Saturday, November 28, 2009

B&J #89 Edmonton Oilers vs San Jose Sharks Recap (11/27/09)



Welcome to Oilers Jambalaya - An Edmonton Oilers Hockey Blog. Beers & Jeers is a dual collaboration between Smokin' Ray and Paq Twinn. We hope you enjoy our Edmonton Oilers full game recap.

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- Who's Out? Who's in? Here's the injury report.  Ales Hemsky is out for the rest of the season and his shoulder is going to have to be operated on.  Luckily for the Oilers, more players are getting set to return to the line up. 

- Dany "the Douche Bag" Heatley was greeted with a nice boo from the crowd.  Jacques hit him, Souray hit him and a few other guys did as well.  It was nice to see.

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Pre-Game Records

Edmonton Oilers (10-12-3) vs. San Jose Sharks (16-6-4)

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TONIGHT'S STARTING LINES

Penner-Gagner-Brule
Jacques-Horcoff-O'Sullivan
Moreau-Potulny-Cogliano
MacDonald-O'Marra-Stortini

Smid-Visnovsky
Strudwick-Gilbert
Souray-Staios

Deslauriers
Dubnyk

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**These are Re-Tweets of Paq Twinn's LIVE TweetCast© at www.Twitter.com/PaqTwinn  **

1st PERIOD

- **coming soon**

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GAME HIGHLIGHTS



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FINAL SCORE

San Jose Sharks - 5

Edmonton Oilers - 4

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BAD TIMING PENALTY

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BEERS

Gilbert Brule - Mr. Brule gets Hemsky's spot on the 1st line with Gagner and Penner and steps right in like he's always been there. In fact he may have looked better than Hemsky has with those two. Brule said that he likes to play with Penner because he knows how to find him. He's right. He scores tonight on an assist from Penner. They had a few good chances. Not only did Brule score a goal and pick up an assist, he also had three blocked shots. Frosty beer for Brew.  Cheers!

Ryan Potulny - With the departure to Reddox back down to the minors it only meant that Potulny was not only going to be staying long term with the Oilers, but he's going to get a chance to succeed. Reddox just doesn't have the overall game that Potulny has. Tonight he was awesome. A big time player who busted his hump and made good things happen. He didn't wait for chances to come to him... he made them. He had two goals and was a +2.  It's Miller Time. Cheers!

Dustin Penner - He was a quiet guy in the first half of the game and then all of a sudden, he wakes up. Once he got his legs going he played well like he has all year. He is going to have to continue his strong play if the Oilers want to be competitive for the rest of the season. Luckily for Oiler fans, he showed it in the last half of the game and the Oilers had a great end to the game. He had a goal and a assist that was some nice play making with Brule. He also went 8W-5L=62% on the faceoffs. Good night for Penner.  He deserves a cold one.  Cheers!

Andrew Cogliano - Speedy Gonzales was ripping around tonight. Maybe he had something to prove to Heatley? Maybe not. He only had two shots but he created a lot of space out there for the others to go to. He was a +2 and seems to be playing with confidence. He really hustled and out worked the sharks all night. He seems to be responding to the coaching staff as of late and it's showing.  This calls for a Bud. Cheers!

HONORABLE MENTION(S): JF Jacques (He had some great hits and made the Sharks aware when he was on the ice.), Tom Gilbert (He played pretty good and he played tough.  Nice to see an improvement.)

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JEERS

Sheldon Souray - Holy cow! Souray was a train wreck. It all started when he went and took a run at Heatley in the first five minutes and pushed him down. Sweet thing to do (we all love you for it) but he went way out of position and bing, boom! San Jose goal. Not so sweet. After that it was one thing after another. He took a penalty shortly after the San Jose goal and gives them more life. He was a major culprit on why this team was so bad in the first half of the game. He was on the ice for every single Sharks goal along with Staios. So he ends up a -4 and somehow only takes one shot. (Well one shot hit the net and three were missed shots. So four in total) And... he takes a penalty in overtime with a careless high-sticking call. It was just a bad game for Souray. He will bounce back tomorrow night. *fingers crossed*  BOOOOO!

Steve Staios - He was on for all 4 San Jose goals along with Souray. That alone is worth a 2. However he did play average for the most part and made some good (4) shot blocks. But it just seemed like he was running around and never really played with Souray effectively. He seemed like he was in over his head and he was drowning quick. Glug!  BOOOOO!

HONORABLE MENTION(S): Jeff Deslauriers (He wasn't great tonight.  He needs to be better at screens and the high shots.)

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GOAT WATCH

(Smokin' Ray) Ethan Moreau - He did pretty good.  Not much to complain about.

(Paq Twinn) Robert Nilsson - Did not play

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OUR GAME SUMMARIES

Smokin' Ray - That was a tough game to lose.  The Oilers need to find a way to win in a close game. 

Paq Twinn - coming soon

Graham Martin -That was easily the worst game I have ever seen Souray play. He didn't even move on the tying goal. And what defensemen chases a forward all the way out to the damn blueline?? On the plus side, I thought that Smid was much better than the 5 you gave him, and I thought that JFJ was pretty good last night. And Brule was fantastic, but he just shows up every single game and plays his ass off. I wish we had a whole team of guys like him!

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GAME STATS

- Game Summary

- Event Summary

- Scoring Chances (MC79)

- Smokin' Ray's/Player Grades (Cult of Hockey)

- Full NHL Play By Play

- Oilers Time On The Ice

- Opponents Time On The Ice

- Faceoff Report

- Shots Report

- Shootout Details

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NEXT GAME

Edmonton Oilers (10-12-4) vs. Vancouver Canucks (13-11-0)

Sat, Nov 28/09
8:00 pm MT
CBC

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Friday, November 27, 2009

(Edmonton Journal) Cult of Hockey Player Grades - Oilers vs Sharks (11-27-09)



Once again David Staples of the Edmonton Journal's Cult of Hockey has allowed me to do the player grades for this game.  You can read it here at Oilers Jambalaya or you can read it HERE

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.




#27 Dustin Penner (7) - He was a quiet guy in the first half of the game and then all of a sudden, he wakes up.  Once he got his legs going he played well like he has all year.  He is going to have to continue his strong play if the Oilers want to be competitive for the rest of the season.  Luckily for Oiler fans, he showed it in the last half of the game and the Oilers had a great end to the game.  He had a goal and a assist that was some nice play making with Brule.  He also went 8W-5L=62% on the faceoffs.  Good night for Penner.

#89 Sam Gagner (6) - He was the 3rd wheel on this 1st line.  He created chances and plays but he wasn't the game breaker.  Early in the game he drew the Oilers first power play by using his hustle.  And later on he picked up an assist on the Brule goal and had a decent night on faceoffs with 53%.  With Hemsky out, I can see him stepping up.

#10 Shawn Horcoff (4) - He did what he could with a bum shoulder.  I like his willingness to bust his hump and do any type of duties that Quinn throws at him.  But he ended up -3 and was bad on faceoffs at 44%. He either needs to stop playing and rest his shoulder or tell Quinn that you can not take any more faceoffs.  He grimaces in pain every time he takes a draw.   I understand that the team is in trouble with man power right now, but he isn't helping the team by playing.

#13 Andrew Cogliano (6) - Speedy Gonzales was ripping around tonight.  Maybe he had something to prove to Heatley?  Maybe not.  He only had two shots but he created a lot of space out there for the others to go to.  He was a +2 and seems to be playing with confidence.  He really hustled and out worked the sharks all night.  He seems to be responding to the coaching staff as of late and it's showing.

