First off… reminder.. OIL CHANGE TONIGHT!! It is at 5:00PM MST, so set your PVRs.
Anyways, tonight the Oilers host the Ducks in the fourth and final match-up of these two teams for the 2010/11 season. The Oilers are 1-1-1 in the series, with the last game being a 3-2 Ducks win last month. You have to figure Dubnyk will get the start today in a back-to-back, especially after Khabibulin crapped himself in the last game from the get-go. Tencer had a strange tweet early this morning though that worries me: “Khabibulin tomorrow, looking to snap his 13 game losing streak.” Does that mean he’s starting again? If so, you can only figure that they’re really trying to ensure a last place finish. Just saying. Khabibulin still says he has his confidence, but we know he’s long lost fan confidence. Anyways, I’m interested in who they play. Really they should be trying to develop Dubnyk.
Edit: It is indeed going to be Dubnyk.
As for Oil Change, we will get some taste of the Oklahoma City Barons… so that should be interesting.
Prediction: 5-2 Ducks
Hall – Cogliano- Eberle
Paajarvi – Gagner – Omark
Reddox – Penner – Hemsky
MacIntyre – Fraser – Jones
Peckham – Gilbert
Vandermeer – Foster