GDT – Edmonton Oilers 5, Colorado Avalanche 4 (OT) – April 7, 2010 @ 7:30 PM – SNET – Game 80

By , April 7, 2010 9:49 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Colorado Avalanche
logo Edmonton Oilers 5 FINAL (OT) logo Colorado Avalanche 4
25-46-8 Record 43-29-7
Location: Rexall Place
Date: April 7, 2010 @ 7:30 PM MST


Before we start in on Oilers talk, let’s just kick this GDT off by giving thanks to the hockey gods for the Flames being eliminated from making the playoffs last night. Last place in the league doesn’t sound so bad after all, does it? Welcome to Oilers purgatory, Calgary. That’s that place where you claw at 8th place in hopes of making it in, but often end up just missing it (and thus getting a crummy pick in the draft). I don’t think they’re quite at the “blow up the team” stage like we were yet, but I think the future looks a bit brighter for the Oil (for once). Sadly, you have to hit rock bottom in this league to be able to build a strong team sometimes.

Anyways, the Oilers play their last home game tonight vs. the Avalanche at 7:30 on Sportsnet West tonight. The Avalanche clinched their playoff spot last night with a squeaker over Vancouver in a 3-2 win. The Avalanche have won just 3 of their last 10 games (3-6-1). The Oilers came off a pretty good performance vs. the Wild on Monday in which they won 4-1. They are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. Dustin Penner scored his 30th and 31st of the season and looks to add on to it, saying he will be aiming for 35. What a great season for him it has been, and a bitter sweet one, in his own words.

The Avalanche are 3-2-0 in the season series vs. Edmonton so far, including the last two wins (3-0 February 6th and 6-0 January 18th). However, I’m going to predict a win for the Oilers tonight.

Prediction: 5-4 Oilers.


Edmonton Oilers Projected Line-Up (subject to change)

Penner Potulny Cogliano
Linglet Pouliot Jones
Moreau Horcoff Pisani
O’Sullivan Stortini Comrie

Whitney Gilbert
Strudwick Chorney
Johnson Arsene


Colorado Avalanche Projected Line-Up (subject to change)





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79 GP 79
43 W 25
29 L 46
7 OT 8
93 P 58
0.589 P% 0.367
2.91 G/G 2.48
2.73 GA/G 3.34
18.5 PP% 16.8
80.6 PK% 77.9
27.7 S/G 28.2
31.8 SA/G 32.7
47.8 FO% 46.5

47 Responses to “GDT – Edmonton Oilers 5, Colorado Avalanche 4 (OT) – April 7, 2010 @ 7:30 PM – SNET – Game 80”

  1. MetalOil says:

    It would not call any pick in the first half of the first round crummy however the Flames do not even own a first rounder this year. They gave it up to an already stacked Phoenix team in last years deadline day deal to acquire Olli Jokinen (LOL). If memory serves me correctly they do not pick until the 3rd round as it is now.

  2. Racki says:

    Yes that’s true, it won’t likely be a crummy pick, but there is more chance that it won’t be anyone that will come in and help out in any big hurry.

    And wow, that sucks (for them) that they don’t pick until that late!!! Ouch.

  3. MetalOil says:

    Yeah the Calgary Flames’ second-round pick will go to the Chicago Blackhawks as the result of a trade on July 1, 2008 that sent Rene Bourque to Calgary in exchange for this pick. I am not sure if they own another teams 2nd rounder but I do not think they do. Being up against the Cap with a declining superstar(up for debate) and with no picks until round 3(2 picks in this round) means that the Flames are in some serious trouble. I expect them to make a trade or two to move up in the draft(possibly trading Iginla) as well as cleaning house in the coaching and management ranks.

  4. NorwegianOiler says:

    Hmm, if the Flames go for the house-cleaning trade-fest at the draft I think they could contend with the Oilers for most short-sightedness since the lockout. Trading for the Toronto Maple Leafs, then missing the playoffs should not be much of a surprise, but proceeding to trade for underperformers with extended contracts just to hold a firesale less than a year after? The Stajan contract, for example, would make little sense in that perspective. Then again, they’re running out of options, just as fast as they have been running out of patience with their roster.

  5. mrgod2u says:

    Calgary had their core of skill and should have been a contender the 2 years after the lockout. Those days passed them by and they will need a rebuild. Alternately they could stick with a single coach long enough for a system to stick. If they aren’t going to play musical coaches yet again, they may need to break up their core further. I don’t think Kipper and Iggy are responding anymore. Calgary has no excuse for missing the playoffs this year. This was one of their strongest teams ever on paper and they blew it big time, that falls squarely on their on-ice leadership who simply failed to show up all season especially when the season was on the line. In my opinion they should trade Iggy while his value is high.

