Sorry for the late GDT, but today has been a busy, but very productive, day for me with Christmas shopping and acquiring a bed from one Mr. Trogdor and his wife. The Oil are riding a high after beating the Avalanche on Thursday. It was one of the better games I’ve seen all year, despite the Oilers being outshot 28-11 by period 2, and 37-24 overall. I thought the Oilers put forth a very honest effort in the defensive zone and were rewarded with the win. Gerber had some obvious rust at the NHL level, and played “hot potato” a few times tonight (his own words), but he was decent in net. The line of Hall, Horcoff and Eberle was magical yet again, as well.
My brain says the Oilers are going to get hammered tonight, but I’ll go with the heart prediction of 5-2 for the Oilers here.
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Clowe Couture Ferriero
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