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Video- Corey Perry With Probably The Longest Own Goal

Ducks had pulled their goalie to to try to tie-up the game.  At the end of the video, Perry shows his frustration.

The goal was awarded to Tom Gilbert (closest to the puck) although some people were hoping Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk would get credit for the goal.

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Trouble In Edmonton

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

When do the L’s stop building character, and start turning young prospects into head-shy puppies, scared to skate out under that oil derrick for the licking that awaits?

And what about the vets? When do the Edmonton Oilers’ veterans look at the big picture of a team that has been outscored 12-0 over the past 93 minutes of hockey, and begin to quit?

“This needs to mean more to us than we’ve demonstrated over the past few nights,” head coach Tom Renney said of the process that is only 17 games — and four wins — old in Edmonton. “This needs to mean more.”

He was talking to his veteran players, several of whom have dialed out of this program already.

read on

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Oilers & Rangers Square Off

In the 3rd period with the Rangers leading 5-2.

Started with Avery against Smid.  Fight was over, TV went to commercial break and gloves and sticks scattered all over the ice when they come back.

At time of posting, Rangers up 8-2 with a Gaborik hat trick.

11:18 NYR Sean Avery : Fighting (maj)
11:18 EDM Ladislav Smid : Fighting (maj)
11:18 NYR Sean Avery : Misconduct (10 min)
11:18 EDM Ladislav Smid : Misconduct (10 min)
11:18 EDM Zack Stortini : Fighting (maj)
11:18 NYR Brandon Prust : Fighting (maj
11:18 NYR Brian Boyle : Fighting (maj)
11:18 EDM Theo Peckham : Fighting (maj)

Oh yes, Derek Boogaard and Steve MacIntyre have fought twice too.

added 3:30pm, video of the fights below…

Continue Reading »

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Fearing Detroit

from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun,

Welcome to Detroit, where the forecast, as always, is muggy, with a chance of murder.

When you’re trying to breathe a little life back into your year, this is not the place to visit. And not just because they use more white chalk at crime scenes than they ever did in the schools.

continued

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Video- Save Of The Night

Nikolai Khabibulin with some catching glove magic to rob Henrik Zetterberg.

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Video- Did You Ever Try To Fight With One Hand Tied Behind Your Back?

Jonathan Ericsson did last night when he tangled with Gilbert Brule.

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All About The Number 4 In Edmonton

from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun,

The Edmonton Oilers and Taylor Hall say a CBC report that the rookie and his family pressured a reluctant Kevin Lowe into turning over No.4 before the season is total fabrication.

The CBC.ca website says “Team Hall demanded the number he wore in Windsor and wasn’t going to take no for an answer.

“Team Hall’s approach to securing the No. 4 sweater has bothered a lot of people both inside and outside the Edmonton Oilers‚ organization,” writes Mark Seidel, who doesn’t provide any sources, named or anonymous.

“We all assumed that Hall wouldn’t dare raise the issue of taking Lowe’s famous number. We were wrong and once it became apparent that this was the Team Hall plan, a lot of people in the game were outraged.”

Lowe, who wore 4 for his entire career, vehemently denied the CBC report and Hall himself rolled his eyes at the story.

continued

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Morning Line

“We made it so easy on them (Canucks) in the first 20 minutes, we just handed the puck over and all they did was counterattack.  Anytime we did get in (the Vancouver zone), we weren’t there long, for that reason.

“I’ve said it 100 times, but the way the rules are in the league now, if you get pucks in behind the (defencemen) and hunt them down and finish your checks on them, you soften them up, it doesn’t matter who it is.

“We didn’t choose to do that near enough in the first period and it took us a little while in the second period to make it a consistent part of our game. We got back into it because of that. It’s not a tricky formula, but it’s certainly one we have to pay attention to.

“It’s a tough game, it’s a tough league and we’ve got to man up and participate.”

-Tom Renney, Edmonton Oilers head coach after losing to Vancouver last night.  More from John MacKinnon of the Edmonton Journal.

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Video- Talyor Hall With His First NHL Goal

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Khabibulin Not So Great

from David Staples at The Cult of Hockey at the Edmonton Journal,

Before he went out with a back injury last year, Khabibulin played so well that Oilers GM Steve Tambellini deemed his play to be MVP-calibre for the team, an overstatement perhaps. Nonetheless, Khabibulin certainly looked strong last year and put up decent enough numbers.

This year? Khabibulin started out well and his positioning has been as good as ever, but he and the team have been leaking goals against on the penalty kill. Not all of these goals against, or even many of them, have been Khabibulin’s fault, but he hasn’t always looked sharp. Especially troubling has been his propensity to be beaten on low shots through his legs. He’s not looking elastic enough to get down quickly, to cover off the bottom of the net, and to make those saves. Perhaps that will come, but there’s almost a year of rust on him, and one wonders if it’s just been painted over or truly repaired. 

The 2010-11 numbers don’t look good on him.

So far, Khabibulin has faced 231 shots and let in 23 goals, for a .900 save percentage.

more

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