GDT – Edmonton Oilers 1, Calgary Flames 6 – Jan 30, 2010 @ 8:00 PM – CBC – Game 53

By , January 30, 2010 11:50 am
GDT - The Battle For A Win - Oilers at Flames

GDT - The Battle For A Win - Oilers at Flames

PRE-GAME RANT

Oh it’s on, folks. Hockey Day In Canada… the Battle of Alberta. What more could you ask for? Well, a win tonight sure as hell would be nice. Forget about the Dive for Five, Tank for Taylor/Tyler, Saggin’ for Seguin, Foul-up for Fowler or whatever you want to call it. This is the battle for ultimate hockey supremacy. OK, maybe not quite that big, but it sure would feel good to see a win tonight, no?

As we all know, the Oilers are sitting at 12 straight losses (including OT/Shootout losses), and have 1 one win in their last 20. The Flames are winless in 9 games. This is the battle for a bloody win. And let’s hope it’s a bloody, spirited game. If these teams come out flat, I’ll be surprised. This is the type of game that SHOULD bring out the fight in both teams. And with it being in Calgary’s barn, I’d love to see an Edmonton win tonight. Calgary is also on the verge of sweeping the season series, and the Oilers can not let that happen!

No heart/brain prediction tonight.. just one prediction: 5-2 Oilers.

PROJECTED LINE-UPS

Edmonton Oilers Projected Line-Up (subject to change)

Penner-Gagner-Nilsson
O’Sullivan-Potulny-Brule
Moreau-Horcoff-Pisani
Jacques-Pouliot-Cogliano

Souray – Gilbert
Grebeshkov – Visnovsky
Chorney – Strudwick

Dubnyk
Deslauriers

Calgary Flames Projected Line-Up (subject to change)

Boyd – Backlund – Iginla
Glencross – Langkow -Bourque
Nystrom – Jokinen – Lundmark
Sjostrom – Prust – McGrattan

Regehr – Phaneuf
Giordano – Bouwmeester
Pardy – Sarich

Kiprusoff
McElhinney

TEAM COMPARISON

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52 GP 54
16 W 26
30 L 20
6 OT 8
38 P 60
0.365 P% 0.556
2.54 G/G 2.48
3.35 GA/G 2.5
19 PP% 16.4
74 PK% 83.1
28.6 S/G 28
31.6 SA/G 29.7
47.2 FO% 47.1

GAME NOTES

– O’Sullivan is in, Comrie is out. Stortini remains out of the lineup for this game.
– Dubnyk gets the nod in net for the Oilers.

SCORING SUMMARY

1ST PERIOD SCORING
CGY – 3:45 – Boyd from Backlund, Iginla
Grebeshkov loses the puck behind the net. The Flames get it out front and Boyd puts it away.
EDM – 12:25 – Gagner (PP) from O’Sullivan, Grebeshkov
O’Sullivan backhands a pass from the slot to Gagner who is near the goal line. He shelfs it upstairs with very little room. Nice goal.
CGY – 13:20 – Bourque from Bouwmeester, Iginla
On a delayed penalty call by captainslashalot, Bouwmeester drives into the Oilers zone, behind the net and throws it out front to Bourque who one times it past Doobie.
2ND PERIOD SCORING
CGY – 6:48 – Boyd unassisted
Sheldon Souray passes it to Gagner who tries to touch pass it to Moreau, but it’s intercepted by Boyd who beats Dubnyk.
CGY – 7:32 – Phaneuf from Lundmark, Jokinen
Phaneuf wires a one-timer with a screen in front of Dubnyk. Dubnyk doesn’t even flinch as it blows past him.
CGY – 15:13 – Iginla (PP) from Giordano, Jokinen
On a 5-on-3, Girodano takes a hard shot from the high slot that Dubnyk kicks to the side. Iginla picks up the rebound on the side of the net and puts it in a wide open net.
3RD PERIOD SCORING
CGY – 9:40 – Iginla from Boyd, Bouwmeester
Boyd loses control of the puck while going to the ned and it slides across the crease to Iginla who is there to bang it in.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1st 2nd 3rd Total
EDM EDM 10 9 9 28
CGY CGY 9 14 7 30

1ST PERIOD HIGHLIGHTS

16:55 – Gilbert jumps in on a play and one-times a shot in on Kipper. Best chance so far for the Oilers.
14:48 – Dubnyk gives it away to Sjostrom behind the net. Nothing bad becomes of this though.
13:35 – Nice take away by Nilsson to keep this shift alive… the Flames have been hemmed in their zone for a good minute and a half or so as the Oil run this shift like it’s a powerplay.
12:12 – Pisani takes a hard hit from Giordano while dumping it out of the Oilers zone.
9:25 – Boyd hits Gilbert knee on knee, earning a penalty. Horcoff drops the gloves with Giordano. He takes some good shots early on. He lands a couple good punches of his own, and gets the take down, but I’ll score this one a win for Giordano.
6:10 – Bouwmeester feeds Jokinen a pass, blue line to blue line and Jokinen gets in all alone on Dubnyk. Dubnyk makes a nice stick save on the shot by Jokinen.
5:25 – Phaneuf hits O’Sullivan late after a whistle. O’Sullivan gives him a good shot back. Quasimodo loses his balance and lands an accidental elbow on O’Sullivan.

