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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

B&J #96 Edmonton Oilers vs LA Kings Recap (12/15/09)

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.


- Who's Out? Who's in? Grebeshkov is drawing back in after missing quite a few games.  So it look like Strudwick is going to sit out.  Here is the injury report.

- Tonight we held our 1st ever LIVE TweetCast right here at Oilers Jambalaya.  Thanks to a tip by Jay from Low On Oil we now have a top notch application for all to enjoy.  If you ever need to read a game preview, the Low on Oil is the place to go.

- One of our "Friends of the Ememy" interviewed Ethan Moreau.  Here is the interview by The Mayors Manor (an LA Kings site) PART 1  PART 2  It's a good read.


Pre-Game Records

Los Angeles Kings (21-11-3) at Edmonton Oilers (15-13-4)







The LIVE Interactive *TweetCast*





Los Angeles Kings - 3

Edmonton Oilers - 2



None - It could have been Horcoff, but that was a non-call even though the ref's thought different.



Sheldon Souray - Big sexy had a goal and an assist tonight.  He played pretty good and seemed ready to play hockey.  Not only did he have 4 good shots on net, he played a whopping 21:38.  He was once again the leader for this Oiler squad.  Is there anything he can't do?  Great game Shelly.  How about a frosty Bud?  Cheers!

Ryan Potulny - He also played pretty good for a guy that had somewhat sub par linemates.  He scores a goal and picks up an assist on the Souray goal.  It's easy to get points when you win the faceoff and get it to Shelly.  But all in all... Ryan played a pretty good game.  How about a ice cold Canadian?  Cheers!

Nilsson/Horcoff/Stone line - I'll be honest.  I didn't think this line would do anything together.  I guess I was wrong.  They were great.  They created some real good chances but couldn't finish them off.  But I suspect that Quinn will keep these guys together for a bit.  It's funny because who would have thought that Nilsson and Stone would be a dynamic duo?  I didn't.  Good game for a good line.  Split a six pack? Cheers!

Penner/Gagner/Brule line - Also, another great line tonight.  They were pretty dominant but couldn't beat Quick.  Penner and Brule are also quite the duo.  They just seem to find each other.  Maybe next game they dominate on the score sheet?  Penner just keeps playing well.  You guys can also split a six pack.  Cheers!

HONORABLE MENTION(S): Ladislav Smid (He played a pretty solid game.), Steve Staios (He also wasn't bad at all. No it's not a misprint.), Tom Gilbert (He made little mistakes and when you play a game and not get noticed... that's good thing for a defenceman.)



Patrick O'Sullivan - The guy was benched for a lot of this game.  He had 3 giveaways and Quinn had enough and pulled the plug on him.  He only played 8:41.  What's going on Sully?  At least you tried at the beginning of the season.  Boooooo!

Pat Quinn - I get the fact that O'Sullivan sucks right now and was benched.  But why sit Stortini?  He was a force and is riding high on confidence. And he gets punished for being on O'Sullivan's line?  What gives?  Nevermind the fact that Stone and Nilsson get promoted and Storts is stuck on the bench.  Ummm.... Mr Quinn sir.  Stortini was the one with the Gordie Howe hat trick. So why not play the guy?  This just may be the only time I do this. Booooooo!

Denis Grebeshkov - Wow was he rusty tonight.  He was brutal bad.  I kind of felt sorry for him out there.  I couldn't believe that he played that bad, but he did miss quite a few games with an injury. He was the main cause of the Kings first goal and really looked out of place all night.  I'm sure he'll get better by next game. Booooooo!

Lubomir Visnovsky - How is it possible to go from hero to zero in one game?  I don't know but he did it. The worst Oiler tonight by far. Ugh! Booooooo!



Smokin' Ray - I hate that.  But we all knew it was coming.  The Oilers always seem to find a way to blow a lead.  I should look and see how many games the Oilers were winning or tied in the last 5 minutes and lost.  I bet it's a high number.  I did however enjoy the LIVE interactive TweetCast.  Paq and I had fun it's it nice to offer something new to the fans of Oilers Jambalaya.  So there you have it.  Oilers sucked... TweetCast awesome.

Paq Twinn - Games like this really leave a bad taste in my mouth. I really felt like the Oilers were going to pull this one out. They skated hard , hit regularly and had the Kings running around in their own zone most of the night. A couple stupid mistakes end up in the back of the net. ouch. Patty-O is really struggling, so bad that Quinn benched him in the 3rd. I think Potsy is ahead of Patty on the depth chart noe, he had a great goal to tie the game at 2 a piece. Pens couldn't buy a goal tonight , he had many marvelous chances but couldn't beat J.Quick. Maybe he should have gone through Quick once or twice, too bad he doesn't have a mean streak. Horc's line played well, but I'd have to give the BTP to him. He killed a PP in the final minutes of the 3rd. Which brings me to this. Can anyone remember, not looking it up but remember, the last Oilers PP goal? I can't but if I had to guess, Hemmer got an assist on it. Tonights Game Grade: B+



Los Angeles Kings Post Game



- Game Summary

- Event Summary

- Scoring Chances (MC79)

- David Staples/Player Grades (Cult of Hockey)

- Full NHL Play By Play

- Oilers Time On The Ice

- Opponents Time On The Ice

- Faceoff Report

- Shots Report



Edmonton Oilers (15-14-4) vs Nashville Predators (20-11-3)

Thursday, Dec 17/09
7:30 pm MT


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  1. @Smokin'Ray
    I didn't think that Lubo was all that bad. I didn't even really notice him out there. Usually that means no glaring mistakes, but nothing too good either. I don't know, maybe I missed something though. Either way I don't agree that he was the worst Oiler out there, Staios screwed up the 2 on 1, on the first goal, and Grebs gave the puck away to set the 2 on 1 up. Patty-O has been in freefall and was the worst Oiler last game, by a country mile.

  2. @Paq Twinn: Fair enough. O'Sullivan was terrible. Maybe I should have said that Visnovsky was by far the worst defencmen of the game. Better? Either way... Lubo stunk.


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