Bits And Pieces - Avalanche @ Oilers Preview

The NHL rolls out one game on tonight’s docket.  Lucky for you, it’s between your Oilers and the visiting Colorado Avalanche.

Looking for win number six

Colorado Avalanche @ Edmonton Oilers – Game 21

25 NOV 2010 – 7:00 MST / 9:00 EST

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Things to look for:

  • The Avalanche will likely go with backup netminder Peter Budaj after Craig Anderson re-injured his leg after twenty minutes of play in Vancouver last night.
  • While I haven’t heard too much about Ales Hemsky’s leg injury he sustained in practise yesterday, I feel somewhat confident in my thinking that he won’t be dressed for tonight’s matchup.
  • Winger Chris Stewart currently leads the Avs in points with 24.  (11G-13A)
  • The Oilers’ website currently lists Ladislav Smid as “questionable” for tonight’s game, but with Shawn Belle being sent down to OKC yesterday, I’d very much expect Smid to be dressed for tonight’s matchup.
  • Look for Devan Dubnyk to shine tonight.  Yes, he was between the pipes for Edmonton’s 5-0 walk-through in Phoenix, but anyone who watched the goals would agree that three or four of them wouldn’t have been stopped by Dominik Hasek in his prime.  If Edmonton can do the unthinkable and score first, Dubnyk will look to throw the anchor for the rest of the game.

Enjoy the game, and GOILERS

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