2ND PERIOD HIGHLIGHTS

16:07 – Regehr rides Brule into the end boards on a dump in, sending Brule to the ice.
15:00 – Grebeshkov jumps in on the play and rips a laser off the top bar.
14:10 – Great shot block by Moreau here.
12:28 – The Oilers call a time out after the Flames fourth goal.
10:53 – Glencross gets a pass from behind the goalline in the slot that he nearly buries to make it 5-1, but it hits the bar.
8:10 – Souray straight arms Jokinen as he’s trying to skate into his office, and he sends Jokinen to the ice and sliding into the side boards.
7:34 – McGratton tries to get something going with Strudwick. Moreau steps in to his aid as well. The only thing that happens here is some angry gazes, a few words, and some more Mark Lee Flames-love.
7:20 – Visnovsky blasts a shot from the high slot that redirects off Pardy and into Kippers armpit area as he makes a save.
6:20 – Souray roughs up Iginla and gets called, putting the team down 2 men.
5:48 – On the 5-on-3, Dubnyk makes a nice, aggressive save on a Phaneuf slap shot as he comes out to challenge.

3RD PERIOD HIGHLIGHTS

18:16 – Good short-handed chance by Glencross as he wheels past Visnovsky, who got all turned up. But he is stopped by Dubnyk.
17:41 – Brule sets up Jacques who gets in alone with Kipper. He goes forehand – backhand, but Kipper doesn’t give him a lot to shoot at.
16:50 – Iggy and Souray drop the gloves and helmets. Not a bad fight. Both guys are swinging for the fences. Souray lands one right on the button. Not much else landed it didn’t seem, and both guys have troubles keeping their balance. It’s later announced that Souray left the game favoring his wrist.
15:30 – Phaneuf blindsides Potulny with a hit.
14:38 – Cogliano blows through the defence (Sarich and Bouwmeester) and gets alone on Kipper. Kipper goes down and Cogliano goes to the backhand, but Kipper throws out the glove. Cogliano draws a penalty on the play as well.
12:34 – Bouwmeester’s penalty ends and he nearly receives an airmailed breakaway pass at the blue line from Glencross who was in the Flames goal area, but it just slides past Bouwmeester. Dubnyk freezes the puck as it comes to him.
5:38 – McGratton burns Grebeshkov one on one, but Dunbyk bails him out. Yikes, this team’s defense is disgusting.

POST-GAME RANT

A 6-1 loss to a team in a horrible slump… how do you think this one went? Brutal all around game, by the heartless Oilers. The Oilers have now officially set history – the first NHL team ever to lose every single game in a month (including OT/SO losses). To top it off, Souray left the game with an injured hand after fighting Iginla. Quinn mentioned in his post game that the hand is fractured (the extent is unknown though at this point). This may keep him out for the rest of the season, which creates even more of a problem than it sounds (hint: think trade deadline….). Kind of have to wonder when the Oilers will win again. More and more ways pop up to kick this team while it’s down.

Next game, the real Biggest Loser challenge – Monday vs. Carolina, 7:30 at home on PPV. Order this one, and I’ll put you on a waiting list for a lobotomy.

229 Responses to “GDT – Edmonton Oilers 1, Calgary Flames 6 – Jan 30, 2010 @ 8:00 PM – CBC – Game 53”

  1. gr8one says:

    wow, our PP is ranked 11th?

    that’s a lot better than I thought it would be.

  2. Racki says:

    LateNightOilFan:
    I was just about to comment on this.Also, according to him, Dubnyk is going to try to help the Flamers end their losing streak tonight.It was just a slip up but know which team you’re talking about.

    Well if it’s coming from a Flames fan too, then I guess I’m not imagining it!

  3. LateNightOilFan says:

    yah, Gags!!

  4. Racki says:

    Gags!!! Nice! :)

  5. Puritania says:

    woohoo! nice shot Gagner

  6. gr8one says:

    nice pp goal!

  7. Puritania says:

    ugh

  8. Racki says:

    Whaaaaa? Offensive zone penalty by Moreau? Imfuckingpossible!

  9. Puritania says:

    Mark Lee is getting a raging dinger with the Calgary goal and the Jokinen chance.

  10. Racki says:

    Btw Gagner is our best scorer vs. the Flames this season

  11. gr8one says:

    Moreau is truly a fucking idiot.

    Never has my opinion on a hockey player so drastically changed, he used to be one of my favorite players, and now all he does is prove that he’s nothing but a liability to this team.

