These things used to be called the Battle of Alberta… now they are a Battle of Ability for Oilers Fans to Sustain Watching. Calgary has won all 3 this year, and 15 of the last 16 matchups between the two teams. Forget Minnesota and Backstrom.. these guys are our true rivals, and they’ve delivered a beating on us for a while! Time for the Oilers to show some f—ing heart and beat these bastards. It’ll be tough going tonight though as, per usual, we’re playing with a pretty damaged line up. But I’d like to see some spirit in this one. Where are the fights and such of older BoAs??? The Oilers got off to a great start in that 2nd game of the series, but couldn’t hold on. They’re going to need to be fired up and keep the foot on the gas.
No word on lineups just yet. I wonder if Taylor Hall will return. I personally think him sitting out for a bit to let those stitches mend some more wouldn’t be a BAD idea. We’ve got nothing to win at this point, except for pride. However, word is he’s on the 1st PP unit in practice, so there is a good bet he is in. As long as he’s healed up enough to not risk anymore damage. I’m sure he’ll be fine though (…say the Oilers medical staff).
Taylor Hall – Sam Gagner – Ales Hemsky
Magnus Paajarvi – Shawn Horcoff – Jordan Eberle
Ryan Smyth – Eric Belanger – Ben Eager
Darcy Hordichuk – Anton Lander – Ryan Jones
Ladislav Smid – Jeff Petry
Andy Sutton – Corey Potter
Theo Peckham – Colten Teubert
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