#19 Patrick O'Sullivan (4) - He really needs to step up and get serious about hockey.  At points during the game he seemed timid and was almost scared to do anything.  I don't know what to think of him anymore.  He led the team in shots with six, but most of those were not even good shots.  He just seems to be in a funk.  And the funk stinks.

#67 Gilbert Brule (8) - Mr. Brule gets Hemsky's spot on the 1st line with Gagner and Penner and steps right in like he's always been there.  In fact he may have looked better than Hemsky has with those two.  Brule said that he likes to play with Penner because he knows how to find him.  He's right.  He scores tonight on an assist from Penner.  They had a few good chances.  Not only did Brule score a goal and pick up an assist, he also had three blocked shots.  If he wasn't on the ice for the Sharks last goal I probably would have gave him a 9.  He was that good.

#18 Ethan Moreau (6) - He wasn't bad at all.  Since the talk with the leadership group he's been pretty good.  He has more jump in his step.  He had three shots and picked up a helper on the Potulny goal in the 3rd period.  He made a great deke play in the 2nd that had me rechecking his number because the guy actually had hands.  But he shot the puck wide and that was it for his big moment of the game.  His biggest change in his play has been that he is trying to play hockey now, not just trying to be a thug on skates.

#22 JF Jacques (6) - The guy was a wrecking ball.  He hit everyone including Dany Heatley.  He didn't have the puck much but when he did he handled it appropriately. He had a good fight at the start of the game and he won it pretty clearly.  He didn't make a whole lot of mistakes but it seems all he knows how to do is hit people.  That's cool, but it will only get you so far.

#16 Ryan Potulny (8) - With the departure to Reddox back down to the minors it only meant that Potulny was not only going to be staying long term with the Oilers, but he's going to get a chance to succeed.  Reddox just doesn't have the overall game that Potulny has.  Tonight he was awesome.  A big time player who busted his hump and made good things happen.  He didn't wait for chances to come to him... he made them.  He had two goals and was a +2.  Seems like an 8 to me.

#46 Zack Stortini (5) - He only played 5:33 but still found the time to slam off 5 hits.  He can't be blamed for not playing much as he was playing with the rookies.  I'm saying he was a 5 because he was average tonight. But it's hard to grade a guy when they don't really play.

#42 Ryan O'Marra (5) - He had a nice body check on his first shift and never really made any mistakes when he was out.  But like Stortini, it's hard to grade a guy with limited minutes.  But when he played he was average. 

#57 Colin MacDonald (5) - This was his 1st ever NHL game.  He must have been wetting his pants getting ready for this game.  I always like to watch a rookies first game.  You can see the eyes sparkle and a smile or two while they sit on the bench soaking it all in.  He had a good first game and maybe with a practice or two he may get more ice time. 

#44 Sheldon Souray (3) - Holy cow!  Souray was a train wreck.  It all started when he went and took a run at Heatley in the first five minutes and pushed him down.  Sweet thing to do (we all love you for it) but he went way out of position and bing, boom!  San Jose goal.  Not so sweet.  After that it was one thing after another.  He took a penalty shortly after the San Jose goal and gives them more life.  He was a major culprit on why this team was so bad in the first half of the game.  He was on the ice for every single Sharks goal along with Staios.  So he ends up a -4 and somehow only takes one shot.  (Well one shot hit the net and three were missed shots. So four in total)  And... he takes a penalty in overtime with a careless high-sticking call.  It was just a bad game for Souray. He will bounce back tomorrow night. *fingers crossed*

#71 Lubomir Visnovsky (5) - He wasn't great, but he wasn't bad.  He always makes good plays and shows off his superior stick handling skills, but tonight he seemed a little off.  His defensive plays were good but he seemed to not be pushing it offensively. It could be that Quinn wanted him to be that way but I doubt it.  I just can't quite put my finger on what's wrong.  He was +2 and had two shots.  He needs to be better than what he did tonight.  He needs to be better than average.

#77 Tom Gilbert (6) - I am going to give a lot of credit to Gilbert.  Quinn has asked him to play tough and he seems to be trying to do that.  Tonight he played tough.  Sort of.  If you look at his face in a scrum, he doesn't look mean at all.  He doesn't even get mad I don't think.  Well, maybe if the newest chick flick is bad he may get upset and spill his popcorn.  But not during a game.  He's too nice.  He was +2 and didn't do much else on the scoresheet, but he didn't let any goals in and that's a job well done.

#24 Steve Staios (3) - He was on for all 4 San Jose goals along with Souray.  That alone is worth a 2.  However he did play average for the most part and made some good (4) shot blocks.  But it just seemed like he was running around and never really played with Souray effectively.  He seemed like he was in over his head and he was drowning quick. Glug!

#5 Ladislav Smid (5) - Smid was ok.  He and Visnovsky need to be more physical to be effective.  He kind of strayed away from it tonight and he was lucky it didn't cost him.  He picked up an assist on the Potulny goal and made a great play to get him the puck.  But he needs to remember that he's at his best when he's making players mad and giving out the old stink glove to worthy faces. 

#43 Jason Strudwick (5) - This guy is playing not bad with Gilbert.  He brings that extra little umph that Gilbert lacks.  He played a pretty average game tonight but really, that's a good game for him.  But he did have three giveaways and that is his achilles heal. 

#38 Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers (4) - He started out shaky, then he went into good goalie mode where he was looking like he could become a game breaker.  Then the 3rd period went a little south.  It's hard to blame him for all the goals but he needs to work on his high blocker shots and his screening shots.  He needs to find the vision holes better.  He also still needs to work on his puck handling.  Scary stuff when he's holding that puck and a opposition player is coming at him.  But with Khabibulin out for a while, he is going to get some serious playing time.  So get serious because this is you chance. Take it and run.

#40 Devan Dubnyk (N/A) - He didn't play in the actual game at all.  But he probably opened the door with reckless abandon and should be applauded for his efforts. *clap, clap*

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

B&J #88 Edmonton Oilers Game Recap Vs Los Angeles Kings (11/25/09)



Welcome to Oilers Jambalaya - An Edmonton Oilers Hockey Blog. Beers & Jeers is a dual collaboration between Smokin' Ray and Paq Twinn. We hope you enjoy our Edmonton Oilers full game recap.


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- Who's Out? Who's in?  Here's the injury report.  The lines stay the same.

- No Ryan Smyth tonight.  It's too bad.  I always look forward to watching him.  The Oilers sure miss him and everything he stood for.  *a single tear flows*

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Pre-Game Records

Edmonton Oilers (10-11-3) vs. Los Angeles Kings (13-9-2)

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TONIGHT'S STARTING LINES

Penner-Gagner-Hemsky
Jacques-Horcoff-Brule
Reddox-O'Sullivan-Stortini
Moreau-Cogliano-Potulny

Smid-Visnovsky
Souray-Staios
Strudwick-Gilbert

Deslauriers
Dubnyk

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**These are Re-Tweets of Paq Twinn's LIVE TweetCast© at www.Twitter.com/PaqTwinn **

1st PERIOD

- Welcome to the LIVE *TweetCast* of the Oilers vs Kings.
- JDD will need another strong performance tonight. Kings have more fire power then Coyotes.
- Oilers roster and lines will remain unchanged from last game.
- Waiting for intro's, anthems and #puckdrop. GOILERS!
- Here we go, this game is underway.
- The pace has been average through the first 5 mins.
- Oilers need to push the pace in games like this. Kings look like tentative.
- With 11 mins remaining in the 1st, the action starts to pick up
- Souray cross checks Williams. Oilers PK 9:27 1st.
- Oilers kill it off. Moreau takes it hard to the net, big crash. Puck may have gone in, but ref waves it off.
- JDD makes a nice glove save. Playing good so far tonight.
- Oilers with good pressure late in 1st. 2 min warning
- Souray with a point shot that goes off Potulny. OILERS SCORE! 1-0 Oilers. 1:50 1st
- The 1st period is over.
- Slow start to this game by both teams. Oilers started to take it to the Kings more in the last 5 mins or so.

