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It’s The Young Oilers vs. The Whatever You Want To Call Them Wings

A little stat before the game starts- average age of the Oilers taking the ice tonight is 24. and for the Wings, 26.5.

With that out of the way, another must win game for Detroit as we count down those 'must win' games.

Two points needed badly or else the teams the Wings are chasing will be out of reach.

Yes, the three point games hurt the Wings badly, but instead of looking at the big picture, all concentration should be on the next shift.

Little Teemu (#56 in your program) makes his debut tonight and I would imagine if his game is on, we should see him off the fourth line duty.

Howard has to be good, real good and watch out for the Oilers, they tend to score in bunches.

Viktor Fasth is expected in goal for Edmonton, Wings need to stay in the offensive zone as long as possible and work on driving the middle of the ice.

It is a live blog bitches!

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cigar_nurse's avatar

Sauce with the roofer. Way to go Jimmah. Our 2 points.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/14/14 at 10:21 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

A huge win, no doubt, don’t want to take anything away from it, but our ROW could come back to bite us… not to mention our defenseman throwing pucks up the middle all the time…

Posted by pgoody on 03/15/14 at 01:11 AM ET

Primis's avatar

not to mention our defenseman throwing pucks up the middle all the timeā€¦

Posted by pgoody on 03/15/14 at 01:11 AM ET

This.  Call up Griffins if you need to, but scratch guys who won’t stop doing this,  It’s 100% unacceptable.

Posted by Primis on 03/15/14 at 10:19 AM ET

SYF's avatar

The ever wonderful awood posted a 13-minute video of the win over the Slicks.  Still can’t get enough of Sauce’s ridiculous SO winner.


Posted by SYF from Ball's Hill on 03/16/14 at 04:29 PM ET

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