref saying he was going to ‘get’ Burrows?

  40. Trogdor says:

    Article about Burrowsgate.
    http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=305786

  41. Mr.Majestyk says:

    LNOF: Basically Burrows told the media following the game that the ref had approached him before the game and told him he was going to get him back for making him look bad in a game earlier this season. In a game against the Preds, Burrows embellished a hit by Smithson and the ref gave him a major penalty but after the fact he realized the Burrows was faking it. So, late in last nights game, Burrows was called for a dive at one point, and then a phantom interference call.

  42. Racki says:

    Trogdor:
    That sounds like someone who would say no to free tickets talking…

    Guilty!

  43. gr8one says:

    LateNightOilFan: Can someone please bring me up to speed with this Burrows/ref thing??I had the Canucks game on last night but turned it off early and I was too busy at work today to spend any amount of time on the internet.Just saw a couple headlines about a ref saying he was going to ‘get’ Burrows?

    That pretty much covers it, Burrows says that the ref skated up to him prior to the game and threatened to “get even” for Burrows supposedly taking a dive and and milking an injury on the ice to get a favorable call in a previous game.

    Game footage shows the ref talking to Burrows pre-game, but you obviously can’t hear what is said.

    Some questionable(arguably) calls against Burrows in game seem to back up Burrows’ claim.

    Burrows than apparently lost it on the ref with like 3 seconds left and got tossed, then Burrows had a post-game rant and made the above noted accusations.

    The league is investigating.

    that’s all I know.

  44. Trogdor says:

    A flash of the leather up high. That’s a good thing.

  45. Racki says:

    Shit that was in.. slid under… crapppp…..

  46. Puritania says:

    This score could get ugly and sadly the Oil wont care

  47. Trogdor says:

    and another in the net… we need a mini camp for goalie puck handling.

  48. LateNightOilFan says:

    Nice save by JDD there, followed up by a baad giveaway. Tough night for Jeff, that sucks. Now he’s the 6th goalie pulled tonight apparently.

    Hello Devan, nice mask!

  49. hockeynoob says:

    Yeah, the play started when O’Sullivan gave the puck away earlier in the Predators’ zone. Then Deslauriers followed up with another one while a few Oilers looking like they were thinking about taking a line change and sitting around.

  50. hockeynoob says:

    Maybe Racki should bring his green laser to point it at Rinne? Get the Oilers back in the game, lol.

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