2nd PERIOD

- 2nd period is underway.
- Simmonds has scored to tie it up for the Kings. 1-1 Tie Game 12:00 2nd
- Handzus runs Hemmer into the end boards. Hemmer's a little shaken on the play.
- Handzus goes off for Boarding. Oilers PP, Hemmers out there for it.
- Potsy with a quick shot. had good position, in the slot.
- Thats all the Oil mange on that PP though.
- With what Potsy has brought since his call up, I have hard time seeing Nilsson sticking around much longer
- Brule and Horcoff combine for a nice chance. 7:20 2nd
- Pens gets tripped up, but its Gags that goes off for tripping Kopitar. Oilers PK 7:13 2nd
- Refs even it up. Frolov for tripping. 4on4 7:00 2nd
- Hemmer has left the bench and gone to the trainers room. Didn't feel right after the hit by Handzus.
- Quick flashes the leather on Patty-O's shot.
- Patty-O gets caught on a pick play. 2 min for interference. Oilers PK 2:32 2nd
- Things get heated as JDD freeze's the puck. Open season on Handzus, for hit on Hemmer.
- Patty-O gets the puck coming out of the box. Creates a chance and draws a penalty.
- Jones goes off for 2. :16 2nd
- After 2, its tied at 1 between the Oilers and the Kings
- Oilers to push the play more consistantly in the 3rd. That was a much better period for both teams.

3rd PERIOD

- 3rd period is underway. Oilers start with PP for 1:44.
- Oilers unload 3 shots as PP ends. I one hit the net, maybe.
- Patty-O has been moved up withe Gags and Pens.
- Kings are taking it to the Oilers. They're winning all the puck battles.
- Gags gets a golden oppertunity, buts fires it over the open net.
- Tempers start to flare as Oilers bring some play of their own
- Coincedental minors with 11:03 3rd. 4on4
- Back to 5on5 as Cogs continues to have a good game, draws a penalty
- Simmonds 2 for holding. Oilers PP 8:41 3rd.
- Oilers can't get set up on the PP. Missing Hemmer big time.
- Kings, russian rookie, Lotionov gets nailed. Shaken up on the bench.
- 5 min to go in 3rd.
- Greene scores on a slapper from the point. 2-1 Kings 4:20 3rd
- Kings had been putting lots of pressure on the Oilers for a couple shifts before that goal.
- 2 min warning
- JDD robs Handzus after a nice rush from the Kings.
- Quinn calls timeout to get things organized. 1:11 3rd
- JDD has gone to the bench
- Frolov scores into the empty net. 3-1 Kings. :17 3rd,
- Game Over. Final Score Kings 3 - Oilers 1
 - That was a crappy ending to a decent game. Leaves me feelin all bummed out and stuff.
- JDD deserved better. He played great tonight.
- Thanks for following this Live *TweetCast*.  Next up, the Sharks on Fri. GOILERS!
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS



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FINAL SCORE

Los Angeles Kings - 3


Edmonton Oilers - 1

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BAD TIMING PENALTY

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GAME STAT LEADERS

Goals - Potulny (1 goal)
Assists - Moreau, Souray (1 each)
Points - Potulny, Moreau , Souray (1 each)
Best +/- - 10 Players Ties at 0
Worst +/- - Penner, Visnovsky, Gagner (-2 each)
Most Penalty Minutes - Jacques (5 minutes for Fighting)
Most Time On The Ice - Souray (24:47)
Least Time On The Ice - Stortini (6:37), *Hemsky (7:52)
Most Shots - Cogliano (4 shots)
Most Hits - Jacques (7 hits)
Most Giveaways - Penner, Moreau (4 each), *Staios, Deslauriers (3 each)
Most Takeaways - Smid, Souray, Penner (1 each)
Most Blocked Shots - Strudwick, Visnovsky (4 each)
Best Faceoffs - Gagner (8W-1L=89%), * Brule (5W-3L=63%)
Worst Faceoffs - Penner (4W-7L=36%)

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BEERS

The 4th Line (Moreau/Cogliano/Potulny) - This line played like the #1 line.  I liked these guys tonight.  Potulny scores with a tip from a Souray blast.  Cogliano was a speed demon with license to kill.  And Moreau... the man looked like a bonafide NHL player.  What is going on here?  These three misfits combine for one super line.  Ok.  Maybe not super. But they were pretty good.  Here's a mini keg to spilt.  What?  There's still a recession going on. Cheers Boys!

Jeff Deslauriers - He had a good game.  It's too bad that the guys up front didn't play hard the entire game.  I did think that the Greene goal was a soft goal for JDD.  He should have seen it the whole way.  But despite that, he did ok in my books.  Maybe this (being the starter with Habbi being hurt) is a turning point in his career?  How about a cold one?  Cheers!

HONORABLE MENTION(S): Shawn Horcoff (He looked real good and was full of jam. *sends quarter to MacT* He some what made an impact to this game and that's the kind of effort the team needs from him.), Tom Gilbert (He had a solid game.  He didn't create a whole lot, but didn't give much up either.), Sam Gagner (He was dominant in the faceoffs and had a big night but finished -2 and the Oilers lost.), Sheldon Souray (He played mean and rough.  He had nice shots and picked up an assist because of one of them.),

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JEERS

The Lack Of Effort- No one was bad enough to boo tonight.  I just wish the team would have had more effort in the 2nd.  Well I guess the lack of effort once again this game is worth a boo now that I think of it. Boooooo!

HONORABLE MENTION(S):

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GOAT WATCH

(Smokin' Ray) Ethan Moreau - This guy was actually good.  *spit*  I liked the other guy that I was yelling at last week.  *not really

(Paq Twinn) Robert Nilsson - Paq picked a good one here.  No play... no screwing up.  But he is skating again and may be back soon.  Yikes!

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OUR GAME SUMMARIES

Smokin' Ray - Sam Gagner was the little train that couldn't tonight.  He had the game in his hands more than twice and just couldn't quite get it done.  Tonight was his chance to be a game breaker and he fell short.  It's to bad too because he was flying in the 3rd.  I actually thought that the team was pretty good.  But it seemed like a boring game up until the middle of the 3rd.  Then the game got going.  O'Sullivan played good but still can't do squat.  I'm starting to wonder now who will go when all the guys (Stone, Pouliot, Nilsson, Grebeshkov) get healthy again?  Who goes?  *cough... nils... cough... son*  But this was a game that the Oilers should have and needed to win and didn't. Quinn is going to lose his mind soon.  These guys better get better.  Oh... and Tambo needs to figure sh*t out in a hurry.  ON A SIDE NOTE:  If Hemsky goes down for a few games, does that constitute as an emergency?  Hint, hint. EBERLE! 

