Category: Oilers

L – Oilers 0, Wings 5 – Game 15 – 2013-11-02 @ 8:00 PM MST – CBC

By , November 2, 2013 6:09 pm
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GDT - Detroit Red Wings vs. Edmonton Oilers
logo vs logo
8-4-2 Record 3-9-2
Location: Rexall Place
Date: November 2, 2013 @ 8:00PM MST
TV: CBC

PRE-GAME RANT

Tonight the Oilers will host the Detroit Red Wings. Looks like the Wings will provide backup Petr Mrazek in “Guaranteed Win Night”. According to the Oilers’ site, the Wings are 6-0-5 in their last 11 visits to Rexall. At first glance, that’s pretty terrible. The Oilers haven’t recorded a single regulation win in any of those visits.. however they do have 5 non-regulation wins to Detroit’s 6 wins. At this point, we don’t give a damn if points are conceded to the Wings, do we?

Ryan Hamilton will slot in tonight, he’ll play on the wing with Arcobello, with Gordon centering that unit. Philip Larsen is in for Justin Schultz (apparently he has both a groin AND a rib injury of some sort). Bachman gets the start tonight.

Enjoy the game…
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L – Oilers 0, Leafs 4 – Game 14 – 2013-10-29 @ 7:00 PM MST – SNET W

By , October 29, 2013 1:33 pm
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GDT - Toronto Maple Leafs at Edmonton Oilers
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8-4-0 Record 3-8-2
Location: Rexall Place
Date: October 29, 2013 @ 7:00PM MST
TV: SNET W

PRE-GAME RANT

Gagner makes his triumphant return to the line up tonight. Don’t expect an immediate impact as he’s been sidelined for quite some time due to Kassian’s reckless stick in the pre-season. Ideally it will provide a team wide lift though.

Tonight is their first home game in awhile aside from the Caps game, but this one has the potential to feel like a road game. Someone turned off the lights and the cockroaches are coming out decorated in Leafs apparel and attempting to take over Rexall. Much like any original 6 team being in town. Getting early momentum is key.

Bachman will be tending the net tonight and hopefully won’t have to turn away near as many shots as he did last game in a 47 save performance losing eventually in a shootout to the Kings. The Leafs don’t shoot as often, but when they do, they’ve been making the best of it with what is currently 3rd ranking in league shooting percentage behind St. Louis and Tampa Bay.

With Gagner back on the ice, the Oilers top line gets shuffled once more. He’ll be centering Yakupov and Eberle. Yakupov finally capitalized on his first goal of the season one timing a tough angled rebound behind Quick. Ideally it’s the first step to restoring his mojo. He also played a good team game so he might finally be coming around to Eakins system.

The Oilers had some terribly timed penalties last game so looking for a more disciplined performance. The Leafs being a high percentage team, there’s no need to make things easier on them.
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SO – Oilers 1, Kings 2 – Game 13 – 2013-10-27 @ 7:00 PM MST – SNET OILERS

By , October 27, 2013 1:42 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Los Angeles Kings
logo at logo
7-4-0 Record 3-8-1
Location: Staples Center
Date: October 27, 2013 @ 7:00PM MST
TV: SNET OILERS

PRE-GAME RANT

The hockey gods would like you to know that the Oilers can not have nice things. Devan Dubnyk is the latest victim to injury. Dubnyk will miss this one with a minor ankle injury. It doesn’t sound terrible. It sounds just like Dubnyk will miss a game. In his place will be Richard Bachman, since LaBarberba served up what could be described at mediocrity yesterday afternoon. At least a couple of the goals weren’t his fault (ex. the tip in), but it didn’t seem like he was playing too superbly. Maybe like Dubnyk, he needs to wander to the top of the blue paint and cut down the angle. Also sacrificed to the hockey gods yesterday was Tyler Pitlick. Boo-fucking-urns to this, because Pitlick was looking quite good. He also scored his first NHL goal yesterday too. In his first 3 NHL games, he was flying around the ice, getting aggressive on everyone, and generating chances. Basically, he was all you could ask of a 3rd liner, and then some.. and now the good lord of hockey says, no… no, you can’t have him. While speeding up the boards, Tyler Pitlick was hip checked by David Schlemko. Shlemko managed to catch a whole lot of Pitlick’s thigh and perhaps even knee. It didn’t look so good… Pitlick was in a lot of pain.. but hopefully it was just a Charley horse. I haven’t read any injury update on him yet. The way things go around here, I’m awaiting the news that the Oilers have to put Pitlick down because the leg is so badly injured. Anywho, in his place will be Anton Lander.

