Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hall Of A Winner! Oilers Win 2-1 In Overtime / A Beers & Jeers Game Recap


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FINAL SCORE

ST. LOUIS BLUES - 1

EDMONTON OILERS - 2  OT

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TONIGHTS STARTING LINES

Hall/Horcoff/Eberle
Jones/Gagner/Paajarvi
Penner/Cogliano/Brule
Jacques/Fraser/Stortini

Whitney/Smid
Foster/Vandermeer
Peckham/Gilbert

Khabibulin
Dubnyk

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TWEETCAST REPLAY LINK

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS



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FINAL SHOT TOTAL

St. Louis Blues - 32 

Edmonton Oilers - 26

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GOAL SCORERS

STL: E. Brewer (13:33 - 3rd)

EDM: R. Jones (02:32 - 3rd) , T. Hall (00:23 - OT)

GOALIES

STL: J. Halak (L) EDM: N. Khabibulin (W)
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POWER PLAY

St. Louis Blues - 0/1 for 0%

Edmonton Oilers - 0/1 for 0%

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PENALTY KILL

St. Louis Blues - 0/1 for 100%

Edmonton Oilers - 0/1 for 100%

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FACEOFFS

St. Louis Blues - 25/22 for 53%

Edmonton Oilers - 22/25 for 47%

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HIT/BODYCHECK COUNT

St. Louis Blues - 20

Edmonton Oilers - 16

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GIVEAWAY TOTALS

St. Louis Blues - 17

Edmonton Oilers - 21

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TAKEAWAY TOTALS

St. Louis Blues - 7

Edmonton Oilers - 13

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BLOCKED SHOTS

St. Louis Blues - 9

Edmonton Oilers - 18

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BEERS & JEERS PLAYER GRADES


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 JIM VANDERMEER - (6) He was OK. He played 21:05 and had a team high 5 hits. Not his best game lately (3 giveaways), but still worthy enough that I wasn't screaming for a call up.

#4 TAYLOR HALL - (8) BEERS He was awesome again! He scored the OT winner and really busted his hump all over the ice all game long. It took 20 games, but the real Taylor Hall is starting to show. He took 4 shots on goal and had a team high 3 takeaways.

#5 LADISLAV SMID - (6) He was pretty solid. I'm still missing his nasty side, but he's progressing. Maybe the switch to the 3rd pairing was a good idea for him and Foster? He had 2 blocked shots and a hit.

#6 RYAN WHITNEY - (6) He logged a lot of time again and made the nice pass to Hall for the game winner. He had a team high 4 blocked shots and that's rare. He can play in any situation and for the most part, handles it all pretty well.

#10 SHAWN HORCOFF - (7) BEERS He is the luckiest out of all the Oilers. He plays with Hall and Eberle and as far as I can hear, not one complaint about his big dollar contact. Is he earning it or is he just riding the rookie wave to greatness? He went 9/5 for 64% on the faceoff circle. That's pretty good. If he would have earned an assist or a goal, he would have been bumped up to an 8.

#13 ANDREW COGLIANO - (5) Decent game tonight from my eyes, but a little stinky when looking at the number totals. Only 1 shot, 1 hit, 1 takeaway 1 blocked shot and 2 giveaways. He's been better.

#14 JORDAN EBERLE - (6) He was OK. He should have been a 7, but his 3 giveaways is glaring at me. He took 5 shots in total with 3 hitting the net. It's strange to see how mature he is on the ice and I would assume that playing with Horcoff is going to age him a little. Meaning he's going to be a vet presence sooner than the other rookies. He's slick.

#16 COLIN FRASER - (6) On the 4th line with Storts and Jacques. He did find himself with 1:07 of PK time. Best of all forwards. He dropped the gloves with Della Rovere and did pretty good. Nice to see some emotion form Fraser even if he only plays 6:14 a night.

#22 JF JACQUES - (4) He was average at best. The supposed BIG HITTER doesn't hit very often. His physical presence is lacking the physical. Or the presence. He did lay out 2 hits and 2 blocked shots, but I always expect more from the tough guys.

