GDT: Oilers 2, Capitals 1 – Game 9 – 2011-10-27 @ 7:30 PM MST – TSN

By , October 27, 2011 11:15 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Washington Capitals
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4-2-2 Record 7-0-0
Location: Rexall Place
Date: October 27, 2011 @ 7:30 MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

This game will be a huge test for the team. They’re playing the “best” team in the NHL right now… the undefeated Capitals. We’ll find out if the horseshoe has fallen out of Khabibulin’s ass yet… we’ll find out if our defense really is made of Swiss cheese… and we’ll find out if the Kid Line really is that good.

Looks like Theo Peckham returns for this one, with Whitney out.

This is also the final free-pass with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. After this game, they have to decide whether to send him back to the Red Deer Rebels, or if he will stay with the Oilers. Really, it would be crazy for the Oilers to send him back to Junior at this point though. It won’t happen.

Prediction: 6-4 Capitals

OILERS LINES (PROJECTED)



Hall – Nugent-Hopkins – Eberle
Smyth – Horcoff – Jones
Paajarvi – Belanger – Gagner
Eager – Lander – Petrell

Peckham – Potter
Smid – Gilbert
Sutton – Barker

Khabibulin
Dubnyk

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8 Responses to “GDT: Oilers 2, Capitals 1 – Game 9 – 2011-10-27 @ 7:30 PM MST – TSN”

  1. Racki says:

    Last “free” game to watch Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. After this game, the Oilers have to decide where he’ll play for the remainder of the year. Like we don’t already know…

  2. dawgtoy says:

    The schedule maker is an idiot. Here tonight and Colorado tomorrow. That means the Oilers will be in Denver by 0300 (My friend is the head flight attendant for the Oilers Air Canada charter this season). Playing in the mile high city without a chance to adjust to altitude is UGLY. So they should try and throw everything they have at Washington tonight. Washington is due for a loss, and I will predict a 5-4 Oilers victory, followed by a 6-1 loss to the Avs tomorrow. Go Oilers Go, can’t wait to see what this team will be capable of doing once a healthy Hemsky is back.

  3. chucker says:

    Could get ugly. Caps unbeaten and Ovie in a slump by his standards. Agreed on the schedule Dawg. (I sound like Randy Jackson)

    Dawg. Sorry. Had to say it again.

    Hopkins stays for sure and, hopefully, tonight he puts an exclamation point on why.

    As for the D, this will be a very challenging night for them. I’m looking for Peckham and Sutton to be shutting down guys tough style.

  4. dawgtoy says:

    dawgtoy:
    The schedule maker is an idiot. Here tonight and Colorado tomorrow. That means the Oilers will be in Denver by 0300 (My friend is the head flight attendant for the Oilers Air Canada charter this season). Playing in the mile high city without a chance to adjust to altitude is UGLY. So they should try and throw everything they have at Washington tonight. Washington is due for a loss, and I will predict a 5-4 Oilers victory, followed by a 6-1 loss to the Avs tomorrow. Go Oilers Go, can’t wait to see what this team will be capable of doing once a healthy Hemsky is back.

  5. Racki says:

    Major credit to Khabibulin for this win. I have been suspecting that his numbers have been the benefit of a solid defense, however tonight he was friggen phenomenal and stole the game. The fans were chanting “Khabi! Khabi!”.. good to hear. I like these stories like Penner and such where a player bounces back to win fans over. We all know how awful he’s been in the past, so to see him bounce back is nice to see.

  6. hemmerlady says:

    Racki:
    Major credit to Khabibulin for this win. I have been suspecting that his numbers have been the benefit of a solid defense, however tonight he was friggen phenomenal and stole the game. The fans were chanting “Khabi! Khabi!”.. good to hear. I like these stories like Penner and such where a player bounces back to win fans over. We all know how awful he’s been in the past, so to see him bounce back is nice to see.

    I’m so happy! I’m starting to have some hope for this season.

    only saw the end, heard the chanting. That was cool!

  7. oilinblood says:

    khabi was jaw dropping *insert any verb here and it wont do justice*. watched highlights on tsn/sportsnet and they didnt show even 1/4 of the robbery khabs did. the chanting of his name was deafening.

    gags is atrocious out there.
    sutton got a penalty for being big and his opponent ducking. get used to that one. serious, we better get used to him getting penalties for simply being big on legal hits.
    smid…playing like a true top 4 shut down d-man we been crying for.

    the kids are alright. horcs and smyth and pk rolling along.

    i like.

    renney was pretty quick to remove omark fom the lineup due to bad reads. . . gags should have been ditched after fluffing pucks all night vs vancouver…and again tonight. Omark should drraw back in and Gags should learn how to pass more than 2 feet. I want to see the swede line. its about time we get some scoing from our 3-4 line boys and i trust lander AND the other two more so than gags or eager on the back check. petrell belanger and eager would be petty sweet. would be sweet.

  8. NorwegianOiler says:

    Enjoyable win :D

    The passing play that made Hall’s goal was a taste of hockey delight. I can watch that all day.

    Not the most impressive offensive game, but they kept it close. On another night we’d get 5 PPGs and kill it in the second, or get crushed by superior opponents even earlier. The close score was a bit coincidental tonight.

    I feel for the Gagner-Belanger-Pääjärvi line, they aren’t firing much. Must be frustrating.

    “Relentless together” is beginning to show some consistency though. Good. Good.

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