  12. LateNightOilFan says:

    Racki: Well if it’s coming from a Flamers fan too, then I guess I’m not imagining it!

    When did DropIt say that?

  13. Racki says:

    LateNightOilFan:
    When did DropIt say that?

    Oh woops, ignore that… I saw his name on another post I guess when I read your message. :P

  14. Racki says:

    So this so far is the anti-thesis of the St. Louis game. Madly typing down highlights and trying not to miss any action.

  15. Puritania says:

    Racki: So this so far is the anti-thesis of the St. Louis game. Madly typing down highlights and trying not to miss any action.

    Yup, Pretty much the only game of the season I’m actually cheering for the Oil. after tonight back to the DFF

  16. Puritania says:

    I’d Like to see Penner/Gagner/Brule reunited tonight.

  17. Racki says:

    Puritania: I’d Like to see Penner/Gagner/Brule reunited tonight.

    FULLY agree.

  18. LateNightOilFan says:

    Racki: Oh woops, ignore that… I saw his name on another post I guess when I read your message.

    lol ok, you’re forgiven…

  19. Racki says:

    Just once I’d like to hear someone say “yah, in order for us to improve as a team we’re going to have to complicate our game a bit. It’s been too simple lately!”

  20. Puritania says:

    Is it too much to ask for quick crisp and clean passes? how often to I have to see passes into a guys thigh or right in the skates.

  21. gr8one says:

    Racki:
    FULLY agree.

    3rded

  22. Racki says:

    real deal commercial if you’re watching, steveo!

  23. Craig Simpson says:

    I just want to see O’Sullivan man up. Phaneuf gives him that cheap shot after the whistle and what does he do? Stand there looking like he wants no part of Phaneuf, waiting for his teammates to come to his rescue. The kid is infuriating.

  24. Puritania says:

    On that note, I’d like to see a little more bad blood. Ive been itching for a fight filled affair.

  25. DropIt says:

    If this game gets anything close to ‘out of hand’, I predict a violent affair

  26. DropIt says:

    Also, good fight between Gio and Horcoff…

    I gave it a draw

  27. Puritania says:

    what an unneccasary icing.

  28. Puritania says:

    nothing pisses me off more than the blind pass to the slot.

  29. Racki says:

    Puritania: what an unneccasary icing.

    It was a planned play… the winger (not sure who it was) was expected to hustle in to beat out the icing. Seen it a few times with Souray. However, the winger was in a position that would have put him offside if he skated too hard there.

  30. Puritania says:

    Racki: It was a planned play… the winger (not sure who it was) was expected to hustle in to beat out the icing. Seen it a few times with Souray. However, the winger was in a position that would have put him offside if he skated too hard there.

    yep, just bugs me how often I see that play end up being an icing rather than a dump in.

  31. Trogdor says:

    Evening all, company’s gone, so time for some hockey. Been watching out of the corner of my eye, and it’s been interesting so far at least. Let’s tie this one up.

  32. DropIt says:

    i have seen Mcgratton out there for 4 shifts, yet not even one sign of a fight.

    check, just remembered that Stortini is out

  33. Racki says:

    Puritania:
    yep, just bugs me how often I see that play end up being an icing rather than a dump in.

    True enough!

  34. Racki says:

    DropIt: i have seen Mcgratton out there for 4 shifts, yet not even one sign of a fight.check, just remembered that Stortini is out

    Yah I noticed McGratton just now for the first time and thought “if he scraps.. we don’t have anyone to go with him.”

  35. Puritania says:

    Ping!

  36. Trogdor says:

    Ouch, who’s man if front there…

    As for McGratton, the can play him if they want. With no one to scrap him, he’s just killing time out there.

  37. Puritania says:

    Is Iginla in the lineup? I havent noticed him at all tonight.

  38. Racki says:

    Sutter looks like he’s going to catch flight with those ears if a slight wind picks up.

  39. Trogdor says:

    Crap…

  40. Puritania says:

    ah hell.

  41. DropIt says:

    His stock drops to a 3rd rounder at deadline day :P

  42. DropIt says:

    Puritania: Is Iginla in the lineup? I havent noticed him at all tonight.

    he has 2 assists tonight already

    on a line with Boyd and Backlund

  43. Trogdor says:

    Ummm… Double crap?

  44. Racki says:

    Dubnyk didn’t even see that one… or at least move on it..

  45. Puritania says:

    Mark Lee is doing a jig as we speak.

  46. LateNightOilFan says:

    Who left the floodgate open?

  47. Puritania says:

    DropIt: he has 2 assists tonight alreadyon a line with Boyd and Backlund

    Guess im not paying good enough attention haha.

  48. Puritania says:

    If we lose tonight and win against Carolina I will shit.

  49. DropIt says:

    Glencross always plays his best vs Edmonton

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