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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Coyote Ugh! / Yotes Blank Oilers 5-0 / A Game Recap


Welcome to another fine Edmonton Oilers Beers & Jeers Game Recap.














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PHX: M. Hanzal (00:48 - 1st) , W. Wolski (02:00 - 2nd) , L. Stempniak (PPG, 17:07 - 2nd) , M. Hanzal (13:45 - 3rd) , L. Stempniak (19:09 - 3rd)


EDM: D. Dubnyk (L) PHX: I. Bryzgalov (W)


1 - Ilya Bryzgalov, PHX
2 - Martin Hanzal, PHX
3 - Lee Stempniak, PHX



The Cult of Hockey Grading System:
10 perfect game,  9 extraordinary,  8 great,  7 good,  6 above average,
5 average,  4 below average,  3 poor,  2 terrible,  1 deserves to be in minors.

#2 JAMES VANDERMEER - (5) He's been better lately and tonight he carried on. He did end up -1 but I really didn't mind him tonight. He had 4 hits and had 2 blocked shots.   

#4 TAYLOR HALL - (6) BEERS He was one of the best Oiler forwards. His line was buzzing for the last two thirds of the game. He tried endless moves and was beaten a lot. He's trying, just not succeeding. He had 2 shots.

#5 LADISLAV SMID - (0) DNP (Injured)

#6 RYAN WHITNEY - (4) He was a -2 player and was burned a few times. He had 3 shots and I kept waitng for him to be better. Never really happened.

#10 SHAWN HORCOFF - (7) BEERS He was pretty good with Hall and Eberle. He was 13/8 for 62% on faceoffs. He played his usual Horcoff game and had a few good chances to score. This is the best I had seen him since he's returned from injury.

#13 ANDREW COGLIANO - (5) I thought we was OK before he was smashed in the mouth again with a puck. Poor guy. He left and didn't return. He played 8:55 and was 50% on faceoffs.

#14 JORDAN EBERLE - (6) BEERS A decent game for Ebs. Like I said above, he was clicking with his linemates. They were making things happen. easily the Oilers best line. Can you say that in a 5-0 game?

#16 COLIN FRASER - (4) Like last game, nothing really to talk about. He had 2 shots and was 6/5 for 55% on faceoffs.

#22 JF JACQUES - (3) JEERS Waste of a roster spot. He's supposed to be the energy guy. The hit'em and make them pay guy. He's not making it hard on the other team at all. Stortini should draw back in after a quiet game by Jacques. 3 hits. That's it.

#26 KURTIS FOSTER - (7) BEERS He was pretty good. He worked the puck well and was never scored on. In his 18:38 of ice time, he had 2 shots and 4 hits. I liked Foster tonight.

#27 DUSTIN PENNER - (2) JEERS He was brutal. HE WAS ON THE ICE FOR 4 OUT OF THE 5 GOALS! While some will argue with me, 1 shot and 1 hit isn't great for a guy like Penner. He was -3 and I hope he gets the message Renney went the team after the game was over. Booooo!

#28 RYAN JONES - (4) He was put back on the 4th line in the 2nd period and only played 7:49.

#33 STEVE MACINTYRE - (0) DNP (Healthy scratch)

#35 NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN - (0) DNP (Injured)

#40 DEVAN DUBNYK - (6) I felt bad for him. He tried, but with zero help from the guys in front, he could only do so much. Not his fault for losing this game.

#43 JASON STRUDWICK - (0) DNP (scratch)

#45 SHAWN BELLE - (5) I thought he was decent. He was assigned back to Oklahoma after the game was over to make room for Smid coming back. Too bad they wouldn't send Strudwick instead. Belle was even and played 16:51 and had 2 shots and 2 hits. His low point? He had the Oilers only 2 giveaways all game. Oh well, thanks for trying hard. You are welcome back anytime.

#46 ZACK STORTINI - (0) DNP (scratch)

#49 THEO PECKHAM - (6) He was throwing some big hits and even nailed Paul Bissonette. He played pretty damn good for a guy with a hurt wrist. He had 4 hits and 3 blocked shots. His minus -2 results from his poor position play.

#67 GILBERT BRULE - (4) Brule sucked again. Not entirely in his control. After Cogliano left the game, Brule didn't see much ice after that. He's looking like he really is a bust. Too bad, I remember him with the Giants, he was a star.

#77 TOM GILBERT - (3) JEERS He was terrible! -3 and was out of sorts all game long. So much for the good game we just seen him play. He had 3 shots and that's about it.

#83 ALES HEMSKY - (4) I was kind of liking him and then not liking him at the same time. He had some good rushes and was looking to have a big game. But he failed to go to those hard areas. He failed to make magic happen. Is that unfair of me? Perhaps... but we all expect it.

#89 SAM GAGNER - (3) JEERS He was OK. Until his line was roasted. Multiple times. He was a paltry 33% on faceoffs and only had 2 shots in 20:19. Not great considering he ended up -3.

#91 MAGNUS PAAJARVI - (5) He was bounced up to the 3rd line and was ultimately screwed on that after Cogliano was mouth pucked. He played 12:25 and seen no PP or PK time.





mc79hockey Scoring Chances


BAD TIMING PENALTY (what is a Bad Timing Penalty?)

Andrew Cogliano - Just as the Oilers were gaining some momentum and were only down 2-0 at that point, Cogliano takes a delay of penalty for shooting the puck over the glass. Tough break, but it was a BTP. The Coyotes scored on the PP to make it 3-0.


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