Hopefully Hemsky and Hall can look beyond the all star invites and focus on the game at hand tonight. Also congrats to Eberle who also got an invite if he’s healthy enough to attend.
This is the first matchup with the Stars this season and they aren’t to be taken lightly having greatly turned things around after finishing 12th in the West last year.
The Oilers will be in tough again with an inexperienced pairing of Chorney and Petry rounding out the 6 defenseman tonight. They’re also experimenting with Hall at center. It’s not new to Hall who spent some time at the position in junior, but this will be his first go at the NHL level.
Penner – Hall – Hemsky
Paajarvi – Gagner – Omark
Reddox – Cogliano – Jones
Jacques – Fraser – Stortini
Peckham – Gilbert
Smid – Foster
Chorney – Petry
A different goalie for Reddox to give the randy dog treatment