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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
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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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Oilers 1, Kings 4 – Game 38 – 2013-04-06 @ 2:00 PM MST – SNETW

By , April 6, 2013 9:05 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Los Angeles Kings
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16-14-7 Record 21-13-3
Location: Staples Center
Date: April 6, 2013 @ 2:00PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

Today’s game is an early one. I always hated the early games. Aside from screwing up my afternoon plans, it seems like we lose these more often than not, but I’m sure that this is more related to how poor this team has been the last few years, more than anything else.

Not sure if we’ll finally get to see Jerred Smithson for this one. There was some media talk that he might be available for it. The Smithsons had their new baby, Hunter, a couple of days ago. So that may make him available for this one. I’d like to see him in the lineup soon. From what I’ve seen, he’s a big body that uses his size well, and is very reliable defensively. Plus he’s a faceoff wizard, so it’ll be like having Eric Belanger back, but with some edge to his game. I’m not sure that is really all that much of a good thing though, but we’ll see. I’d imagine that Ryan Smyth will do some sitting if we see Smithson.

I also think it is long overdue for some Mark Fistric time. Ditto, for Theo Peckham, but there is some weirdness going on there that keeps him out of our lineup, and I’m not sure what it is. But in his debut game, I thought he looked quite decent. Right now, I’m worried that Peckham is just going to disappear off the planet.

Last night’s games did not go well for the Oilers. Detroit gained a couple points on the Oilers (the Oilers really need to win today and at least try and keep pace until the Wings slip up). The Blues also won, increasing their gap. They are 3 points ahead of the Oilers with a game in hand (2 after today). The Stars moved up a bit as well and are now 2 points back of the Oilers. It goes without saying, but a win today is very important.
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Oilers 1, Kings 3 – Game 15 – 2013-02-19 @ 8:00 PM MST – TSN

By , February 19, 2013 4:20 pm
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Quick being a bitch
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6-5-3 Record 5-6-2
Location: Rexall Place
Date: February 19, 2013 @ 8:00PM MST
TV: TSN

PRE-GAME RANT

Lines look like the same lines as last game. Only difference is Khabibulin will start this one rather than coming in part way. He’s been looking pretty damn good so far, so might as well ride this before he burns out. But I’d imagine that Dubnyk is still the #1 here.

So for those with short memories, the last time we played the Kings was the shit show in Edmonton. The game was memorable for a couple reasons. One, outraged fans (of which I was one of them at the game) littered the ice with drinks and whatever else they had on hand (I didn’t do that, however, but only because my angle was bad ;) ). Two, this game went to overtime courtesy of a beautiful goal in the dying seconds by Nail Yakupov who batted it into the net then booked it down the ice to do his now famous / heinous knee slide. During the game I had an official cameraman sitting behind me and he showed me the shots. The look on Nail’s face was priceless and he hopped past his teammates and then sped down ice.Darryl Sutter quote-worthy as always had this to say about the Yakupov celebration: “You score a goal you get to celebrate. I had no problem with it.”

I also recall Jonathan Quick and Mike Richards trying to intimidate Yakupov because he shot the puck into the net maybe a second after the whistle. It was pretty close and not at all a big deal, but those two got their panties all up in a bunch over it. Later in the game, Taylor Hall intentionally pulled the puck out from underneath Quick after a whistle, did a small juke then flipped it into the net. This was all intentional (unlike Yakupov’s slightly late shot) for the shit Quick gave Yakupov, and it gave me a good laugh to see him do that. I’m surprised he didn’t get an unsportsmanlike penalty though given all the other poor calls that night (that would have been deserved though).

Anyways, hopefully the Oilers come out flying and teach these assholes a lesson to put their canes away when they come into Rexall. Bitch about shit in your own building, not ours. If you don’t like it, do something about it on the scoreboard, much like the Oilers did that night. I say this often, but with the Kings struggling this year, this is a game the Oilers have to win if they want to look like a real hockey team.

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Oilers 2, Kings 1 (in OT thanks to SHIT refs) – Game 3 – 2013-01-24 @ 7:30 PM MST – TSN

By , January 24, 2013 7:49 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings
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1-1-0 Record 0-2-0
Location: Rexall Place
Date: January 24, 2013 @ 7:30PM MST
TV: TSN

PRE-GAME RANT

Tonight the Edmonton Oilers face the defending Stanley Cup Champions – the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings would probably like to use their Stanley Cup hangover as an excuse, but in a lockout season, that won’t fly too well. They’re off to an 0-2 start so far with a 5-2 loss to the Blackhawks on opening night, and a 3-1 loss to the Avalanche on Tuesday night. The Oilers narrowly squeaked out a 3-2 shootout, comeback win vs. the Canucks on Sunday and had their asses handed to them vs. the Sharks on Tuesday (6-3).

I think the Oilers let their reputation of being a much improved, solid team play the first period for them on Tuesday as the Sharks racked up 6 goals in the period. Brutal. They seemed to wake up in the 2nd and 3rd, but by then it was too late. The Oilers got into some early penalty trouble (including a 3-on-5), and the Sharks capitalized. They scored on every (3) powerplay in the 1st period.

The Oilers are going to need a much better start tonight vs. the Kings, and will need to keep it going. To be cliche, they will need to play a complete 60+ minutes. Waiting on news from Twitter as to any lineup changes, but hopefully we finally see Mark Fistric. I’ll be watching this one in person tonight, by the way… so I hope it’s a big win.

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Oilers 0, Kings 2 – Game 80 – 2012-04-02 @ 8:30 PM MST – SNETW

By , April 2, 2012 12:36 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Los Angeles Kings
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32-38-9 Record 39-27-13
Location: Staples Center
Date: April 2, 2012 @ 8:30PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

The Oilers recalled Bryan Rodney today from OKC. He was the one acquired in the trade that sent Ryan O’Marra packing to Anaheim. Corey Potter is feeling “off” after being clocked by Bobby Ryan up high last night. So, Rodney may slot into that D spot. It’ll be a pretty scary defense tonight, if that is the case. Not a lot of NHL talent in there.

Other than that, I suspect the lineups to remain pretty much the same.

Edit: Lines have been juggled a bit.. see below.
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