Well, this would be the first match up between thecaptainethanmoreau and thecaptainshawnhorcoff, however, Ethan Moreau injured his hand and won’t be playing tonight. Also out tonight will be Edmonton Oiler defenceman Kurtis Foster, who is recovering from a groin injury he no doubt suffered while scrambling to recover from one of his failed pinch-ins. OK, I’ll play nice. But he is out tonight. Him and Jacques are our only injuries currently (knock on wood). When you look at the line up, we have a lot of size in the bottom 4 now… all of which are guys that have been known to use it in the past. But at least a couple of them are also known to have the speed of a fire hydrant, so we’ll see how this goes.
The Oilers are desperately struggling to keep their heads above water right now, but they are coming off a spectacular 3rd period rally against the Flames, so hopefully they can ride that high. This is where one would mention that Taylor Hall is still looking for his 1st goal, however, I’m not one to put pressure on the young players, so we’ll just breeze past that part.
I still have my rosey glasses on, so I’ll say 5-3 Oilers, although something tells me I’ll be dropping Khabibulin in the pool after tonight (not because he’s playing poorly but because the Oilers haven’t played well around him). Let’s hope for a good victory.