Paq Twinn - Decent game tonight, until it mattered most in the 3rd. The Oilers let the Kings do as they pleased. Through it all JDD had another great outing as a starter. Cogs also had a good game. Pens was kinda quiet and Gags, man wheve you gone? He's not a liability so much, but the #'s just aren't there anymore. Which brings me to this, there are a few 20 goal scorers that aren't even close to that pace. Patty-O, Cogs, Horc, Hemmer and even Gags should score 20 or more but are nowhere near that pace. Another 2 points lost due to lack of secondary scoring. Game Grade: C

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GAME STATS

- Game Summary

- Event Summary

- Scoring Chances (MC79)

- Anthony Ta's Player Grades (Cult of Hockey-Edmonton Journal)

- Full NHL Play By Play

- Oilers Time On The Ice

- Opponents Time On The Ice

- Faceoff Reports

- Shots Report

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NEXT GAME

Edmonton Oilers (10-12-3) vs. San Jose Sharks (16-5-4)

Friday, Nov 27/09
7:30 pm MT
Sportsnet West

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Monday, November 23, 2009

B&J #87 Edmonton Oilers Recap vs Phoenix Coyotes (11/23/09)



Welcome to Oilers Jambalaya - An Edmonton Oilers Hockey Blog. Beers & Jeers is a dual collaboration between Smokin' Ray and Paq Twinn. We hope you enjoy our Edmonton Oilers full game recap.


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- Who's Out? Who's in? Devan Dubnyk has been called up and it looks like he will back up for Deslauriers.  Here is the injury list

- Quinn had a chat yesterday with the vets of the team.  I'm sure it was a good thing for these guys to talk about what needs to be said.  Let's hope it translates for the better.

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Pre-Game Records

Edmonton Oilers (9-11-3) vs. Phoenix Coyotes (13-9-1)

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TONIGHT'S STARTING LINES

Penner-Gagner-Hemsky
Jacques-Horcoff-Brule
Reddox-O'Sullivan-Stortini
Moreau-Cogliano-Potulny

Smid-Visnovsky
Souray-Staios
Strudwick-Gilbert

Deslauriers
Dubnyk
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**These are Re-Tweets of Paq Twinn's LIVE TweetCast© at www.Twitter.com/PaqTwinn **

1st PERIOD

- Welcome to the LIVE *TweetCast* of the Oilers vs Coyotes.
- Waiting for intro's, anthems and puck drop.
- Here we go, JDD in goal with Dubnyk backing up
- Storts vs Becinette, quick fight as Storts loses his balance.
- Oilers gain life from the fight. Getting good chances.
- With 5 min and change gone in the 1st, its still 0-0
- Moreau SCORES! on one of those rushes he had regularly 5 yrs ago. 1-0 Oilers 12:00 1st.
- JFJ SCORES! after Souray carries the puck into the zone, JFJ swipes at the puck. 2-0 Oilers.
- Hemmer SCORES! on a 2on1 with Pens. 3-0 Oilers 8:45 1st. Last 2 goals were 7 sec apart.
- Oilers are dominating the play now, Phx lost some jump.
- Oilers with 2 min of solid in zone pressure. 2:35 1st 3-0 Oilers
- JDD with an incredable save on Upshall.
- Pens just misses one the other way. Lang goes off for 2. Oilers PP 1:49 1st
- A few chances on PP for the Oil, but no results.
- After one, its 3-0 for the #Oilers over the #Coyotes.
- That was a smartly played 1st for the Oilers, still had a few give aways though.

2nd PERIOD

- 2nd period is underway. Coyotes outshot the Oilers 13-10.
- Staios goes off for Hooking. Oilers PK 19:35 2nd
- Souray has been given credit for the Oilers 2nd goal, not JFJ.
- Oilers kill off Staios' penalty. Then Hemmer skates through 3 Coyotes and draws a penalty. Oilers PP
- Lubo grabs a stick and gets caught. 4on4 for 1:38. 16:46 2nd
- Back to 5on5, pace is quickening.
- Oilers go back on PP. Lang goes off for Hooking Pens. 13:34 2nd
- Vandermeer goes off for Tripping Hemmer. 5on3 PP for :52. 12:27 2nd. Quinn calls a timeout. #bigPP
- Oilers are unsuccessful with extended PP time and a 5on3.
- Oilers are starting to let off the gas with their 3 goal lead. #recipefordisaster
- JFJ lays out Vandermeer, then Brule does the same.
- Patty-O goes off for Highsticking. Oilers PK 3:19 2nd
- Oilers kill it off as JDD makes a great save. Lombardi runs JDD and gets called. Oilers PP 1:07 2nd
- Right at the buzzer Horc tips Souray's shot and it goes in. Play is under review
- Goal stands. Horc from Souray. .1 sec 2nd 4-0 Oilers
- After two, the Oilers lead the Coyotes 4-0
- Oilers are playing sooo much better tonight compared to Sat. Why can't they do this ALL the time.

3rd PERIOD

- 3rd period is underway.
- The Coyotes came into the 3rd on a mission. Taking it to the Oilers.
- 5 min into the 3rd and all the play has been in the Oilers zone. JDD standing tall
- Oilers need to pick up their socks, JDD is only reason Coyotes haven't scored.
- Crowd is doing its part to lift the team. #LetsGoOilers
- JDD making all kinds of stops, again this period. Coyotes have had their way this period, 13 shots so far.
- Where did the team that dominated the first 2 periods go. #inconsistantOilers
- Halfway through the 3rd, the Oilers are lucky to still be leading 4-0.
- @OiLerz284 If he does get a shutout, he'll have himself to thank. The team isnt helping in the 3rd. RT JDD has been playing great.....
- Oilers start applying the gas. Potsy rings one off the post.
- Fiddler goes off for Tripping Gags. Oilers PP 4:44 3rd
- Oilers don't look dangerous on that PP
- 2 min warning
- With 30 sec left JDD has to make a sprawling save to perserve the shutout
- Game Over, Final Score: 4-0 Oilers over the Coyotes.
- JDD makes 36 saves for his 1st NHL shutout
- JDD (1) Hemmer (2) Horc (3) get the stars tonight.
- Good 1st and 2nd periods, don't know what happened in the 3rd though.
- Thanks for following this live *TweetCast*. Next up, the Kings come to town on Wed. 7:30pm start.
- @canadasportsguy They looked like two different teams, when comparing tonight to Sat vs Hawks.
- Don't forget to check out oilersjambalaya.blogspot.com for Oilers post game thoughts.

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GAME HIGHLIGHTS



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FINAL SCORE

Phoenix Coyotes - 0

Edmonton Oilers - 4

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BAD TIMING PENALTY

None -

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GAME STAT LEADERS

Goals - Horcoff, Moreau, Hemsky, Souray (1 each)
Assists - Visnovsky (2 assists), Horcoff, Potulny, Penner, Souray, Brule (1 each)
Points - Horcoff (2), Souray (2), Visnovsky (2), Potulny (1), Penner (1), Brule (1), Hemsky (1), Moreau (1),
Best +/- - Visnovsky (+2)
Worst +/- - 4 Players tied with 0
Most Penalty Minutes - Stortini (5 mins)
Most Time On The Ice -Souray (23:43)
Least Time On The Ice - Stortini (8:55)
Most Shots - Penner, Souray (4 each)
Most Hits - Reddox (4 hits)
Most Giveaways - Strudwick, Souray (4 each)
Most Takeaways - Hemsky (2)
Most Blocked Shots - Strudwick (4)
Best Faceoffs - Penner (9W-2L=82%), Gagner (6W-3L=67%)
Worst faceoffs - Potulny (4W-6L=40%), Brule (5W-6L=45%)

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BEERS

Jeff Deslauriers - He records his 1st ever NHL shutout.  He was brilliant tonight.  He made huge saves and looked good handling the puck.  He really stepped up his game tonight and it was much needed.  He made 36 saves and if anyone is thirsty, it would be Jeff.  Frosty mug of Bud for the game breaker?  Cheers!

