GDT – Edmonton Oilers 0, Colorado Avalanche 3 – Feb 6, 2010 @ 8:00 PM – CBC – Game 57

By , February 6, 2010 10:51 am
GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Colorado Avalanche

GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Colorado Avalanche


The Oilers big 2 game winning streak came to a halt versus the Wild on Thursday where they were felled 4-2. They are 2-1-0 so far this month after going a whole month without a win. The Colorado Avalanche have just 1 win in their last 5 games after going on a 6 game winning streak. They’ll look to get things back under control against a fellow struggling team. The Oilers are 2-7-1 in their last 10 and the Avalanche are 6-4-0 in their last 10.

Something tells me this will be another loss for the Oilers tonight. Prediction: CBC commentators will rip into the Oilers for being such a poor team at this that, and the other thing and mention how Dustin Penner looks lazy out there again. The last game these two teams played against each other, the Avalanche won 6-0.

Prediction: 4-1 for Colorado


Edmonton Oilers Projected Line-Up (subject to change)

Moreau – Horcoff – Pisani

Visnovsky – Chorney
Gilbert – Grebeshkov
Plante – Strudwick


Colorado Avalanche Projected Line-Up (subject to change)





logo STATS logo
56 GP 56
18 W 31
32 L 19
6 OT 6
42 P 68
0.375 P% 0.607
2.5 G/G 2.84
3.32 GA/G 2.57
19.3 PP% 17.9
74.9 PK% 82.2
28.6 S/G 26.7
31.8 SA/G 32
46.8 FO% 47.3


– Steve Staios and Ladislav Smid are each very close to passing their tests to return to the lineup. Either one of them may be in the lineup tonight.
– According to the Edmonton Sun, in order for Dubnyk to play in Springfield during the Olympic break, he needs to have played more games in the AHL this year. That’s why he was sent back down. To rack up a few more games.
– UPDATE: Exactly the same lineup this game for the Oilers as the last game.
– UPDATE: From Dan Tencer’s Twitter: “Coach Quinn stated yesterday that Brule was out because of a drop off in energy and passion. So, he’s a healthy scratch officially.”

No scoring.
COL -9:34 – Wolski from Duchene, Hannan
Duchene drops it to Wolski who hammers it through Deslauriers. It slowly trickles into the net.
COL – 17:06 – Wilson from Foote
After playing spectacular, Deslauriers lets in a softie on a shot from the boards at the top of the circle. May have been tipped.
COL – 19:30 – Yip (EN) Unassisted
Dustin Penner is too soft on the puck and coughs it up on the break out. Yip gets it and puts it in the open net.
1st 2nd 3rd Total
EDM EDM 4 8 8 20
COL COL 14 15 13 42


20:00 – During the pre-game ceremony, Mike Ricci was honored (as part of the “Avalanche Alumni Association” in which ex-NHLers important to the Avs are honored – thanks Tashimoko) and dropped the ceremonial puck. Afterwards the Avs paid tributed to Brendan Burke with a moment of silence. Pretty good of them to do that.
16:08 – Cogliano go streaking into the Avs zone and nails the ref. They both hit the ice.
10:42 – Cogliano again tries to break in the zone, this time along the boards past Wilson, but Wilson has something to say about that and rattles him hard against the glass.
9:30 – Nice job by Comrie to lay down and sweep the puck off an Av’s stick while Potulny was off getting a new stick.
7:43 – Nice hard work by Stortini to chase a puck down behind the net as he blows around a defender (yes, I said that about Storts), picks the puck up and then nearly wraps it in. He draws a penalty on the play as well.
6:05 – Ugly powerplay for the Oilers as the Avalanche get a great chance on a point shot.
2:35 – Great series of saves here by Deslauriers on the powerplay with some fantastic saves.
2:19 – This time Deslauriers stones Wolski one on one. This game is scoreless because of Deslauriers so far.
1:02 – Potulny with two great shot blocks on this penalty kill.


