Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Oilers Lose To The Leafs 4-1 While Taylor Hall Shines / A Game Recap


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FINAL SCORE

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS - 4

EDMONTON OILERS - 1

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TONIGHTS STARTING LINES

Hall/Gagner/Eberle
Penner/Cogliano/Omark
Paajarvi/Brule/Jones
MacIntyre/Fraser/Stortini

Whitney/Strudwick
Peckham/Gilbert
Foster/Smid

Khabibulin
Dubnyk

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FINAL SHOT TOTAL

Toronto Maple Leafs - 34 

Edmonton Oilers - 24

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GOAL SCORERS

TOR: D. Phaneuf (05:55 - 1st) , M. Grabovski (PPG, 08:28 - 2nd) , K. Versteeg (17:38 - 2nd) , P. Kessel (PPG, 09:47 - 3rd)

EDM: J. Eberle (11:45 - 1st)

GOALIES

TOR: J. Giguere (W) EDM: N. Khabibulin (L)

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POWER PLAY

Toronto Maple Leafs - 2/5 for 40%

Edmonton Oilers - 0/4 for 0%

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PENALTY KILL

Toronto Maple Leafs - 4/4 for 100%

Edmonton Oilers - 3/5 for 60%

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FACEOFFS

Toronto Maple Leafs - 27/24 for 53%

Edmonton Oilers - 24/27 for 47%

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HIT/BODYCHECK COUNT

Toronto Maple Leafs - 18

Edmonton Oilers - 22

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GIVEAWAY TOTALS

Toronto Maple Leafs - 17

Edmonton Oilers - 23

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TAKEAWAY TOTALS

Toronto Maple Leafs - 6

Edmonton Oilers - 8

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BLOCKED SHOTS

Toronto Maple Leafs - 14

Edmonton Oilers - 17

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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 - (0) DNP (Injured)

#4 TAYLOR HALL - (7) BEERS He was the best Oiler tonight by a long shot. He took 8 of the 24 shots. Sure he was -1, but who cares when you show the effort like he did? He had a cheap shot to the face from Phaneuf and took a big hit earlier. That didn't slow him down none. I love this kid. He's a winner.

#5 LADISLAV SMID - (4) He didn't do a whole lot. He failed to bring his nasty side out. He played 19:12 and only had one hit.

#6 RYAN WHITNEY - (6) He did what he could. He picked up an assist with a nice play to keep the puck in the zone. He played 26:22 and on;y had a hit and a blocked shot. Oh.. he did have 3 giveaways too.

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

#13 ANDREW COGLIANO - (6) I liked his effort and he really tried to make things happen. He played 18:54 and had 2 shots, 3 hits and went 7/8 for 47% on faceoffs.

#14 JORDAN EBERLE - (6) BEERS He scored the only Oilers goal with a beauty of a shot. Top shelf from right up close. That had me fired up. He took 3 shots and had 1 takeaway.

#16 COLIN FRASER - (3)  JEERS He played limited minutes tonight playing only 8:32. He didn't really contribute much to this game. He went 2/4 for 33% on faceoffs. If he can't do that well, then why is he needed. Play O'Marra in his place.

#22 JF JACQUES - (0) DNP (Healthy Scratch)

#23 LINUS OMARK - (4) He was given PP time and couldn't cash in. Renney gave him 16:45 in ice time and only managed 1 shot. He also had 1 giveaway. I'll give him more time, but other than that shootout goal 2 games ago, he's not doing anything to impress me.

#26 KURTIS FOSTER - (6) He was decent. No real complaints from me. He played 18:28 and had 2 shots, 1 hit, and 2 blocked shots. He also had a giveaway.

#27 DUSTIN PENNER - (6) Penner used his big body well tonight. He held off the Leafs a few times including a penalty kill where he kept the puck on his stick while the l\Leafs tried to take it from him. He does need to screen the goalie on the PP though. For some reason I seen him on the half wall a few times. Was that his idea or Renney's? He played 20:34 and had 1 shot, 1 hit, 2 giveaways, 1 takeaway, 2 blocked shots and went 3/3 for 50% on faceoffs.

#28 RYAN JONES - (4) He was pretty average. He had 2 shots, 2 hits, 1 giveaway and 1 blocked shot. I can't really complain about his play tonight. Decent enough.

#33 STEVE MACINTYRE - (4) He was somewhat effective. He didn't make Phaneuf not be a knob and he didn't stop Orr from anything (other than when they were both tossed for pushing each other in the 3rd). I did notice he skates better. He's not so choppy on the ice. Glad to see some improvement. He had 2 hits (on paper) and had 2 giveaways. He had 2 hits (on paper) and had 2 giveaways. He had 2 hits (on paper) and had 2 giveaways. He had 2 hits (on paper) and had 2 giveaways. He had 2 hits (on paper) and had 2 giveaways.

#35 NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN - (5) Not so good. He gave up some weak goals and he made me wish that Dubnyk had another start tonight. Not sure what else to say about him.

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

#42 RYAN O'MARRA - (0) DNP (Healthy Scratch)

#43 JASON STRUDWICK - (5) Oy! He unfortunately had one of the goals hit him as it went in. He was OK, but not worth paying for for the whole season. He better be really good in the dressing room because I see no need to keep this guy. He had an own goal, 1 hit, 1 giveaway, 1 takeaway, and 1 blocked shot. Luckily Renney limited his ice time to 13:19.

#46 ZACK STORTINI - (4) He had a scrap with Orr and to my eyes, it was boring as hell. But if you follow any of the Oilers guys, they all said it was a good one. I disagree. He had 2 hits and that's about it. He also went 1/1 for 50% on faceoffs. Glad to see him back in the lineup. If Renney would give him a chance, he's more than a plugger who fights.

#49 THEO PECKHAM - (6) He nailed Phaneuf pretty good and I was hoping he was going to hurt him. He did challenge Dion to a fight, but he pussed out. He had 3 hits, 2 giveaways, 1 takeaway and 2 blocked shots. He could have played a little tougher. Don't ask, just beat the crap out of the guy.

#67 GILBERT BRULE - (5) Two games in a row that he tried to be physical.  He had 1 shot, 3 hits and 1 blocked shot. He went 3/5 for 38% on faceoffs. What happened there? He used to be good at faceoffs.

#77 TOM GILBERT - (6) He was good. He played 22:58 and he had 2 shots, 3 giveaways, 2 takeaways and a team high 4 blocked shots. Nobody blocks more shots on the Oilers than Gilbert does. I admire him for that.

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

#89 SAM GAGNER - (6) He started out the game on fire with the kids but cooled off int he 2nd period. His pass to Eberle was sweet and I figured he was going to have a strong game after that. I was wrong. He had 1 shot, 1 giveaway and 2 blocked shots. Meh! He can be better than what he showed tonight.

#91 MAGNUS PAAJARVI - (4) He tried. He had 1 shot and a giveaway. Not much to say about MPS. He played 13:32 and took a Bad Timing Penalty that resulted in the Leafs 4th goal.

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

Too Many Men & The Magnus Paajarvi Penalty - MacIntyre's penalty, to me, was questionable. It was barely a cheap shot on Armstrong. Right after that penalty was killed off, the Oilers took a too many men penalty. Terrible mistake on their part. But the kicker was the Paajarvi penalty. The Leafs scored the 4th goal while he was sitting in the box.

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GAMES 3 STARS

1st: PHIL KESSEL
2nd: JS GIGUERE
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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-This Recap Was Written by Smokin' Ray Burnt-

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