Sheldon Souray -He scores a lucky goal and picks up a well earned assist on the Horcoff goal.  I'd have to say he also stepped up for this game.  Maybe the Quinn talk is going to pay off after all.  Souray was dominant tonight and really played a tough and solid game.  He deserves a cold Stella. Cheers!

Ales Hemsky - He played really well tonight.  He never gave up and was flashy all night.  His goal was a nice deke from a nice pass from Penner.  I thought that it was cool for the fans at the game to see him score this goal as it is his 100th career NHL goal. This is the Hemsky that made me like the cut of his jib. Glad he's back.  A frosty beer Hemmer? Cheers!

Shawn Horcoff - He played a great game despite not being able to take many faceoffs (0W-2L=0%).  He scores with a nice tip in form a Souray shot and gets an assist on the Souray goal.  Horcoff did all the little things right tonight and was rewarded by the hockey gods with some points.  It's Miller Time... Cheers!

Ethan Moreau -  I hate to even say it but he was pretty good.  He also took notice of what Quinn had to say and he showed it tonight.  He didn't take a BTP (o hits in the game is probably why) and he actually got some minutes throughout the entire game.  Go figure huh? The Captain even scores the game winner by scoring the 1st goal of the game. An amazing night so have an amazing beer.   Mmmmm... Pilsner. Cheers!

HONORABLE MENTION(S): Ryan Potulny (He played a good game and picked up an assist and some extra minutes.), Lubomir Visnovsky (He plays solid and picks up 2 assists.  He responded well tonight and was a team best +2.), Dustin Penner (He was screening and winning faceoffs.  This guy can do anything this year.), Gilbert Brule (He plays so consistant this season.  He picks up an assist and had 2 hits.), Ladislav Smid (The mistakes from last game are long gone.  He played solid and was a +1 and I've allready forgoten about last game.), Sam Gagner (He played well but was more ivisable than his two linemates.), Andrew Cogliano (Had a real good game with Moreau and Potulny.  He just needs to play his own game and the points will start flowing.)

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JEERS

None -

HONORABLE MENTION(S): Jason Strudwick (If not for the 4 blocked shots, all you would have is 4 giveaways to show for your game.  +1 or not, you need to be better even though I know you can't.)

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GOAT WATCH

(Smokin' Ray) Ethan Moreau - He played well.  Damn goats! *shakes fist*

(Paq Twinn) Robert Nilsson - He didn't play again. *dances jig*

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OUR GAME SUMMARIES

Smokin' Ray - That was a great game to watch.  It was exciting with all the goals but was a little nerve racking when the Oilers were stinking it up in the 3rd.  JDD played great and the Oilers really needed that from him tonight.  Talk about a confidance booster... 1st career shutout.  I ended up liking the line changes that Quinn did.  Man is Penner great so far this year.  He blows my mind.  Faceoffs, shots, hits,  you name it.  The dude can do it.  The best part of the game is that it was a PPV and the Oilers actually do something great.  What a way to start off the week.  GOILERS!

Paq Twinn - Much better game from the Oil tonight, for the most part anyway. Played a great opening 20 min. Then played well enough to keep the 2nd scoreless, until Horc scores with .1 second remaining...again. This time it counted. After getting a late goal like that you'd think they would come out like gangbusters in the 3rd...WRONG! The Oilers hung JDD out to dry, the kid shut the door though. JDD was phenomenal in the 3rd, may have won the game cause the rest of the team were just a bunch oif headless chickens. With all of this in mind, a win is a win. GOILERS! Game Grade: B

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POST GAME REACTIONS

**Check Back Later**

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GAME STATS

- Game Summary

- Event Summary

- Scoring Chances (MC79)

- David Staples Player Grades (Cult of Hockey)

- Full NHL Play By Play

- Oilers Time On The Ice

- Opponents Time On The Ice

- Faceoff Reports

- Shots Report

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NEXT GAME

Edmonton Oilers (10-11-3) vs. Los Angeles Kings (13-9-2)

Wed, Nov 25/09

7:30 pm MT

TSN

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The First 20 Games - The Ranked List


Ok... so what it's way past the 20 game mark.  We are busy people who didn't have much time to work on stuff this past week.  But have no fear... our Oiler rankings are here. 

Paq Twinn, Graham Martin and myself all composed a list of where we rank each Oiler player.  Here is what we came up with.

SMOKIN' RAY

Ok. Here's my list.

1)Penner
2)Khabibulin
3)Visnovsky
4)Gagner
5)O'Sullivan
6)Smid
7)Hemsky
8)Stortini
9)Souray
10)Comrie
11)Gilbert
12)Horcoff
13)Brule
14)Cogliano
15)Grebeshkov
16)Staios
17)Deslauriers
18)Chorney
19)Potulny
20)Stone
21)Pisani
22)Jacques
23)Reddox
24)Strudwick
25)Nilsson
26)Moreau
27)Peckham
28)Pouliot (injured)

PAQ TWINN

Here's Paq's List.

1)Khabibulin
2)Penner
3)Visnovsky
4)Smid
5)Gagner
6)O'Sullivan
7)Brule
8)Hemsky
9)Souray
10)Cogliano
11)Gilbert
12)Horcoff
13)JDD
14)Chorney
15)Comrie
16)Grebeshkov
17)Stone
18)Staios
19)Potulny
20)Jacques
21)Reddox
22)Pisani
23)Strudwick
24)Peckham
25)Pouliot*
26)Nilsson
27)Moreau


*Even though Pouliot hasn't played he's been better than Nilsson and Moreau.

GRAHAM MARTIN

I am absolutely floored that you have Smid at 6, cause I would have had him at three, and Comrie at 10? I would have had him around 22. And Brule so far down the list. He would definitely be in my top ten.

Here's Graham's list.

1. Penner
2. Khabibulin
3. Smid
4. Visnovsky
5. Gagner
6. Brule
7. O'Sullivan (Once you hit this point, these players have all disappointed me)
8. Hemsky
9. Stortini
10.Cogliano
11. Souray
12. Stone
13. Gilbert
14. Deslauriers
15. Horcoff
16. Chorney
17. Nilsson
18. Reddox
19. Potulny
20. Pisani
21. Jacques
22. Staios
23. Comrie
24. Strudwick
25. Peckham
26. Pouliot(his not being in the lineup helps the oil more than Moreau being in the lineup.)
107. Moreau

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BEERS & JEERS

Here's The Beers & Jeers List

1) Penner
2) Gagner
3) Visnovsky
4) O'Sullivan
5) Smid
6) Khabibulin
7) Stortini
8) Hemsky
9) Brule
10) Souray
11) Cogliano
12) Staios
13) Deslauriers
14) Stone
15) O'Marra *only played one game*
16) Chorney
17) Potulny
18) Reddox
19) Peckham
20) Pisani
21) Jacques
22) Gilbert
23) Horcoff
24) Strudwick
25) Comrie
26) Grebeshkov
27) Nilsson
28) Moreau

Now for the combined list that includes the Beers & Jeers Points list.  So that means that there is 4 lists and only one final list.  Drum roll please...