17:45 – Comrie wipes out in front of Deslauriers and almost turns it over, but good recovery to sweep it out of danger.
16:48 – Yip takes a shot from far out that Wolski tips, but Deslauriers sprawls to make a great save to keep it out.
14:22 – Nice save by Anderson on a Moreau wrister through traffic.
10:44 – Duchene gets Deslauriers down and out and rings it off the bar.
9:29 – During the break, Pat Quinn verbally berates everyone on the bench, as the Oilers aren’t in this game at all. The shots are 22-6 so far and they’re leaving Deslauriers to do it all.
4:35 – Comrie and O’Sullivan get a 2-on-1 with Potulny trailing. Comrie dekes in on Anderson and it slides through Andersons legs and out the other side of the blue paint, staying out somehow.
3:37 – Moreau gets in alone on Anderson, but Anderson again shuts the door.
0:19 – Svatos stopped by Deslauriers from in close. Deslauriers is superb so far tonight.


15:54 – Decent hit by Plante on the big man Stewart after O’Sullivan knocked him off balance a bit.
14:27 – CBC announces that Gagner hurt himself (sore left knee). Looks like it was when he fell into the end boards in the 2nd.
10:07 – Svatos fires a hard wrister from the top of the circle but Deslauriers stops it with the shoulder then covers it up.
7:40 – On the powerplay, Comrie walks right out front from the corner and tries to flip it up high on Anderson, but Anderson denies him. Visnovsky gets the rebound at the point, but his shot is blocked.
7:25 – The Oilers get a 12 second 5-on-3 and call a time out.
5:30 – Cogliano gets a shot from the side of the net. The rebound comes right out front to Horcoff, but Adam Foote goes down to block the shot and Horcoff fans on it, right into Foote’s equipment.
4:18 – Close call. The Avs are pressing again as McLeod just barely fires it wide, blocker side.


Wow, what an awful game played by almost all of the Oilers. Deslauriers earned the first start tonight, and I mean he earned it. He was shelled by 41 shots and made 39 saves. He let in one very questionable goal (goal number 2), but aside from that, this was a 1-0 game for most of the game 100% because of him. It should have been another 6-0 final. Lots of negatives in this one, so I’ll keep this summary short.

Next game, Monday in Phoenix vs. the Coyotes. It’s a 7:30 start and is televised on Sportsnet.

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58 Responses to “GDT – Edmonton Oilers 0, Colorado Avalanche 3 – Feb 6, 2010 @ 8:00 PM – CBC – Game 57”

  1. zackman35 says:

    Racki: On another note, Toronto lost tonight and Carolina win, putting the bottom at:

    NYI – 54 (57 GP)
    Carolina – 47 (57 GP)
    Toronto – 47 (58 GP)
    Edmonton – 42 (56 GP)

    The Leafs were so close too, that kinda sucked because it looked like they were gonna pull it off but I was really happy to see Carolina win especially without Cam Ward. If you want to look at the tank for Taylor/Tyler perspective, there’s just over a quarter left of the season to play…

    These are the teams left we play and corresponding times we play them:

    Western Conference
    Ducks : 4 Games
    Wild: 3 Games
    Avalanche: 2 Games (Including Tonight)
    Coyotes: 2 Games
    Kings: 2 Games
    Wings: 2 Games
    Preds: 1 Game
    Blackhawks: 1 Game
    Blue Jackets: 1 Game
    Blues: 1 Game
    Sharks: 1 Game
    Canuckleheads: 1 Game
    Stars: 1 Game

    Western Conference Perdictions
    Wins (2 Ducks, 1 Wild, 1 Wings, 1 Blues, 1 Stars, 1 Coyotes, 1 Blue Jackets)
    Losses (The rest of the other games)
    Points: 16points

    Eastern Conference
    Devils: 1 Game
    Sens: 1 Game
    Canadiens: 1 Game
    Leafs: 1 Game

    Predictions on Eastern Conference:
    Wins (Leafs, Canadiens)
    Losses (Devils, Sens)
    Points: 4pts

    So at most I think we could finish with a solid 65 points but that’s just my predictions. So once the second last place team hits 65 I think we’ll be golden for the pick, I hate being the embarrassment of the league but it truly looks like the reality of things, lets see the guys prove me wrong.