#26 KURTIS FOSTER - (5) I didn't mind Foster. He sure isn't what the media hyped him to be. I have been expecting that Souray bomb shot from him and so far, I have only seen it once (not tonight). He had 1 shot, 1 hit and 1 giveaway.

#27 DUSTIN PENNER - (6) Renney said after the game that Penner was not feeling well. I suppose looking back you could tell, but I still liked how he played. He had 2 good shots on goal and when he drives to the net, good things happen.

#28 RYAN JONES - (7) BEERS He's another guy that I have been flogging lately. Tonight he was great. I liked him. Really. He scores the games opening goal in the 3rd period and played well all night despite looking like the 3rd wheel with Gagner and Paajarvi. Jones had a team high (with Vandermeer) 5 hits. If he keeps playing like this, a call up might never be made.

#29 MARTIN GERBER - (0) DNP (With OKC Barons)

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

#35 NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN - (8) BEERS He was on his way to another shutout when, you guessed it, another former Oiler Eric Brewer scores to tie the game. He played well all night and did come up with some key saves. I was worried that he's going to get overplayed again, but he seems ready to come back not like Hemsky.

#40 DEVAN DUBNYK - (0) DNP (Backup)

#43 JASON STRUDWICK - (0) DNP (Healthy Scratch)

#45 SHAWN BELLE - (0) DNP (With OKC Barons)

#46 ZACK STORTINI - (4) He was OK. He crashed and banged but still needs to do more I think.  He only had 1 hit to his name. He played 6:24.

#49 THEO PECKHAM - (6) He took a puck in the mouth in the first, was stitched up, and then came back and finished the game. Character that guy has. While he didn't register a lot of stats on paper, he is a welcomed participant. He can play tough. He out chanced the opposition 8/5.

#67 GILBERT BRULE - (6) He was decent. Not much to complain about. He took 4 shots and was 3/3 for 50% on faceoffs. He filled in for Horcoff when Horcs had skate issues and seemed like a fit with the rookies.

#77 TOM GILBERT - (6) He led the team in ice time with 24:48. All that ice time is sure to hurt him somehow. Oh yes... 3 giveaways. He didn't lead the team in blocked shots tonight and that to me, is strange. I have seen him play better even though he out chanced the Blues.

#83 ALES HEMSKY - (0) DNP (Injured Groin)

#89 SAM GAGNER - (7) BEERS His chemistry with Paajarvi is growing. Gagner led that line all game long and with the Jones goal, marked another point for Gagner. It is weird that he didn't take a single shot. If you are wondering, I gave him a 7 for his willingness to compete. Replace Hemsky with Jones and this line will rock.

#91 MAGNUS PAAJARVI - (7) BEERS Another good game. He also picked up an assist on the Jones goal. He had 3 quality shots and a takeaway. He's really been improving these last few games. I like that he's gelling with Gagner.

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

NONE - Phew!

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GAMES 3 STARS

1st: NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN
2nd: JAROSLAV HALAK
3rd: TAYLOR HALL

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USEFUL GAME LINKS

EVENT SUMMARY

GAME SUMMARY

FACEOFF REPORT

SHOT REPORT

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BEERS & JEERS RECAP CREDITS

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Special thanks to David Staples of Cult Of Hockey - Edmonton Journal for allowing us to use his grading system. I feel it's a great system.

-This Recap Was Written by Smokin' Ray Burnt-

2 comments:

  1. Bad Timing Penalty: Jack Michaels, as the Oilers were leading 1-0. After repeating four times (over my screaming objections) that this would be the Oil's fourth win in a row the radio play-by-play man finally offers up the inevitable reference to a second-straight shutout. I was still foaming rye & coke when Brewer puts one past Khabibulin.

    Even Bob Stauffer tore a strip off him for that one.

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  2. Really? Wow! Damn you Jack Michaels!!!

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