Sunday, December 12, 2010

How Do You Spell Suck? / Oilers Lose 2-1 / A Game Recap


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FINAL SCORE

VANCOUVER CANUCKS - 2

EDMONTON OILERS - 1

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TONIGHTS STARTING LINES

Hall/Gagner/Eberle
Paajarvi/Cogliano/Penner
Jones/O'Marra/Omark
Jacques/Fraser/Brule

Whitney/Smid
Foster/Vandermeer
Peckham/Gilbert

Dubnyk
Khabibulin

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FINAL SHOT TOTAL

Vancouver Canucks - 32 

Edmonton Oilers - 12

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GOAL SCORERS

VAN: A. Burrows (06:12 - 1st) , H. Sedin (06:37 - 2nd)

EDM: J. Eberle (PPG, 19:55 - 3rd)

GOALIES

VAN: R. Luongo EDM: D. Dubnyk

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POWER PLAY

Vancouver Canucks - 0/4 for 0%

Edmonton Oilers - 1/5 for 20%

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PENALTY KILL

Vancouver Canucks - 4/5 for 80%

Edmonton Oilers - 4/4 for 100%

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FACEOFFS

Vancouver Canucks - 32/23 for 58%

Edmonton Oilers - 23/32 for 42%

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HIT/BODYCHECK COUNT

Vancouver Canucks - 23

Edmonton Oilers - 26

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GIVEAWAY TOTALS

Vancouver Canucks - 13

Edmonton Oilers - 22

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TAKEAWAY TOTALS

Vancouver Canucks - 8

Edmonton Oilers - 11

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BLOCKED SHOTS

Vancouver Canucks - 20

Edmonton Oilers - 11

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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 - (N/A) He was hurt after playing 1:32. They say it is an ankle injury.

#4 TAYLOR HALL - (5) He was one of the better Oilers tonight (that's not saying much). He had a team high 3 shots. He hustled out there and didn't get much help from his linemates. He was out chanced 4/7.

#5 LADISLAV SMID - (4) He was average at best. He ended the night -1 and really did nothing on the stats sheet even though he played 22:12.

#6 RYAN WHITNEY - (4) JEERS He was not very good in my eyes, yet managed to be on the plus for chances (6/4). Go figure. Hence the score of 4 and not a 3. He had a team high and a season high 6 giveaways. He had 2 hits and had 3 takeaways.

#10 SHAWN HORCOFF - (0) DNP (Injured)

#13 ANDREW COGLIANO - (4) JEERS Cogs stunk. Even with Renney changing up the lines, he still stunk. He was -2, had 2 giveaways, had no shots, 1 hit and 1 takeaway. On the plus side, he went 6/6 for 50% on faceoffs (which is good for his standards).

#14 JORDAN EBERLE - (5) He was the only Oiler player to score. It came with 4 seconds left in the game and I suppose we should be happy about that. He also contributed 2 of the 22 team giveaways.

#16 COLIN FRASER - (2) JEERS Did he even play? Not noticeable at all. 10:38 of playing time resulted in no shots, 3 hits and 1 blocked shot. I can think of two words when I watch him play... LIAM REDDOX

#22 JF JACQUES - (2) JEERS He was brutal as well. He lines guys up for big hits and misses. He hits the boards more often than players. Someone needs to tell him to slow down and actually hit a guy. Way more effective than missing a check. In 9:49 of ice time, he registered nothing but 3 hits. And Stortini sits for this slug? WTF?

#23 LINUS OMARK - (3) JEERS He was brutal 5 on 5. Zero chances for. He had 1 blocked shot and a giveaway. Not a special night like the last one. Can he improve or is he another Rob Schremp? I'm betting he can improve.

#26 KURTIS FOSTER - (3) JEERS He tried to get shots to the net but just couldn't. He had 4 that were blocked before hitting the net. So because of that he had zero chances on paper. He did pick up an assist on the Eberle goal.

#27 DUSTIN PENNER - (4) Penner was expected to lead this team and failed for the most part. He tried but it wasn't enough. He took 2 shots, 2 giveaways, 1 blocked shot and he was 3/6 for scoring chances. He also picked up an assist on Eberle's goal. He went 5/4 for 56% on faceoffs. A team high. He was also -2 with Cogliano.

#28 RYAN JONES - (4) He was so-so. He tried hard to do something out there and with no avail. I liked his effort, but if all else fails, hammer some players with hits. He didn't do that. He had 1 shot and 2 blocked shots in 14:22 of ice time.

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

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

#40 DEVAN DUBNYK - (7) BEERS He was pretty good. Both goals were hard for him to save so I can't really blame him. He kept this game respectable and did his best to not make this a blowout. WHat more can you ask for? Well... he could have scored I suppose. Kidding!

#42 RYAN O'MARRA - (4) His line sucked like all the Oilers lines did. I liked O'Marra though. I think he's a way better player than Fraser and I would hope that the Oilers see the light as well. He threw 4 hits and had a blocked shot. From my memory, he lost faceoffs because h\the guys he was with failed to win the second battles to gain possession. Hence his 2/5 for 29% faceoff record. Unlike Omark, I can see great potential in O'Marra.

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

#46 ZACK STORTINI - (0) DNP (Healthy Scratch)

#49 THEO PECKHAM - (4) Not really a standout like games past but I won't complain. However, I don't think Don Cherry would approve of this game. He had 4 hits (good), 1 giveaway and a takeaway. I understand that he's labeled a physical guy, so when the team is sinking like tonight, beat the crap out of someone. Get the team fired up. That's what your here for.

#67 GILBERT BRULE - (4) He was better tonight. He laid out a team high 5 hits and had 1 shot on goal. He also contributed to the giveaway cause by coughing up 2 himself. He somehow out chanced the Canucks 3/2 and when Renney changed the lines in the 3rd, he was promoted. Hard work can pay off, even when your not that good. His dumb moment of the game? The boarding call. He deserved that one.

#77 TOM GILBERT - (4) JEERS He was out chanced by a 2/7 margin. Not good enough for one of the "best" Oilers defencemen. "He had 1 shot, 1 hit, 2 giveaways, 2 takeaways and 2 blocked shots. I would expect more from anyone else too if they played 25:57 like Gilbert did.

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

#89 SAM GAGNER - (3) JEERS He has a chance to be "the guy"and he failed to do so tonight. I expect a ton out of this kid and maybe that's my problem. He's still just a kid. He's not meshing with Hall and Eberle and I don't expect him to be on that line next game. He took two penalties and tried to take 5 shots in the game, but only 1 manged to hit the net. He went 6/9 for 40% on faceoffs.

#91 MAGNUS PAAJARVI - (3) JEERS He tried out there. He even had a penalty shot that looked slow motion and predictable. No way he was fooling Luongo with that move. He only registered 2 shots. 1 was on net and the other was a miss. No hits, no nothing. A tad disappointed with MPS.

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

Theo Peckham - Gilbert Brule just took a stupid boarding penalty and with only a few seconds burned off on that penalty, Peckham (I'm sure not on purpose) high sticked a Canucks player. That gave the Canucks a 5 on 3 for a minute forty something. Lucky for those two, the Canucks failed to score.

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GAMES 3 STARS

1st: HENRIK SEDIN
2nd: DANIEL SEDIN
3rd: DEVAN DUBNYK

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USEFUL GAME LINKS

EVENT SUMMARY

GAME SUMMARY

FACEOFF REPORT

SHOT REPORT

mc79hockey.com SCORING CHANCES

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BEERS & JEERS RECAP CREDITS

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-This Recap Was Written by Smokin' Ray Burnt-

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