Tonight the Oilers face off against a fairly equal team, as far as standings are concerned (the Leafs have one less game played – one less loss). The Oilers head into the center of the hockey universe to battle against the Toronto Maple Leafs. I’m surprised this one isn’t on TSN again, but I’m happy to hear the voices of Debrusk and Quinn again.
I’m thinking another win for the Oilers who have looked a fair bit better as of recently. I’m thinking this will be a big one.
Prediction: 6-1 Oilers. That’s right. I’m not planning the cup route or anything, I just think the Oilers will continue riding the high tonight and beat up on an equally poor team.
Peckham – Gilbert
Whitney – Vandermeer
Smid – Foster
MacArthur – Kadri – Kessel
Kulemin – Grabovski – Crabb
Sjostrom – Bozak – Versteeg
Orr – Mitchell – Brent
Beauchemin – Komisarek
Kaberle – Schenn
Lebda – Gunnarson
NOTES: Hemsky is doubtful for tonight’s game, per the Edmonton Journal. If he’s out, all bets are off on the lineups. Not sure what they’ll do. That’ll bring MacIntyre or Stortini in the line up though, which will push Jones forward a line or two. I would guess Jones in place of Brule, and Brule in place of Hemsky.
NOTE 2: Confirmed, Hemsky out. Jacques also out, which means both Big Mac and Storts should draw in.