Ducks… An outfit once owned and operated by some Mickey Mouse operation. Sound familiar? The Ducks have lost Getzlaf with the same ankle issue that nearly clipped his wings for an Olympic appearance and James ‘Forearm Shiver’ Wisniewski is still suspended. Down, but not out, yet with only 9 games remaining and trailing 8th by 11 points the Ducks will be dusting off the golf clubs around the same time as the boys in blue. This will be the first meeting between the two clubs since the swapping of Lubo for Whitney, and with the Oil on a 3 game tear and not a care in the world, I’m pretty sure we can run our win streak up to 4 against the Mighty Quacks. Patty O has been cleared to play and Gagner left practice early, so maybe they’ll trade spots tonight. As for Petry making an appearance tonight, no word yet.
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks
Well first off, Happy Valentine’s Day to all you non-single folks. Today is an earlier game, with a 5:00PM start. It’ll be on PPV and I may end up missing this one. The Oilers are fresh off a pretty exciting shootout win vs. the Kings, after a pretty bleak road trip. The Ducks are coming off of a 3-1 loss to Calgary yesterday, but have won 5 of their last 7 games, however. These two teams met on the Oilers recent road trip, with the Ducks winning it by a score of 3-2. I only caught part of the 3rd period for this game last time around, so I’m not too sure how close the score really was. However, tonight I’ll pick a win.
Prediction: 4-3 Oilers
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Anaheim Ducks
So a couple of teams to another step forward in the standings, with the Canes and Islanders both winning. Edmonton currently sits 7 points behind Toronto, 9 behind Carolina and 14 behind the Islanders. The Oilers are 3 for 3 on the road so far… I mean, 3 losses in 3 games, including a 6-1 pounding at the hands of the Coyotes on Monday, seemingly returning to their January mentality. In fairness, they did face a pretty hot goaltender in Bryzgalov on Monday. The Ducks have had a bit better luck lately, having won 4 of their last 5. The odds just keep worse and worse by the game for the Oilers.
Let’s go with another loss tonight… maybe let’s just assume a loss until (at the very least) we finally trade one or more of our supposed checking line. 5-3 Ducks.
I’m pretty certain Dubnyk will get one of the next two starts… I’ll go so far as to guess he starts tonight.
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