Both Lander and Bachman have played fairly well for the Barons. Lander was recently named Captain of the Barons (they can’t have good things either… yoink!), and Bachman is 3-4-1 with a 2.37 GAA, and 0.925 SV%. Tyler Bunz will replace Bachman on the Barons, as he was recalled from the ECHL. Bachman was quoted by Gene Principe as saying “I don’t think I have to go out there and be a superhero. I just need to make some saves.” After LaBarbera’s so-so game yesterday, his words are actually a little ironic, even though that’s not what he meant by it. It will be interesting to see how Bachman plays though, as it’s not a stretch to think that the Oilers could send LaBarbera down if Bachman plays lights out up until Dubnyk returns.

Another true test… the Oilers vs. a real hockey team.

Enjoy the game..

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L – Oilers 4, Coyotes 5 – Game 12 – 2013-10-26 @ 1:00 PM MST – SNETW

By , October 26, 2013 10:54 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Phoenix Coyotes
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6-3-2 Record 3-7-1
Location: Jobing.com Arena
Date: October 26, 2013 @ 1:00PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

The Oilers face the Coyotes this afternoon. The Oil played a retty good game in their last outing, vs. the Capitals, but for whatever reason, they couldn’t put the puck past Holtby until late in the game, while the Capitals… capitalized (booooooooo) on their chances when needed.

The Oilers won 2 and lost 1 against the Coyotes last year. Both of the Oilers’ wins had to come in extra time.. one in OT, the other in the shootout.

So this could be a fairly close game. The Oilers are stuck in a serious rut, where the bounces just don’t seem to be going for them. They need to just keep on battling hard, however, and hopefully the wins will finally come. Of course having some guys like Gagner and Joensuu back couldn’t hurt.

Looks like LaBarbera will start against his former team.

Enjoy the game..

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L – Oilers 1, Capitals 4 – Game 11 – 2013-10-24 @ 7:30 PM MST – SNET EDM

By , October 24, 2013 2:16 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Ottawa Senators
logo at logo
5-4-0 Record 3-6-1
Location: Rexall Place
Date: October 24, 2013 @ 7:30PM MST
TV: SNET EDM

PRE-GAME RANT

As the Oilers longest road trip of the season continues they have a layover in Edmonton so why not squeeze a game in.  The Washington Capitals just so happen to be in town.  Perfect.  Quick stop at home before hitting the road for 2 more games.  The Oilers and Caps played one another just 10 days ago so they should be fresh in each other’s minds.  Time for the coaching battle to take over and see who can outduel the other.  The Capitals won at home 4-2 so the Oilers will be looking exact a little vengeance and take the win streak to 3.

Ovechkin is the man to stop tonight.  Through his first 9 games he has 9 goals which is only his second best start in a season.  Slacker…  Oilers have their own secret weapon.  Arcobello!  Who dat?  Just the Oilers leading scorer thus far in the season.  The rookie has tallied 10 assists so far.  Time for a goal or two!

The Oilers will need some secondary goal support for the next little while with Hall on the sidelines.  For Steve-O’s sake we’ll say that Hemsky isn’t a secondary scorer, but last game Smid, Petry and Jones all tallied so we’ll need more of the same.

TSN tells me that Dubnyk has gone from “who’s cold” to “who’s hot”, so hopefully he can stay there for awhile.

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