FINAL TOTALS

1) Dustin Penner - The Best Oiler so far this season.  He's been doing everything well.  Including getting points.
2) Nikolai Khabibulin - Took off where Roli left it.  He's way better than I thought he would be.  Great at rebound control.
3) Lubomir Visnovsky - He's the best guy on the backend.  He does however make at least 1 mistake a game but usually always recovers.  He a crafty guy.
4) Sam Gagner - The little midgit started on the 4th line.  Now he's won the hearts of teenage girls and Smokin' Ray *swoon*.
5) Ladislav Smid - He's our new shutdown guy.  He's mean and aggressive and loves to give a good face wash.  One of the biggest surprises this year so far.
6) Patrick O'Sullivan - Even though he doesn't have a lot of goals, he's making the effort.  He's a good PK'er and fires a ton of shots.
7) Ales Hemsky - He's failed to come out of the blocks hot.  This is a big reason why he's at #7 spot.  But he is improving.
8) Zack Stortini - Huggy bear has been good.  He just needs to play his own game and it's benifiting him big time.
9) Gilbert Brule - He's been a big surprise. He's exceeded everyone's expectations and I for one never thought he was that crusty.  He does a lot of the little things right.  Let's see if he can keep it up.
10) Sheldon Souray - He would have been rated higher but only played 3 games.  He was pretty good in those games though.
11) Andrew Cogliano - He's been good but not great.  At times he disappears and that is his biggest down fall.  He's not consistant.
12) Tom Gilbert - From here on down the players have been not good.  Gilbert has troubles being strong in his own end.  He needs to shoot the puck more.
13) Jeff Deslauriers - He only a couple of games so it's hard to judge him.  He was ok, but not great.
14) Shawn Horcoff - One has to wonder if he can't handle the pressure that comes with that pay cheque.  He's been sub par for most of the 20 games.  He just can't seem to get points.
15) Ryan Stone - He plays with grit and heart and doesn't seem to be afraid to get his nose dirty.  But then he was hurt and that had some effect on his rank position.
16) Taylor Chorney - He was sent down to start the year and was the first call up.  He's impressed a lot of us and shows signs that he can compete in the NHL. 
17) Steve Staios - Steady Steve started out not so good and has been getting better since.  He blocks shots and beats guys up, but seems like he can't stay up with the play.  Is age a factor?  I'd say so.
18) Denis Grebeshkov - He's the biggest dissappointment this year on the back end.  He's sketchy and it freaks people out when he handles it in the Oilers zone.  After a good start, he's not so good by the 20 games mark.
19) Mike Comrie - Was his pre-season show with 4 points and a fight all just a show?  I'm thinking so.  He has no stamina and can't compete well in the last half of a game.  He's not been very good at all. He's fooled me into believing in good stories.
20) Ryan Potulny - He's been fairly good.  Well, average is probably better to say.  He's not an impact player in the NHL and I don't think we think that either.
21) Liam Reddox - The red headed kid has been about the same as Potulny. Not bad for a call up. 
22) Fernando Pisani - It turns out that Pisani has been troubled by his Colitus a lot so far this year.  It's too bad because I like him, but maybe his time is up with this squad.
23) JF Jacques - He started out all balls out.  Then he kind of faded.  Then he was knocked silly.  He just needs to play his style and he will be a good grit guy.
24) Theo Peckham - He didn't look anything like he did last year.  Mind you, we only seen him in limited action.
25) Jason Strudwick - I'm not sure he's even qualified to be a 7th guy.  He's slow and ackward on skates.  Funny guy... but bad at hockey.
26) Robert Nilsson - Wow this guy is so bad he's not worth even saying anything. Trade or release him.
27) Marc Pouliot - He's been injured and has not played.  But he's still better than Moreau.
28) Ethan Moreau - The team leader in Bad Timing Penalties and doesn't seem to be slowing down at all.  He's been the worst Oiler by a long shot this year.  If Quinn won't take away his "C" then Tambo better trade him.  He sucks.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

B&J #86 Edmonton Oilers Recap vs Chicago Black Hawks (11/21/09)



Welcome to Oilers Jambalaya - An Edmonton Oilers Hockey Blog. Beers & Jeers is a dual collaboration between Smokin' Ray and Paq Twinn. We hope you enjoy our Edmonton Oilers full game recap.

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- Who's Out? Who's in? Holy crap it just gets worse for the Oilers.  Khabibulin is out now because he has back problems.  Is this the beginning of the end for Habbi this year?  Let's hope not, that's the last thing this team needs.  However, Torrie Jung from the Oil Kings has been signed to an amateur tryout so he could be the backup for Deslauriers tonight.  That's twice I've seen that now by the Oilers in the last few years.  It looks like Jacques is in after missing quite a few games.  So we have Nilsson, Pisani, Chorney, Grebeshkov, Khabibulin, Stone and Comrie are all out due to injury/illness.

- Deslauriers is looking sharp in his orange and blue retro gear. Even the mask looks old school.  Damn I miss the 80's.

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Pre-Game Records

Edmonton Oilers (9-10-3) vs. Chicago Black Hawks (13-5-2)

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TONIGHT'S STARTING LINES

Penner-Horcoff-Hemsky
Reddox-O'Sullivan-Brule
Jacques-Gagner-Cogliano
Moreau-Potulny-Stortini

Smid-Visnovsky
Souray-Staios
Strudwick-Gilbert

Deslauriers
Jung

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**These are Re-Tweets of Paq Twinn's LIVE TweetCast© at www.Twitter.com/PaqTwinn **

1st PERIOD

- Welcome to the #Oilers vs #Hawks LIVE *TweetCast*.
- The boys will have a big game tonight, i can just feel it. #GOILERS
- Waiting for intros, anthems and puck drop.
- Here we go, JFJ throwing hits early.
- JDD, with Orange pads and all, gets the start tonight.
- Khabi is out with a bad back. #getwellsoon
- Quick pace to the start of this game.
- Bickell tries to get a hit on Pens, bickell goes down for the count
- Toews scores off a terrible give away by Smid. 1-0 Hawks 16:10 1st
- Pens SCORES! after getting a whack at it, Barker puts in his own net. 1-1 Tie Game  15:30 1st
- Crowd starts the chant. #LetsGoOilers 15:00 1st
- Brule and Reddox get a nice chance on a 2on1
- Versteeg scores, after getting 2 whacks alone in front. 2-1 Hawks 12:40 1st
- Kane scores on a nice move. 3-1 Hawks on 6 shots. 7:20 1st.
- Oilers have a WHL goalie for a back up tonight, on a tryout contract.
- Oilers runnin around, fans booing, #Hawks with all the pressure.
- JDD makes a save, and with that its 2 min warning time.
- Oilers losing faceoffs on a regular basis now. When is Tambo going to do something about it, he's known about it for a year now.
- Pens is the best we got on the dot at like 48%, thats bad for team best.
- After one, its 3-1 for the #Hawks over the #Oilers.
- I swear I felt the Oilers would be better. Thankfully theres still 2 more periods for them to prove me right.

