The Oilers tackle their 3rd game in a span of 4 days tonight at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. It’s been a rough road trip for the team winning only 1 of 5 thus far, but with 2 games left they can still salvage it. They’ll be in tough against the Blues though who have responded well to the bench boss hiring of Ken Hitchcock.
The Oilers have looked much improved the last few games, but took a big hit with the loss of the Nuge for
an undetermined amount of time 3-4 weeks with a left shoulder injury. Gilbert also got a rough ride from Carcillo, but being the tough bastard that he is, he took the morning skate but left early. He’s listed as day to day and will sit out for tonight’s game.
Also happening today is the World Juniors Gold Medal game!!! Sadly Canada’s participation will be limited to hosting Russia and Sweden. For those of you overseas and stay at home moms and dads, Canada will be facing Finland in an afternoon match in the battle for the bronze.
Jenner will not be playing after his ‘vicious’ spearing incident and Connolly has been pulled from the tournament by his NHL club the Tampa Bay Lightning. I guess bronze isn’t worth the potential of an injury against the hard hitting Fins?
We’ll open up the GDT chat for the day for any who want to pop online and chat about either game.
Perhaps Ryan Smyth can send a piece of his mullet down to Calgary to inspire our youth. I’m sure he has the clippings in a bag under his pillow.
Wedgewood and Dubnyk will start for their respective teams. Lines per 630 ched. Lander gets the thumbs up from Renney and Horcoff playing wing.
Ryan Smyth – Anton Lander – Jordan Eberle
Taylor Hall – Sam Gagner – Ales Hemsky
Shawn Horcoff – Josh Green – Teemu Hartikainen
Ben Eager – Eric Belanger – Ryan Jones
Ladislav Smid – Jeff Petry
Andy Sutton – Corey Potter
Theo Peckham – Colten Teubert
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