Sunday, November 8, 2009

B&J #80 Edmonton Oilers Recap vs. Avalanche (11/08/09)





Welcome to Oilers Jambalaya - An Edmonton Oilers Hockey Blog. Beers & Jeers is a dual collaboration between Smokin' Ray and Paq Twinn. We hope you enjoy our Edmonton Oilers full game recap.


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- Hemsky, Jacques, Smid, Souray, Horcoff, Pouliot, and Stone are all injured so the Oilers called up Ryan Potulny and Liam Reddox.  Both will play in this game.

- I really am getting concerned with all the games that they have Khabibulin playing in so far.  He's only supposed to play around 55 games and he's on pace for a lot more than that. 
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Pre-Game Records

Edmonton Oilers (7-8-1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (12-3-2)

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TONIGHT'S STARTING LINES

Penner-Gagner-O'Sullivan
Comrie-Brule-Nilsson
Reddox-Cogliano-Pisani
Moreau-Potulny-Stortini

Chorney-Visnovsky
Grebeshkov-Gilbert
Strudwick-Staios

Khabibulin
Deslauriers

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**These are Re-Tweets of Paq Twinn's LIVE TweetCast© at www.Twitter.com/PaqTwinn **

1st PERIOD

- Welcome to the Oilers @ Avs LIVE *TweetCast*.
- Oilers will be in tough tonight, Avs are 6-0 at home.
- Waiting for anthems and puck drop.
- Here we go, Oilers win the draw.
- Storts goes to the net, it gets rough. 17:43 1st
- Patty-O has a good rush
- Reddox gets drilled. Svatos gets 2 for boarding. Oilers PP.
- Comrie Scores!. 1-0 Oilers 5 mins in.
- Patty-O goes off for 2. Oilers PK 14:25 1st
- Khabi stones Cumiskey.
- Coincidental minors. 4on3 Oilers PK
- Oilers kill it off. 5on5
- Svatos scores. 1-1 Tie game 12 mins left in 1st
- Halfway through, it's been a pretty even game.
- Oilers doing a better job clearing their zone.
- Oilers PP 6:20 1st
- Gilbert Scores! on a point shot through traffic. PP Goal. 2-1 Oilers
- Oilers are 2-2 on PP. 2-1 Oilers 5 mins left in 1st
- 2 min warning
- With 1:19 remaining in the 1st, Oilers get 3rd PP.
- Pens Scores! on a cross ice one timer from Patty-O. 3-1 Oilers. under a min to go 1st.
- After the 1st its 3-1 Oilers.
- Oilers have been playing good tonight. They're skating and hitting again.
- Oilers need to work harder 5on5, Avs have had the advantage when even.

2nd PERIOD

- 2nd period is underway, Oilers start on PP.
- The PP looked good but couldn't score. 3-1 Oilers 18:07 2nd
- Grebs trips an Av forward. Oilers PK 18:00
- Khabi makes a stop, falls, gets back and makes another stop.
- Oilers kill off Grebs penalty.
- Hensick scores, on ping pong point shot. 3-2 Oilers 15:04 2nd
- Shots are 20-16 for the Avs so far.
- Good pace to the game tonight.
- Hannan gets a puck in the face, and goes down. #tookitinthenose
- Comrie crosschecks Foote, after they get tangled up.
- Oilers PK 10:50 2nd
- Avs buzzing on the PP
- Oilers kill off the penalty.
- Khabi makes 2 great saves on Wolski.
- Avs outshooting Oilers 15-5 6:30 2nd
- This has turned into a grind it out type of game.
- Storts goes off at 3:12, Oilers PK
- Avs get chances but Oilers kill it off. Last min 2nd
- After 2 periods, Oilers lead the Avs 3-2.
- Avs out played Oilers in the 2nd.

3rd PERIOD

- 3rd period is underway.
- Good pace to start the 3rd.
- McLeod goes off for 2. Oilers PP 15:58 3rd
- Potulny Scores! after getting 2 onetimers off. 4-2 Oilers 15:15 3rd
- Jones scores. with Khabi down and out. 4-3 Oilers. 12:29 3rd
- Pace has picked up, the game is fast
- Dupuis goes for charging. Oilers PP. 9:19 3rd
- Oilers have a good PP but get one past Anderson. 4-3 Oilers 7:11 3rd
- Back and forth action, great chances.
- Avs get bench minor, too many men. Oilers PP 5:29 3rd
- Cogs Scores! just after the PP ended. 5-3 Oilers 3:20 3rd
- 2 min warning
- Avs pull goalie, last min
- Oilers Win! 5-3 over the Avs.
- Gilbert(1), Potulny(2), Penner(3) get the Stars
- Good road game and a needed win tonight. the call ups did good in their roles.
- Thanks for following this Live *TweetCast*. Next up the Senators on Tues. PPV at 5:30.