2nd PERIOD

- 2nd period is underway.
- Souray has been credited with the Oilers 1st period goal.
- Cogs has a nice chance at the side of the net.
- Seabrook goes off for hooking. Oilers PP 16:43
- Oilers PP pass it around a bit. JDD makes nice glove save on Madden
- No shots for the PP, back to even strength.
- Brule goes off for roughing. Oilers PK 13:41 2nd
- Oilers kill it off
- Halfway through a slow and rather boring 2nd, its still 3-1 Hawks.
- Madden scores at the back door, after a nice line rush. 4-1 Hawks 8:52 2nd
- Oilers need something positive to happen soon, or this one is all but done.
- Toews goes off for 2 with 30 sec remaining in 2nd.
- Hemmer SCORES! off a faceoff win, point shot, rebound. With .1 sec in 2nd. 4-2 Hawks.
- Officals looking at goal, making sure it went in before time expired.  Back to 4-1 Hawks
- No Goal, the clock stopped before the puck went in. 4-1 Hawks after two

3rd PERIOD

- Oilers will start the 3rd on the PP, if they can pull themselves together after the no-goal call. #deflatingcall
- 3rd period is underway
- Shots are 23-14 for the Oilers
- Staios blasts one, Pens tips it in front and SCORES!! 4-2 Hawks 18:24 3rd
- Things are heating up now, Oilers back in this game
- Smid gave Eager the puck, hits the post. #morebadgiveaways
- Smid's play tonight is as bad as his 'Movember' stache.
- Moreau takes another BTP for running Huet. Oilers PK 11:23 3rd
- Toews scores topshelf, 17 sec into PP. 5-2 Hawks
- Oilers looking life less, 5 min until this one is over.
- Last min in the game
- Game Over.
- Well that wasn't what i thought was going to happen, Oilers proved me wrong tonight. Maybe next time.
- Toews(1) Kane(2) Pens(3) get the stars tonight
- Thanks for following this Live *TweetCast*. Next up, the #Coyotes on Mon. 7 pm start. #GOILERS
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS



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FINAL SCORE

Chicago Black Hawks - 5


Edmonton Oilers - 2

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BAD TIMING PENALTY

None - Ethan Moreau's penalty would have been a BTP, but in my opinion, that was not his penalty.  He was pushed into Huet and was wrongly put in the box.

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GAME STAT LEADERS

Goals - Penner, Souray (1 each)
Assists - Horcoff, Staios, Penner, Visnovsky (1 each)
Points - Penner (2 points), Horcoff, Staios, Souray, Visnovsky, (1 each)
Best +/- - 8 Players tied with 0
Worst +/- - Smid, Brule, Visnovsky, Reddox, Gagner (-2 each)
Most Penalty Minutes - Brule, Moreau (2 minutes each)
Most Time On The Ice - Penner (22:15 of ice time)
Least Time On The Ice - Stortini (7:37 of ice time)
Most Shots - Penner (6 shots)
Most Hits - JF Jacques (7 hits)
Most Giveaways - Lubomir Visnovsky (4)
Most Takeaways - Lubomir Visnovsky (2)
Most Blocked Shots - 6 Players tied with 2 each
Best Faceoffs - Penner (11W-7L=61%) Gagner (7W-6L=54%)
Worst Faceoffs - O'Sullivan (3W-7L=30%)

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BEERS

Dustin Penner - He was the only Oiler capable of winning a game.  The rest of the guys were so bad it's not even funny.  Penner uses his body so well with the screening that it's helping the team even when he's not rewarded with a point.  But tonight he had a goal and an assist.  The fans couldn't ask for better tonight from Penner.  It's Bud Light Lime time. Cheers!

JF Jacques - 7 hits in 9:01 of ice time.  Why didn't Quinn play him more?  It makes no sense.  I didn't think his game was that great to deserve a beer, but having 7 hits in that little amount of time is definitely beer worthy.  Have a Black Star w/paper bag. Cheers!

HONORABLE MENTION(S): Shawn Horcoff (In the grand scheme of things... he was ok.)

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JEERS

Sheldon Souray - *sigh...* The Big Sexy was the Big Unlucky tonight.  On the second goal he was protecting the net and swiped the puck out of the air and into the Oilers net.  Ouch!  It was just not a good game for him  at all.  Boooo!

Lubomir Visnovsky - Where did the all star go?  He was terrible tonight.  His turnovers were horrendus and his sloppy play rubbed off on Smid.  Four giveaways is brutal and should be subjected to the coaches anger.  The defense corps is the big reason why we lost this game.  Boooo!

Ladislav Smid - He really blew it for the team early with the turnovers (he seemed to have more than the stats give him credit for.) The guy should be a baker instead of a hockey player.  I couldn't believe that this was the same guy that I've seen at every other game.  This guy is terrible.  Boooo!

Sam Gagner - Looked like a junior player out there.  But worse.  At first I was going to blame the guys he played with tonight.  But it wasn't then.  He sucked.  Bad.  Boooo!

HONORABLE MENTION(S):  The rest of the players who sucked (You guys sucked!)

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GOAT WATCH

(Smokin' Ray) Ethan Moreau - I don't know.  He was average but still was called on a late game penalty.  Does that stuff just follow you around or what?

(Paq Twinn) Robert Nilsson - Did Not Play

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OUR GAME SUMMARIES

Smokin' Ray - This was one of those that really was pain full to watch.  Everything that could go wrong, did go worng.  I sure hope that the team can forget about this one quick.  Ugh!  That was a brutal game.  *Other than Penner*

Paq Twinn - That was depressing game to watch. I'm not sure what the worst part is, that the Blackhawks play the way I want the Oil to play, or that the Blackhawks represent another team that has hit bottom and come up faster then the Oil. Why are we always bottom feeders in the standings. Every year Oil fans watch as another team gets better and passes us in the standings. When are the Oilers going to get better, every year we stumble along between 7th and 12th. I and all other Oil fans have been waiting for the Oilers to be better for far toooo looonng. Sometimes I wonder why the Oilers haven't been blown up and rebuilt, now it would be difficult to do that with the salary cap. Anyway, bad game by the Oil tonight, they had nothing going all night. Good game by the Hawks, they made us look exactly like we are. Game grade: D

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POST GAME REACTIONS



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GAME STATS

- Game Summary

- Event Summary

- Scoring Chances (MC79)

- David Staples Player Grades (Cult of Hockey)

- Full NHL Play By Play

- Oilers Time On The Ice

- Opponents Time On The Ice

- Faceoff Reports

- Shots Report

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NEXT GAME

Edmonton Oilers (9-11-3) vs. Pheonix Coyotes (12-9-1)

Mon, Nov 23/09
7:00 pm MT
PPV

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Friday, November 20, 2009

B&J #85 Edmonton Oilers Recap vs Colorado Avalanche (11/18/09)



Welcome to Oilers Jambalaya - An Edmonton Oilers Hockey Blog. Beers & Jeers is a dual collaboration between Smokin' Ray and Paq Twinn. We hope you enjoy our Edmonton Oilers full game recap.


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- Who's Out? Who's in? Mike Comrie has Mono and will be out for awhile. What isn't wrong with this guy?  Is he the next Tom Poti? So Comrie, Pisani, Nilsson, Chorney, Grebeshkov, Jacques, Stone and Pouliot are all not playing due to injury.

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Pre-Game Records

Edmonton Oilers (8-10-3) vs. Colorado Avalanche (13-5-3)

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TONIGHT'S STARTING LINES

Penner-Horcoff-Hemsky
Cogliano-Gagner-empty
Reddox-Brule-O'Sullivan
Moreau-Potulny-Stortini

Smid-Visnovsky
Souray-Staios
Strudwick-Gilbert
Arsene


Khabibulin
Deslauriers

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**These are Re-Tweets of Paq Twinn's LIVE TweetCast© at www.Twitter.com/PaqTwinn **

1st PERIOD

- Welcome to the #Oilers vs #Avs LIVE *TweetCast*.
- Waiting for player intro's, anthems, and #puckdrop.
- Here we go, 1st period underway at the Rex. JDD gets the start in net.
- Oilers PP. Clark goes off for Holding at 18:26 remaing in 1st
- Oilers cant get anything going on PP. 0-0 1st
- Fast Physical game so far. 5 mins gone in 1st.
- Staios goes off. Oilers PK 0-0 13:33 1st
- Pens draws an even up call on a nice PK rush. 4on4
- Hejduk scores 4on4, on a rebound in front. 1-0 Avalanche 1st
- Oilers PP. 9:41 1st
- Crowd chants "Lets Go Oilers" for 1st time at 9:00 1st
- Oilers PP seriously out worked by Avs PK.
- Oilers not able to gain any momentum, Avs are controlling the play. 5:00 1st
- Horcoff SCORES! on a rebound off a Hemmer shot. 1-1 Tie Game 3:16 1st
- That goal gave the Oil some life. 2 min warning
- Hejduk scores, off a feed from Duchesene. 2-1 Avalanche 1 and change to go. 1st
- After one period the Avs lead the Oilers 2-1.
- Oilers looked pretty lifeless in the 1st.

