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. Racki says:

    Stortini, fettucini, linguini, bikini… every time I hear Stortini, I think of that slap chop commcercial.

  2. Puritania says:

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

    lol, what a joke eh? some fans are real douchebags

  3. Racki says:

    Hockeynoob: seeing as how we’re in the running for Hall, I think I’ll shine it in JDD/Dubnyk’s eyes instead if we ever get leads. :lol:

  4. Puritania says:

    Racki: Stortini, fettucini, linguini, bikini… every time I hear Stortini, I think of that slap chop commcercial.

    lol I think I just shit my pants, my brother says that exact series to me all the time. His latest addition is D’Agostini

  5. Racki says:

    HAhaha ! Nice.. D’Agostini… genius :P

  6. hockeynoob says:

    Hahha, that’s mint guys. Yeah, the mini-camp’s doing a good job at setting the Oilers in place for a top 3 pick.

    Isn’t Toronto playing the Canes tonight? It’s a big game, I hope it goes to OT.

    Puritania:
    lol I think I just shit my pants, my brother says that exact series to me all the time. His latest addition is D’Agostini

  7. Puritania says:

    I was listening half-assedly and heard Quinn say “Guys with a big cat on their face.” wtf was he talking about?

  8. LateNightOilFan says:

    Thanks for the update on Burrows everyone. WOW. They just said Burrows was fined $2,500 but it will be interesting to see what the league does about the ref.

    My son has run into a few examples of things like this at the minor hockey level, but I’m talking about things like teenaged ref’s officiating their brother’s games, etc and it’s been stuff we’ve heard about after the fact, ie. bragging to friends about getting a win for a certain team.

    Should Burrows allegations be proven true, that’s a huge black mark for the league and the ref’s association.

  9. Racki says:

    Puritania: I was listening half-assedly and heard Quinn say “Guys with a big cat on their face.” wtf was he talking about?

    I presumed he was talking about the Predators and meant big cat on their chest? But I wasn’t paying much attention.

  10. Racki says:

    what do you guys think? Believe Burrows? Did he handle it wrong like everyone is saying? I believe him, but also do think too he should have told the coach and let him deal with it with the league.

  11. Mr.Majestyk says:

    we need more than green lasers. We need Sharks with frickin’ lasers. (Austin Powers reference)

  12. Steve-O says:

    i feel bad for making my mom, sister and niece go to this shit show

    and i just realized that i forgot to ask you trogdor, so you move to the top of the list for tickets when i have extra tickets

  13. Racki says:

    Are you kidding? Trogdor should be paying you money for not giving him those tickets.

  14. Steve-O says:

    Racki: what do you guys think? Believe Burrows? Did he handle it wrong like everyone is saying? I believe him, but also do think too he should have told the coach and let him deal with it with the league.

    burrows is a little bitch

  15. Puritania says:

    Racki: I presumed he was talking about the Predators and meant big cat on their chest? But I wasn’t paying much attention.

    someone should introduce that guy to the english language.

    As far as Burrows goes the guy is a real D-bag so it doesnt help his case that he called out the ref publicly. To be honest though I’m kinda glad it’s out there as I think the Refs of the NHL are terrible.

  16. Steve-O says:

    Racki: Are you kidding? Trogdor should be paying you money for not giving him those tickets.

    fine, next time i’ll just give them to our waitresses

    hope you see this trogdor

  17. Trogdor says:

    Do I get to go with them?

  18. Racki says:

    I don’t want to seem ungrateful, but there didn’t seem to be too big of a fight over these tickets.

  19. Steve-O says:

    Racki: I don’t want to seem ungrateful, but there didn’t seem to be too big of a fight over these tickets.

    none at all

  20. LateNightOilFan says:

    Mr.Majestyk: Yay Schremp!

    Well, since it’s intermission and there’s time to kill, thought you might like to know the main reason why he’s been doing well – from his coach tonight:

    “He knows the coach believes in him. He knows his teammates believe in him,” said Gordon.

  21. Puritania says:

    3rd Period lets go!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wooooooo!!!!!!!! so pumped!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Racki says:

    His coach and team believe in Rob Schremp Hockey.

  23. Steve-O says:

    lets see stone get #1

    and o’sullivan is looking like the best oiler forward out there

  24. Trogdor says:

    Racki: His coach and team believe in Rob Schremp Hockey.

    MacT didn’t know how to work YouTube.

  25. LateNightOilFan says:

    Racki: His coach and team believe in Rob Schremp Hockey.

    Yes, that’s been noted! However, Rob Schremp hockey is starting to include playing well in his own zone and without the puck. Don’t get me wrong, he and the Oilers needed to part ways, so I’m not in the ‘why did we let him go’ camp but I never really understood the hate for him. Just nice to see a guy mature and start to find his way when given a fresh start.

    DD’s looked pretty good so far.

  26. Racki says:

    JFJ scooorrresss

  27. Puritania says:

    atta boy

  28. LateNightOilFan says:

    Scorree! JFJ with the 5-hole squeeker!

  29. Trogdor says:

    Mounting the comeback 10 minutes early tonight.

  30. Racki says:

    Belak vs. Grebeshkov..ya sure.

  31. Steve-O says:

    come on quinn, lets get stone out there

  32. LateNightOilFan says:

    Are they going to show a decent replay on this?

    No goal!

  33. Racki says:

    Wouldn’t matter if Jones touched it after Dumont anyways.. still no goal in that situation.. unless he was arguing Dumont missed it and it was he that tipped it.

  34. Racki says:

    Shit.. fire.. everybody get the f*** out of there!

  35. Puritania says:

    He’s ON FIRE!!! (Gene Principe approved pun)

  36. LateNightOilFan says:

    Fire alarms and goal horns, cool!

  37. Bostonoiler says:

    Hurricanes beat the Leafs earlier tonight, and the Oil are getting the piss pounded out of them! TAYLOR HALL BABY!!!!!! The future is bright Hall, Eberle, Svenson! Screw the season!

    Oh btw JDD sucks, we need to go and get Halak. He only played 5 good games, and they were on that monster road trip, Oilers need a goalie for the future. Khabibulin, bad contract or not, will need to be healthy next season. And Marc Pouliot is going to play for the Falcons for the next two weeks.

    Nice to see JFJ get a goal!!

  38. Racki says:

    I love how the beach ball is bouncing around the arena.. it’s a celebration byatches, enjoy yourselves…

  39. Racki says:

    Far be it for Moreau to stall a potential comeback by taking a penalty.

  40. Puritania says:

    Steve-O: stone injured?

    He’s in the tunnel blowing up beach balls

  41. Racki says:

    Steve-O: stone injured?

    Dunno

  42. Racki says:

    My guess is Stone is benched for a turnover on one of the goals…

  43. Puritania says:

    Say what you will about the Oil but they send thier fans home happy

  44. Steve-O says:

    nevermind, i see him now

    come on buddy, get a goal

  45. Puritania says:

    good to see, I wanna tank but I want Penner to keep lighting it up.

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