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GAME HIGHLIGHTS



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FINAL SCORE

Edmonton Oilers - 5


Colorado Avalanche - 3


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GAME STATS

- Event Summary

- Game Summary

- Post Game Video Reaction

- Full NHL Play By Play

- Oilers Time On The Ice

- Avs Time On The Ice

- Faceoffs Report

- Shots Report

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BAD TIMING PENALTY

None -

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GOAT WATCH

(Smokin' Ray) Ethan Moreau - He was average.  Nothing I could really get mad at.  But seeing a guy like Potulny, it makes me want to get rid of him that much more.

(Paq Twinn) Robert Nilsson - He played ok.  He had an assist and probably didn't piss off Quinn much tonight.  But he still sucks.

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GAME STAT LEADERS

Goals - Cogliano, Potulny, Penner, Gilbert, Comrie (1 each)
Assists - Nilsson, Potulny, O'Sullivan, Staios, Penner, Grebeshkov, Visnovsky, Gilbert, Reddox, Gagner (1 each)
Points - Potulny (2), Penner (2), Gilbert (2)
Best +/- - Staios, Pisani, Strudwick, Reddox (All +1)
Worst +/- - Chorney (-3)
Penalty Minutes - O'Sullivan, Grebeshkov, Strudwick, Stortini, Comrie (All had 2 minutes)
Most Time On The Ice - Penner (22:30)
Least Time On The Ice - Stortini (10:31)
Most Shots - Potulny (5 shots)
Most Hits - Reddox (4 hits)
Most Giveaways - Potulny (2 giveaways)
Most Takeaways - Nilsson, Potulny, Grebeshkov (All had 1)
Most Blocked Shots - Staios (4 blocked shots)
Best Faceoffs - Gagner (12W-7L= 63%)
Worst faceoffs - Brule (2W-6L=25%)

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BEERS

Tom Gilbert - He actually looked like a legit NHL player tonight.  He made very little mistakes and was actually good.  Like real good.  I was shocked.  He scores his 1st of the season and also picks up an assist.  Stellar performance for a guy that has not been good in my eyes this year.  It's about time.  How about a Molson Canadian? Cheers!

Ryan Potulny - For a call up he rocked.  He scores on the PP and picks up an assist.  He was really good.  Maybe it was just the excitement of being called up, but he sure looked ready for the chance.  He's even rockin' a Movember mustache.  Sweet.  Great stuff tonight Potsy.  How about a first ever beer from B&J?  Cheers!

Patrick O'Sullivan - I was glad that he at least picked up an assist.  He's been busting his hump this year and has been snake bitten for the most part.  He took three of shots and really tried to do all the little things right.  He had 3 blocked shots and played an enormous 22:18 of ice time.  It think he's thirsty after that game.  How about a frosty Coors lite?  Cheers!
Sam Gagner - With Horcoff out, Gagner steps in and shows why he is the future of this franchise.  Not only did he pick up an assist, he ran the PP with ease and dominated in the faceoff circle.  Wow!  The guy stands up once again and says "Here I am, take notice".  Great game Gags.  It's Miller Time. Cheers!

Dustin Penner - He just keeps adding to his point totals.  Two more points tonight with a goal and an assist.  Am I surprised anymore? No.  Penner for Team Canada!!!  It's Bud chuggin' time.  Cheers!

HONORABLE MENTION(S): Zack Stortini (The big guy started the emotion early and played well.), Liam Reddox (Not a bad night for the MacT fart sniffer.  He picks up an assist and had a team high, 4 hits.), Mike Comrie (The Duffman played good.  But like I said at the beginning of the season, he's only good in the first half of a game.), Lubomir Visnovsky (He was good.  He maybe missed Smid out there a little.  He's just such a fast skater it's crazy.), Jason Strudwick (He was physical and played ok. 2 hits and  3 blocked shots), Steve Staios (+1 and an assist.  He does that and 4 blocked shots.  Where's the real Steve?), Andrew Cogliano (He scores a goal and breaths a sigh of releif.  The Oilers need more games like this from him.)

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JEERS

Taylor Chorney - He played ok, but finished the game a team worst -3.  Maybe it was because Quinn has a lot of confidance in him right now and he was out a lot.  But to beat a team 5-3 and still end the game at -3 stinks.  That means you were on the ice for every goal against.  Not a good night in my books.  Booooo!

HONORABLE MENTION(S): Nikolai Khabibulin (He was caught out of his crease a few times.  As good as he's been lately, he wasn't all that hot tonight.)

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OUR GAME SUMMARIES

Smokin' Ray - That was a much better game from the Oilers.  It was their effort level.  They actually had one.  It's about freaking time.  It's kind of sad when you realize that Reddox was the hit leader on this team tonight.  Seriously, what kind of damage could he really do?  Habby (I seen it on his helmet) didn't look great tonight and so it's lucky that the team potted five goals.  But a win is a win and I/we should feel good once again.  GOILERS!

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NEXT GAME

Edmonton Oilers vs. Ottawa Senators

Tuesday, Nov 10/09
5:30 pm MT
PPV

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