Game 2! It’s about time…
This will be the Wild’s 4th contest so hopefully their team cohesion doesn’t shine through while our boys are still learning each other’s names. The Wild sit at 1-1-1, but the losses were by a single goal with one of those being a shootout, so they haven’t played bad hockey. Heatley and Setoguchi have settled in nicely already with 5 points between them over the 3 game span.
Not too much to report on the Oilers camp. Dubnyk played well in the home opener and most of us would like to see him get the start again. It could dictate a lot about the Oiler net minding plans by who gets the nod tonight. I’d love for the plan to reward solid play, but our wishy washy management may go the 50/50 route. Still, it’s better than watching the wall crumble last season. (Edit by Racki: – Khabibulin will start in this one, per #NHL_Oilers on Twitter.. insert sad face here)
Omark is potentially sitting out tonight with Petrell coming in, but aside from that the top two lines look to be unchanged. D pairings remain unchanged as well.
It’s time to break the streak! Minnesota has been very inhospitable to the Oilers as of late (the last 16 visits…) and completely swept the Oilers last season. It’s time to get that chip of our shoulder. I don’t usually throw predictions out, but the Oilers are way past due for a victory in Minny. 2-1 Oilers!
Rookie scoring race!!!
|Stephane Da Costa||OTT||3||1|
Hall – Nugent-Hopkins – Hemsky
Smyth – Belanger – Eberle
Paajarvi – Horcoff – Jones
Petrell – Lander – Hordichuk
Sutton – Gilbert
Smid – Peckham
Barker – Petry
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