So today the Oilers face the Bruins in their only match of the 2010/11 season. The Bruins are 6-4-0 in their last 10, and the Oilers are 5-5-0. The Oil stunk the joint up against the Blues, losing 5-0 on Friday. The Oilers will get a bit of help tonight in the form of Gilbert Brule. Taylor Chorney is still out though with knee problems.
This will also mark the first matchup of 2010′s top draftees – Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin. So far Taylor Hall seems to be winning the race between the two by a landslide, but it’s definitely a marathon, as both of these guys should have long, productive careers (one can hope, anyways).
Prediction: 4-2 Oilers. Really, they should lose this one, but I generally like how we play eastern teams.
FAIRLY EDUCATEDLY GUESSTIMATED LINES
Hall – Cogliano- Eberle
Penner – Horcoff – Hemsky
Paajarvi – Gagner – Omark
MacIntyre – Brule – Jones
Smid – Gilbert
Strudwick – Peckham
Vandermeer – Foster