2nd PERIOD

- 2nd period is underway. Brule SCORES! 21 sec in, great shot up high. 2-2 Tie Game
- Jones scores, with a rocket shot from high slot. 3-2 Avalanche. 18:42 2nd
- Oilers playing more inspired this period. 14:21 2nd
- Oilers PP. Durnno goes off for Tripping. 14:12 2nd
- Oilers cant score, 0 for 4 on PP tonight.
- Gags 'Movember' stache is starting to look alright.
- Cumisky scores, with a nice shot over JDD's shoulder. 4-2 Avalanche 8:53 2nd
- Storts vs Wilson: more wrestling then punches. draw.
- Storts draws the instigator. Oilers PK 7:42 2nd
- Souray nails Wolski up high. Oil down 2 men for 52 sec.
- JDD making some good stops 5on3.
- Patty-O goes off for Tripping, 5on3 PK for 19 sec
- Oilers playing with fire, giving Avs all this PP time. #pissedatnoncallonMoreauhit
- Oilers kill off the successive penalties, now they go on PP. Quincey 2 for Tripping, 2:40 2nd
- Oilers manage 0 shots on that PP.
- Gags SCORES! on rebound off Lubo's point shot. 4-3 Avalanche 15.8 sec 2nd
- After two periods its Avs 4, Oilers 3
- Oilers played way better that period, outshooting Avs so far this game.

3rd PERIOD

- 3rd period is underway.
- Cumisky goes on a nice rush, but runs JDD. Oilers PP 19:05 3rd
- Potsy SCORES after Gilbert moves down to the slot for a shot. 4-4 Tie Game 17:15 3rd
- Crowd has been into this game all night.
- Good action in middle part of 3rd. Oilers gaining edge in play.
- Patty-O SCORES! after some good work by Reeddox to gain possesion. 5-4 Oilers 8 min left in 3rd.
- Looking the wrong way, JDD makes a good toe save on a wrap around attempt.
- @lowkeyhockey Absolutely, no one does it better. RT Gotta love Oilers PA announcer. He is awesome
- After shaky start, JDD is having a soild 2nd half to this game. #anothersoildsave
- Oilers playing more of a lock down type of game now. 4:00 3rd
- 2 min warning and the Oil lead 5-4
- Budej goes to the bench and shortly after Hemmer SCORES! an empty netter on a nice move to get open. 6-4 Oilers.
- OILERS WIN 6-4!!!
- Solid game by the boys tonight, minus the PP, that was awful.
- Thanks for followimg this LIVE *TweetCast* of the #Oilers vs #Avs. Final Score: 6-4 Oilers. Next up Blackhawks on Sat at 8 pm. GOILERS!

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GAME HIGHLIGHTS



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FINAL SCORE

Colorado Avalanche - 4

Edmonton Oilers - 6

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BAD TIMING PENALTY

None -

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GAME STAT LEADERS

Goals - Horcoff, Potulny, O'Sullivan, Brule, Hemsky, Gagner (1 each)
Assists -Visnovsky (2), Smid, Staios, Brule, Gilbert, Hemsky, Reddox, Gagner, Deslauriers (1 each)
Points - Brule, Hemsky, Gagner, Visnovsky (2 points each), Smid, Horcoff, Potulny, O'Sullivan, Staios, Gilbert, Reddox, Deslauriers (1 point each)
Best +/- - Visnovsky, Smid (+3)
Worst +/- - Gilbert (-2)
Most Penalty Minutes - Stortini (17 pm)
Most Time On The Ice - Souray (25:36 minutes)
Least Time On The Ice - Stortini (5:16 minutes)
Most Shots - Penner (7 shots)
Most Hits - Reddox, Brule, Souray, Moreau (2 each)
Most Giveaways - Souray (2)
Most Takeaways - Visnovsky (2)
Most Blocked Shots - Strudwick (3)
Best Faceoffs - Penner (7W-8L=47%)
Worst Faceoffs - Potulny (2W-6L=25%)

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BEERS

Lubomir Visnovsky - A solid game by Lubo.  He only made one error and other than that he was great.  He picked up 2 assists and was a +3 at the end of the game.  If it wasn't for the error, it was a perfect game.  Here's a nice cold Bud. Cheers!

Ales Hemsky - He also played one heck of a game.  He was making crisp passes and fairly decent decisions.  He scores a goal and adds an assist for a two point night.  He's starting to catch Penner in points.  You know he's playing well when he fires 4 shots at the goalie.  It's Old English time! Paper bag and all.  Cheers!

Dustin Penner - The big guy may not have had any points, but he did good.  His screening is top notch and he's been pretty good in the crease area.  Never mind the fact that he is leading the team in faceoff wins.  Can he do it all?  A Pilsner for the Manitoba boy.  Cheers!

HONORABLE MENTION(S): Sam Gagner (He scores a crucial goal and gives the team life.), Patrick O'Sullivan (He gets the monkey off his back and scores the game winner.), Ryan Potulny (The hard work pays off and he pots the tying goal.), Ladislav Smid (His +3 was a team best.  He's plays so mean it's fun to watch.), Gilbert Brule (He's been good for a few games now.  He had a goal and an assist.), Sheldon Souray (He sent a message to the Avs that fae hitting in not cool.  He played pretty good.)

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JEERS

Tom Gilbert - He was brutal.  The first two goals were on his shift and both times he was weak at taking out his check.  Quinn then benched him for awhile and then gave him another chance where he picked up an assist on the Potulny goal.  Let's hope he understands the message.  For a bad game, Boooooo!

HONORABLE MENTION(S): Jeff Deslauriers (He needs to smarten up and learn how to be sharp more consistaanly.)

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GOAT WATCH

(Smokin' Ray) Ethan Moreau - He was playing ok... till his bell was rung. 

(Paq Twinn) Robert Nilsson - Still not playing because of his concussion.

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OUR GAME SUMMARIES

Smokin' Ray - What a game by the Oilers.  They were crappy for half a game and then funally picked up the pace and pulled out the win.  Deslauriers needs to play more so he doesn't look so rusty.  Besides, I thought he was going to play 20-25 games this year?  I'm hoping the Oilers can get it together in time for the Chicago game.  They have a history of beating the Oilers. Badly.

Paq Twinn - Ya, good win boys. Oilers started slow but got stronger as the game went on. JDD let in some bad ones, but didn't let in the "next one", when the team was making their come back. That was HUGE. Speaking of huge, the PK had some timely kills. The PP continued to be Hot/Cold, tonight it was cold. The 1st line didn't play well in general tonight. Brule had a good game as did Smid, Penner, O'Sullivan, Gagner and Potulny. But pretty much everyone looked average. No one stood out to me tonight. Game Grade B.

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GAME STATS

- Game Summary

- Event Summary

- Scoring Chances (MC79)

Smokin' Ray's Player Grades (Cult of Hockey)

- Full NHL Play By Play

- Oilers Time On The Ice

- Opponents Time On The Ice

- Faceoff Reports

- Shots Report

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NEXT GAME

Edmonton Oilers (9-10-3) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (13-5-2)

Saturday, Nov 21/09
8:00 pm MT
CBC - Hockey Night In Canada

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