GDT: Blues 2, Oilers 4 – Game 11 – 2011-10-30 @ 6:00 PM MST – SNET W

By , October 30, 2011 11:57 am
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GDT - St. Louis Blues at Edmonton Oilers
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5-5-0 Record 6-2-2
Location: Rexall Place
Date: October 30, 2011 @ 6:00 MST
TV: SNET WEST

PRE-GAME RANT

After a brief road trip to the mile high city, the Oilers are back home again. The Oilers have enjoyed home ice so far this season and another win would go a long way. They could use the continuation of the win streak to further build momentum before going on the road for 6 games.

After handing the reins to Khabi early on, Dubnyk slotted in Friday night and had an impressive 40 save performance in the win. Hopefully the two can continue to make the starter role a tough decision for management with their solid play.

The Blues are playing .500 hockey right now and are struggling on the powerplay. Combined with the Oilers current success on the P/K, I’d say we have a pretty solid chance of recording another win tonight.

Alex Plante has been recalled from OKC, and should be in town with plenty of time to slot in tonight since the goon Sutton is out of the lineup.

Will post lines when something is made public, but don’t expect too much shuffling with lines that are clicking.

OILERS LINES (PROJECTED)



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

Peckham – Potter
Smid – Gilbert
Plante-Petry

Khabibulin

Dubnyk

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6 Responses to “GDT: Blues 2, Oilers 4 – Game 11 – 2011-10-30 @ 6:00 PM MST – SNET W”

  1. dawgtoy says:

    This game could have easily been 8-2 Edmonton. Excellent victory boys! Petry played very well tonight, and of course Smitty. All in all it’s just another brick in “the Bulin Wall.”

  2. Racki says:

    Yup, good game played tonight. I too was impressed by Petry. He earned a lot of minutes tonight. Looks like Renney really likes him as well. Let’s face it, he was only sent back to OKC because of the numbers game. Another D-man that deserves a tonne of respect is Ladislav Smid. He is a shot blocking machine. He’s taken some punishment too from that vulcanized rubber, but the Czech machine keeps going. I think he and Gilbert are an excellent pairing.

    This definitely wasn’t a very strong team that they beat tonight, but sometimes those are the games that the Oilers took the night off for in the past, so good on them for keeping this win streak alive. The NHL site oddly still shows the Oilers in first place, but as far as I know the tie-breaker rule says Dallas should have this one though. But nonetheless, we’re still in the top of the West, which even 11 games in, is a HUGE accomplishment.

    The big difference between this year and the last few years is that every game this season is a big game. Every game is important. These wins now could be what give us that keep us in the top 8 come the end of the year. With the races being as tight as they are now, you really can’t afford to give away any games. So let’s hope this keeps rolling.

  3. Racki says:

    Nik Khabibulin has been named 2nd star of the week by the NHL

  4. Grass&sOIL says:

    The Oilers have jumped a whooping 23 spots and now sit second on ESPN’s (Lebrun) power rankings. I have never seen a team in any sport make a leap like that.

  5. Racki says:

    Crazy. I don’t know what to think of that, because any media that can be that far wrong on initial guesses should probably be taken with a grain of salt. lol

  6. mrgod2u says:

    Sutton gets 5 games

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