Friday, December 10, 2010

Omark, Penner, Khabibulin, Paajarvi Win It For Oilers / A Game Recap


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FINAL SCORE

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING - 3

EDMONTON OILERS - 4  SO

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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

Khabibulin
Dubnyk

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TWEETCAST REPLAY LINK

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FINAL SHOT TOTAL

Tampa Bay Lightning - 41 

Edmonton Oilers - 23

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GOAL SCORERS

TBL: R. Jones (05:03 - 1st) , R. Malone (PPG, 17:48 - 1st) , S. Stamkos (11:33 - 3rd)

EDM: M. Paajarvi (11:37 - 1st) , T. Hall (PPG, 05:46 - 2nd) , T. Gilbert (PPG, 16:30 - 2nd) , J. Eberle (00:00 - SO)

GOALIES

TBL: D. Ellis (L) EDM: N. Khabibulin (W)

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POWER PLAY

Tampa Bay Lightning - 1/5 for 20%

Edmonton Oilers - 2/3 for 67%

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PENALTY KILL

Tampa Bay Lightning - 2/3 for 33%

Edmonton Oilers - 1/5 for 80%

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FACEOFFS

Tampa Bay Lightning - 38/30 for 56%

Edmonton Oilers - 30/38 for 44%

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HIT/BODYCHECK COUNT

Tampa Bay Lightning - 12

Edmonton Oilers - 31

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GIVEAWAY TOTALS

Tampa Bay Lightning - 20

Edmonton Oilers - 25

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TAKEAWAY TOTALS

Tampa Bay Lightning - 14

Edmonton Oilers - 16

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BLOCKED SHOTS

Tampa Bay Lightning - 16

Edmonton Oilers - 28

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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 - (5) He was not so good. He had a team high 4 giveaways and only one hit. He played 21:06 and did block 3 shots, but I just thought he looked a step behind.

#4 TAYLOR HALL - (7) BEERS The kid can play. And score. His skating speed is very hard to stop and he seemed to have the jets burning all game long. He took 10 shots tonight including his wrap around goal, with 4 of those 10 shots hitting the net. Every 4th shot was from Hall. The team took 42 in all and 10 were Taylor's. He had 2 takeaways and even blocked a shot. He couldn't have played much better.

#5 LADISLAV SMID - (6) He was OK. He finished the night -1 but he played tough there for a while. He was trying to be physical and he did make a nice play in the 3rd to break up a scoring chance but he needs to find away to do that all the time. He made 3 hits and had 3 blocked shots, but also had 2 giveaways.

#6 RYAN WHITNEY - (6) He was pretty decent. I didn't notice any real bad giveaways from him (credited with 2 tonight). I do remember seeing him get caught out of position in the 2nd, but for the most part pretty safe plays. He took 1 shot and also had 3 blocked shots. He played 24:41.

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

#13 ANDREW COGLIANO - (6) Cogs was OK. He played pretty hard and good things happened for him. He played just over 20 minutes and played well on the PK. Looking at the event summary, Cogliano has 1's all across the board. He went 8/11 for 42% on faceoffs. Good effort tonight.

#14 JORDAN EBERLE - (6) BEERS He plays smart. He does need to be more aggressive with shooting and going hard to the net. He needs no work on his play making skills, he has that down to a science. He had 1 shot and 2 takeaways. His shootout move was so slick. A little foot kick and a quick deke and it's in. He's credited with the shootout winner even though Omark stole the show.

#16 COLIN FRASER - (4) JEERS I'll be honest. I never really noticed him all that much. I'm not -- and I know I have tried -- a Fraser fan. I seen no point in keeping him around. O'Marra can do what he does, but better. Fraser had 1 shot, 1 hit and 2 giveaways in 9:49 of ice time.

#22 JF JACQUES - (4) He was OK. He tried to hit guys and he registered 3 on paper. He needs to rack up 6 or more hits a game like he used to.

#23 LINUS OMARK - (7) BEERS The kid earns an assist (his first ever NHL point) from a pretty sweet play to set up Gilbert and scores in the shootout with a spin-o-rama fake shot through the 5 hole to steal the show. WOW! What a show it was. He played 11:49 and had 1 shot, 2 takeaways and 2 blocked shots. While his defensive game needs work, he sure can move that puck. If he can play well again on Sunday, he may start to earn a permanent spot here

#26 KURTIS FOSTER - (7) BEERS I liked Foster. When he's doing something and he's productive, that's when he's on his game. Tonight he did a lot. He had 3 shots on goal (6 in total), 3 blocked shots, a hit and a takeaway.

#27 DUSTIN PENNER - (8) BEERS Penner had an edge to his game tonight and he really stood out as dominant. Omark was nailed hard and Penner stuck up for him and tussled with Kubina. That seemed to piss Penner off and after that he just bounced guys off of him. He assisted on Paajarvi's goal and created a ton of chances. Oh so close to the Gordie Howe hat trick. He had a fight, took 4 shots, had 4 hits and 2 blocked shots. I'd say a good night.

#28 RYAN JONES - (6) He was decent. From sheer hard work alone he made himself an opportunity shorthanded. He's playing the best we have seen him since he's been with the team. He had 4 hits.

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

#35 NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN - (8) BEERS He kept the team in this game long enough to win it in the shootout. He made some great saves and for the most part, kept the rebounds away from the front of the net. His focus seemed honed in as he made some saves, I had no idea how he seen them.

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

#42 RYAN O'MARRA - (6) His season debut and he picks up an assist. I thought he was way more effective than Fraser was and if that keeps on going, I can see him replace Fraser when cuts need to be made. I liked his game tonight. His line was burned early on a goal, but most of that was nerves I'm sure. I doubt that line before the game started and while it wasn't a great line, it was OK. In 11:30 of ice time, he had 3 hits and 1 blocked shot. He went 4/8 for 33% on the faceoff dot.

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

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

#49 THEO PECKHAM - (6) BEERS He plays such a hard hitting game. He had 5 hits tonight and was a wrecker. He also blocked 4 shots and played pretty good on the PK. He's really adapting well to the NHL. He keeps growing on me.

#67 GILBERT BRULE - (5) He was average. He took 1 shot, pounded 2 hits and had a giveaway. He's deserving his time on the 4th line.

#77 TOM GILBERT - (7) BEERS Is it me or is he playing like he's tough? He seems to be more physical and more in your face. Only in the game though, he still doesn't mix it up after a whistle. He scores a goal and plays a team high 26:02. He took one shot, had 1 hit, 3 takeaways and 1 blocked shot.

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

#89 SAM GAGNER - (6) His new line wasn't great. They didn't flat out suck either. Sam had a rough go with 3 giveaways and only had 1 shot, but he did go 10/10 for 50% on faceoffs. That's damn good, for Gagner. He had PP and PK time tonight.

#91 MAGNUS PAAJARVI - (7) BEERS Another good game. He scores a goal and has an assist for the 2nd star of the game. While he wasn't blowing minds with you tube antics, he played a good solid game. He had 2 shots and a giveaway. Nice to see all the kids taking a turn becoming a hero.

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

The Oilers Bench - Imagine this. Overtime. The Oilers are tied and what happens? The puck goes to the guy that's coming on and the guy going off is lolly gagging to the bench. Tweet! Too Many Men. In Overtime! Lucky the Bolts didn't score and the Oilers went on to win in the shootout.

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GAMES 3 STARS

1st: NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN
2nd: MAGNUS PAAJARVI
3rd: ADAM HALL

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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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