  2. Racki says:

    Thanks for doing that research, Zack!

  3. zackman35 says:

    Racki: Thanks for doing that research, Zack!

    No problem, all I did was tally the games remaining on their schedule and added some predictions for a twist. In other news worth mentioning this will be the last year that the Oilers will be affiliated with Springfield, apparently next season they will be moving to Oklahoma City and an announcement could be made as early as this Tuesday.

    Possible team names listed as per twitter, remember take with a grain of salt (think I used that expression right),

    Oilers, Road Runners, Hawks, Oil kings, Oil barons, 89ers

  4. chucker says:

    Oklahoma makes sense on many levels. They just lost their current team and had the best attendance in that league, or close to it before that. Sounds like this has been in the works for a while. It’ll be a little better for travel on call ups as well.

    Robonerd will be elated.

  5. Racki says:

    Interesting. I’m guessing that Springfield is probably happy about the separation. lol

  6. HockeyNoob says:

    Wow, it sounded like this was bound to happen.

    Unrelated, but I watched a rerun of that movie with Charlie Sheen, Major League, last night. In the movie, the owner wanted to finish last, so that they could relocate the team to Miami.

    It’s already happened with Springfield apparently, is Edmonton next, lol?

  7. Racki says:

    hah, Edmonton isn’t going anywhere 😉 But chances are they ARE trying to finish last.

    Btw, Tencer confirmed Brule is a healthy scratch:

    Coach Quinn stated yesterday that Brule was out because of a drop off in energy and passion. So, he’s a healthy scratch officially.

  8. Racki says:

    Well, a Toronto lead is not a safe lead, but it looks like they’ll gain more ground on the Oilers as they currently lead 4-0 in the 3rd.

  9. HockeyNoob says:

    Wow, two shutouts in a row for Giguere?

  10. HockeyNoob says:

    Hey Racki, if you want a free subscription to NHL game center live, email me.

  11. gr8one says:

    HockeyNoob: Hey Racki, if you want a free subscription to NHL game center live, email me.

    what? me too!!!

  12. gr8one says:

    oh btw noob, I proposed a trade to you in our hockey pool, go check it out!

  13. MetalOil says:

    Racki: Well, a Toronto lead is not a safe lead, but it looks like they’ll gain more ground on the Oilers as they currently lead 4-0 in the 3rd.

    Carolina Beat NYI 3-1 too!!!

  14. Racki says:

    MO: Yah I saw at 2-1.. that’s cool :)

    Btw, since there is some pool talk… anyone looking for a goaltender, send me trade ideas…

    Any goaltender is available, but there are a couple that won’t be traded to easily!

  15. LateNightOilFan says:

    MetalOil: Carolina Beat NYI 3-1 too!!!

    And a major portion of the Isles fanbase is about to jump off a ledge. Funny what happens when you mess with a hot goalie whom a team scores 3+ goals/game for the entire first half of the season.

    I am so glad you guys are so grounded…

  16. Racki says:

    Cheering for the Oilers wins, but also cheering for the tank means that I’m also a Hurricane and (god kill me) a Leafs fan for a bit. 😛

  17. Racki says:

    These guys obviously haven’t watched the Oilers recently if they think Cogliano was just put on the top line this game.. 😛

  18. LateNightOilFan says:

    I don’t usually root for the Leafs but I was happy to see them win convincingly tonight – not just for the Oilers benefit but for the sake of winning one for Brendan Burke.

  19. Racki says:

    Seems to be all Avs so far.

  20. Racki says:

    Nice hustle by Stortini there though

  21. Racki says:

    Yah that’s pretty cool.

