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. Racki says:

    Slumpbusters.

  2. Puritania says:

    Guess the question now is do the Oil go down as the pitiful wretches that they are or do they say “fuck it!” and go out gangbusters.

  3. Bostonoiler says:

    I went to the Kings game tonight and watched some great hockey. I come home, turn on the Oilers and the Flames score twice real quick. The Canes beat the Hawks tonight. This is a nightmere. Lets hope that Tambi fixes it with young guys and builds this team the right way.

  4. DropIt says:

    McGratton’s got them crazy eyes

    Big save Kipper

  5. LateNightOilFan says:

    That one woke Kipper up.

  6. Puritania says:

    Bostonoiler: I went to the Kings game tonight and watched some great hockey. I come home, turn on the Oilers and the Flamers score twice real quick. The Canes beat the Hawks tonight. This is a nightmere. Lets hope that Tambi fixes it with young guys and builds this team the right way.

    hopefully tambi, lowe, and pendergrast get the boot. wishfull thinking im sure.

  7. DropIt says:

    ya… this game will get dirt ugly by the end of the period

  8. Racki says:

    Mark Lee: *jerk jerk jerk* “Flames are great” *spank spank* “Bouwmeester..” *fap fap*

  9. Puritania says:

    souray is getting pissed, would love to see him drop the gloves.

  10. Racki says:

    awesome.. 5on3… just what we need when down 4-1.

  11. DropIt says:

    Souray getting cranky.

  12. Puritania says:

    Racki: Mark Lee: *jerk jerk jerk* “Flamers are great” *spank spank* “Bouwmeester..” *fap fap*

    lol that sums it up quite nicely.

  13. LateNightOilFan says:

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

    Nah – the Canes are playing pretty good now.

  14. Racki says:

    Souray looks a little upset….. if this game gets ugly, I predict he’ll be handing someone their lunch later.

  15. Trogdor says:

    Need a big kill here.

  16. LateNightOilFan says:

    Good job Devan

    Edit – it’s ok, there’s only so much you can do…

  17. Puritania says:

    Am I wrong to be fully confident that Mark Lee is grabbing at his crotch while conducting the play by play? Wish I could get the image outta my brain.

  18. DropIt says:

    that 5 on 3 was like pulling teeth… jokinen only had 6 chances

  19. Trogdor says:

    Damn, so close to getting a man back. Could have perked the boys up, but no such luck

  20. Puritania says:

    Man I wish we still had that Warmachine named Steve MacIntyre. He was one entertaining fellow.

  21. Trogdor says:

    What? No penalty? Must be feeling sorry for us now.

  22. Racki says:

    Welp…. pretty good chance we’ll get that #1 overall pick (lottery aside)

  23. DropIt says:

    Racki: Souray looks a little upset….. if this game gets ugly, I predict he’ll be handing someone their lunch later.

    Ya, im not sure Iggy will be out there too much this game any more VS Souray… I’d like to see him take on McGratton though

  24. LateNightOilFan says:

    Puritania: Am I wrong to be fully confident that Mark Lee is grabbing at his crotch while conducting the play by play? Wish I could get the image outta my brain.

    You’re probably right. Thanks so much for passing that image along.

  25. Bostonoiler says:

    so thats 13 losses now??? So my brother is a Canes fan and my other is a Flyers fan. Too much to ask for two wins this coming week???

  26. Racki says:

    DropIt:
    Ya, im not sure Iggy will be out there too much this game any more VS Souray… I’d like to see him take on McGratton though

    No thank you! :lol:

  27. Puritania says:

    LateNightOilFan: You’re probably right. Thanks so much for passing that image along.

    lol happy to help :)

  28. Racki says:

    Bostonoiler: so thats 13 losses now??? So my brother is a Canes fan and my other is a Flyers fan. Too much to ask for two wins this coming week???

    yes… I hope your brother gets to rub in a win, actually ;)

  29. Puritania says:

    Souray vs Iginla….please, please, please!!!

  30. Trogdor says:

    Is Calgary really that much of a hick town? Country music every whistle, firing guns after the national anthem…

  31. DropIt says:

    Racki: No thank you!

    LOL

    come on… actually, with no HUGZ or SMACKINTYRE. There are not a ton of matchups for fights….

    Hell even Conroy cant throw down with Gagner.

    Maybe a Prust vs JFJ? Or more Boyd vs Coglianno (i think)

  32. Racki says:

    Puritania: Souray vs Iginla….please, please, please!!!

    Yes, please… would love to see that

  33. Puritania says:

    DropIt: LOLcome on… actually, with no HUGZ or SMACKINTYRE. There are not a ton of matchups for fights….Hell even Conroy cant throw down with Gagner.Maybe a Prust vs JFJ? Or more Boyd vs Coglianno (i think)

    Dubnyk vs Kipper!

  34. DropIt says:

    Trogdor: Is Calgary really that much of a hick town? Country music every whistle, firing guns after the national anthem…

    No. I think because of the hockey day in canada paired with what i think may be a rodeo in town. I tihkn they are going a little over the top with their ‘city roots’

  35. Racki says:

    Puritania:
    Dubnyk vs Kipper!

    YES! lol

  36. Racki says:

    What can Quinn say during the post-game? He must be tired of saying the same stuff over and over. Still a period to go, but I can’t see them salvaging any dignity.

  37. Puritania says:

    Racki: YES! lol

    If only eh? the NHL needs more Goalie fights. and we need another http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCQld1IbYMI

    Bishai in the bench and that dirty bastard Conks droppin the gloves, was a good, good night.

  38. LateNightOilFan says:

    Racki: What can Quinn say during the post-game?

    Fuck this shit, I’m too old for this crap, I quit?

  39. Mr.Majestyk says:

    wow, what a depressing night of hockey. I mean, I should come to expect it at this point but since its the Flames…I atleast expected a close game.

  40. Racki says:

    Puritania:
    If only eh? the NHL needs more Goalie fights. and we need another http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCQld1IbYMIBishai in the bench and that dirty bastard Conks droppin the gloves, was a good, good night.

    Ahh hell yah… good memories! Love that game.

  41. Racki says:

    We should start a pool: when will the Oilers actually win again?

    Maybe I’ll make a poll.

  42. Mr.Majestyk says:

    Its been so long now, it makes you start to wonder who the hell will they eventually beat?

  43. Puritania says:

    Racki: We should start a pool: when will the Oilers actually win again?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lITBGjNEp08

    edit: I thought the question was “will the Oilers win again” note to self, read posts before making a fool of ones self.

  44. Puritania says:

    nice chance, one guy I hope we hold on to is Brule. I’ve always liked that kid.

  45. Puritania says:

    Holy Shit!

  46. Racki says:

    Puritania: Oh yah, we’d be stupid to let him go. He’ll be back. Then again… I would have said the same thing about… ahh fuck, I’m not going to go there.

  47. Racki says:

    AHH HELL YES! Main event!

  48. Trogdor says:

    Bombs! Not much connecting though.

  49. DropIt says:

    well there she was

    and like mentioned months ago… VERY evenly matched … almost identicals fight

  50. Puritania says:

    Wish Shelly had a little more balance during that fight. Saw that he tagged Iggy at least once pretty well there.

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