  6. Racki says:

    Horcoff for Iggy, straight up. 😛

  7. Racki says:

    Oh wow, this sucks.. lol 2-0 pretty quickly

  8. LateNightOilFan says:

    Racki: Oh wow, this sucks.. lol 2-0 pretty quickly

    Wow – I’m not watching yet. Who’s in net?

  9. Haboiler says:

    Wow missed 10 mins and down by 2… not good…

  10. Trogdor says:

    Just turned it on when they were facing off after the first goal, and bang. 2-0. JDD’s in tonight.

  11. Trogdor says:

    JDD might not be in much longer…

  12. Haboiler says:

    Not a great start by any stretch, hopefully a comeback like they have been used to lately.

  13. LateNightOilFan says:

    I’m busy replying to a nitwit thread on the main HF Board about whether the NHL & NBC will be disappointed if the Oilers draft #1. I can’t believe I’m wasting my time but I couldn’t resist.

  14. Trogdor says:

    1 back. Earn those millions Horcs!

  15. Trogdor says:

    LateNightOilFan: I’m busy replying to a nitwit thread on the main HF Board about whether the NHL & NBC will be disappointed if the Oilers draft #1.I can’t believe I’m wasting my time but I couldn’t resist.

    Instead of Toronto? I mean Boston.

  16. Trogdor says:

    3-2! Penner with another!

  17. Haboiler says:

    Atta boy Penner and nice pass by Gilbert.

  18. Racki says:

    Wooooo penner makes it 3-2! and its a game..

  19. LateNightOilFan says:

    Trogdor: Instead of Toronto? I mean Boston.

    Yes Boston is presented as the alternative due to better marketing.

  20. LateNightOilFan says:

    Jeez is the first period even over yet? Gonna be a barn-burner?

  21. Trogdor says:

    Well, it was looking like a stinker, but nice to see a comeback of sorts in the works. Wife can’t have the TV yet.

  22. Bostonoiler says:

    Yay Penner again!

  23. Trogdor says:

    3-3! Comrie with a goal. Maybe Horcoff with the deflection.

  24. gr8one says:

    Racki should eat a dick for grabbing Penner off waivers in our pool playoff finals.



  25. Racki says:

    haaha asshole!

  26. Hockey Noob says:

    Hey everyone! Wow, I’ve been super busy this past month. Haven’t blogged since the 5th of March.

    lol @gr8one.

    cheers everyone!

  27. LateNightOilFan says:

    I don’t usually get the Oilers feed. Finally they got a fan who can hit the net! (Not that I could do any better).

  28. LateNightOilFan says:

    Cogs!! Congrats to Penner – 30-30 club!

  29. Haboiler says:

    30-30 for the big man… nice shot Cogs!

  30. MetalOil says:

    Nice pass by the big man !!!

  31. Trogdor says:

    That goal was all Penner. Playing big and drawing everyone to him. Very nice.

  32. Trogdor says:

    And we’re tied again. Not a pretty one, but it counts.

  33. LateNightOilFan says:

    Wow, what a chance for Penner and Comrie at the end!

  34. Haboiler says:

    What a finish to the 3rd! I thought JDD was going to give it away like Khabbi in the home opener. Then Pens to Comrie and nice save by Anderson.

  35. Haboiler says:

    Wow the chances! Gilbert is posessed!

  36. LateNightOilFan says:

    Holy crap Budaj…

  37. Trogdor says:

    Nice to see they’re trying to avoid a shoot out

  38. Trogdor says:

    Yeehaw!!!! OT Goal!
    Fun game to watch tonight.

    Penner should get a star tonight. Good game by the big man.

  39. LateNightOilFan says:

    Haboiler: What a finish to the 3rd! I thought JDD was going to give it away like Khabbi in the home opener. Then Pens to Comrie and nice save by Anderson.


    Who just got scored upon!!

  40. Haboiler says:


  41. Racki says:

    Wooooooo Whitney

  42. MetalOil says:

    Well in the last home game they go out in style. Total domination in that overtime!!!

  43. MetalOil says:

    I can’t help but think that we are looking at our future captain in Whitney.

  44. LateNightOilFan says:

    That was a fun game (well the half that I saw, anyway.) Nice win for the fans to end the home portion of this forgettable season.

  45. NorwegianOiler says:

    What a game! Penner had some Joe-Thornton-with-more-will-to-win moments there 😉

    But, is there ever a game where Louie Debrusk does NOT use the phrase “Johnny on the spot”? He ought to re-invent himself…:P

  46. Racki says:

    MetalOil: I can’t help but think that we are looking at our future captain in Whitney.

    There’s a few guys who are captain worthy here. I still say Horcoff is one (much to the chagrin of many), but Whitney would also be a good one. Wow, how about Gilbert, hey??? He was all over the offensive zone.

  47. MetalOil says:

    I do not think Whitney will be the next captain. I am thinking 3-4 years down the line he might be wearing the “C”

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