  22. Racki says:

    The Oilers should help awaken the Avs PP.

  23. Racki says:

    wow, JDD looked great there!

  24. Racki says:

    Great work by Potulny on that kill He’s looked good so far this period, as has JDD. Not many other Oilers looking good tonight though.

  25. LateNightOilFan says:

    I would say JDD kept them in there that period.

  26. Racki says:

    Joe Sakic looks like a vagrant.

  27. Racki says:

    So lets place bets as to when we think the Oil will show up this game.. 😛

  28. LateNightOilFan says:

    Racki: So lets place bets as to when we think the Oil will show up this game..

    I’m guessing not right at this moment…

    Weekes said it best – you can only play with fire for so long.

  29. LateNightOilFan says:

    Your blood pressure Quinn, your blood pressure!!! Careful!!!

  30. Racki says:

    The Oilers are getting blown out of the water in every aspect but the scoreboard… however is it me or does Mark Lee get way too excited about nothing? hehe

  31. LateNightOilFan says:

    I’m sorry but I can’t say a goalie owns any team when he’s only played them 3 times in his career.

    Edit – or were the stats they flashed up just from this season?

  32. Racki says:

    Those that said “3:45 left in the 2nd period”… you may be correct, stand by to find out if that is true. 😆

    LNOF: I think that’s career, cause they mentioned him with the Panthers for one of the shutouts.

  33. Racki says:

    If not for Deslauriers, the Avs would be running up the scoreboard right now.

  34. LateNightOilFan says:

    Racki: If not for Deslauriers, the Avs would be running up the scoreboard right now.

    Agreed. I know some people aren’t convinced he will be a starter in this league, but all he needs to do is be able to play like that consistently. His confidence doesn’t seem to be at issue right now either so that’s good. This season with all it’s highs (edit – there were a few) and lows will be important for him to look back upon because he has learned a hell of a lot.

  35. Racki says:

    Yah, I really liked Deslauriers previous to this year. He’s had some struggles for sure and shown consistency issues. But when he’s on, he’s on. Kinda like Garon.

  36. Racki says:

    Shit… I figured Gagner hurt himself when he fell into the boards..

  37. Racki says:

    Won’t get much better a chance to tie it up than this.

  38. LateNightOilFan says:

    That was a scary rebound by Jeff…

  39. LateNightOilFan says:

    Arggg how did that not go in???

  40. Racki says:

    Horcoff fanned on it… arghhh.

  41. Racki says:

    Looked like a bit of a softie there.

  42. LateNightOilFan says:

    That sucks. There’s the consistency factor for JDD – within the game and from game to game. I think it’ll eventually come for him, I love his compete level.

    Without him tonight this is easily a 6-0 game, too bad they couldn’t pot a goal or two in support.

  43. Racki says:

    OI.. Penner… work harder buddy..

  44. Racki says:

    Yah, I agree… one bad goal isn’t too bad considering how fantastic he played though hey.

    The Oilers looked really bad tonight though. Wow… really bad.

  45. Racki says:

    Well on a positive note (For me only), I do have Anderson in my pool. lol

  46. LateNightOilFan says:

    Ok – now I hear them right, those stats were from this season only. Now Anderson has 3 SO’s vs the Oilers this year and a 5-3 loss. Ok, that’s ownage with a blip I guess…

  47. Racki says:

    39 saves for JDD.. pretty dang good.

  48. LateNightOilFan says:

    Racki: Yah, I agree… one bad goal isn’t too bad considering how fantastic he played though hey. The Oilers looked really bad tonight though. Wow… really bad.

    Deja vu from last year hey! Complete reliance on the goalie to win and absolutely no margin for error on the part of the goalie.

  49. Racki says:

    Yup, exactly. But this year the reliance on the goaltender seems to either be rare, or the goaltenders aren’t reliable enough to keep it close like Roli used to (tonight definitely being a case of relying on JDD, and him keeping it close, of course)

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